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 [...]
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 [...]
Buzz Community Food Shop is a social enterprise on Gainsborough Square in Lockleaze. It opened in July and is now inviting the local community and interested people to a special event to see what the shop is all about on Wednesday 14th October 2015 between 5pm and 7pm. There will be a chance to meet staff, volunteers and some of the shop's suppliers as well as sample smoothies and talk to the Buzz Team about plans for the future. Helen Ball, Chair of Buzz, will officially 'open' the shop at Read more [...]
Mushroom Cultivation & Identification Introductory Course at Brook End LAND Centre near Street/Glastonbury, Somerset (1 hour south of Bristol) FRIDAY 16TH – SUNDAY 18TH OCTOBER 2015 This three day course will take a look at the fascinating world of fungi, introducing key concepts in their biology and ecology. Looking at the identification and classification of fungi and seeing how we can be cultivated and integrated in our gardens. Fungi are a much sought after food crop, Read more [...]
growinghealthWe are pleased to announce that the full programme for our forthcoming conference in Liverpool has been confirmed which includes some great speakers. To book visit Growing in the Community - a natural part of the health service Tuesday 27th October 2015, 10am - 4.00pm Academy of St Francis of Assisi, Gardeners Drive, Liverpool L6 7UR A conference for healthcare professionals, health commissioners and gardening projects by Growing Health, Alder Hey Read more [...]
Just a final reminder about Apple Day on Saturday - 11am-3pm (10.30am if you can come along to help set up) on North Street Green. There'll be great music as well as cakes, the legendary human fruit machine and, of course, lots of apple pressing. The Bedminster Winter Lantern Parade is taking place on 12th December (late afternoon). This year the organisers would like more community groups to be involved as well as the schools. Patchwork is going to get involved and build a lantern and take part Read more [...]
October 6 @ 08:00 - October 13 @ 17:00 As part of the Urban Growing Trail we are having a harvest exhibition in the Control Room on Redcliffe Bridge. We are going to be showing off the community growing projects in the city as well as the bounteous harvest being brought in by both community projects and by the producers in and around the city. Please get in touch with us if your growing project would like to be involved in some way!! Read more [...]
Link up with a growing community of people and projects intent on supporting Bristol become a sustainable food city. The event hosts a range of key speakers covering three themes. The object of the day is to demonstrate how protecting community food growing land can make a significant contribution towards city wide resilience through: nature and well-being, social enterprise and empowering resilience. 10 – 5. First talk at 11. Full line up with times to follow. The idea of the day is to allow Read more [...]
poster In the run up to the UK Food Sovereignty Gathering, Global Justice Bristol are hosting a local event on what food Justice means to Bristol and beyond.  ‘Growing Power: Who Owns Our Food?’ is on Wednesday 21 October 2015, 6.30pm-8.45pm at St Pauls Learning & Family Centre, Bristol. Join us to discuss how we can create a just food system for us all.  We’re really excited to be hosting Bridget Mugambe, a female activist from Uganda, who will discuss what food sovereignty means Read more [...]
This is an event to launch the new Rural Development Programme Funding Schemes in the West of England and to explore the potential of food to improve the quality of both rural and urban life by bringing about a positive change in food culture across the West of England, creating a greater demand for local sustainable food. Register for this free event on eventbrite here. Social and cultural change driving market demand for fresher, more local products. Increased understanding and commitment Read more [...]

Real Economy Seeks Co-ordinator!

September 17th, 2015 | Posted by Kristin in Get involved - (0 Comments)
Real Economy Co-operative is seeking a co-ordinator to take the co-op forward into a new phase. The person appointed will be enterprising and self-motivating and will engage in many aspects of the life of the Co-operative as we facilitate the purchasing of food from local producers using neighbourhood buying groups and our own webtool. The post is an initial six month contract for 20 hours per week remunerated at the pro rata equivalent of £26,000. Further details about the post can be found Read more [...]
Here at the Bristol 2015 Lab, as part of our activities celebrating Bristol’s year as European Green Capital, we are hosting a Pumpkin Rescue event on the weekend of the 24th & 25th October. We are looking for chefs, activists, champions and enthusiasts who share the pumpkin love and can help us celebrate Halloween’s favourite gourd, using the seasonal staple to creatively encourage people to think about the food they throw away. We are working with Hubbub, the new sustainability Read more [...]