In this issue: A wasted harvest? · Ovagrown · GRO-FUN · Edible makeover of Castle Park · Grow Grubby – news from Brislington · CSA news · Edible Landscapes Movement · Bristol Food Conference 2011: Part 2 · Food Interest Group profiles no.7 · Green Capital Community Challenge Fund update · Joy Carey on ‘Developing sustainable food systems’ · Mat Jones on ‘A whole school approach’ · Keep Whiteladies Road Local · The Bristol Pound – Money made for Bristol · Eat the Change · Take action · Linda Hull: ‘Something is stirring in Somerset’ · Keith Cowling’s ‘Following the Plot no.7’ focuses on green manures · Plus events, training, conferences, courses, publications & more.

The Government have commissioned Mary Portas to head-up an independent review of the future of the High Street. The review will seek out ways to help develop more prosperous and diverse local shopping areas. Here in Bristol, many people are already working on alternative ways forward. A new regional currency – the Bristol Pound – will help support independent traders. While the Eat the Change project hopes to set up a People’s Supermarket for Bristol – run by the people, for the people.

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Bristol’s Local Food Update: July – August 2011