Want to find out more about Bristol Food Network? – who we are and what we do
Bristol Food Network C.I.C. supports, informs and connects individuals, community projects, organisations and businesses who share a vision to transform Bristol into a sustainable food city.
We have taken our wider objectives from A Good Food Plan for Bristol:
- To promote and encourage people to cook from scratch, grow their own and eat more fresh, seasonal, local, organically grown food.
- To champion the use of local, independent food shops and traders to help keep Bristol’s high street vibrant and diverse.
- To promote and encourage the use of good quality land in and around Bristol for food production.
- To promote and encourage the redistribution, recycling and composting of food waste.
- To advance education about the part that food, nutrition and lifestyle can play in meeting the needs of disadvantaged individuals, families and groups in the community and encourage social inclusion and social cohesion.
- To promote community-led food trade such as co-operatives, buying groups, Community Supported Agriculture and pop-up shops.
- To build the Bristol Food Network expertise in food and sustainability that allows access to and creates opportunities for local people within Bristol.
Bristol Food Network’s Board of Directors are:
Karen Michael-Cox is the new Chair of the Bristol Food Network. Karen’s current role in the South West Commissioning Support Unit is to support Clinical Commissioning Groups to lead transformational change in healthcare in the South West. She currently leading a major 5 year programme of transformation on diabetes services and pathways in Bristol.
Joy Carey is a local food systems consultant, a Director of F3, and a former Soil Association team leader for local food projects piloting the ‘Food for Life’ programme. She is the author of ‘Who Feeds Bristol?: Towards a resilient food plan’.
Sarah Davies has worked to build sustainable food systems locally and nationally and has experience in both the charity and public sectors.
Kristin Sponsler is a website content co-editor for Resilience.org. She is a long-time Director of Sims Hill Shared Harvest, member of the Transition Bristol coreteam, and is the current Bristol Food Network representative on the Bristol Food Policy Council.
Find out more below about our projects and the kind of things that we do.
For the past two years Bristol Food Network Directors Lorna Knapman and Sid Sharma, along with a crack team … Read more The annual Bristol Food Connections Festival
Bristol Food Network are going to be working on a 2-5 year Food Action Plan for Bristol, on behalf … Read more New 2-to-5 year Food Action Plan for Bristol!
Bristol’s 6th annual Get Growing Garden Trail 4 & 5 June 2016 The Get Growing Garden Trail returns for … Read more The annual Bristol Get Growing Garden Trail
In Bristol’s Green Capital year 2015, Bristol Food Network issue a ‘Blackboard challenge’ to all Bristol’s food businesses – … Read more Bristol Food Network Blackboard Challenge!
The Future Museum is described by artist Jethro Brice as: “Hailing from some unknown time in the distant future, this … Read more Future Museum Collaboration with Jethro Brice 2013
Independents Day is held in the UK on 4th July to celebrate independent businesses. The aim of the day is … Read more Bristol Independents Day Campaign 2011-2014
Bristol Food Network is pleased to be hosting the Food Action Group on behalf of the Green Capital Partnership. … Read more Bristol Green Capital Food Action Group 2015