Bristol Local Food Update
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In this issue: Get Growing Trail · Food Policy Council Update · River Cottage Canteen · Grow Bristol · Sims Hill update · Bristol's Local Food Digital Revolution · Incredible Edible News · Milestone Trust · Growing for Health · Orchard Roots and Fruits · Severn Project Update · What Happens Next · Food or Tarmac · Chives next to roses create posies · Following the Plot No. 19 · An Introduction to BeeBristol · Wild Flowers & Pollination · Windmill Hill City Farm · Better Food Read more [...]
The 4th annual Get Growing Garden Trail returns to Bristol over the weekend of 7 & 8 June. The 2014 Get Growing leaflet is now available for download here. Stop Press!!! Activities at the Patchwork Community Orchard 2-4pm Saturday 7 June. Plant an edible container at the community orchard. Bring along your hanging basket, windowbox or pot and we'll help you create something tasty with salad, herbs and edible flowers. We'll provide the compost and seeds, just bring your container. Bristol Read more [...]
Bristol Food Network have teamed up with Knowle West Media Centre and the Bristol Food Connections festival to bring you the "Good Food Diaries" - your chance to show off what you're doing between 1st & 11th May towards making Bristol a truly sustainable food city. How do you get involved? 1. Sign-up to use Bristol's brand new social media - MyBristol - and create your profile, adding a short biog. 2. Write your first blog post. In the "Title" field give a name to your challenge (e.g. Read more [...]
Steve Clampin is building a pop-up allotment in Anchor Square for Food Connections - can you help? Volunteers need on Friday 2 May to help set up, on 3, 4 & 5 May to staff the allotment, and on Tuesday 6 May to take it all down again. Please contact: Steve Clampin, Allotments Manager, Parks Horticultural Services, Environment & Leisure, 1st Floor, Brunel House, St Georges Road, Bristol BS1 5UY Tel 0117 9223737 www.bristol.gov.uk/allotments Read more [...]
Nearly two months ago we launched our crowdfunding to kickstart the new Community Supported Agriculture Network UK. Now, we have just 5 days to go to raise £2,500!  Please make a donation, whatever you can spare: www.buzzbnk.org/CSANetwork We have had wonderful support but we just can't afford to fail. People from CSA projects all over the country tell us how important a network is to them and are working hard to make the final push to hit our target. Helen and Axel from Cambridge CropShare Read more [...]
Eat Drink Bristol Fashion will be gracing Bristol’s iconic Queen Square from 1st – 18th May, bringing its tipi village with Arcadia lanterns and some of the biggest chefs in the South West to the city for the third year. Eat Drink Bristol Fashion is the brainchild of Josh Eggleton, Michelin star chef at The Pony & Trap in Chew Magna, and Luke Hasell, organic meat farmer and founder of the not-for-profit venture ‘The Community Farm’. The pop-up restaurant and festival is designed to Read more [...]
To celebrate the Bristol Food Connections Festival, the Better Food Company brings you a series of food journey days into the wild, wild west country around Bristol to follow the journey of food from ‘field to fork’. These unique day trips are designed to give people an opportunity to see where their food comes from, how it is produced, to learn about the processes involved, how to prepare it and of course, to sample some delicious food along the way! Our three tours are: 1.         Read more [...]
Please join us for a gathering and lunchtime garden party, celebrating the amazing grassroots transition and sustainability work going on in and around Bristol. REGISTER HERE Find us on Facebook here (link) Where? The Trinity Centre, upstairs and in the garden – Trinity Rd, Bristol, BS2 0NW (near Old Market – loads of buses!). When? Sunday May 25, 10.00am to 2.00pm Seven years on… Some of you will remember Transition Bristol’s Big Event at City Hall in 2007 Read more [...]
10th May: Land and Food Forum at Feed Bristol, Frenchay, 12-5pm Part of Bristol Food Connections Festival, 1-11 May ‘Join us in celebrating how people and nature help us grow.’ http://www.bristolfoodconnections.com/whatson/land-and-food-forum/ Aim of the day: To inspire a growing movement of people intent on up scaling urban agriculture to take action to support Bristol to become a sustainable food city. Outline for the day (12-5pm): 9-12:   Set up 12.00: Event opens 12.00-1.30: Read more [...]
The full programme of events for the Bristol Food Connections Festival is now available on their website. The cornerstone event of Bristol Food Connections will transform Bristol’s city centre into a giant food celebration from Saturday, May 3 to Bank Holiday Monday, May 5. The event is expected to attract up to 25,000 people with a large-scale producers market in the Amphitheatre produced by Love Food Festival, Slow Food International on College Green, a street food festival in Millenium Square, Read more [...]