Bristol Local food update
Avon Conservation Volunteers are looking for a landowner who would like 250 trees or more planted on their public access land. This is a fantastic opportunity for a community based landowner as the trees would be planted by our volunteers free of charge. There is a choice between Standard or Fruit trees. We are aiming to get the trees planted by the end of November. The Big Tree plant is a campaign to encourage people and communities to plant more trees in England's towns city's and neighbourhoods. Read more [...]
JUSTJONES& Tue 01 – Sat 05 October 8pm (Sat 2.30pm) Signed performance Thu 03 October This October, JustJones& present a contemporary adaptation of Ibsen’s classic tale of morality, An Enemy of the People. Relocating the story to Cornwall, Dr Stockmann and her brother, the Mayor, have founded a Co-Operative Health Spa and their town’s fortunes are transformed. When Dr Stockmann discovers that the health of the planet is threatened by one of their business deals, she assumes everyone Read more [...]
Meet, Talk, Feast! Sat 5th Oct. 11am-4pm. Feed Bristol. This is a very important time for working out how Bristol can feed itself into the future. Come and take part in these free workshops with people who are striving towards a sustainable food future for Bristol. All are welcome. This is a special event which is part of Avon Wildlife Trust's Feed Bristol monthly programme of open days. Here you can learn, share ideas and help to create solutions. As well as joining in with the talks and Read more [...]
Where: The Create Centre Smeaton Road, Spike Island, Bristol, BS1 6XN When: from September 6 to December 6, 2013. Opening times Monday through Friday 9 to 5. Future Museum has joined forces with the Bristol Food Network to bring you this special exhibition, looking back to the early days of Bristol's Food Sovereignty Movement at the start of the 21st century. As awareness of rapid global change expanded, the city enjoyed a flowering of small social enterprises and independent growing projects Read more [...]
In this issue: Trading Tales · Update from the Food Policy Council · Blaise Walled Kitchen Garden · New of the Traders' Food Waste and Recycling Initiative · A Golden Summer of Fun · Project SOS · Lost Crops of the Incas Growing at Bristol Botanic Garden · Community Farm News · Southmead Community Fruit Garden · The Better Food Festival · Horfield Organic Community Orchard · Feed Bristol's Wild Summer Days · Sims Hill update · What's New from River Cottage Canteen · Policy Matters: Read more [...]
Sheepdrove Organic Farm Family Butcher's Shop is an independent trader at 3 Lower Redland Road (just off Whiteladies Road) Bristol BS6 6TB, a few doors down from Wild Oats. Tel 0117 973 4643 Email Nick Rapps the head butcher is offering 10% DISCOUNT on Sheepdrove produce, for subscribers to Bristol's local food update. Mention that you saw this offer in Bristol’s local food update newsletter and say the magic words ‘local food’ when you shop in Sheepdrove – Read more [...]
There will be a public meeting at Hamilton House on 4th September 2013, 7pm about the possibility of introducing an 8.5% additional business rate on the largest supermarkets. This is part of a national campaign run by 'Local Works' and has been raised in Bristol City Council by the Green Party. Come and find out more from Steve Shaw (Local Works), Joy Carey (author of 'Who Feeds Bristol') and Molly Scott-Cato (Green Party Euro candidate). You can download the poster for the event here. Read more [...]
Food Matters, with our partners the Soil Association and Sustain, is excited to be launching the Sustainable Food Cities Network today. We believe that through food we can address some of today’s most pressing social, economic and environmental problems including obesity, food poverty and climate change. The programme is being funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation. We are proud that the network has been inspired by the pioneering work we have been part of in Brighton and Hove – along with Read more [...]
We need your help to grow gleaning into a strong national movement, saving literally tonnes of fresh fruit and vegetables from going to waste on UK farms, and donating this fresh nutritious food to local food redistribution charities like FareShare. Here's some more info, our video, and some photos. We're looking for five regional Gleaning Coordinators to help kick start and organise gleaning in Kent, Brighton, Manchester, Bristol and Cambridge! Help save tonnes of food from going to waste on Read more [...]
We are looking for volunteers to become curators at the "Future Museum of Bristol good food" which will appear at the Harbour Festival over the weekend of 27 & 28 July. Join us for a couple of hours to help us talk to Festival visitors about what they'd choose to put into a food museum for future posterity - was it a particularly good meal out? or a prize-winning carrot which they grew? or the day they mastered a particularly tricky recipe? No experience necessary - just a love of food and talking! ______ Writers Read more [...]