Bountiful Bristol Bulletin


FIRST GROFUN MEETINGS SCHEDULED by nadiacatkinhillman
January 3, 2007, 5:24 pm
Filed under: food-growing, gardening, GROFUN, permaculture, Workshops

Montpelier’s innovative, urban food-growing initiative is growing! GROFUN (Growing real Organic Food in Urban Neighbourhoods) is taking shape and we need a couple more participants in the York Road area with a small patch of light garden and a few hours a week to tend crops. In return a weekly delivery of free, fresh, organic produce will be yours. Also, for the work weekends we are looking for a few extra hands. If you want to help out just for a day and pick up some new skills and friends please get in touch as soon as you can.

There will be two meetings for anyone curious to know more. You are invited to join us for one or both of the meetings.

Option 1. 23rd Jan at 24 York Road, Montpelier, 7.30-9.30
Option 2. 24th Jan at 2 Brigstocke Road St Paul’s Bristol 7.30-9.30

The meetings will follow a format. First an introduction/outline to this urban permaculture experiment, a little about me and my motivation, one possible vision for the scheme, an open-discussion to share all possible ideas, seed sowing and tea drinking throughout.

Participants will be expected to attend a work weekend on the 27th/28th Jan in Montpelier where basic raised bed building, soil conditioning and sowing will be demonstrated and info sheets distributed. All materials will be provided for this.

The time is now. If you know anyone in the Montpelier area who you think this may appeal to OR know someone who may want to come and help out with sowing some modular trays or pushing a few wheelbarrows of earth around do let them know about the meetings or pass on my details.

I have a 4 page outline of GROFUN should anyone want more details.

Those planning to come to a meeting could let me know so I buy enough buscuits! Thanks and look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes for the new year!


Click here to join GROFUN
Click to join GROFUN

Nadia Hillman (Coordinator)

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2 Comments so far
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This sounds like a great project and I wish you all the best with it. Bristol really is the eco capital of the UK. I only wish Scunthorpe was more ethically minded.

Comment by dibnah

That project looks very interesting..
I’d like to meet you…
I’m realy interested to be involved!
Can you contact me soon please?
Ciao Valeria!

Comment by valeria




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