Looking for a Plot

Started by Ray and Darren Marshall-Sewell. Last reply by Ray and Darren Marshall-Sewell Feb 7. 2 Replies

Good Evening All.We have been refused a local allotment is Wells (Wookey Hole).We are keen to find a plot somewhere that we can use to grow food etc. Happy for it to be a share etc.Can anyone help…Continue

Connect with your community

Started by Alive Feb 7, 2018. 0 Replies

Older people living in care are twice as likely to experience loneliness as those in the community.We are looking for friendly volunteers with an interest in helping others to gardening, to support…Continue

Tags: #givingback, #gardening, #volunteer

Can You Help Combat Loneliness?

Started by Alive Nov 29, 2017. 0 Replies

Growing Support are looking for friendly volunteers with interests in gardening and supporting people, to help older people and people with dementia take part in gardening activities.  You will…Continue

Join our volunteers!

Started by Alive Aug 17, 2017. 0 Replies

We're looking for friendly volunteers to join our team working hard to enable people with dementia to stay physically and socially active.Join us and make a valuable contribution to your community,…Continue

Grow Your Own Garden Course

Free Course in Getting Started in Growing Your Own Food

Don’t miss the chance to learn how to grow your own food. Sessions take place in Glastonbury with site visits to home & community gardens in and around Street and Glastonbury. You are very welcome to attend any and all of the workshops. They will be fun & practical, with resources to take away.

Find out more & reserve your place online:

Any questions:

All sessions will start at Unit C1, Northover Buildings, Glastonbury, BA6 9NU (near the Red Brick Building)

Session 1: Know your soil
Tuesday 3rd March 2015, 12.30 - 3pm

Soil is what underpins a successful garden. Find out about the soil from your plot or containers and how to look after it so your plants not only survive but thrive. Learn basic soil testing, composting & mulching techniques.

Session 2: How to build raised beds
Tuesday 10th March 2015, 12.30 -3pm

Learn how to make your own raised beds out of a range of easy to find & affordable materials. By the end of the workshop we will have built some beds together. Learn basic woodworking skills and how to use different tools.

Session 3: Feeding your family - how to plan your plot
Tuesday 17th March 2015, 12.30 -3pm

How do you know what to grow? How much? What to prioritise? This workshop will introduce different crops, plant families and rotations, so you feel more confident knowing what to grow, where and when.

Session 4: Make the most of your space
Tuesday 24th March 2015, 12.30 -3pm

This workshop will introduce how to do a basic design for your garden. We will share simple surveying and map-making techniques. We will explore what we can learn from nature to make less work for ourselves!

Session 5: Grow your own - seed sowing & propagation
Tuesday 31st March 2015, 12.30 - 3pm

This session will share top tips for starting plants off as seeds. We will cover all you need to know for successful propagation, and also introduce alternative ways of producing plants, such as taking cuttings.

Session 6: Keeping plants healthy - pests & diseases
Tuesday 7th April 2015, 12.30 - 3pm

Are you concerned about bugs? About plants dying from mysterious diseases? This workshop will bust all the myths about what causes ill plant health. We will explore practical ways to keep your plants healthy and reduce the chance of disease or crop failure.

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