Bristol Local Food Update
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 [...]
Beacon Farms is an inspirational project that it being set up on the outskirts of Bristol to train the next generation of farmers and growers in sustainable food production and give them confidence to move on to establishing their own enterprises. We currently have a group of Bristol University students from the Social Innovation Hub helping us with some research into the structure of our educational programme. They have put together two brief surveys for would-be growers, and current and past Read more [...]
Sustainable Food Trust, the organisers of this event, would like to offer the readers of Bristol's Local Food Update  a 25% discount off the ticket price. To receive the discount, simply enter the promotional code ‘truecostforless’ when ordering your tickets. Tickets can be purchased at the link here. Our home-town of Bristol in the South-West of England is an inspirational city when it comes to food. We think so, the BBC think so, and so do a whole host of organisations that will be coming Read more [...]
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced educator wanting to deliver our adult learning courses and school visits. This maternity cover is for one year from June 2014. The role is varied and includes: School Visits Developing The Community Farm’s existing School Learning Programme, linking to the National curriculum, prepare lesson plans and resources for activities. Children’s Activity Days Developing children’s activity days for children aged between 2-12 years Read more [...]

Translating Soil, the first workshop of 'Soil, Seeds, and Social Change' <>, a pilot project funded by the Cabot Institute <><> will happen on: Date: 26 March 2014, Time: 1300-1600 Location: Room SR2, School of Geographical Sciences, University Rd. Bristol, BS8 1SS. Entitled, 'Translating Soil', the workshop will feature short presentations by three interdisciplinary Read more [...]
‘Local Food’s Digital Revolution: How Local Food is about to go big’ 26th March 2014 6.30 - 8pm The Big Chill Bar, 15 Small Street, Bristol, BS1 1DE The resurgence of interest in fostering more sustainable local food systems is not new. But what is new is the emergence of online platforms that give food producers, farmers and their communities the tools to trade with one another. Tools that are more sophisticated than much of what the supermarkets have to offer, rekindle the forgotten 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 available for download here. The Get Growing Garden Trail returns for a 4th year – bigger and better than ever before, with 33 gardens to explore over the weekend of 7 & 8 June.The sites taking part range from pocket growing sites in parks, to expansively productive fields. From miniature orchards tucked behind shops, to historic gardens. From gardening projects Read more [...]
Bristol Food Connections is the latest project of the Bristol Food Network! From the Bristol Food Connections website: Bristol Food Connections is a revolutionary 11-day food festival due to take place across the city in May 2014. What? Bristol Food Connections will be hosting a broad programme of accessible and affordable events and festivities across the entire city of Bristol. Main sites will include a BBC Hub on the waterfront and Eat, Drink, Bristol Fashion in Queen Square, but Read more [...]
The Chelsea Fringe, May 17th – June 8th is a new, alternative garden festival which celebrates community gardens, guerilla gardens, and all kinds of other weird and wonderful horticultural happenings.  The Fringe is now in its second year in Bristol and we are looking for projects to take part in this wonderfully inclusive festival.  We are open to ideas, big, small, unconventional or totally bizarre! There is plenty of info on our UK wide website and we also have a Bristol Read more [...]