Want to get mucky in a Community Garden?
Or learn to look after chickens at a City Farm?
Ever wanted to pluck your own apple from a Shared Orchard?
Well here is a map to help you find out where to go to find peaceful city sanctuaries and social garden spaces. Click on the icons on the map below to find out where the gardens are, what they are doing and how to find out more information. Each has a highlighted section telling you how you can get involved and take a bite of Bristol’s home grown food!
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Get Growing Guide
Take your first bite of Bristol’s home grown food with this guide to ‘Getting Growing in Bristol’. Tapping into Bristol’s local food will allow you to find fresh food high in flavour and nutrients, but low in food miles and packaging. This guide will direct you if you want boxes of veggies delivered to your door, or to dine out on local delicacies.
If your garden is not quite the edible Eden you dream of, then dig around this guide to find gardening help and advice, local sources of plants and free resources.
If you want to volunteer your time then Bristol has a diverse range of community gardens, city farms and orchards waiting for you to explore. There are skills to learn, friends to find and a home grown harvest to share!
Do you already belong to a community project and want it to better advertise your events and news? Then look here. If you are eager to expand what Bristol has to offer and set up a new group, then there is information for you here too.
So whatever you’re into, or want to get into, we hope this Guide to Get Growing helps you to take you to take a bite of Bristol’s home grown food and make the most of what this diverse city region has to offer.
- Do you want to support local food? Find it, buy it and eat it without getting muddy gardening
- Do you want help and advice for you in your own garden?
- Do you want to find local plants, garden shops and free resources?
- Do you want to get involved with a community group?
- Do you want to better advertise your group’s events and news stories?
- Do you want to set up your own group?
- Do you want to learn more about food production?
- Do you want your own patch of land?