In this issue: Sims Hill in 2013 · Allotment News · Fairtrade Fortnight in Bristol 2013 · Golden Hill News · The Community Farm in Winter · Windmill Hill City Farm projects · A local food waste collection service for cafes and restaurants · The Blue Finger project begins · Following the Plot No. 14 · Keep Britain Buzzing · Serving up and celebrating great British food · Bread Cafe on the rise · Events · Courses and Training · Conferences · Publications · Odds & Ends · Regular Things

After one of the toughest growing seasons in living memory, it’s perhaps a good time to reflect on some alternative approaches towards a fruitful 2013. Is now the time to build those warmer, better-drained raised beds? Or to switch to more permanent, weather-resilient planting schemes? Should we invest in solarpowered technology to drain or irrigate our land? Or is it better to pay more commercial growers to cultivate on our behalf? Hopefully you’ll find some inspiration in this issue.

Please email any suggestions for content of the March–April newsletter to by 15 February.

Download Bristol’s local food update January-February 2013 here.

Please visit the Bristol Local Food Directory!