Bristol Local food update
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 [...]
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, 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 You can download the poster for the event here.   Read more [...]
FareShare South West is a charity based in Bristol that receives good quality, in-date chilled and non-chilled food from the food industry that is surplus to their requirements and that they would otherwise waste. We then deliver it to 126 organisations in Bristol, Bath and the surrounding areas that provide food in-house for vulnerable people e.g. addiction support agencies, rough sleeper’s accommodation, children’s centres and elderly people’s lunch clubs. We complement food banks which do Read more [...]
Trinity Community Garden are running FREE gardening/cooking courses to help benefit peoples mental and physical health. They will run on Tuesdays 2-4.30 from the 12th August to 23rd Sept.  We are located at Trinity Road, Lawrence Hill, BS2 0NW. We have 10 spaces available so if you would like to attend please contact me (Charlie) on: 07787 520837. After the course finishes there will be a variety of opportunities for the participants to stay involved in the garden. We will support each individual Read more [...]
You are invited to Trinity Community Garden to be a part of a FREE weekend of FUN! We will be learning skills together in an easy and accessible way. Come along on 16th and 17th August 11-5 drop in at Trinity Community Garden. We are located at Trinity Road, Lawrence Hill, BS2 0NW. The weekend will include: Painting: Together we will paint a large, bright and colourful mural that shall be placed along the fence by the road for all the passers by to see! Building: We have a beautiful structure Read more [...]