Links

To find out more about these organisations and projects click on the bold text.

FoodMapper, an online mapping tool designed specifically for the completed Somerset Land and Food project.

Soil Association, a membership charity campaigning for planet-friendly food and farming. They believe in the connection between soil, food, the health of people and the health of the planet.  To provide opportunities for the next generation of organic farmers to learn their trade they have set up an Organic Apprenticeship Scheme.  They also actively promote and support Community supported agriculture (CSA)- a partnership between farmers and the local community, providing mutual benefits and reconnecting people to the land where their food is grown.

Wessex Community Assets, offers support and advice to organisations wishing to obtain community investment, avoiding reliance on grant funding.

National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardens is the recognised national representative body for the allotment movement in the UK. The society is owned, managed and funded by its members to protect, promote and preserve allotments for future generations to enjoy.

Geofutures, offers cost-effective, responsive GIS tools and research to help plan for an uncertain future.

Funders

 

The Big Lottery Fund - the Fund’s main site.

 

National Groups

Allotment Regeneration Initiative (ARI), welcomes absolutely anyone involved in regenerating or creating allotments – all their services are free to not-for-profit organisations throughout the UK.

National Allotment Gardens Trust (NAGT), a registered charity aiming to assist in all areas of promotion and allotment regeneration.

Community Composting Network, supports and promotes the community management and use of waste bio-degradable resources.

South West Counties Allotment Association, promotes allotment gardening across the country, their website is packed full of information and advice for allotment holders and gardeners.

Environmental Law Foundation, this London based charity is a network of lawyers specialising in environmental matters and giving initial free or low costs advice.

Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming, advocates food and agriculture policies and practices that enhance the health and welfare of people and animals, improve the working and living environment, enrich society and culture and promote equility.

Transition Network, a network of like minded people, the Transition Initiative (which could be a town, village, university or island etc) is a community-led response to the pressures of climate change, fossil fuel depletion and increasingly, economic contraction.

Food for Life, a partnership network of schools and communities across England committed to transforming food culture. Together they are revolutionising school meals, reconnecting children and young people with where their food comes from, and inspiring families to grow and cook food.

Food Coops, the home of Food Co-ops on the web.

Somerset groups

Community Food Training Company provides staff training and direct cookery delivery tocommunity food logo help early years settings, schools and communities learn skills for life.

Somerset Local Food Direct, provides locally produced food delivered in Somerset

Somerset Farmers Markets, organises Farmers Markets at a variety of diverse and attractive market locations around the county and beyond.

Somerset Country Markets, a network of small, local markets run co-operatively all over Somerset. Objective is the provision of fresh local produce and crafts.

Somerset Active Living, bring together information about activities that you can get involved with in your local community. So whatever your interests, you will find the information you need to get you started.

Somerset CPRE, The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) exists to promote the beauty, tranquillity and diversity of rural England by encouraging the sustainable use of land and other natural resources in town and country.

Somerset Bee-keepers' Association for all things bees in Somerset.

Somerset Waste Action Partnership (SWAP) - practical tips on ways to reduce your waste and be more resourceful, including home composting.