Bristol Local Food Update
In this issue: Introducing Going Local, Going Green · Growing Vegetables for Sale · Feed Bristol update · Sims Hill's Summer · An Edible Park for Bristol · Buzz Community Shop now open! · Real Economy Co-op update · Healthy City Week Bristol · Kitchen on Prescrition update · Bristol's city-region Declaration for Soil comes to life · International Fair Trade Conference update · Stop the Rot · Small Changes · Square Foot Gardening · Buzz into Bristol Botanic Gardens · Bee lines and Apple Read more [...]
Employer: Bristol Food Network Salary: voluntary Hours: 8-10 board meetings per annum and additional hours when necessary Closing Date: Wednesday, 30 September, 2015 - 23:45 Details of Role: Purpose: Bristol Food Network CIC was set up to support, inform and connect individuals, community projects, organisations and businesses who share a vision to transform Bristol into a sustainable food city. We also work closely with the Bristol Food Policy Council. Our activities include: Food Read more [...]
Connecting, learning, enjoying, eating: All the projects that participated in this survey share a sense of achievement over what they have done in terms of building their projects in line with their aims and ideas. This varies from just growing food, to providing a space for cooking and learning to creating an outdoor space for people to enjoy together. Growing food in the city is ‘more that just the veg’! This network should be supported and valued for its contribution to making Bristol a good Read more [...]
JOIN US TO EXPLORE THE NEW ECONOMY. We'll be joined by experts and practitioners from Bristol, the UK and beyond for two days of learning, participating and connecting. BOOK HERE: The booking link is Today's mainstream economy: We depend on a global financial industrial system with immense productive capacity, but we're hitting the physical limits of the earth’s systems - climate change looms, allocation of resources is very unequal, dissent is growing. The Read more [...]
To deliver community cooking and nutrition courses To promote healthy eating in the community Required For: Approximately 8 hours per week for 3 months (September - December 2015) Salary: £13 per hour > Read more [...]
VISIT OUR BEE AND POLLINATION FESTIVAL SATURDAY 5 AND SUNDAY 6 SEPTEMBER 10AM-5PM A world without strawberries, apples and chocolate would be bleak indeed. All these rely on insect pollination. Find out the very latest stories on how you can help the bees and other vital pollinators. Learn about the secret sex life of orchids. See incredible wildlife illustration. Join a honey mystery tour. Main exhibitors include the Avon Beekeepers Association, and their highly popular Honey Festival, Read more [...]
bristol-post-green-capital-awardsFrom Sarah Pullen, Managing Director, Local World Bristol: “I am delighted that we have been able to launch the first ever Bristol Green Capital Awards. “We are looking forward to some outstanding entries from across the city, as we recognise the businesses, schools, organisations and individuals who do their bit to make this one of Britain’s greenest cities. In the year that Bristol is European Green Capital it’s important to focus on the people who work hard to help the environment, Read more [...]
Spike Island is keen to expand its catering service in partnership with a café-catering operator. The café is at the ‘heart’ of the building and plays an important role in developing collaborative working relationships within the building, as well being essential for visitors to the gallery. Download a pdf to find out more about this tender opportunity. The deadline for tender submission is Wednesday 9 September, 5pm. Read more [...]
Forest of Avon have some dwarf rootstock apple here at Ashton Court. They are too large for allotments but would be fine for other areas. The cultivars are as follows: Ashmeads Kernel MM106 x1, M26 x2, Unknown x1; Bramley’s Seedling M26 x2; Blenheim Orange MM106 and M26; Worcester Pearmain MM106; James Grieve (unknown).    The unknowns for £14 collected, the others £15 collected. Please contact Jon Clark at Forest of Avon Trust if you are interested on  Read more [...]
5th_oct_land_matters_233When: Saturday 5th September , 12 to 6 Where: Feed Bristol, 181 Frenchay Park Road, BS16 1HB Come and celebrate all the glories of summer with us and check out all the progress we have made on site. Grand opening of the "Ark" Greenhouse and the straw bale packing shed. Highlights: Bands throughout the day Workshops on how to grow with nature and green woodworking Cafe and sensational seasonal feast Kids' activities You can download the poster here. Read more [...]
From Sara Venn of the Urban Growing Trail project: "We are really excited about a summer of activities around this project and really hope we can get everyone involved by spreading it far and wide. Huge thanks and love to you all-you have each played a part in bringing this to fruition and for that we will be eternally grateful." You can find out more about the project here. Read more [...]
Buzz LockleazeAfter months of fitting out and raising funds for essential work and equipment, the Buzz Lockleaze Community Food shop is opening at 2pm on Thursday 16th July. Serving fresh fruit and vegetable and dried goods including rice, oats and pasta, the shop will also be serving smoothies, teas, coffees and cakes. Initially, the shop will be open: Wednesday: 10am - 4pm Thursday: 2pm - 7pm Friday: 11am - 5pm Saturday: 10am - 2pm If you’re in the local area please come and see us soon. Read more [...]
Reclaim the fieldsReclaim the Fields UK (RTF) was born in 2011, as a star in a wider constellation of food and land struggles that reaches around the globe. Since 2011, camps and other RTF gatherings have helped support local communities in struggle, share skills, developed networks, and strengthened the resistance to exploitation, in Bristol, west London, Gloucestershire, Nottingham and Fife among other locations. Every two years there is also an international camp, where people from around Europe and beyond Read more [...]