Bountiful Bristol Bulletin

Hiring at Trinity Community Garden by nadiacatkinhillman
November 25, 2015, 12:10 pm
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There are 2 new positions open at trinity community
garden, each on different days so one could apply for both if one
wishes. Both roles require the person to be confident in leading food-
preparation. The community day will require more garden systems and
DIY experience and in the therapeutic gardening role more
horticultural knowledge is necessary.

Job Title: Community project: gardening, DIY and cooking co-ordinator
Responsible to: TCG Management Committee
Location: Trinity Community Garden, Trinity Centre, Trinity Road, BS2 0NW
Salary: £10 per hour
Hours: 7 hrs a day for 1 day a week.
Contract: Freelance contract for 6 months fixed-term, April- November 2016

Job Title: Therapeutic gardening and cooking co-ordinator
Responsible to: TCG Management Committee
Location: Trinity Community Garden, Trinity Centre, Trinity Road, BS2 0NW
Salary: £10 per hour
Hours: 7 hrs a day for 1 day a week.
Contract: Freelance contract for 6 months fixed-term, April- November 2016

Further information in the attached role specifications, or an
application form email Charlie at

Closing date for applications 7pm Monday 21st Dec

please forward this email to anyone you think might be interested.
Thanks a million, anita and charlie.

Sims Hill Shared Harvest Fundraiser Sun 29th Nov by nadiacatkinhillman
November 25, 2015, 12:08 pm
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Come enjoy a chilled out sunday feast with some beautiful live music, whilst helping local community food growing thrive!


– Live acoustic music and jam sessions
– Deliriously delicious Veggie Food
– Hot Drinks
– Cake
– Raffle
– Clothes swap

Money raised from the event will go towards helping the local community food growing cooperative Sims Hill Shared Harvest.

4pm – Late
Sunday 29th Nov
@ the Old Malt house
12 Little Ann St BS2 9EB

Come in from the cold and warm up after the Bristol Climate March. – event page

Windmill Hill City Farm’s 40th Birthday Party 12th December by nadiacatkinhillman
November 18, 2015, 10:03 am
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In 1976, local people came together to save a derelict piece of land in Bedminster, south Bristol, from developers. Windmill Hill City Farm (WHCF) is now the oldest city farm outside London.

The Farm Christmas Fair on Saturday 12 December, 11am-4pm,admission only £1, marks the start of a year of celebrations. It will be a fun-filled day with tons of attractions for kids, adults and families, including:

  • The launch of the WHCF Anniversary Calendar – featuring photographs taken and voted on by visitors and farm staff
  • Not one, but two grottos! Grab a gift in the traditional Santa’s Grotto or mine for gems in the Crystal Caves (children loved this so much last year we’ve brought it back! You literally go into a dark cave and bash away until you unearth a beautiful crystal to take home!)
  • Mulled wine (made to a secret farm recipe!), mince pies & roast chestnuts
  • Christmas trees for sale • Christmas market with locally made gifts
  • Children’s Christmas crafts • Tombola
  • Live music: local musicians play alternative versions of your favourite carols!
  • Barbecue selling farm-reared rose veal • Camp fire

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Better Bristol Crowdfunding workshop lst December by nadiacatkinhillman
November 18, 2015, 10:02 am
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When: 1st December at 1:30

Where: OpenSpace Bristol, 1 Saint George’s Road Bristol BS1 5BE GB –View Map

A Preview of the ‘Better Bristol’ Campaign…..

• Coaching & workshops to help you crowdfund your project or idea
• Opportunities to find out how you and your organisation can support this new campaign

Bristol Green Capital Partnership have partnered with Crowdfunder UK to launch ‘Better Bristol’, a new citywide rewards-based crowdfundingcampaign, which has been set up to raise more than £1M+ for projects and businesses with social and environmental impact.

– If you have a project or idea that you would like to crowdfund through Better Bristol, book a place for this workshop on Tuesday 1st December 2015. We’ll be running these on a monthly basis.

– If you can’t attend but have an existing project or idea you’d like to be included in the campaign, contact Kath Cockshaw, Campaign Manager –

More information at:

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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NEW! Firebelly Bakery’s Breadmaking Classes by nadiacatkinhillman
February 3, 2015, 3:27 pm
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Montpelier-based artisan microbakery Firebelly Bakery is now offering bread making classes. Learn to make awesome sourdough bread, beautifully holey focaccia, crunchy airy ciabatta, apple chelsea buns, and giant chocolate/cinnamon doughnuts, all on this one day workshop. Courses are held at Coexist Community Kitchen and cost £75. For more information visit

Gift vouchers are available.
Upcoming dates are:
– Sat 28 Feb – please email to see if places are still available
– more dates coming soon – sign up to our mailing list to be the first to know!
email for more information or to book a place.

