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 [...]
The Good Food Diaries are back! Write a diary to receive £20 FREE local produce from fresh-range plus win a Sims Hill veg box! Bristol Food Network have teamed up again with Knowle West Media Centre and the Bristol Food Connections Festival to bring you the “Good Food Diaries”. What are Good Food Diaries? It's your chance to show off what you’re doing between 1st & 9th May towards making Bristol a truly sustainable food city. There are loads of topics you can cover in your Read more [...]
The 5th annual Get Growing Garden Trail returns to Bristol over the weekend of 6 & 7 June. The 2015 Trail leaflet is available for download here. The Get Growing Garden Trail returns for a 5th year – with 30 groups showing off 36 gardens over the weekend of 6 & 7 June. The sites taking part range from pocket growing sites on high streets or in parks, to expansively productive fields. From miniature orchards tucked behind shops, to historic gardens, to working farms. Each community 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 [...]
The next Green Capital Food Action Group meeting will be: 4.30-6.30pm Tuesday 21 April Yurt Lush, Creative Common (next to Temple Meads) This month, we'd like to get your input into a 2-5 year Food Action Plan for Bristol. This has been commissioned by Bristol's Food Policy Council and will form part of Bristol's bid for a Sustainable Food City Award. We'd really like to hear what you're going to be doing over the next few years towards making Read more [...]
We are currently advertising for a Community Gardening Tutor at our Molesworth Drive site. The advertisement can be seen on the VOSCUR website. The post is for 26 weeks from May. 15 hours per week @ £12 p.h. Deadline for application 23rd April, 2015. Interviews will be held in the following week beginning 27th April 2015. Full details and an application form can be found on the VOSCUR and HHEAG websites. Read more [...]
Locations: Currently in care homes across Bristol (Stockwood, Brentry, Bedminster and Westbury-on-Trym) and South Gloucestershire (Winterbourne, Almondsbury, Frenchay and Thornbury). Description of the activity: 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. How to apply / extra info: We Read more [...]
Saturday 23rd May & Sunday 24th May 2015 9.30am – 5pm both days About the Course This stand alone course is an inspiring introduction to permaculture ethics, principles and design. It can help you test the water before undertaking a full permaculture design course. The weekend will explore ‘what is permaculture?’ including the core ethics, principle and skills involved in design, such as observation and systems thinking. You will be introduced to the design process through practical Read more [...]
As Bristol celebrates it status as European Green Capital for 2015 – the first UK city to win the title – Wendy Johnson discovers how the area is leading the way in sustainable food, and looks at the highlights to be enjoyed in Europe’s greenest hotspot. Read more here (downloadable pdf of the full article) and please visit Vegetarian Living at the website below.   Read more [...]
University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust are seeking bids for the Provision and Operation of a Catering Outlet in the Bristol Dental Hospital Chapter House. The facilities are to be made available for the use of all Trust staff and students. We believe that this would be a suitable venture for a local business, or smaller supplier as the chosen supplier will be required to advertise and support the use of locally sourced products and produce within their menu options. The range of Read more [...]
Bristol Food Network are going to be working on a 2-5 year Food Action Plan for Bristol, on behalf of the Food Policy Council. We envisage this as being something which will be updated over time to incorporate people's projects and aspirations as they change and adapt - but we actually need to work on the first iteration of the Plan quite quickly, publishing a 1st draft at the end of May. If you're going to be working on something new and food-related in Bristol over the next 2-5 years, and you'd Read more [...]
Avon Organic Group supports organic gardens, allotments & community growing – education and local food action in Bristol. Our next event will be a talk with Charles Dowding. 27th April 7.30 pm The no–dig method of cultivation Charles runs a very productive intensively grown garden and is well known for his books on organic vegetable growing. Copies will be available. CHARGE £5 for NON- MEMBERS –includes a hot drink.   This meeting will be held at The Kitchen, part of The Read more [...]
‘Low Carbon Logistics and Distribution for Producers’ workshop run by Sustain-Live on behalf of UWE’s Environmental iNet.  The iNet supports innovative small and medium enterprises in the South West to deliver environmental benefits. Why Attend?  So you’ve worked hard and have a fantastic product to sell, hard bit over, right?  Unfortunately not, as getting it to customers still poses one of the biggest challenges for rural producers; logistics must be cost effective, whilst Read more [...]
Love Thy Farmer This May The Harbourside Market is doubling in size and welcoming a brand new zone to stand pride of place on Broad and Narrow Quay; the Fresh Produce and Farmer’s Market. The Harbourside Market takes place every Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 4pm. Based in the heart of Bristol’s city centre this weekend market attracts a huge footfall of both tourists and local visitors. The Fresh Produce and Farmer’s Market will launch on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th May Read more [...]