Bristol Local food update
In this issue: Get Growing Garden Trail 2015 · Making Things Happen in Greater Bedminster · Chelsea Fringe in Bristol · Local producers come together to offer a fresh approach to food shopping · Eat for Victory! · Woodcroft Community Orchard · A Positive Solution to Food Waster · Bristol Food Producers · Sims Hill Update · Bristol Businesses Take Up the Go Green Challenge! · Big Green Week 2015 · Redhead's Smokehouse · Following the Plot No. 24 · What's On at Windmill Hill · Events Read more [...]
Lets Walk BedminsterThis is an invitation to the Bristol Food Network to come to Bedminster during 2015 and beyond. Groups in BS3 will be promoting a wide range of activities. Here are three examples. Let’s Walk Bedminster This is a Green Capital strategic project to redress the environmental balance towards pedestrians, especially older, disabled and very young people who are discriminated against by the current situation. We will be clearing obstacles from pavements and improving the look of streets with Read more [...]
Early Stage Development of a Local Food Distribution Hub, Wednesday 22 April 4.30-6.30pm at The Matthew Tree Project, Inns Court Centre, 1 Marshall Walk, Inns Court, Knowle West, Bristol BS4 1TR The Matthew Tree Project, who currently collect and redistribute over 60 tonnes of food throughout Bristol annually, are in the process of equipping its new larger food distribution hub and would like to make this resource available to benefit the upscaling of local food production in and around the city/region. The Read more [...]
From Bonnie Hewson of Bristol Food Producers and Ceri Wills of the Bristol Food Connections Festival: The GROW Festival, supported by Riverford, will be popping-up in the city-centre over the May Bank Holiday weekend. Linking people and planet, The GROW Festival will offer a wide range of activities, talks and workshops on topics such as: growing plants in small spaces, urban bee keeping, guerrilla gardening and much more. There are opportunities for you to do short 10 minute TED style talks Read more [...]
From Dermot O'Regan at Grow Bristol: My friends at Phoenix52 run the 'Bloom Festival' each year in St George Park and are looking for someone to do a (edible) plant sales stall - 10th May 11am-6pm. So please let me know if you know of anyone who wants to do and I will pass on details Dermot O’Regan, Read more [...]
FoodCycle builds communities by combining volunteers, surplus food and spare kitchen spaces to create nutritious three-course meals for people at risk of food poverty and social isolation. FoodCycle has been running a Hub in Bristol since 2010. At present, we are cooking and servingour weekly meals every Sunday at Easton Community Centre, but unfortunately they are nolonger able to commit to the partnership in the long term. This means that we are now offering the opportunity to partner with Read more [...]

The What Happens Next Project  are currently collecting data about growing and cooking in schools. It is aimed at teachers, takes 5 minutes to complete and there is a chance to win £50 for giving up some of your time. You can find the survey here.

Do you work for a not-for-profit or community based organisation in Bristol? Do you like cooking, sharing and eating food? Yes? Read on!! The Coexist Community Kitchen would like to offer two sessions in the kitchen for the price of one. Come along and run a workshop, a pop-up event or anything you fancy with food and get another session of the same length of time for free!* We also offer bespoke classes that we design and deliver depending on your needs. If you are interested in either Read more [...]
Go green logoAn audience of over 300 people from across the city region attended the launch of Go Green at At-Bristol on 10 February. Go Green is a key part of the 2015 European Green Capital Programme, helping businesses to play an important part in making the Bristol city region become healthier, more competitive and more sustainable. The event, opened by the Lord Mayor of Bristol, Councillor Alastair Watson, saw a huge crowd with representatives from over 200 organisations hearing about the importance Read more [...]
Food Route logoFood waste. Families rely on food banks and more community partnerships are coming together to help people in need, yet food is turned back into the land and supermarkets throw food away. Redistributing food waste Food Route is set to help to change this. Using the miracles of technology, food that is destined for landfill will instead be redistributed to community groups and charities that can use the food to feed people in a myriad of ways. It is vital is that we ensure the food is not Read more [...]
blackboardIn Bristol’s Green Capital year 2015, Bristol Food Network issue a ‘Blackboard challenge’ to all Bristol’s food businesses – whether you run a shop, café, bar, pub, restaurant, take-away, school tuck shop or office canteen. If you’re proud of what you sell, or the ingredients that you use, then tell your customers about it. Tell us what you source which is local, seasonal, fresh, fairtrade or organic. A Blackboard is a great way to highlight what’s different about your food business. Read more [...]