Saturday 15th October 10 am – 4 pm
Indoors and out at Lansdown Road School, Stockwood Lane, BS14 8SJ
The Edible Cities project has joined forces with another new group, Local Food for Hengrove and Stockwood, to put on a food focused festival for folks near and far:
Bristol Apple Press Collective making juice from local orchard apples / Go on a foraging walk with wild foods expert Andy Hamilton / Children; make pollinating insect tree decorations from wood, pine cones and seedheads and make marvellous muffins with Bridget the award-winning local school cook / Learn about the plans for the Edible Cities initiative to cherish old and plant new fruit trees across the city /hear from Bridget on why every child has a right to healthy school meals / Lovely live music from the aptly named Baker Boys to the esteemed Stockwood Concert Band / Bring your camera and go on a FREE wild food photography walk / Plus: The Community Farm, Soil Association, produce from local growers, Seed & plant swap
Lunch? Pie Minister Pies will be there, of course! Mmm mmm mm.
88% of Bristolians don’t know where Stockwood is. OK we made that up but it is a little-known area of the city – yet it contains some of Bristol’s best kept secrets & hidden green riches. Nestled between Whitchurch, Queen Charlton and Hanham it is surrounded by Stockwood Open Space, an expanse of old farmland. Now a Nature Reserve with a blend of old meadows, thick hedges and bullace groves, forgotten orchards (recently brought back into use by local groups) the Brislington Brook and some almost ancient woodland, Ilsyngrove, home to yellow archangel and the rare Bath asparagus as well as Whitethroats, Kestrels and Sparrowhawks.
Cyclists! If you haven’t discovered the Whitchurch Railway Path it’s one of the best ways to “escape” the city. Part of National Cycle Route 3, you can make a day of it and explore some delicious Somerset countryside and villages, maybe even head down to Chew or back to the Bristol-Bath railway path – a lovely autumn ride.