Bristol Local food update
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In this issue: Forgotten Foods · Get Growing Trail 2013 · News from the Food Policy Council · 'Behind the Menu' Sustainable Food Summit' · Golden Hill · Food Awareness at the Community Farm · From the Hudson River to the (USA) to the Frome River (UK)... Foodscapes: Everyone's at it! · The Blue Finger Project · Organic meat on a Budget · Summer News from River Cottage Canteen · The Haven · Following the Plot No. 15 · A Bristol Supermarket Levy? · Counting What Matters · GoodGym · Join Read more [...]
HWDAA are having a plant swap/sale at the Alderman Moores site on Saturday 6 July from 10.30am till 2pm. Profits to 'Seeds for Africa '. Please bring plants to swap, veg, flowers, shrubs. Non-members are welcome, so long as you become Associate members which will cost £1 for a year's membership. (Well worth it, in order to be able to buy seeds, compost, gardening tools, canes, netting, fleece etc at greatly reduced prices.) Directions: From the Robins Pub on the corner of Ashton Drive & Read more [...]
A competition to find Bristol’s favourite local independent businesses. Does your greengrocer sell seasonal surplus from the allotments down the road? Would your local hardware store order a sewing machine lightbulb, especially for you? Does your corner shop make free home deliveries to older residents? Help us to find Bristol’s hidden gems and unsung heroes among our local independents. TWO WAYS TO WIN!! 1. Take a photo of your favourite independent business which captures just what you Read more [...]

An Evening of Fast Food!

June 14th, 2013 | Posted by Kristin in Eat local | Events | Grow local - (0 Comments)
Thursday 20 June, 8-10pm Arnolfini £8.50 http://biggreenweek.com/session/an-evening-of-fast-food/ Eight speakers, ten minutes each, dish up our evening of fast food looking at how we fix our broken food system. Served up by TV Chef Allegra McEvedy; Riverford Organic’s Guy Watson; Pam Warhurst CBE of Incredible Edible Todmorden; Mark Driscoll previously of WWF’s One Planet Food Programme, Guardian journalist Jo O’Connell, Angela Raffle from the Community Farm, and Simon Boyle founder Read more [...]
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; http://simshill.co.uk/ 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 [...]