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What is Cultivate?  

Ruritage’s local hub in South Somerset, UK

Cultivate aims to bring local food, arts and people together. We are a ‘hub’ with no fixed abode but instead popping up at Farmer’s markets, arts festivals, food halls, inside your kitchens, online.  

Our activity is a creative partnership between the local food and arts sectors, exploring ways to benefit communities, people, the natural environment and all of us living in these unprecedented times.  

Cultivate will explore working in social, innovative, vibrant and dynamic spaces blending arts and food together for the better of our South Somerset community.

With local, food, arts and people at the core of what we do we plan to deliver an exciting programme of work, with a particular focus on the areas of:



South Petherton


The Cultivate Community  

Through Cultivate’s work we plan to connect people, share stories and strengthen community engagement by doing this in a number of ways:       

  • First and foremost we plan to bring people together through the sharing and enjoyment of delicious local food and high quality arts.
  • Cultivate plans to provide platforms for the arts sector and local food community to exchange knowledge through shared experience and networking.
  • There will be exciting opportunities for people to learn, participate, and be creative in activities and workshops, bearing in mind an intergenerational audience.
  • Cultivate will serve up a menu of events that lead to better health and wellbeing along with positive outcomes for the environment and the area in which we live.  

Cultivate Creates - Get Involved 

Apple Art is Cultivate's first activity for the community and we want to celebrate the apple! The apple is a defining symbol of Somerset. Orchards surround our landscape producing apples for some of the best made cider and apple juice in the world! Get involved in our current project - Apple Art.

  • ProjectApple Art

    A community led Apple Art challenge working with artist Natasha Rand from Creation Generation.

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  • Be part of the Cultivate Conversation

    Tickle your tastebuds? Be part of the Cultivate conversation and keep up to date with news, activity and events by signing up to our Take Art social media pages and join the conversation. 

    Cultivating Newsletters

    To view Cultivate’s informative newsletters click on the links below:

    November 2020

    If you have a question, want to find out more or to get involved in Cultivate's local work contact Cultivate or call 01460 249 450.