In this issue: Bristol Independents Day · School Food · Community Farm & Sims Hill updates · Dig deep for Tyntesfield’s kitchen garden · Fairtrade achievement · National Planning Policy Framework · Made in north somerset · Loaf: thy neighbour · ‘The Cooks of Country Markets’ initiative · Local Food in Bristol · Richard Spalding on New foodscapes · Keith Cowling Following the Plot no.8; Farming the City; & Food in Community Buildings · Linda Hull on A People’s Takeover · Report from the Get Growing Trail · Food Policy Council · Plus events, courses & training, conferences etc.

One plea which always seems to emerge from local discussions about food, is that we could really do with a one-stop shop for all things food-related in Bristol. With your help, we hope the Bristol Food Network’s new online home at* will become part of that central resource. We’d like to hear from community groups about what would make your lives easier, about the one key thing that helped you to get started, about the how-to guide that really made sense, and about what still seems to be missing. We can’t promise that we’ll fix things right away, but it will give us a good idea of what needs to be fixed.

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