Bountiful Bristol Bulletin

‘Blue Fingers’ Workshop for Horticulturalists and Handicrafters 15th December by nadiacatkinhillman
December 8, 2014, 7:12 pm
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Charli Clark would like to invite you to take part in ‘Blue Fingers’, a meeting between the horticulturalists and handicrafters of Bristol to raise awareness of an important agricultural resource and gain skills and/or knowledge to protect land of this quality and significance in the future. She is looking for 10 growers and 10 crafters to be involved in this event.Could one of them be you?

  • Ideally the growers should have some knowledge of The Blue Finger, Bristol’s grade 1 agricultural land, currently threatened by urban development, or other information concerning food security in Bristol, soil quality and/or grow your own food initiatives.
  • The crafters should come with some understanding of crochet and it is hoped that they will be active in sharing their skill with the growers.

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Southmead Community Fruit Orchard Needs Garden Coordinator! by nadiacatkinhillman
November 17, 2014, 9:49 pm
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Are you looking to gain experience in horticulture, project management, volunteer management or just craving a new challenge? Southmead Community Fruit Garden needs your help! We are losing our garden coordinator at the end of the year and currently there is no-one to take over this role. Our project has been running since January 2013, by a small and friendly group of community volunteers. The garden space is compact but productive, with a selection of fruit trees and soft fruit bushes.

If you are interested in getting involved, please for more information. We are hoping to find someone suitable so this developing project can continue to thrive into the future.

Feeding the 5000 by nadiacatkinhillman
October 4, 2014, 1:06 pm
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Bristolians unite! We have our DEBUT Bristol gleaning day!

We’ve found thousands of apples going to waste on a farm in Gloucestershire! Next Sunday 12th October, we’ll be going on a mission to save as many as possible of these delicious fruits for charity, and an idyllic day out on the farm! All produce going via our good friends at FareShare and the Matthew Tree Project to charities dealing with food poverty around Bristol.

Sunday 12th October 10am-5pm (TBC). Travel expenses paid from Bristol, Gloucestershire and nearby (just ask us first).

Spread the word to anybody you know if the area! The more volunteers we have, the more we can save!

Contact Vondy at to volunteer or for more info – rise up with the Arable Spring!

If you can’t join us this time, sign up to our gleaning list to be the first to find out about our next gleaning day near you – gleaning is spreading all over the UK!

Reiki First Degree Class Bristol,14th September 2014 by nadiacatkinhillman
September 1, 2014, 9:15 pm
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Reiki First Degree Class with Steve Mallinson (Reiki Master)

Day includes four Reiki Attunements; Meditations; Self Treatment; Treating Others.

During the First degree you will receive four energy attunements, which open you to receiving more of the life force for your own  and others healing. You may experience a feeling of peace, loving energy, stillness or meditation or see colours, images or memories. The Reiki hand positions are taught – for treating self and others. After the First Degree a clearing and shifting start to take place which begins to free the body, mind and emotions from the past.

Contact :

Jumble Trail Montpelier and St Werburghs – Saturday 23rd August 2014 from 11-4pm by nadiacatkinhillman
August 12, 2014, 4:27 pm
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Montpelier and St Werburghs – Saturday 23rd August 2014 , from 11-4pm

Jumble Trail – like a car boot, but on your street, everyone can join in. 
Montpelier and St Werburghs are in the midst of a jumble sale revival and on Saturday 23rd August, local residents are taking to their front gardens and are setting up stalls to sell their forgotten treasures.  Everything from handmade clothing and vintage furniture, to delicious home cooked food will be available to purchase.  Everyone in the community can take part, we are asking those wishing to hold a stall to contribute £5 when registering via – this goes towards the printing and flyering costs.

Bargain hunters can navigate their own trail through the streets with the aid of a online interactive map providing each stalls location, colour coded with pictures and description of what they’ll be selling. And with over 50 stalls expected, this Bristol event is proving to be every bit as popular as the creative collective had hoped.

Small Is…Festival 13th-14th September by nadiacatkinhillman
August 11, 2014, 9:43 am
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The Small Is…Festival enables people to share, learn and be inspired by
sustainable living, international development and appropriate technology.
Small is…2014 offers a wide range of events for attendees. There will be a
series of lectures and debates alongside a dynamic selection of workshops and
a cinema programme. In the evening the focus shifts to international music.

Date: 13th-14th September 2014
Time: 10am-11pm
Location: St George’s concert Hall Bristol.

Plans for this year’s festival are hotting up! Please visit our website or Facebook page

If you are interested in having an information stall for your organisation at
the festival, or getting involved in any other way, please contact Naomi at

Volunteer at Bristol Green Doors 13-14 September 2014! by nadiacatkinhillman
August 11, 2014, 9:41 am
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Bristol Green Doors runs educational events to inspire, encourage and enable domestic green refurbishment in our community. Our next open homes event is on 13-14 September 2014. Homes across the city will open their doors for visitors to be inspired and learn how to make their own homes more energy efficient.

This event is reliant on the time, energy and enthusiasm of our volunteer stewards. Paired up with a householder, your role could involve welcoming visitors, serving refreshments, Continue reading


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