In this issue: Bristol food networking · Community group news · Coexist Community Kitchen · Introducing Feed Bristol · The Severn Project · Horfield accessible allotment and edible forest · The Community Farm in winter · Cook the books · Get growing in Mendip · Seeds for the future · People’s Supermarket update · The opening of FareShare Southwest’s new branch in Bath · Following the plot No. 11 · Square Food Foundation · Centre staging, local, fresh, and organic · Bristol’s Food Policy Council update · The Bristol Pound gets a massive boost · Bristol’s Big Green Week 9-17 June · Love Food Festival 31 March 1 April · Plus Funding, Events, Courses, Conferences, Training etc.

Spring is nearly springing. The wild garlic is poking through, the Alexanders are growing vigorously, and it’s feeling very tempting to start sowing things in the veg bed. Across the city, new growing projects are sprouting forth, too. In this issue we hear from Avon Wildlife Trust about ‘Feed Bristol’; the Severn Project who have expanded into Whitchurch; and the Horfield accessible allotment and edible forest, who have their grand opening in April.

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