last min changes - Sat14Jul GLASTONBURY Incredible Edible conference

Nicole Vosper nicolevosper at
Wed Jul 11 21:24:49 BST 2012

For anyone who has booked a place at the Incredible Edible Somerset
Summer Conference, taking place this Saturday 14th July:

We will now be starting the day at a different location in Glastonbury.
We have called a number of you today & hope this message has been
received for those we do not have numbers for.

We have been working with the farm managers at Paddington Farm for the 
past fortnight keeping an eye on conditions following our recent 
challenging weather. As there has been no improvement & with  torrential
rain due for Friday & Saturday this has meant the marquee  & other
spaces we were intending on using are no longer the most  practical or
safe & we would like to put the comfort of attendees on  the day first.

Therefore we will now be starting the day at St Dunstan's School
<>    in Glastonbury, which will
host our inspiring main speakers,  skill-shares, discussions and lunch.
Following lunch those wishing can  join us at Paddington Farm to
participate in our practical pollytunnel  & soil care workshops as well
as the farm tour.

We have had to re-design the timetable (please see below) to accommodate
these changes, however no elements have been dropped. We hope with this 
new timetable more people will be able to enjoy the practical workshops 
(now repeated) & will be more able to participate in the  interesting
skill-shares in the morning.

We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause to individuals 
who were only able to attend for part of the day. We have noted your 
original workshop choices & have attempted to allocate places at  each
workshop as well as we can. Please note participation is by no  means
compulsory and you are of course welcome to mingle at the School, 
exploring the art on display & networking with other local people 
passionate about local food.

New location: St Dunstan's School, Wells Road, Glastonbury, BA6  9BY.
The location is very close to the high street & nearest bus  stop is on
the Wells Road, a few steps away. There is also adequate  parking at the
School but of course we would encourage anyone to use  public transport
where possible.
For a map please see here:\

When: Registrations are open from 9.30am. Speakers will begin at 10am.

What to bring: If you are coming to Paddington Farm in the afternoon
please bring wellies & wet weather gear!

Timetable of the Day:

9.30-10am Registrations
10-11 Main Speakers:

The inspiring & hilarious Mary Clear from Incredible Edible  Todmorden,
Stephen Vince talking about the art exhibition on the day  & Phillip
Turvil from Garden Organic about his Master Gardener  Project that has
trained thousands to grow food. Nicole Vosper from  Somerset Community
Food will also be talking about the lessons from the  Somerset Land &
Food Project & what action is needed to create  an Incredible Edible

11-11.20 Break with delicious apple juice from Porlock Community Orchard

11.20-12.20 Workshops:

*Access to Land 101 - all your questions answered about community
gardens, land trusts, allotments & more.
*Skilling Up Somerset - how can we ensure people in Somerset have the
skills to feed themselves in the future?

12.30-1.30 Workshops:

*How can we build an effective local food network in Somerset?
Discussion as well as an inspiring presentations.
*Growing Change - Skill share about therapeutic horticulture and the
reality of food poverty in Somerset.

1.30 onwards

A delicious local food lunch with opportunities to see the many stalls &
grassroots projects from across Somerset.

We will then make our way to Paddington Farm (transport will be


* Pollytunnel Workshop with Robert Macbeth from Torganics.
*Celebrating the Soil with Jane Sweetman
*Farm Tour of Paddington Farm


* Pollytunnel Workshop with Robert Macbeth from Torganics.
*Celebrating the Soil with Jane Sweetman
*Farm Tour of Paddington Farm

Further bookings: The booking form
<>    has
now been adapted to the new timetable. 85 people have booked so far  &
therefore we have places for 15 more before we have to cap the  day, so
please take advantage of our Friend for A Fiver deal & bring  along
friends & family you know may be interested.

Final note: If you are a true West Country lover you will be  pleased to
know that The Wurzels will be playing at St Dunstan's School  on
Saturday Night!

Please note for filmers, volunteers & speakers on the day I will  email
you with the new timings & logistics in the morning.

Many thanks,


Nicole Vosper
Project Officer, Somerset Land and Food Project

Somerset Community Food,
33a High Street, Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 9HT

t. 0300 365 0360
e. nicole.vosper at


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