Bristol Local food update

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.

Meetings will be at the YHA off Prince Street (entrance near Pero’s bridge) 14 Narrow Quay, BS1 4QA. Parking at Prince Street CP or Mud Dock. Buses to & from Centre Monday March 25th 7.30 pm. Tim Foster, organic expert “How to start an allotment AND keep it going” Some useful tips and encouragement. Monday April 29th 7.30 pm Lia Leendertz, local gardener, writing for the Guardian & RHS magazine, travelled the country to find 30 beautiful and interesting plots for her new book Read more [...]
Love Food Festival are excited to announce details of a discussion about food taking place at the forthcoming Spring Festival. The discussion will take place at 2pm on Saturday 23rd March at Brunel's Old Station, Temple Meads. Love Food Festival would like to extend a warm invitation to the people of Bristol to join in and have their say on the increasingly critical subject of our food system and converse with the panel. The Panel: George Ferguson: Mayor of Bristol Kerry McCarthy: MP for Read more [...]

A green wall for the BRI?

March 7th, 2013 | Posted by Kristin in Get involved - (0 Comments)
The Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI) is putting on an exhibition today only of the shortlisted designs for an improved frontage of the hospital’s main queens building. There are six designs including a green wall and I wondered if you might be able to circulate the consultation around your network. The link to the different designs is here:'s-building-facade/ And for people who can’t get to the exhibition itself Read more [...]
In this issue: Get Growing Trail 2013 · Sowing and swapping seeds for healthy community · Golden Hill update · Land-based learning at The Community Farm · How I became the indie shopper · The Severn Project · Gloucester Road WI ·The innovative commercial food waste service - an update on Stokes Croft and beyond · News from the Food Policy Council · Local food and planning policy · Botanical stowaways emerge in Bristol harbor · Celebrating school food success · Going to market · Capital Read more [...]
To celebrate the launch of the new River Cottage Canteen in Bristol, members of the The Community Farm are to deliver their own locally grown produce to the Canteen kitchens at midday, on Friday, March 1. The new River Cottage Canteen opens its doors to the public on Monday March 4th. The River Cottage Canteen Bristol offers a combination of freshly prepared seasonal, local, organic and wild food. It chose the Chew Magna-based Community Farm after a search to discover the best produce the region Read more [...]
Bristol’s secret fruit & veg growers open their garden gates and community plots for the 3rd annual Get Growing Garden Trail. Come and see what lies behind the garden walls and get inspired to get growing too. 27 sites are open at various times over the weekend, showcasing a diverse range of growing projects. Each group taking part has a different way of organising the work, cultivating the land, and sharing the harvest – come and find out what would fit best for you. Join us for Bristol's Read more [...]
BFoE meeting Monday Feb 25th, 7:30pm: Cllr Gus Hoyt (green) on Food, Energy and his role in the mayor's cabinet YHA Harbourside, BS1 4QA (near Arnolfini) Brief formalities at 7pm, followed by talk at 7:30 - all supporters welcome, at 7pm or feel free to join us just for the talk and 'next steps' breakouts if you prefer. Agenda draft: 7pm: AGM formalities: electing officers, accounts questions 7:15: welcome others for following sessions 7:30: Cllr Gus Hoyt (green), member of Bristol Read more [...]
Bristol’s annual Seed Swap – the most delightfully fruitful event of the season is back. This year we have teamed up with Feed Bristol, Avon Wildlife’s thriving community food growing project and Sims Hill Shared Harvest. Taking place at Feed Bristol on 16 March (11am–4pm), as part of Sustain’s urban food growing campaign The Big Dig. See website for details and directions: Or check the Seed Swap Facebook page The Read more [...]
Oxfam is joining together with FareShare and many other charities to host the first Collaborafé in February - an event where we get together in a cafe in central Bristol to learn about global justice issues, discuss and share views and take action to help make a better world. Our collaborative campaigning event in February is on Food Justice. Oxfam will be showing a film about the food system and sharing the global story; FareShare will be talking about what happens on a local level and how Read more [...]