In this issue: Get Growing Garden Trail · Bristol Food Conference · What a Waste! ·There is such a thing as a free lunch! · Exploring food waste potential · Food waste collection service in Bristol · Forgotten feast at Poco · The Matthew Tree project · CSA news · Feed Bristol · Voices from Bristol people’s supermarket · Soil Association update · Recipe of the issue · Incredible edible Somerset · Fairtrade · Square Food Foundation news · In praise of sheds · Whisk! · Rediscovering the sacred in food · Big Green Week 2012 · Ready Steady Chef at Vegfest UK · Events · Market news · Training and Conferences · Courses · Publications · Noticeboard · Regular things

Food events a-plenty will be bursting forth over the next couple of months (which is probably more than can be said for my carrots, which have no doubt been washed away by wash-out April). Most exciting for the Bristol Food Network is the concentrated spurt of 9–11 June, where 2 days of open food-growing gardens, will be followed by Bristol’s 3rd Food Conference. Put it in your diary now! It promises to be a productive and inspiring 3 days.

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