Bristol Local food update
In this issue: Green Capital Update · Bristol's Food Policy Council Update · FUSIONS · GreenCook: Towards a global sustainable management of food · Inspiration from Milan · Food! @ Bristol · Real Economy launches food buying groups · Incredible Edible Update! · Grow Bristol: Growing from a project into a business · Redcliffe Children's Centre Food Project · Sim's Hill update · The Sustainable Food Trust · 'Food for Life' in Bristol · The Conqueror Worn: SusWot's Wormery Project · Following Read more [...]
9am–5pm Monday 20 October Event Suite, @Bristol Anchor Road, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5DB Register for the Conference at: With only a few months to go before Bristol’s year of being EU Green Capital 2015 the Food Policy Council are hosting a Conference with a suitably international flavour. Cities all around the world are starting to look at how they can reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions that are contributing to climate change, Read more [...]

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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 [...]
The Big Lottery and Voscur in partnership are delivering two briefing events to support Bristol based community groups, who are delivering Green projects in the city, to apply to and secure funding from the Awards for All funding programme. A two hour briefing in the morning will cover all aspects of submitting an Awards for All funding application to the Big Lottery. In the afternoon there will be individual 15 minute one-to-one funding surgery slots. There will be an opportunity to pre-book Read more [...]
On Sunday 12 October Wells Food Festival returns once again to celebrate the best of Somerset’s wonderful local produce. 2013’s inaugural one-day event attracted over 3500 visitors and was such a success that we’re doing it again. This year’s festival will be bigger and better, featuring: 50 of Somerset’s best artisan producers Great Italian Sunday Lunch Forgotten Feast’s Autumn Banquet Cream of Somerset Vintage Tea Party Foodie Pub Quiz Vintage Read more [...]

Next Green Capital Food Action Group meeting

4.30-6.30pm Tuesday 21 October

Friska, 36 Victoria Street (please note that there are 3 Friskas in Bristol!)