Bristol Local Food Update
In this issue: Get Growing Garden Trail 2015 · Chelsea Fringe in Bristol · Bristol Schools share their love for growing during 15 Big Picnics · Celebrate summer with fabulous fresh-range foodie feasts · A new way to buy local food produce? · The Bristol Good Food Tour: recent developments · Flexitarian Bristol launched · What Happens Next project · Sims Hill update · Healthy City Week Bristol · More local food from our Green Belt · Tyntesfield Kitchen Garden · Following the Plot No. 26 Read more [...]
Connecting, learning, enjoying, eating: All the projects that participated in this survey share a sense of achievement over what they have done in terms of building their projects in line with their aims and ideas. This varies from just growing food, to providing a space for cooking and learning to creating an outdoor space for people to enjoy together. Growing food in the city is ‘more that just the veg’! This network should be supported and valued for its contribution to making Bristol a good 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 [...]
Forest of Avon have some dwarf rootstock apple here at Ashton Court. They are too large for allotments but would be fine for other areas. The cultivars are as follows: Ashmeads Kernel MM106 x1, M26 x2, Unknown x1; Bramley’s Seedling M26 x2; Blenheim Orange MM106 and M26; Worcester Pearmain MM106; James Grieve (unknown).    The unknowns for £14 collected, the others £15 collected. Please contact Jon Clark at Forest of Avon Trust if you are interested on  Read more [...]
5th_oct_land_matters_233When: Saturday 5th September , 12 to 6 Where: Feed Bristol, 181 Frenchay Park Road, BS16 1HB Come and celebrate all the glories of summer with us and check out all the progress we have made on site. Grand opening of the "Ark" Greenhouse and the straw bale packing shed. Highlights: Bands throughout the day Workshops on how to grow with nature and green woodworking Cafe and sensational seasonal feast Kid's activities You can download the poster here. Read more [...]
From Sara Venn of the Urban Growing Trail project: "We are really excited about a summer of activities around this project and really hope we can get everyone involved by spreading it far and wide. Huge thanks and love to you all-you have each played a part in bringing this to fruition and for that we will be eternally grateful." You can find out more about the project here. Read more [...]
Buzz LockleazeAfter months of fitting out and raising funds for essential work and equipment, the Buzz Lockleaze Community Food shop is opening at 2pm on Thursday 16th July. Serving fresh fruit and vegetable and dried goods including rice, oats and pasta, the shop will also be serving smoothies, teas, coffees and cakes. Initially, the shop will be open: Wednesday: 10am - 4pm Thursday: 2pm - 7pm Friday: 11am - 5pm Saturday: 10am - 2pm If you’re in the local area please come and see us soon. Read more [...]
Reclaim the fieldsReclaim the Fields UK (RTF) was born in 2011, as a star in a wider constellation of food and land struggles that reaches around the globe. Since 2011, camps and other RTF gatherings have helped support local communities in struggle, share skills, developed networks, and strengthened the resistance to exploitation, in Bristol, west London, Gloucestershire, Nottingham and Fife among other locations. Every two years there is also an international camp, where people from around Europe and beyond Read more [...]
superbfood logoBFN members may recall SUPURBfood from the May/June 2013 Update. This European Commission-funded research project links academics and food enterprises in seven European city-regions: Bristol, Ghent, Riga, Rome, Rotterdam, Vigo and Zurich. The project explores urban food production and consumption in these regions, with particular emphases on: short food supply chains waste, water and nutrient flows multi-functional land use. Work in Bristol (and the other former Avon districts of Bath, Read more [...]
We need your help to grow gleaning into a strong national movement, saving literally tonnes of fresh fruit and vegetables from going to waste on UK farms, and donating this fresh nutritious food to local food redistribution charities like FareShare. Since starting in 2012, the Bristolhub has saved a colossal over 12 tonnes of produce across 4 gleaning days, equal to over 150,000 portions of fruit and veg for the hungry and food insecure of the UK – help us grow and grow, and really tackle both Read more [...]