We Feed… Frome!

Events & Farm Tours in Frome this August & September!

To celebrate the We Feed the World photographic exhibition in Frome, The Gaia Foundation & Be the Earth are delighted to collaborate with The Whittox Gallery, Gallery at The Station, Vallis Veg, 42 Acres, Frome Town Council and local producers to bring you an exciting programme of food and farming events. We hope to see you there.


Vallis Veg Site Tours

Sundays: 1st, 15th, 22 and 29th August. 10.30am by the information sign at the entrance to the market garden. Text 07870704299 to book a free place.Please note, strictly no driving on site – pedestrians only! (email camping@vallisveg.co.uk if you need to drive for health reasons).


Wild Nutrition 

Alex Laird, author of From Root to Stem in conversation with Tasha Stevens Vallecillo, production manager at 42 Acres just outside Frome.  

Thursday 26th August, 5pm – 6.30pm, talk & discussion. 

Alex and Tasha will explore the importance of nutrient dense, wild and locally grown foods to our health and immunity, and how we can incorporate this greater diversity into our diets. With accompanying visuals, plants and produce, they will also consider ways in we can ensure locally diverse foods are shared equitably across society. Tickets £6, concession £5.


Rise, Whittox Lane, BA11 3BY.  www.thewhittoxgallery.com



A Small Farm Future – How We Feed the World and Nurture the Planet

With Chris Smaje, Robyn Minogue, James Turner & Peter Macfadyen

Thursday 2nd September, 7pm – 9pm, light meal then talk & discussion.

Chris Smaje, author of A Small farm Future and co-founder of Vallis Veg in Frome will discuss the ways in which a small farm future can be realised in the UK and globally, and why it is a critical and urgent pathway to address our ecological crisis. Chris will be joined by Robyn Minogue from The Gaia Foundation’s Seed Sovereignty Programme, James Turner from communications organisation Glimpse and Peter Macfadyen, author of Flatpack Democracy. Join a lively & urgent conversation.

Tickets £12 including light buffet and a glass of wine. Concessions £10.


Rise, Whittox Lane, BA11 3BY. www.thewhittoxgallery.com




Agri-Rewilding – How Rewilding and Small-scale Agriculture can Thrive

With Ben Goldsmith, Hal Rhoades, Tasha Stevens-Vallencillo & Seth Tabatznik

Thursday 9th September, 7pm – 9pm, light meal then talk & discussion.

Rewilding is an incredibly inspiring, large-scale and regenerative approach to restore the diversity we have lost, but how do we ensure that our food production needs are also integrated and flourish. Ben Goldsmith, Chair of Rewilding Britain and Somerset farmer will be joined by Hal Rhoades from The Gaia Foundation and Tasha Stevens-Vallencillo and Seth Tabatznik from 42 Acres, Somerset.

Tickets £12 including light buffet and a glass of wine/ soft drink. Concessions £10.


Rise, Whittox Lane, BA11 3BY.  www.thewhittoxgallery.com


We Feed… Frome

Saturday 25th September, from 5pm

(please note earlier versions of this page stated the date as Friday 24th September but this was incorrect. Apologies for confusion). 

In partnership with Gallery at the Station, Rye Bakery, Hesperian Fish & Frome Town Council.

As part of the Great Big Green Week meet the producers and food innovators working in and around Frome. Did you know you can support Frome’s local farmers by shopping online at the Frome Food Hub? Or that there’s a new waste project in town closing the composting Loop? Meet the fine folk producing the most nutrient rich, delicious and diverse foods around, and enjoy the fayre on offer!

Station Approach, BA11 1RE. Free, just show up!