January 26, 2015, 8:41 pm
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LEARN TO SPIN Sat 31st Jan and Sat 14th Feb 2015 10.30am –

Spinning for beginners – learn the basics of turning raw wool
into yarn using a drop spindle. We have hand shorn fleeces from our
Jacobs sheep. Bags of wool will be available to buy at a very
reasonable cost so that you can carry on spinning at home. With Juley,
our Community Farmer £5
WHEEL SPINNINGS at 28th Feb 2015 2pm – 4pm

Learn to spin on a spinning
wheel. Participants should either bring their own spinning wheel or
else let us know and we will lend one for the day. This will be a
chance to spin in a group, look at any problems and issues with
spinning, techniques, etc and to use different types of wool and
fibres. £5

SPOON MAKING Sat 21st March 2015 10.30am – 4.30pm

Learn how to make a
spoon with James. Starting with a log you will use traditional tools
to; split, axe, shave, carve and whittle. The day is held outside in
our Water Vole Woodland with a camp fire to sit around. £40

Sat 28th March 2015 10am – 3pmThis
workshop is suitable for people thinking about keeping sheep and those
new to sheep keeping who want to be self sufficient in caring for
their animals. It will cover the shepherd’ s calendar, sheep care and
basic sheep maintenance including foot care, and welfare checks. Bring
your own lunch. £35/ £10 concessions

Sat 11th April 2015 10am – 3pmAre you thinking of
keeping chickens? This day will give you all you need to know to get
started including; chicken history and different breeds, chicken
anatomy & behaviour, day to day care, suitable housing and
environment, diet, natural behavioural needs, how to do a health check
on a chicken. With Juley, our Community Farmer £35 (£10 concessions)


01179 381128 uk lwcommunityfarm lwcommunityfarm

Four Week Nutrition Course by nadiacatkinhillman
January 15, 2015, 2:43 pm
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Orchard Nutrition are offering a new run of their popular 4-week nutrition
course. Now with a change of venue and updated content, we’ll be looking at

the links between food, health and well-being, demystifying nutritional
concepts, and emphasising a sustainable, holistic and pleasurable approach
to feeding ourselves.

The course is taught by Isy, a qualified nutritionist with a catering and
community food organising background and author of the cookbook ‘Another
Dinner is Possible’. Her interests lie with sustainable food production,
grassroots organising, inventive plant-based cookery, and improving our
current food system.

Learn about healthy fats, vitamins, blood sugar and carbohydrates,
intuitive eating, and discuss problems with the food system. Classes will
consist of a mixture of presentations, activities, groupwork, and
discussion with homework given including completing a personal food diary.
Tasty nibbles will be provided too!

Tuesdays, 6.30-8.30pm, 3rd March – 24th March 2015

Roll for the Soul, Bristol’s community bike cafe, upstairs, Unit 2, St
Lawrence House, Quay St, BS1 2JL Bristol

Cost: £45 (£38 concessions)

Want to learn Herbal Medicine? by nadiacatkinhillman
January 15, 2015, 12:01 am
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Our first course in 2015 is our Women’s Health Course. Join us on a four week journey of discovering women’s health. We will look at common misconceptions about women’s anatomy, understanding hormones and charting the cycle, get to know some of the most useful women’s herbs and learn how to treat common conditions with herbs and self help. We’ll taste herbs throughout the course and and make an iron tonic together. This course is based on a decade of working within women’s health and running a busy herbal clinic.
It will be held in Eastville, starting 5th February, then 12th, (no class on half term week), 26th, 5th March 6.30-9 pm. Full Price £90/ Concession Price £70.

This is the booking form:

The next 6 week Foundation Course in Herbal Medicine will start on Wednesday4th March 6.30 – 9 pm (not including Easter week, 8th April) and will be held at St Werburghs Community Centre. This course has a real focus on self care and medicine making. Each week we will take an in-depth look at herbs that grow in the local area and discover their fascinating uses.This hands-on course will give you the practical skills to start building your first herbal medicine chest.As well as learning about plants you will learn a complete approach to health and the human body, and how to treat and prevent common illnesses holistically.

We have just had it confirmed that we have some funding to build a beautiful education space at the bottom of the Medicine Garden so for the next couple of months we are going to be looking for help to clear the space and build with the help of an eco builder. Our first clear up day is this Sunday 18th January from midday to 4 pm. We will also be digging up our wonderful spicey fire cider  which we made in December and will be sharing it around so feel welcome to bring a jar to take some home with you, whether you were there in December or not.We now have a new website for the garden if you want more details:

The dates for the Radical Herbal Gathering have now been confirmed and will be from Thursday 11th June to Sunday 14th June. For more details on this check the website:

Wishing you all a good 2015,
Becs Griffiths & Annwen Jones, Medical Herbalists MNIMH

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