Gardening Groups

  • Avon Organic Group: Get advice on organic gardening, go on visit gardens and swap seeds by joining Avon Organic Group.
  • Bristol Permaculture Group: Get advice on Permaculture and sustainable gardening; join jam making sessions, seed swaps and wild forage walk by joining the Bristol Permaculture Group. Everything goes through email list – email bristol_permaculture@yahoo.co.uk to join the email group.

Advice to get you started in gardening

  • Garden Organic Master Gardener programme: This has run in Somerset through Somerset Community Food/Incredible Edible Somerset.
  • Growing Instruction Cards: Handy, quick-reference Growing Instruction Cards – all the information you need to start growing your own veg, fruit, herbs, edible flowers and green manures. Download them for free.
  • BBC Dig In: Get free seeds and information on how to sow, grow and harvest your veg. There is a message board for new and expert gardeners, and advice on cooking your home grown veggies into a feast.
  • Home composting