Bristol Local food update
In this issue: European Green Capital 2014 · The Big Picnic · Love Food Hate Waste: Save More · Avon Organic Group · Bee the Change · Sims Hill update · Greeniversity · 10 Years of Bristol Fairtrade City · Following the Plot No. 23 · Add some Oriental vegetable spice to your life · The Tyntesfield Orchard Project · Every twig, apples big! · What's on at Windmill Hill · Events · Courses · Publications · Odds & Ends · Regular Things Happy New Year! We’ve been talking about Read more [...]
An open dialogue on the politics and economics of food consumption and production 18:00 - 19:45, Wednesday 21st January Hamilton House (ground floor meeting room – next to reception) This is the first of what we hope will become a series of events aimed at promoting constructive dialogue between the spheres of academia and activism across a range of issues and viewpoints. All are welcome to participate. For further information about iippe, visit For more information Read more [...]
bbcThe Radio 4 Food & Farming awards are coming to Bristol again this year. It would be great if we had some Bristol winners on the podium! Nominate your local food heroes before the 26 January deadline at: Read more [...]
Learn to bake with Firebelly Bakery In this one day workshop, Firebelly’s founder Rachel Baker will share her passion and experience of bread-making with you, teaching you the skills and techniques to make perfect bread at home. You’ll learn to make our awesome sourdough bread, beautifully holey focaccia, crunchy airy ciabatta, signature apple chelsea buns, and giant chocolate/cinnamon doughnuts. The workshop also includes lunch: stone-baked pizza (made by you, of course) with a delicious Read more [...]
Please support us in our efforts to stop McDonald’s latest plans to site their drive-thru restaurants in residential areas of Bristol. I am one of the many, many local people who are objecting to their plan to open a 145-seat, ‘drive-thru’ restaurant, open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in the heart of our densely populated residential area of Fishponds - where there are already 23 takeaways and many other locally owned independent cafes and restaurants. McDonald’s planned site is Read more [...]
The next Food Action Group will be: 4.30-6.30pm Tuesday 20 January Yurt Lush, Creative Common, Temple Meads BS1 6DG PLEASE note change of venue At the December meeting, those attending thought that it would be good to split future meetings 50:50 between Green Capital updates from projects, and themed discussions on selected food issues. We welcome any further suggestions on discussion themes - I suggest that we try scheduling themes for the next 3 meetings and see how it goes from there. Read more [...]
“We want people to walk away understanding food and drink as part of a global system, and that something needs to change” ASDC (Association for Science and Discovery Centres) has secured funding from the Wellcome Trust to create and deliver a fabulous national programme on the subject of food and drink to engage families across the UK. ASDC is seeking an exceptional project manager with expertise in a relevant field or scientific discipline to develop and project manage this national programme. This Read more [...]
We are looking for friendly volunteers, with an interest in gardening or nature, to support our social and therapeutic gardening sessions for people with health and social care needs. At the moment we work mainly with older people with dementia. In most of our sessions you will work with a trained Social and Therapeutic Horticulture Therapist on an outreach basis, bringing the health and wellbeing benefits of getting outside and gardening to some of the most vulnerable and socially isolated people Read more [...]
Bristol City Council has again teamed up with local tree and woodland charity: the Forest of Avon Trust, to supply top- quality, potted fruit trees, at discounted prices. Simply go to: and send the charity an email with the trees that you are interested in and they will confirm availability. Trees can then be collected from Ashton Court in late February/ early March. Prices for quality English grown trees are £26 apples, £27: Read more [...]
26th January 2015 from 10am - 12 noon Windmill Hill City Farm, Philip Street, Bedminster, Bristol BS3 4EA This workshop is ideal if you’re a small business owner or work for a small organisation or company. Run by Becci Lincoln of Clever Hedgehog Design, this workshop will guide you through Pinterest, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and blogging. You will learn which one suits you, your business and your time and how to utilise it to promote your business or company. Top tips Read more [...]

The Good Cook School is hiring!

January 14th, 2015 | Posted by Kristin in Education | Get involved - (0 Comments)
The Good Cook School is a Bristol based company,  which runs cooking workshops and parties for children and adults. We are committed to passing on cooking skills to the next generation and to vulnerable groups in the community. Established in 2006, we are now planning to expand and are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic individual to deliver the workshops and assist in the development of the business. Must have •Experience of either working with children or teaching •Driving licence •Excellent Read more [...]