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

Seeds for Sinai Collection by nadiacatkinhillman
November 18, 2015, 6:27 pm
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From Lucy;

” Spare seeds needed!

You have probably read a lot about Sinai in the news recently. I am trustee of an NGO that works with Bedu in South Sinai (a peaceful, non-extremist people, 80% of whom live in food poverty). People there are very reliant on the now non-existent tourist trade to make a living.

My colleague & friend in Sinai has asked me to send them vegetable seeds – many people have small gardens which can provide vital support to feed families when tourist numbers are low. However, seeds are expensive there and often people miss the growing season because they can’t afford to buy seeds.

I am collecting vegetable seeds to send of any variety – preferably those where seeds can be saved. If you have spare seeds you could donate, we’d all be really grateful.

Contact me on and I’ll arrange to collect them – or pop them through the door at 57 York Rd, Easton, BS5 6BL”

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.

Financial Contribution

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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