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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 [...]

Save our Soils!

February 12th, 2014 | Posted by Kristin in Get involved - (0 Comments)
Dear Friends and supporters, Please add your signature to this petition asking for our best and most versatile soils, like the Blue Finger, to be safeguarded for food production. This is a vital issue which needs a higher profile nationally and locally. https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Safeguard_our_Soils_Mr_Pickles/ Please add your voice and ask your friends to do the same. The petition is ending soon. Many thanks!! Maddy www.bluefingeralliance.org.uk @bluefingersoil www.bluefingerfood.wordpress.com Read more [...]

How could fracking affect farming?

February 12th, 2014 | Posted by Kristin in Events | Get involved - (0 Comments)

An information evening for landowners & food producers, Wednesday 26th February.
Please click here for more more information & how to book. (more…)

We are looking for minority communities who are growing within Bristol’s city limits to partner with us for our big pop-up restaurant event, Eat Drink Bristol Fashion. Our event will run from 1-18th May 2014 and on each night we welcome a different chef from Bristol and beyond to come and cook in our tipi restaurant. We aim to showcase the very best of the Bristol food scene – which is vibrant and pulsing, and needs to be put on the national culinary map. The Opportunity We want to include Read more [...]

Edible Plant Sale at Eastside Roots, Friday the 14th of February 12am-4pm

Bare-root shrubs  £5 Bare-root trees £10
Potted plants are also available

All plants have been propagated in Bristol by the Edible Futures plant nursery

At Eastside Roots, by Stapleton road station

For more information ring Humphrey 0770281055/ humphreylloyd@hotmail.co.uk

A Veritable Feast Fundraiser

February 3rd, 2014 | Posted by Kristin in Community groups | Events - (0 Comments)
Sweeping us back to a time of feudal landlords and peasant revolutions, we find ourselves feasting in the middle of an old ramshackle tavern! We are surrounded by jolly faces and delicious smells wafting from the community kitchen. Course after course of insatiable food just keeps finding its way from the chef’s knives to our tables... The people are weary after a hard days work on the fields, but let me tell you there is nothing stopping them from having a knees up with friends, food and foolishly Read more [...]

£15 each

Local heritage varieties on offer

Choice of rootstocks available

Grafted and cared for by volunteers

Delivery £1 per mile or collection

Contact Rachael Ford: tree-life-centre@tcv.org.uk, 07766421301

Tree Life Centre, Grimsbury Farm, Grimsbury Road, Kingswood, BS15 9SE

See pictures of our trees on our facebook page here.

Alys_Fowler_at_Urban_vegEd. note: This is a good opportunity for any enthusiastic community food group to coordinate the Big Dig Day in Bristol. As of yet, Bristol is not an official participant. Have you got community gardens in your city? Do they need more volunteers? Sustain is organising a national Big Dig Day as part of the Big Dig project. The aim of the project and of the day is to help community gardens around the country get more volunteers involved in their work. The day comes at a time of the year when there Read more [...]
Green & Away, a registered charity, has vacancies for interns for our 2014 summer season from June to August. We are seeking  two Catering Management interns, two Chef interns, two Organiser’s Office interns, and two Maintenance Department interns with one specialising in renewable electrics. The experience of previous interns is that they gain considerable experience and education while with us, but enjoy themselves far more than they would if in a commercial environment such as a hotel, Read more [...]
We are recruiting! Feed Bristol are looking for two fixed term, part time posts - Education Officer and Community Grower. Find out more information here or see the job descriptions below. Feed Bristol Community Grower Part time, fixed term contract  £80 per day for 2 days per week Feed Bristol is Avon Wildlife Trust's award-winning 8 acre community project, focused on growing organic food in a wildlife-friendly way - with an emphasis on managing the site overall to enhance its wildlife Read more [...]