In this CSA special issue: Richard Spalding on ‘The view from the plot – no.67 – vegetable heaven · Bonnie Hewson from the Soil Association on ‘Local food for local people’ – guide to Organic Buying Groups and Community Supported Agriculture · Introduction to the Bristol Food Network and Bristol City Council’s Food Charter · No Tescos in Stokes Croft campaign, including Claire Milne on ‘What’s wrong with supermarkets?’ · Sustainability South West: Planting ideas… for a better green infrastructure · Networking: Guide to online discussion groups in Bristol · Gail Francombe on ‘Nourish your skin naturally’ · Updates from: Sims Hill Shared Harvest, The Community Farm, GROFUN Gardenshare, the Federation of City Farms & Community Gardens, News from Knowle, Tobacco Factory Market Garden Club

In this issue we focus on community-supported agriculture, and the projects getting growing around Bristol. A CSA is a great way to get physically involved in farming, to secure your own supply of local produce AND probably most important of all, to guarantee a secure market for a local producer. And now is a great time to get involved.

May – June 2010