Bristol Local food update
In this issue: Get Growing Trail 2014 · Sustainable Fish: A guide to the Guides · Creating a Sustainable Fish City · fish2fork · Good Fish Guide app · Stream Farm's stream-fed trout · Happy Fish at Co-exist · News from River Cottage Canteen · The importance of purchasing sustainably sourced fish · Food Policy Council update · News from the Network · Fanning the wildfire? Incredible Edible Bristol · Where would we be without herbs? · Following the Plot No. 18 · Food composting at the Read more [...]
Do you share our vision of a community supported agriculture project in every town and village in the UK? We’ve just launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money to develop CSA in the UK. Please visit our Buzzbnk page and help us reach our target and achieve this vision We need to raise £6,500 in 60 days or we get nothing, and we are aiming for a grand total of £19,140! Over the past couple of years we’ve been working really hard to create a new independent Read more [...]

News from the Network

February 27th, 2014 | Posted by Kristin in Community groups - (0 Comments)
The eagle-eyed amongst you will notice a small but significant change on the cover page of the March-April 2014 issue of  Bristol's Local Food Update – Bristol Food Network has changed from being a voluntary group, to a Community Interest Company (CIC). The Directors of the new CIC are: Joy Carey (f3 consultants), Lorna Knapman (Love Food), Sid Sharma (Thali Café), Kristin Sponsler (Transition Bristol) and Jane Stevenson (Local Food Update etc). Our Company Secretary is Marti Burgess. We Read more [...]
The 4th annual Get Growing Garden Trail returns to Bristol over the weekend of 7 & 8 June. If you're involved with a growing group in the city, and would like to join in (it's free!) but haven't told us yet, then now is the time to get in touch! If your growing group has signed up, please remeber to email Caitlyn: final details of what you are doing by 26 March. If you're involved with a local walking group, or you're a walk leader yourself, we'd also like to hear Read more [...]

Friday 28th February, 11 am to 2:30 pm

Headley Park Community Centre, Headley Lane, Headley Park, Bristol, BS13 7NW

  • Free advice from NHS Health Trainers
  • Free arm and hand massage
  • Free manicure and pedicure
  • Free colour consultation

Enjoy a bowl of soup, a filled roll, tea/coffee, and slice of cake for only £1

For further information, contact HHEAG on 0117 946 5285.

Apple Tree Grafting Workshop

February 12th, 2014 | Posted by Kristin in Courses | Events - (0 Comments)
Where? Tree Life Centre, Grimsbury Farm, Grimsbury Road, Kingswood, BS15 9SE When? Friday 7th March OR Saturday 8th March 2014 10.30 am til 3.00pm For £80 spend the day learning the skill of grafting apple trees with an expert. Take home your very own grafted variety at the end. The workshop will take place outdoors with some shelter. Wear sturdy footwear, lots of layers and a waterproof. Tools and equipment provided. Bring your own lunch but tea and biscuits will be provided. Contact Read more [...]

Join us at Hamilton House on March 3rd 2014 to talk about the beginning of Bristol’s Food  Growing Revolution.

Speakers to be announced

Start Time will be 7pm

For more information please contact us at or  join our Facebook page at Incredible Edible Bristol or join in the talk on Twitter #ediblebristol

Dear all, Our association is part of  a European project aiming at fighting against food wasting. We are looking for recipes based on left overs. If you have any, please let me have them as early as February 15th. They will be collected and turned into a booklet to be available for the European gathering which is to take place in Bordeaux from May 9th to 16th. Thank you for your collaboration! Please email your recipes to Valerie BONNET Présidente Read more [...]
The Royal Horticultural Society’s It’s Your Neighbourhood campaign is part of the wider Britain in Bloom initiative, providing an opportunity for smaller community groups to get involved. It’s Your Neighbourhood is a unique scheme for volunteerled community gardening projects/groups which are focused on cleaning up and greening up their local area, whether that is the estate where they live or the back alley they share or the local community centre’s outdoor space. It’s Your Read more [...]
A one day conference to set the agenda on planning for good food with Sheila Dillon from BBC Radio 4 Food Programme Professor Kevin Morgan - University of Cardiff, author of 'Worlds of Food' and 'The School Food Revolution'. Date: Tuesday 6 May 2014 Time: 09:30-16:30 Location: Bristol Delegates: City planners and stakeholders across the food system Registration: Book for this event This conference is part of the Bristol Food Connections Festival running from 1-11 May 2014. Conference Read more [...]