Community growing projects are starting to open up again after their long Covid hibernation. Now is a good time to get growing with others:
Get Growing at Incredible Edible Bristol’s Cultivation Place
For the last few months we have been working hard behind the scenes on a space at our Cultivation Place at Speedwell, creating what is the equivalent of a tiny urban back garden, or a tiny yard space. We are so aware that for many renters, house sharers and flat dwellers, for people from marginalised communities growing food and creating beautiful spaces feels like something they may never be able to achieve, but we are aiming to set out to prove that is not the case and that anyone can grow some of their own food, no matter how pushed for space they might be. Growing and gardening is a space that many people don’t recognise themselves in and we know that it is vital that we change this, and this is, we hope, a start.
This work is being made possible by Linda McCartney Foods, who are celebrating their 30 year anniversary by supporting 6 community garden and learning spaces across the UK. Their kind funding is making it possible for us to offer several 6 week course to 18-28 year olds who feel they would like to learn about growing in rented or impermanent spaces and how to go about it but for whom access to growing education has never been possible due to costs or just general access issues or not feeling that they are seen in that sector. The 6 weeks will include learning on soils, on composts and composting, on growing plants from seeds and propagation, and give the participants the basis of designing small spaces and how to ensure they have all the knowledge needed to take their experience back into their communities and homes.
This course will be practical, hands on experience that will include lots of opportunity to ask questions, experiment within the space that is being built and give all participants the building blocks of good gardening and growing, using ecological principles. We can offer 6 places per course, and the first course will begin on Monday 19 July and be from 11am to 3pm.
If you think this is the course for you or someone you might know drop an email to Sara Venn, our lead, and she will get back to you with further information. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org. The course will be lead by both Sara and our community facilitator Luke Murray.
Golden Hill Community Garden
Hi folks! Your community garden needs YOU! I’m so happy to say we are now taking new volunteers! Which is great because there’s lots to do and lots of lovely veg that needs eating. After running on low numbers since March 2020 we’d LOVE some new folks to come and get involved with weeding and watering, planting and picking, building and fixing, and also taking chatting, drinking tea, eating biscuits and taking home some lovely harvest. No experience necessary and no need to bring anything except yourself. You don’t need to come every week or stay all day so you can fit volunteering around your energy levels and other commitments. We always have a range of jobs so you can work sitting down and our site is level with wide paths and an accessible toilet. We’re a lovely friendly bunch and you can just come for a look around. Get in touch or come along at 12 or 2:30 for a tour. Text/call 07506 905 394 or message here or email email@example.com to let me know you’re coming or if you have any questions or queries. You can find us at BS7 8NE at the end of Monk Rd behind the prison.
Become a farmer! Bramble Farm is looking for new members to join our farm collective.We’re on the lookout for either individuals, couples or families to join the farm as part of our team. Lots more information here https://docs.google.com/…/1WUkEcrdJ…/edit… If you’re interested drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll be running some work days in the next couple of months so that anyone interested can come and take a look.
The Grow Wilder site, wildflower nursery and café are now open at weekends: café 9am–4pm, nursery 9am–5pm. https://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk/explore/grow-wilder
Blaise Community Garden
Pop-up shop Saturdays 11am–1pm: https://www.facebook.com/BlaiseCommunityGarden
Redcatch Community Garden
Community Garden Shop open every day 9.30am–4.30pm
For Sale: RCG GROWN – Courgettes, spring onions, cucumber, Charlotte potatoes, Rainbow Chard, beetroot, mixed leaf salad, hand tied posies, hand tied bouquets, redcatch apple juice, free range eggs, Rainbow Chard, bunched Mint, Lettuce, and Babs’ beautiful handmade planters!!
Also – Free range local eggs
Peat Free Compost
Please bring your own bags, pay by card if possible and respect social distancing. Looking forward to seeing you.
Elm Tree Farm
The farm are taking orders for veg boxes again.
New potatoes are being dug, so they could be part of the selection, along with farm grown redcurrants, gooseberries, spring onions, beetroot, chard and courgettes. We will also pop in a recipe card for making courgette and ginger jam. Elm Tree Farm veg is all joyfully grown within 500m of the farm shop and by people with learning disabilities. We’ll be ordering in some staple veg again, from other organic growers, but we’ll make sure you know what’s what in your box – they are likely to sell out fast. Price: £16 Order here https://shop.elmtreefarm.org/shop/ before Thursday 12pm. Collection only on Saturdays from our farm shop, 9am-3.30pm