Bristol Local food update
In this issue: Sims Hill in 2013 · Allotment News · Fairtrade Fortnight in Bristol 2013 · Golden Hill News · The Community Farm in Winter · Windmill Hill City Farm projects · A local food waste collection service for cafes and restaurants · The Blue Finger project begins · Following the Plot No. 14 · Keep Britain Buzzing · Serving up and celebrating great British food · Bread Cafe on the rise · Events · Courses and Training · Conferences · Publications · Odds & Ends · Regular Read more [...]
Xmas baking 2012 courseOne-off Christmas Baking session at HHEAG 13th December from 1 pm to 3 pm. Costs: £1.50 towards ingredients, and take home what you make! Venue: No. 10 the People's Kitchen, Gateway Centre, Hartcliffe For more information: 0117 946 5285 Read more [...]

Launching! … the Bristol Independents Christmas loyalty card.

The Bristol Independents Christmas loyalty card launched on Monday 19 November. The card allows you to collect stamps while you shop for Christmas. Once you’ve filled your card, you can enter our prize draw to win a late present for yourself, in the New Year.

You can read more on the Christmas loyalty card page.

bathGarden Bristol is organising a weekly Horticulture Study Group in collaboration with Urban Eden Designs. The group is at: Beat Root Cafe, Lower Park Row, Bristol BS1 5BN 7-9pm every Tues Beat Root is at the Colston St end next door to the military antiques shop. Map: The group is free but please drop us an email to if you intend to come so we can keep tabs on numbers. 2012 Festive period: There will be no study group on the 25th Dec or Read more [...]
pumpkinWe're a small group setting ourselves up as a workers coop, and plan to open up a not-for-profit shop in Redcliffe, selling whole foods. We'd like your ideas and thoughts on this! Fill out our online survey for a chance to win £50 vouchers once we open at Who we are We are planning to open an independent, not-for-profit, co-operative wholefood shop in Redcliffe with a focus on food sold by weight, and we would like your ideas about how to shape it. Our mission is Read more [...]
In this issue: Scaling-up Bristol’s urban agriculture · URBACT: The convening power of Food (Projects) · The Golden Hill harvest · The Community Farm launches Learning Programme · Sims Hill’s year · Feed Bristol · Windmill Hill City Farm Active Citizen Projects · The Commercial Food Waste initiative · What’s cooking? Cooking class brings healthy glow to Stokes Croft · Health and Wellbeing · Whisk’s plans for 2013 · Oxfam on Land grabs · Regional Fairtrade Business Awards · The Read more [...]
thereandbackagainBarny Haughton & Square Food Foundation bring you another fantastic Pop-up Cookery School! "With a few ingredients, a knife and a pan or two, Barny Haughton of Square Food Foundation will take you through four or five dishes which reveal some fundamental truths about where we are and where we need to be." In the peaceful refuge that is The Folk House Café, Barny will demonstrate new recipes each with their own story and different ingredients. There will be delicious tasters, tables for you Read more [...]
Urban-agriculture-flyer1Thanks to everyone who attended the event on 3rd October. We received some valuable input from the meeting along with some ideas for taking things forward. Please find the summary document that contains the photos of all the flipchart papers recording the discussions from the evening here. Thanks again and we hope that the event will lead to further networking and tangible actions to help scale up urban agriculture in Bristol! Read more [...]

Eco Show Autumn walk 27 October

October 15th, 2012 | Posted by Kristin in Eat local | Events - (0 Comments)
autumnflowersTime: 10 am Meeting place: Somerset Square, Redcliffe BS1 6RT. Robin Mitchell will show us the community garden. Walking via Victoria Park we’ll be guests of a proposed Sustainable Community at BS3 Campus 12noon-2pm, Marksbury Road. We’ll share picnic, songs and hear their vision. Bring pizza toppings for earth pizza oven! Walking up the Malago and Pigeon House stream through Crox Bottom we’ll be guests of custodian Keith Way, taking us onto Dundry Slopes. There we’ll DIY art on the Read more [...]

The Big Dig!

October 15th, 2012 | Posted by Kristin in Buy local | Community groups | Eat local - (0 Comments)
Big DigThe Big Dig is a national campaign to get more people involved with growing food in their communities. The focus of the Big Dig is to help urban community food growing projects to get more people involved in volunteering on their sites. The focus of funding is on six cities around England (not including Bristol), but they are keen that this core work forms the platform for a much more extensive food growing network across the towns and cities of England. What the Big Dig can do for you The Read more [...]