Bristol Local food update
In this issue:  Bristol allotments available · Update from the Bristol Food Policy Council · The Bristol Good Food Plan?? (FAQ) · Local Food Roots · Growing Support · Update on the Food Traders' Food Waste and Recycling Scheme · Talking closed loop with Soup Troop: Good soup for a good cause · The Active Citizens Programme at Windmill Hill City Farm · Taking stock at Edible Futures · Hartcliffe Community Farm · Square Food Foundation · Tyntesfield news · Following the Plot No. 17 · Read more [...]

Seed Fair 12th January!

January 2nd, 2014 | Posted by Kristin in Events | Grow local - (0 Comments)

Sunday 12th January 2014 SOUTHVILLE CENTRE, Beauley Road, Bristol BS3 1QG 10am-2pm

SEED AND SEED POTATO DAY (Lots of Organic Seed for sale – Vegetables and Herbs. Lots of unusual varieties. Seed potatoes.)

Two talks – Potato varieties and Herb Growing.

Refreshments available. £1 entry Children free.

Calling all keen gardeners not to miss!

Individual Recruitment Manager Bristol Pound CIC vacancy - part time post from Jan 13th 2014 Bristol Pound CIC is looking to recruit an Individual Membership Manager to take a lead role in increasing individual member numbers to the scheme through a variety of public and face to face scenarios. The ideal candidate will be articulate and charismatic, organised and self-motivated, and skilled at working effectively as part of a team. We are looking for someone with great people skills who Read more [...]

Oxford Real Farming Conference

December 7th, 2013 | Posted by Kristin in Education | Events | Policy - (0 Comments)

6 & 7 January 2014

The ORFC gathers farmers, activists, researchers and consumers to discuss the future of food and farming. It is full of interesting speakers, workshops & farm visits and looks at all the social, economic and ecological issues involved in transforming our food system.

Price: from £18 for 2 days

FoodCycle Christmas Pop-Up Restaurant

December 7th, 2013 | Posted by Kristin in Eat local | Events - (0 Comments)
On Wednesday 11th December at 7 pm, FoodCycle Bristol will be hosting a Christmas themed Pop-Up restaurant at Co-Exist in Bristol. FoodCycle Bristol is a charity aimed at tackling food waste and food poverty, and will provide a delicious 3 course vegetarian meal out of surplus food collected from supermarkets and local shops. It will also kick off the start to Christmas with some inspirational speakers, cool art work and some great live music! To find out more on FoodCycle and how you can get Read more [...]
Are you a 'food activist' working for justice, peace or coexistence with nature? Are you transitioning from working for others to self-support? The collaborative inquiry aSALT course (Spiritual Activist Leadership Training) may help you sustain your efforts. A Schumacher Institute learning programme, aSALT stands alone and fits well with Pale Blue Dot, the Sustainability Tool Kit and Shift. “aSALT helped me take a leading role in PSC and East Side Roots as I’d learned to create an Read more [...]

Edible Futures Winter Plant Sale

December 7th, 2013 | Posted by Kristin in Buy local - (0 Comments)
Avoid the pointless consumerism of Christmas by buying your friends and family something genuinely useful this year: Edible Plants. Edible Futures has a great range of edible perennial plants for sale including apples, plums, pears, currants, gooseberries and much more. We have both pot grown plants that can be planted at any time of year as well as a cheaper bare-root range for planting this winter. See the Nursery-Stock-December-2013.xls for plants and prices. Delivery costs £5 Read more [...]
George Ferguson, Mayor of Bristol, wants the city to become a test bed of new ideas. George's Ideas Lab is a new way of publicly sharing, discussing and rating ideas. Phases of the ideas lab and feedback During the 6 month pilot of the ideas lab, it will pass through a number of phases to ensure people have ample opportunity to suggest ideas and encourage the rating and discussion of ideas already in the lab.  This approach is needed due to the number of ideas the lab is receiving, to Read more [...]
With Charles Dowding December 14th and 15th 2013 Charles takes you through: Day one, the costs and benefits of creating an undug growing space 1 setting up an area for market growing: how big, how quickly, mulching inputs 2 maintaining productive soil without cultivation 3 time needed proportionate to possible costs and returns, depending on local market Day two, details of growing 4 propagation 5 finer points of producing salad leaves, currently the only profitable Read more [...]
The Landworkers Alliance are holding their AGM on the 23rd and 24th November at Trill Farm, near in Devon ( The weekend will be a great chance to meet other producers, learn more about the work of The Landworkers' Alliance and La Via Campesina, as well as having your say in the future of the organisation. Highlights of the weekend include film screenings, live music, speakers, debates, skill share and workshops, a farm tour, elections, campaign updates and planning, plus Read more [...]