Bristol Local food update
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In this issue: Bristol Independents Day 4th July · Food Policy Council update · Bristol visit to Lyon, 3–6 June · Bristol urban food growing survey update · Get Growing Garden Trail 2014 · Take the Pig Pledge and help end animal factories · Tyntesfield orchard · GoodGym · Severn Project success · Sims Hill growing news · Beacon Farms update · Golden Hill update · The Fruit Machine · How smart phones are changing the way we eat · Fire at Trinity Community Garden · News from River Read more [...]
I work for Growing Support, an award winning social enterprise that supports elderly residents of care homes in Bristol and South Gloucestershire to get outdoors and work in the garden. We do this because we believe that everybody has the right to enjoy the benefits of meaningful activity in the garden regardless of their health and social care needs. We grow food, flowers and enjoy craft activities. See our website for more information about what we do:  http://www.growingsupport.co.uk/. We Read more [...]

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Bristol Gleaning Coordinator needed!

September 1st, 2014 | Posted by Kristin in Grow local - (0 Comments)
We're looking for a new Bristol Gleaning Coordinator to help build on the amazing work of Maddy and Nicola who've been building up a big network of farms, and drive gleaning in the busy late Summer/Autumn months when the apple and plum harvests will be coming in. Help save tonnes of food from going to waste on UK farms for charity, and be a pioneer in this new national movement! You'll be masterminding behind the scenes logistics, dealing with media, and getting your hands dirty in the fields, helping Read more [...]
My garden at Homeacres is open this Sunday AUGUST 31st 2-5pm, free to all, picnic on the grass before if coming from afar. Steph is offering light refreshments, the pub is open down the road and you can feast your eyes on the 1/5 acre of abundance, including a polytunnel and greenhouse. Also young fruit trees and flowerbeds. At this site I show you highly productive ways to grow food, enjoy harvests over long periods, and all with a lovely way of caring for soil - undug and with a light covering Read more [...]
At a meeting on 27 August, a committee of councillors will vote on whether or not to grant planning permission for the MetroBus application which runs through parts of the Stapleton allotments, Stoke Park, and Feed Bristol. If you would like to submit a statement to the planning meeting, you need to send this before 12 noon on Tuesday 26 August to democratic.services@bristol.gov.uk, clearly marking which application/meeting it relates to. Statements should be kept to under a side of A4, and should Read more [...]
4.30-6.30pm Tuesday 19 August Yurt Lush, Temple Meads BS1 6DG PLEASE NOTE CHANGE FROM NORMAL VENUE Bristol Food Network are pleased to be hosting the Food Action Group on behalf of the Green Capital Partnership. There are 16 Action Groups in total. Some of them thematic (Waste, Energy etc), some ‘cross-cutting” (Arts & Culture; Evaluation & Research etc). The Action Groups are the place to come together to share information, determine priorities and help drive activity in the Read more [...]
See out the summer with family-friendly Chew Valley charity music festival Mini-V. Site opens at 9 am 6th September and closes at midnight 7th September. September 6 - 7 2014 will see a stunning secret location near Bristol host the Mini-V harvest festival for the second time due to popular demand. The two-day long festival showcases live music from dub pioneers the Zion Train, afro-beat groovers Nubiyan Twist, 10 piece Bristol salsa sensation Baila la Cumbia, DJ sessions from Bristol’s favourites Read more [...]
Official invitation to be brilliant: #FoodTradeTuesdays are about opportunity. They're designed to nurture collaboration between people growing, selling, making or buying great food. The third of the #FoodTradeTuesday series this year, the FoodTrade team present another evening of discussion, networking and damn good company. Where: Harts Bakery, Bristol BS1 6QS Tickets: FREE When: Tuesday 19th August, 6.30pm - 8.30pm What: Come along to hear amazing stories, get networking, and get Read more [...]

The Great Seed Festival

August 16th, 2014 | Posted by Kristin in Events | Get involved | Grow local - (0 Comments)
Celebrating the seed that feeds us 11 - 12 October 2014 London and around the UK With fringe events throughout October, UK Food Sovereignty Month The Great Seed Festival will bring together farmers, growers, environmentalists, chefs, activists, gardeners, allotmenteers, artists, musicians and everybody in-between to celebrate the magic of seed, bring to light the importance of seed diversity and rekindle the connection between seed and food. If you’d like to organise a fringe event Read more [...]
Sunday 17th August 2014 from 11:30 a.m. Family Fun Day - Live Music - Refreshments - BBQ Advice from Expert Horticulturalist Mary Payne Celebrating 100 Years 1914-2014 Bristol East Allotment Association at the Pavilion, Nicholas Lane, St. George, BS5 8TY Buy your show schedule now from the Trading Shop https://www.facebook.com/bristoleastallotments You can download the poster for the event here.   Read more [...]