Bristol Local food update
The Community Buildings Network meeting on June 4th at the Park Centre, Knowle West will be focusing on Food and Community Buildings, including all the inspirational work going on in community centres around Bristol related to growing food, bulk buying, cooking food, and using good food to add conviviality to local services and community events. This event is aimed at committee members, trustees and staff members of voluntary organisations in Bristol that rent, manage or own community premises and Read more [...]
In this issue: Big Green Week 2013 · Eat Drink Bristol Fashion's Sustainable Food Summit · Lunch is on Fareshare Southwest - Again! · Get Growing Trail 2013 · The Community Farm · News from Golden Hill · News from Sims Hill! · The Active Citizens Coffee Pending Day · Feed Bristol Spring Update and News · Food Waste · Launch of the Stokes Croft Traders Food Waste and Recycling Service in Stokes Croft · Keeping afloat in Bedminster · Bristol Farmers Market to Celebrate 15 Years of Trading Read more [...]
Women and Children's day drop in 11-5, Wednesdays at the Trinity Community Garden! To all you lovely ladies and mothers out there, please come along to our free, all day drop in session at Trinity Community Garden every Wednesday from 11-5. There will be opportunities to drink herbal teas and talk about their benefits, grow food, cook healthy meals in our outdoor kitchen, eat lunch together, bake cookies and most importantly relax! Trinity Community Garden is based in the grounds of the Read more [...]
Foodies Festival: The UK’s largest celebration of food & drink. "The UK's largest celebration of food and drink returns in 2013 with eight festivals across the UK. Brighton Hove Lawns: May 4, 5 & 6 Tatton Park, Cheshire: May 17, 18 & 19 Hampton Court Palace: May 25, 26 & 27 London Clapham Common: June 7, 8 & 9 Bristol Harbourside: July 12, 13 &14 Edinburgh Inverleith Park: August 9, 10 & 11 Read more [...]
win-a-rocket-gardenFrom the Rocket Gardens website: We've got 30 Schools Spring Rocket Gardens to give away, each worth £49. That’s one lucky School every day this April. Enter our competition below to be in with a chance to win a Rocket Garden for your local school. Our Schools Gardens are a great way to get children growing their own at school throughout the seasons. To be eligible to enter just provide your local school’s name and address and a teacher’s contact name and email address. (We need Read more [...]
From Keith Cowling of the Ashley Vale Allotment Association: We have a large number of hazel and also birch beanpoles for sale, as well as pea sticks and other assorted plant supports and coppice products. The majority of our beanpoles are 8 feet long, but we can provide longer or shorter ones by arrangement and also have a certain number with forked tops. We charge £5 for bundles of 10 beanpoles all cut to 8 feet. And can arrange delivery for 10 bundles or more at a discount. We will Read more [...]

From Nicola Brownlie, Blaise Castle Estate Ranger:

We have recently coppiced the Hazel Brook and we have a large quantity of poles in our yard. We are looking to sell them for 75p -£1.00 a pole depending on length.

Please contact me on 0117 3532266 or on 07734272214 if you are interested.

Nicola Brownlie
Blaise Castle Estate Ranger
Blaise Castle Estate
Kingsweston Road
BS10 7QS

20 April 2013  |  10.30am-4.30pm  |  FREE Milestones Trust is leading the way in improving nutrition and food quality in care homes, and to celebrate this, Expressions will incorporate a one-day food festival on Saturday 20 April, featuring Square Food Foundation Founder Barny Haughton and celebrity chef ‘BBQ Ben’, Ben Bartlett. Come to the Paintworks and enjoy: The art of BBQ with celebrity chef Ben Bartlett, aka BBQ Ben, author of The BBQ Manual, published by Haynes Cookery Read more [...]
22 April 2013, 2.00pm - 17.00pm The Community Farm, Woodbarn Farm, Denny Lane, Bristol BS40 8SZ This workshop will explore some of the ways you can build a new approach into your farm business which offers a secure cashflow, is more resilient and has a more loyal customer base. Existing work on community supported agriculture (CSA) in the UK has been very clearly focused on community-led initiatives, but there has been an increasing interest amongst producers in adopting the approach as Read more [...]

The time has come to submit planning applications for Montpelier Bean Feast 2013. Would you like it to happen again? If so, we need you. The current committee agreed to stay in place over winter, but now we need more hands on deck if Bean Feast 2013 is to go ahead.

If you think you can help, in whatever way, please come along to an Emergency General Meeting on Monday 25 March, 8pm at 30 St Andrews Road.