The midsummer workshops involved over 130 people visiting 7 sites across Somerset. Inspiration was offered in diverse gardens showing different methods for growing and enjoying local produce.
We are developing plans to work with Mind in Sedgemoor. We hope to nurture interest in growing food, using some raised beds around the corner from the Sunnyside Up Cafe in Bridgwater. There are also opportunities to run some cooking sessions using fresh produce.
Our new Food Surplus Directory is now available at:
Somerset Community Food, is a grass-roots charity in Somerset which aims to re-connect people with the social, health and environmental effects of growing, buying, preparing and eating local food.
The organisation runs Get, Set, Grow and Get, Set, Cook courses across Somerset.
A recent project, Somerset Land and Food, aimed to bring more land into production for community based growing projects. Demand for land exceeds supply in many parts of Somerset so the project sought to match landowners with available land with local community groups interested in growing food. It also helped people develop the range of skills and gain access to the tools that will enable many more people to eat affordable, locally grown and healthy food.