In this issue: Richard Spalding on ‘Land for Food?’ · Bristol City Council’s Food Interest Group profiles of Steve Clampin, allotments manager and Henry Dawson, Empty Land officer · Land planning: an opportunity to comment · Tales from the plot allotments exhibition · Avon Wildlife Trust: Local school children discover wildlife habitats in their school grounds · World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF) · Following the Plot with Keith Cowling, including things to do on the plot in July · Louise Barnard of Baby Bites on ‘How to encourage home cooking for free’ · Updates from: Transition Long Ashton, Sims Hill Shared Harvest, The Community Farm
The first crops are cropping and the season of over-abundance is nearly upon us. And across the city, community initiatives are bearing fruit too. From CSA schemes to farmers’ markets, garden- sharing to chicken co-operatives – there’s something for everyone. Why not get involved?