Bristol Local food update
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In this issue: Bristol Independents Day 4th July · Food Policy Council update · Bristol visit to Lyon, 3–6 June · Bristol urban food growing survey update · Get Growing Garden Trail 2014 · Take the Pig Pledge and help end animal factories · Tyntesfield orchard · GoodGym · Severn Project success · Sims Hill growing news · Beacon Farms update · Golden Hill update · The Fruit Machine · How smart phones are changing the way we eat · Fire at Trinity Community Garden · News from River Read more [...]
Bristol Food Network are pleased to be hosting the Food Action Group on behalf of the Green Capital Partnership. Meetings take place monthly at Friska, 36 Victoria Street. If you haven’t been before, please note that there is more than one Friska in Bristol! Directions at: http://www.friskafood.com/find_us.php The next meeting will be from 4:30 to 6:30 pm on 22nd July. Please let us know if you’d like to get involved and we can update you with notes from the previous session. Email Read more [...]
A timely and inspiring vision for The Blue Finger, the area of Bristol and South Gloucestershire's most fertile food growing soil, is about to be revealed. It explains why the Councils involved should celebrate and protect this land for food growing and how in Bristol the Council, who are land owners of most of its southern tip, can enable it to become a pioneering new sustainable food growing quarter for the people of the city region. A summary vision, to be sent out widely this week, explains Read more [...]
An emerging Bristol social enterprise is looking for a volunteer. We're growing oyster mushrooms on waste coffee grounds. The ideal candidate will be able to commit to a regular schedule - ideally daily (but certainly not all day!) - to help us get up and running. This is physical work - collecting, delivering, setting up, monitoring. This is a chance to get involved in an exciting project at the beginning. Who knows where it might lead! If you're interested please email Ed edkillingback@gmx.com Read more [...]
Do you have a few hours to spare to help us in the farm, gardens, events, café or reception? If so, we may have a vacancy for you! Recently we have been developing some new volunteering opportunities here at WHCF for both week day and weekend volunteering. In particular we are looking for people who can help us develop the ‘People Grow’ project and transform the community Gardens at Windmill Hill City Farm into a beautiful and productive space where people can grow and thrive. We would like Read more [...]
Arts Heritage and Culture - Call for Ideas As a cross-cutting partnership group, a ‘speed dating’ event was organized in April 2014 putting each action group together with three different arts producers for three consecutive 10 minuet conversations to explore the potential for each group to work with an artist as part of plans to realize their vision for Bristol 2015. This was very successful, both the groups and producers talked furiously exchanging desires and ideas; it consolidated the Read more [...]
The Bristol 2015 Neighbourhood Partnerships Fund is the first of three Bristol 2015 grant-funding opportunities, collectively worth £2m, to be launched this summer. This £250k fund has been set up to provide a grant of £10,000 to each neighbourhood in Bristol. The aim of the fund is to enable local groups to launch events and projects that will help change attitudes and behaviour towards sustainable living. What’s really exciting is that decisions are made on an individual neighbourhood Read more [...]
Independents Day is held in the UK on 4th July to celebrate independent businesses. The aim of the day is to draw attention to independent businesses and help raise awareness and footfall. How can you get involved as a Bristol Independent business? Display a Bristol Independents poster in your window, on your premises or website, a copy is downloadable here or can be supplied by post. Run a special event, provide a special offer on the day or provide something different to normal. You Read more [...]

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Next meeting 4.30-6.30pm Tuesday 17 June Friska, 36 Victoria Street If you haven't been before, please note that there is more than one Friska in Bristol! Directions at: http://www.friskafood.com/find_us.php Please let us know if you would like to come along at bristollocalfood@googlemail.com.   Read more [...]