Bountiful Bristol Bulletin

Upcoming Mushroom Cultivation & Identification Introductory Course by nadiacatkinhillman
October 2, 2015, 9:10 pm
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Mushroom Cultivation & Identification Introductory Course

at Brook End LAND Centre near Street/Glastonbury, Somerset (1 hour south of Bristol)


This three day course will take a look at the fascinating world of fungi, introducing key concepts in their biology and ecology. Looking at the identification and classification of fungi and seeing how we can be cultivated and integrated in our gardens.

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Bristol Food and Land Forum 17th October at Feed Bristol! by nadiacatkinhillman
October 2, 2015, 9:09 pm
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Link up with a growing community of people and projects intent on supporting Bristol become a sustainable food city. The event hosts a range of key speakers covering three themes. The object of the day is to demonstrate how protecting community food growing land can make a significant contribution towards city wide resilience through: nature and well-being, social enterprise and empowering resilience. 10 – 5. First talk at 11. Full line up with times to follow.

The idea of the day is to allow people and projects to network and get involved with active discussions. These will be facilitated and taken from the day to feed into several strategic actions through the Evolving Ideas Emporium by looking at local solutions, contributing into Bristol wide Continue reading

Feed Bristol Harvest Festival September 5th by nadiacatkinhillman
August 10, 2015, 10:37 am
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When: Saturday 5th September, 12 to 6

Where: Feed Bristol, 181 Frenchay Park Road, BS16 1HB

Come and celebrate all the glories of summer with us and check out all the progress we have made on site. Grand opening of the “Ark” Greenhouse and the straw bale packing shed.


Bands throughout the day

Workshops on how to grow with nature and green woodworking

Cafe and sensational seasonal feast

Kid’s activities

You can download the poster here.


International Reclaim the Fields Action Camp  by nadiacatkinhillman
July 26, 2015, 5:40 pm
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Reclaim the Fields UK (RTF) was born in 2011, as a star in a wider constellation of food and land struggles that reaches around the globe. Every two years there is also an international camp, where people from around Europe and beyond meet together to support a local struggle.

This year, an international gathering will be held in the UK, in Dudleston, Shropshire, on the Welsh/English border from Friday 6pm 28th August  – Wednesday 2nd September 2015 at Dudleston Community Protection Camp, Shropshire on the Wales/England Border. This is a DIY camp and everyone is needed to get stuck in to make it happen. People are needed to:
•    Support with publicity before the event – sharing the gathering online, putting posters up, encouraging your local group to get involved. People are also needed to help design the programme, respond to emails & plan facilitation.
•    Helping with site set up & building infrastructure (planning this in advance & being on site a few days before the gathering)
•    Signing up to a shift over the weekend to help with cooking, site set up & safety, being on the welcome tent & so forth
•    Supporting local groups to organise actions

Find out more about the event here – and if you can help with any of these tasks please email

Community Gardening Day at Trinity this Sunday 3rd May by nadiacatkinhillman
April 28, 2015, 2:19 pm
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As part of our ‘Grow it, Cook It, Eat it’ project, the Trinity Community
Garden is running monthly open gardening days for the wider community
throughout the growing season, every last Sunday of the month, from
March to Sep, 11am-5pm

Come and join us this Sunday 26 April at the Trinity Garden (BS2 0NW),
learn various gardening skills, enjoy the urban outdoors, meet new
people and share some lovely food together.

The sessions are a mix of ideas and hands-on work in the thriving
community garden. We have a poly-tunnel, compost loo, lots of fruit
trees and a friendly bunch of regular gardeners and volunteers.

Learn how to grow fruit and veg, medicinal and culinary herbs; plan your
season ; work with limited space; grow in containers; fruit bush and
tree pruning; and cook what we grow together in our outdoor kitchen!

For more info, contact Helen Winstanley, Project Coordinator: / 0117 935 1200
The Trinity Garden (next to Trinity Centre), Trinity Road, Bristol. BS2

Buglife survey to secure funding-REQUEST. by nadiacatkinhillman
March 1, 2015, 9:36 pm
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Please could you help Buglife. Buglife have the chance of securing funding of £1M to bring brilliant Buzzing Hot Spots full of flowers, bees and pollinators to Bristol and a number of other towns. At the moment we don’t have any responses from the Bristol area.

Please can you help Get Britain Buzzing by answering 8 short questions at:

Spring Growth Workshop and Seed Swap at Better Food by nadiacatkinhillman
March 1, 2015, 9:35 pm
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Thurs 12th March, 5pm to 6:40pm,
Better Food Café, Sevier Street, St Werburghs, BS2 9LB
Free event

We’re hosting a Spring Growth Workshop and Seed Swap at Better Food, and we’d like to invite you and all your allotment growers to our seed swap too, being held on Thursday 5th March.

Things kick off at 5pm with some seed swapping (another chance to get those ones you wanted but missed!), followed by talks and Q&A until 6:40pm with Ben Raskin, horticulture expert at Soil Association, and Amanda Pitt, city gardener extraordinaire.  They’ll speak about creating the best start for your seeds, from composting to germination, as well as techniques for maximizing on space and resources for city growing.  Meet other growing folk and share your spare seeds, including donated seeds from Better Food seed supplier Kings Seeds.

As well as swapping seeds, and getting great advice, participants will be able to stock up in store with 10% off gardening goods for the evening.  The event is free but we are welcoming donations to support the Save Our Seeds initiative, working to protect the purity of seeds against GMO.

Find out more about the event here.

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