Bristol Local food update
In this issue: Help win funding for the Get Growing Garden Trail · Bristol Good Food Conference · Bristol Food Policy Council · Viva! News · Sims Hill update · Update from BeeBristol · Bristol Food Connections 2015: Not your average food festival · Who are TCV? · Buying Groups are ready to go! · The Community Farm · Urban chicken-keeping in Bristol · Following the plot no. 22 · Why good quality agricultural land is so precious and why we should care about it · Food growing loses out Read more [...]

4.30-6.30pm Tuesday 18 November

Yurt Lush, Temple Meads BS1 6DG

Please let us know if you’d like to get involved by emailing us on

Are you looking to gain experience in horticulture, project management, volunteer management or just craving a new challenge? Southmead Community Fruit Garden needs your help! We are losing our garden coordinator at the end of the year and currently there is no-one to take over this role. Our project has been running since January 2013, by a small and friendly group of community volunteers. The garden space is compact but productive, with a selection of fruit trees and soft fruit bushes. If you Read more [...]

You can find the job advertisement here, the job description here, and an application form here.

27th October 7.30 pm

Harvest Supper & Social – bring organic food & drink to share (homemade & homegrown if possible!)  AOG’s 30th Anniversary – inc. Cake!  Brief talk by Jon Lucas one of AOG’s first members.

Collect your Seed Catalogue & Order Form for our discounted group seed order.

Following on a successful year as Clifton Lido’s good cause 2013- 14, funds raised by Lido will assist two primary schools to join Square Food Foundation’s unique programme: How to Teach Cooking in Your School The programme supports schools implementing new national curriculum requirements; teaching hands-on cooking in schools. This is a professional development course for teachers with a whole school approach. Applications open to Bristol Primary Schools for a funded programme; training Read more [...]

Learn about aquaponics

October 15th, 2014 | Posted by Kristin in Courses | Education - (0 Comments)
Bristol Based - Wednesday nights 7-9pm Pricing: £300 for the 12 weeks, or £30 per unit- but we are doing our very best to make sure its not exclusive – so if you are interested, please get in touch in any case to discuss options. Aquaponics - growing fish and plants symbiotically – is a sustainable, high-tech food production technique which vastly reduces the need for water and nutrients during production. It can be undertaken close to the consumer and can absorb multiple urban waste Read more [...]
Wednesday 29th October 1 - 4 pm An afternoon for all the family to come and have a go and learn some new skills: Gardening; Cooking; Health and Beauty; Animal Care; Crafts; Green Woodworking; Creative IT - Make a comic; Bike Maintenance (bring your bike); Sports Coaching Find out about courses and learning for adults Activities for children Find out about volunteering at the farm - a way back into work In partnership with Learning Communities Team and the City of Bristol College Read more [...]
If so, the Forest of Avon Trust, can help. Just follow the link at the bottom of the page, review the huge range of fruit trees and bushes, and email us your order by October 24th. We will email back confirming availability and collection details. Because we are a charity, these top quality, potted fruit trees, are available at well below garden centre prices. To Find Out More: click here. Read more [...]
October 31st £35 Click here to buy tickets 7pm Welcome Drink and 4 course dinner and incredible music! ¡Venga Amores al Banquete del Dia de Los Muertos! A delicious night of Mexican feasting, Tropical Roots dancing and exciting immersive performances to celebrate yourselves, our ancestors and the delightful world of the living. Begin the night with a yummy Mexican inspired banquet brought to you by the amazing Surplus Supper Club which will ease us in to a night of dancing and performance, Read more [...]