Looking for a Plot

Started by Ray and Darren Marshall-Sewell. Last reply by Nancy Sampson Apr 14. 1 Reply

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

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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

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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

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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

If you grow produce in Somerset and market it in Bristol, you may be interested to read on:

Contact Ian Lillington on 074 2525 6165 for more info and to get involved.

Four reasons for Primary Producers to use The Bristol Pound {£B}

1.      The Bristol Pound {£B} account holders want better access to locally grown food and food products

2.      The Bristol Pound {£B} is committed to supporting local food networks and increasing the proportion of food, energy, building products and other materials supplied to the city from the region.

3.      The Bristol Pound {£B} offers free widespread advertising and marketing to food producers, as well as direct business-to-business opportunities. The £B encourages customer loyalty and recirculation of money between businesses and their customers.

4.      The Bristol Pound’s “Farm-link” initiative gives beneficial terms of membership to primary producers based within 50 miles of the City of Bristol.

Through FarmLink, all payments you receive in £B can be exchanged for the same value of pounds sterling (£), avoiding the normal 3% fee for exchanging your £B into £, so your business will receive £1 for every £B1 if you have too many Bristol Pounds.

Who qualifies? FarmLink is open to primary producers based within 50 miles of the City of Bristol.  Business of all sizes, including individuals, producing goods such as fruit and vegetables, dairy, grain, meat and fish are eligible. Timber and other forestry products such as coppice, wild fruits, nuts and game also qualify. Qualifying businesses may have linked activities, producing secondary (processed) products e.g. cheese, sausages, building materials, bio-fuels etc.

 What if I can’t spend £B? FarmLink membership means you can spend £B with every other member business via an online account, mobile phone sms texts or using the paper pounds in circulation. If you do want to change the £B to sterling, it’s quick and easy to do from your online account, at no cost.

 When and how can I join the scheme? £B accounts will go live in September 2012. You can get in touch now by calling us on 0117 230 5459, email

We will support as many FarmLink members as possible. The sooner you get in touch the more we can help you promote your products and services in and around the city.

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