Bristol Local Food Update
Steve Clampin is building a pop-up allotment in Anchor Square for Food Connections - can you help? Volunteers need on Friday 2 May to help set up, on 3, 4 & 5 May to staff the allotment, and on Tuesday 6 May to take it all down again. Please contact: Steve Clampin, Allotments Manager, Parks Horticultural Services, Environment & Leisure, 1st Floor, Brunel House, St Georges Road, Bristol BS1 5UY Tel 0117 9223737 Read more [...]
Nearly two months ago we launched our crowdfunding to kickstart the new Community Supported Agriculture Network UK. Now, we have just 5 days to go to raise £2,500!  Please make a donation, whatever you can spare: We have had wonderful support but we just can't afford to fail. People from CSA projects all over the country tell us how important a network is to them and are working hard to make the final push to hit our target. Helen and Axel from Cambridge CropShare Read more [...]
Eat Drink Bristol Fashion will be gracing Bristol’s iconic Queen Square from 1st – 18th May, bringing its tipi village with Arcadia lanterns and some of the biggest chefs in the South West to the city for the third year. Eat Drink Bristol Fashion is the brainchild of Josh Eggleton, Michelin star chef at The Pony & Trap in Chew Magna, and Luke Hasell, organic meat farmer and founder of the not-for-profit venture ‘The Community Farm’. The pop-up restaurant and festival is designed to Read more [...]
To celebrate the Bristol Food Connections Festival, the Better Food Company brings you a series of food journey days into the wild, wild west country around Bristol to follow the journey of food from ‘field to fork’. These unique day trips are designed to give people an opportunity to see where their food comes from, how it is produced, to learn about the processes involved, how to prepare it and of course, to sample some delicious food along the way! Our three tours are: 1.         Read more [...]
Please join us for a gathering and lunchtime garden party, celebrating the amazing grassroots transition and sustainability work going on in and around Bristol. REGISTER HERE Find us on Facebook here (link) Where? The Trinity Centre, upstairs and in the garden – Trinity Rd, Bristol, BS2 0NW (near Old Market – loads of buses!). When? Sunday May 25, 10.00am to 2.00pm Seven years on… Some of you will remember Transition Bristol’s Big Event at City Hall in 2007 Read more [...]
10th May: Land and Food Forum at Feed Bristol, Frenchay, 12-5pm Part of Bristol Food Connections Festival, 1-11 May ‘Join us in celebrating how people and nature help us grow.’ Aim of the day: To inspire a growing movement of people intent on up scaling urban agriculture to take action to support Bristol to become a sustainable food city. Outline for the day (12-5pm): 9-12:   Set up 12.00: Event opens 12.00-1.30: Read more [...]
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 [...]