Bristol Local food update
The local meeting of a global movement When: 10th February - 2pm till 7pm Where: St. Werburgh’s Community centre, Horley Road, Bristol, BS2 9TJ Following the UK food sovereignty forum in June 2012, organisers in the South West want to strengthen regional networks. This meeting will be an opportunity for producers & anyone organising for food sovereignty to engage in national and local planning for the food sovereignty movement. Come to this meeting to: Meet Read more [...]
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL BOTANIC GARDEN GROW YOUR OWN VEG COURSE with DAVID HAMILTON SATURDAY 23 FEBRUARY - 6APRIL 2013. (No class 30 March) 10AM-2PM A friendly and informative course over six Saturday mornings designed to help you produce delicious vegetables from your patio, garden or allotment! Topics covered include: soil analysis; planning and design; ground clearance; crop rotation; seeds and seedlings; pests and diseases; composting and green manure. In addition to lecturing, Dave appears Read more [...]
In this issue: Sims Hill in 2013 · Allotment News · Fairtrade Fortnight in Bristol 2013 · Golden Hill News · The Community Farm in Winter · Windmill Hill City Farm projects · A local food waste collection service for cafes and restaurants · The Blue Finger project begins · Following the Plot No. 14 · Keep Britain Buzzing · Serving up and celebrating great British food · Bread Cafe on the rise · Events · Courses and Training · Conferences · Publications · Odds & Ends · Regular Read more [...]
Xmas baking 2012 courseOne-off Christmas Baking session at HHEAG 13th December from 1 pm to 3 pm. Costs: £1.50 towards ingredients, and take home what you make! Venue: No. 10 the People's Kitchen, Gateway Centre, Hartcliffe For more information: 0117 946 5285 Read more [...]

Launching! … the Bristol Independents Christmas loyalty card.

The Bristol Independents Christmas loyalty card launched on Monday 19 November. The card allows you to collect stamps while you shop for Christmas. Once you’ve filled your card, you can enter our prize draw to win a late present for yourself, in the New Year.

You can read more on the Christmas loyalty card page.

bathGarden Bristol is organising a weekly Horticulture Study Group in collaboration with Urban Eden Designs. The group is at: Beat Root Cafe, Lower Park Row, Bristol BS1 5BN 7-9pm every Tues Beat Root is at the Colston St end next door to the military antiques shop. Map: The group is free but please drop us an email to if you intend to come so we can keep tabs on numbers. 2012 Festive period: There will be no study group on the 25th Dec or Read more [...]
pumpkinWe're a small group setting ourselves up as a workers coop, and plan to open up a not-for-profit shop in Redcliffe, selling whole foods. We'd like your ideas and thoughts on this! Fill out our online survey for a chance to win £50 vouchers once we open at Who we are We are planning to open an independent, not-for-profit, co-operative wholefood shop in Redcliffe with a focus on food sold by weight, and we would like your ideas about how to shape it. Our mission is Read more [...]
In this issue: Scaling-up Bristol’s urban agriculture · URBACT: The convening power of Food (Projects) · The Golden Hill harvest · The Community Farm launches Learning Programme · Sims Hill’s year · Feed Bristol · Windmill Hill City Farm Active Citizen Projects · The Commercial Food Waste initiative · What’s cooking? Cooking class brings healthy glow to Stokes Croft · Health and Wellbeing · Whisk’s plans for 2013 · Oxfam on Land grabs · Regional Fairtrade Business Awards · The Read more [...]
thereandbackagainBarny Haughton & Square Food Foundation bring you another fantastic Pop-up Cookery School! "With a few ingredients, a knife and a pan or two, Barny Haughton of Square Food Foundation will take you through four or five dishes which reveal some fundamental truths about where we are and where we need to be." In the peaceful refuge that is The Folk House Café, Barny will demonstrate new recipes each with their own story and different ingredients. There will be delicious tasters, tables for you Read more [...]
Urban-agriculture-flyer1Thanks to everyone who attended the event on 3rd October. We received some valuable input from the meeting along with some ideas for taking things forward. Please find the summary document that contains the photos of all the flipchart papers recording the discussions from the evening here. Thanks again and we hope that the event will lead to further networking and tangible actions to help scale up urban agriculture in Bristol! Read more [...]