Bristol Local food update
Bristol City Council are voting on a motion to use the Sustainable Communities Act to give councils the power to impose a levy on large supermarkets, with the money going directly back into communities. If Bristol City Council decide to do this, the levy would have the potential to help reverse decline in Bristol, such as local shops closing and local jobs being lost. But before this can happen, the motion needs to pass, and Bristol City Council needs to see how much support local people have for Read more [...]
Saturday 15th – Tuesday 25th June 2013 The Parlour Showrooms, 31 College Green, Bristol BS1 5TB Free, daily from 10am - 5pm What did you eat yesterday? What will you eat tomorrow? Foodscapes invites you to explore an altered edible landscape that reveals and remixes the everyday realities and rituals of a food poverty charity, greenhouse, bakehouse and kitchen table. DAILY A relay of bread making; new photography exhibition; growing and cooking workshops; discover what Bristol ate yesterday… FRIDAY Read more [...]
What: Fun day to celebrate the launch of YourStreet Gift Cards – a new multi-store gift card redeemable only in independent shops and services. Where: Nailsea Electrical & 102 Cookery School, Gloucester Road, Bristol, BS7 8BN When: Saturday 22nd June 2013 Time: 11:00am-4:00pm 11:30 am Tom Herbert of the Baker Brothers opens the launch 12:30 pm Mayor George Ferguson shows his support With huge support from their local community Your Street Gift Cards have organised a day of fun, Read more [...]

Tools Shed Comes to Bristol

June 14th, 2013 | Posted by Kristin in Events | Get involved - (0 Comments)
One of The Conservation Foundation’s most popular projects is Tools Shed which recycles old, broken and unwanted gardenhand tools with the help of prisoners. A weekend of collecting garden tools will be held in the Bristol area on 15 and 16 June. The garden hand tools will be restored and repainted in prison workshops before being distributed free of charge to local Bristol schools and community groups. The Foundation collects tools throughout the country at a variety of garden centres and Read more [...]
When: Sunday, June 9, 2013, 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM Where to meet up: Cameron Centre, 3 Cameron Walk, BS7 9XB, Bristol (map). Cameron Community Centre is just off Gainsborough Square. Get the 24 or 25 bus from Centre. We will walk across Stoke Park and over Sims Hill to visit Sims Hill Shared Harvest, which is the only Community Shared Agriculture site in Bristol; Then onto Feed Bristol via Frenchay Village. Feed Bristol is the Avon Wildlife Trust’s 8 acre Community Read more [...]
Monday, June 17, 2013 9:00 am - 11:00 am Engineers House Cities offer a huge diversity of habitat for bees and other insects and Bristol is no exception. Unlike some rural areas which can often be a monoculture in terms of pollination potential, our city’s gardens, parks and sometimes buildings can provide rich sources of flowering plants. However bees are in decline. But Bristol residents, the Council, architects, businesses and developers can do something about it. We will hear from Professor Read more [...]
Sims Hill will be partnering with the Feed Bristol Get Growing Trail event on 8th June. We will have a stall there starting from 11 am and going on to 3 pm, so please come find us there amidst all the fun and festivity that will be happening at the Feed Bristol site (please see below). Sims Hill grower Tim Lawrence will be helping to lead a “Blue Finger walk” all around this fertile area of Grade 1 agricultural land, which historically was full of market gardens feeding Bristol, so if you Read more [...]
Bristol Fairtrade Network and FareShare South West partner up to give you a unique Gala launch event to Big Green Week, sponsored by the Co-operative membership – combining the best ethical ingredients of fair fashion and a fare feast, using food that would have been wasted. What a great way to spend Saturday 15th June after the Festival of Nature, taking place in the main hall within Bristol City Hall! The evening will kick off at 7.30pm with a free drink and a chance to browse the ‘Fashion’s Read more [...]

Good for Food hackathon

May 29th, 2013 | Posted by Kristin in Events | Get involved - (0 Comments)
From the Good for Nothing website: When? May 31st, 2013 18:00  June 2nd, 2013 16:00 Who? Organised by the Bristol crew Where? Pervasive Media Studio Watershed 1 Canons Road Harbourside Bristol BS1 5TX Register to attend here PROJECT BRIEF: PDF > FARESHARE SW AND FEEDING THE 5000 FareShare South West is an independent franchise of the national charity, FareShare. We work with the food industry to minimise fit-for-purpose fresh, frozen and long-life food going to waste, Read more [...]
Bristol’s beloved gardening tutor Tim Foster will be teaching us about all the things that can go wrong with out precious vegetable crops! With more than 30 years of organic growing and teaching about growing Tim is an engaging and knowledgeable teacher. Sunday 23rd June 10am-1pm £20 To book on contact Lucy at 07506 905 394 At the Golden Hill Community Garden, through the allotment gates at the end of Monk Rd, BS7 8NE. Read more [...]