Bristol Local food update
In this issue: Help win funding for the Get Growing Garden Trail · Bristol Good Food Conference · Bristol Food Policy Council · Viva! News · Sims Hill update · Update from BeeBristol · Bristol Food Connections 2015: Not your average food festival · Who are TCV? · Buying Groups are ready to go! · The Community Farm · Urban chicken-keeping in Bristol · Following the plot no. 22 · Why good quality agricultural land is so precious and why we should care about it · Food growing loses out Read more [...]
Shop independently. You’ll get something individual, and local individuals (the maker, the shopkeeper) will get the biggest benefit from your shopping. Shop in Bristol Pounds where you can. Bristol Pounds also make an excellent Christmas present – the ultimate gift token which can be redeemed in 100s of different shops across the city Or put some money on a Your Street gift card – giving a present with much more choice than Read more [...]
Bristol 2015, the organisation established to facilitate Bristol’s year as European Green Capital, has announced the first 23 organisations to benefit from its Small Grants Fund. The successful applicants have all received a share of nearly £150,000 of funding to support new and existing projects in Bristol and the wider region. The Small Grants Fund is one part of an extensive grants programme worth £2 million – by far the largest ever offered by a European Green Capital – designed Read more [...]
Charli Clark would like to invite you to take part in ‘Blue Fingers’, a meeting between the horticulturalists and handicrafters of Bristol to raise awareness of an important agricultural resource and gain skills and/or knowledge to protect land of this quality and significance in the future. She is looking for 10 growers and 10 crafters to be involved in this event. Could one of them be you? Ideally the growers should have some knowledge of The Blue Finger, Bristol’s grade 1 agricultural Read more [...]

4.30-6.30pm Tuesday 16 December
Friska, 36 Victoria Street (Please note that Friska has several locations!)

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Wednesday, 17 December 2014 from 12:00 to 13:30 (GMT) Bristol, United Kingdom Whether you're a baker, blogger, pioneer or porter, we want to bring together all of the wonderful Bristol food folk to get into the festive spirit and enjoy some delicious food in great company. Bristol Food Network and Bristol Food Connection invite you to come along and enjoy a festive 3 course meal cooked and served by the catering college students, all for the brilliant price of £14.50. Please feel free to invite Read more [...]

4.30-6.30pm Tuesday 18 November

Yurt Lush, Temple Meads BS1 6DG

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Are you looking to gain experience in horticulture, project management, volunteer management or just craving a new challenge? Southmead Community Fruit Garden needs your help! We are losing our garden coordinator at the end of the year and currently there is no-one to take over this role. Our project has been running since January 2013, by a small and friendly group of community volunteers. The garden space is compact but productive, with a selection of fruit trees and soft fruit bushes. If you Read more [...]

You can find the job advertisement here, the job description here, and an application form here.

27th October 7.30 pm

Harvest Supper & Social – bring organic food & drink to share (homemade & homegrown if possible!)  AOG’s 30th Anniversary – inc. Cake!  Brief talk by Jon Lucas one of AOG’s first members.

Collect your Seed Catalogue & Order Form for our discounted group seed order.