In this issue: Help win funding for the Get Growing Garden Trail · Bristol Good Food Conference · Bristol Food Policy Council · Viva! News · Sims Hill update · Update from BeeBristol · Bristol Food Connections 2015: Not your average food festival · Who are TCV? · Buying Groups are ready to go! · The Community Farm · Urban chicken-keeping in Bristol · Following the plot no. 22 · Why good quality agricultural land is so precious and why we should care about it · Food growing loses out as land prices soar on the Blue Finger · Blue Finger reflections · Fairtrade at 20 · Jobs & volunteering · What’s on at Windmill Hill · Events at Lawrence Weston Community Farm · Events  · Courses & training · How to teach cooking in your school · Publications · Odds & ends · Funding · Regular things

October offered us another thought-provoking Food Conference. I’m still pondering whether we really live in a city of “many initiatives but not a movement” where there is “activism of the few against a background of most who don’t care”. Is that really Bristol? I’m not sure. But if it is, then Green Capital year offers us the chance to break-out of these traps and to test-out another snippet from my conference notes: “knowing is caring”. So pass this newsletter on!

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