Bountiful Bristol Bulletin

Chelsea Fringe Events in Bristol by nadiacatkinhillman
May 22, 2014, 8:52 am
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4TH ANNUAL GET GROWING GARDEN TRAIL 7-8 June by nadiacatkinhillman
May 22, 2014, 7:51 am
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The Trail is back, bigger and better than ever, with 33 community gardens, allotments, orchards and social enterprises opening over the weekend of 7 & 8 June (download the Trail leaflet at

This year we have guided cycle tours available. There are 5 rides in total, with one family-friendly option and a longer tour out to Tyntesfield. Book your places at:

We still need photography volunteers to help capture the weekend’s open gardens and touring cyclists. You don’t need to be an expert, or have top-of-the-range equipment – but a love of fruit & veg growing might help! You can see photos of previous Trails at:

If you can help by photographing a couple of sites over the weekend, please contact us for more details at:

If you’d like to distribute a few Trail leaflets in your area, or in your workplace, please let us know.

Women’s Heart Tribe Retreat by nadiacatkinhillman
April 15, 2014, 7:27 pm
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Booking Now Open – Free accommodation upgrade or 5% discount on the top level accommodation if you book in the next 7 days. Please share with like-minded sisters.
Date10th -18th May
The sparks of feminine connection that exists in our every day lives can be fanned to flames when we focus our will to be together and connect to the full power of what it means to be women, mothers, daughters, sisters and grandmothers.

This incredible retreat will bring together amazing women and guide you through a week of joy, work, fun, wisdom and intent. The week includes a Red Tent Ceremony and sacred ceremony along with many activities, gatherings and circles as well as space, rest and safe spaces to turn inwards.

Our week together includes in the price:

- daily yoga, meditation and pranayama

- activities, talks and circles designed to strengthen the feminine

- sacred circle to cleanse and celebrate

- all food from supper on the first day to breakfast on the last

- accommodation – dorm, shared room or camping

Available but not included:

- individual Kambo healings

- massage, aromatherapy and yoga therapy

Your hostesses will be Karen and Vick  – both experienced in ceremony, teaching and facilitation. Yoga and massage by Maya Gayle. See the website for more info about us.

Price: £495 (shared room)/ £420 (dorm room)/ £345 (camping with tents provided)

For more detailed information and to book:

web:;  email:




Transition Bristol and Friends Small Green Sunday Event 25th May! by nadiacatkinhillman
April 4, 2014, 11:00 am
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Please join us for a gathering and lunchtime garden party, celebrating the amazing grassroots transition and sustainability work going on in and around Bristol.



The Trinity Centre, upstairs and in the garden – Trinity Rd, Bristol, BS2 0NW (near Old Market – loads of buses!).


Sunday May 25, 10.00am to 2.00pm

Seven years on…

Some of you will remember Transition Bristol’s Big Event at City Hall in 2007 when over 400 people gathered for talks and workshops. Seven years on and a lot has happened, so it feels like time to reconnect what we’re doing, and to ask how we fit into Bristol as European Green Capital 2015 and as a Rockefeller Resilient City.


  • Reaffirming the transition movement aims, ingredients and ethos
  • Reconnecting with old friends and welcoming new friends
  • Interactive, facilitated sessions for sharing information and exploring opportunities
  • Lunch in the Trinity Garden (bring food to share)


Everyone involved with transitioning Bristol to a future with less fossil fuel. You may be working on food, economy, energy, culture, transport, green spaces, neighbourhoods, or many other relevant issues.

What to bring?

Yourself; a willingness to share, reflect and listen; food to share

I’m in…what next?

Tell us you’re coming! REGISTER HERE (link). This is a free event, but due to space the numbers are limited, so do book to make sure of a place.

Children are welcome in the garden during lunch from 1 pm.

We’d love to hear from you. Hope to see you there.

Transition Bristol was constituted in 2006, and was the world’s first registered Transition Initiative in a City.  Run entirely by volunteers, Transition Bristol works to initiate, promote and contribute to a wide range of transition related work across Bristol.

Lifecycle Bike Donation events by nadiacatkinhillman
April 4, 2014, 10:58 am
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If YOU have an uncared for bike lurking in a garage or somewhere and think its time to give it a better home, then you can. Please donate your unwanted bikes to Life Cycle—so we can refurbish them and get them back out.

We will be at:
Saturday May 17th Whiteladies Road farmers market at junction with Apsley Road 8.30am to 2pm

Saturday May 24th SusWoT market Westbury-On-Trym Primary Car Centre car park (off main Westbury public car park) 9am to 1pm

Thursday June 19th the RID store at Horfield Prison, Cambridge Road, Bishopston 9am to 1pm

Also: get your bike looked at for free by Dr Bike

Intro to Permaculture Course 5th-6th April 2014 by nadiacatkinhillman
April 4, 2014, 10:56 am
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Venue: Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3QY

When: 10.00am to 5.00pm both days

Cost: £100/£70 (concessions)

Booking: Please complete our booking form here or email

Find yourself burgeoning with curiousity about all things permaculture? Brimming with ebullient enthusiasm for ecological and sustainable ideas? Or just fancy knowing what all the fuss is about? Then our Introduction to Permaculture course is for you.

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NURSERY COURSE Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th March 2014 Venue: Feed Bristol, Frenchay. BS16 1HB by nadiacatkinhillman
January 24, 2014, 12:22 pm
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What the course will cover
• Designing a commercial nursery – how to get started
• Understanding the different nursery and propagation options
• Running a commercial nursery operation, including: feeding and pest management

Irrigation & watering
• Becoming self-sufficient in propagation materials
• Tour of an existing nursery site
• Hands-on nursery design practice
• Seasonal propagation activity
• Managing stock, sales and purchases
• Marketing of edible and unusual plants, online and face-to-face
What you will get from the course
As well as knowledge and info of the above, you will get the opportunity to practice:
• Selecting and collecting graftwood
• Grafting
• Taking hardwood cuttings
You will be provided with the following info and resources to take away:
• Plant lists
• Stock tracking spreadsheets
• Template plant labels
• A printed course Reader with info on everything taught
Our courses also give you the chance to meet other people with similar interests and experience of their own, and to get your specific questions answered. You will leave with increased confidence, clarity and creativity to put your new knowledge and skills into practice.
Course Costs
The cost of the course is banded on the basis of income:
Income Bracket Price of Course
Up to 14K p/year £50 (places limited)
14K-20K p/year £75
20K upwards £95

Availability is limited so book your place today, by contacting Humphrey Lloyd on


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