Bountiful Bristol Bulletin

Bristol’s Local Food events by nadiacatkinhillman
July 11, 2008, 7:21 pm
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On-going events and activities

Knowle West
Green Footprints, Knowle West

Buried Treasure’s Green Footprint’s community gardening project is looking for community gardening volunteers. Whether you are an experienced gardener or simply willing and able to learn, contact Mil on 07810 474558 or

Knowle West Farmers’ Market, Every Friday 10am – 1.30pm, Mede Centre in Inns Court

British grown fruit and veg at affordable prices

The Corner Garden, Easton Community Centre

Learn gardening skills and relax in an urban paradise at Easton’s community wildlife garden: The Corner Garden.

For more info and to get involved contact Beth on 07875136040 or
Easton Community Allotment, Gordon road, Easton READ ON

Thursdays (11am-4pm) are volunteers days at Easton Community Allotment. Drop in and lend a hand*with our vegetable beds, herb garden, fruit trees and cuttings. We share lunch and plenty of cups of tea in our iron age shelter. No experience necessary, all harvest is shared at the end of the day. Contact Beth on 07875136040 or to find out more or find us on our myspace for directions and to drop by.

Transition Easton’s Gardening Project
Interested in edible landscapes, ‘guerilla’ gardening or gardening education?
There is now a group of people looking at projects around the Easton area. For more info, email / or call Abby on 0781 4747606

St Pauls
Sunday community meals, 7.30pm Café Midnimo, 163 Ashley Rd, St Pauls

Tantatalise your taste buds at Bristol’s best value and friendliest community meal.


Whiteladies Rd Farmers market, 1st Friday of every month, 8am – 2pm

At the junction of Apsley Road and Whiteladies Rd. The traders sell low packaged, locally grown and locally produced goods.

June – July 2008


Bristol’s Week of Harvest Celebrations – planning meeting

Mon 14 July 7pm, Hamilton House, Stokes Croft, St Pauls, BS1 3QY

Wed 16 July 3 – 5.30pm, Bordeaux Quay, V Shed, Canons Way, BS1 5UH

Join Transition Bristol to plan a Week of Harvest Celebrations around Bristol to celebrate Bristol’s abundance of local food at harvest time and to raise awareness of the need to re-localise our food and the havoc our current globalized food system is wreaking on the health and wellbeing of our communities and the environment.

Sessions will start with an outline on what’s happening to transform food in Bristol, leading to open space sessions to brainstorm and plan a range of harvest events across the city. The daytime meeting is aimed at those attending as part of their work and the evening meeting is aimed at those involved in a volunteer/grassroots capacity, although all are welcome to whichever meeting is most convenient.

Bristol’s Week of Harvest Celebrations will take place in October to coincide with World Food Day on 16 October and National Apple Day on 21 October – and we would love to see as many Bristol communities and organisations involved as possible. The week of action builds on ‘Berries ‘n Beans: Bristol’s Week of Seasonal Food Celebrations – some 15 events that took place earlier this month, in solidarity with communities across the world, whilst world leaders were meeting in Rome to discuss world food security.

Please email to register – stating which event you will be attending.
Lawrence Weston

Community Carnival, Saturday 12th July 2008

Time to be announced, On the green at Ridingleaze.

St Pauls and St Werburghs

Sat 5 July Save the Bees troupe at St Paul’s Carnival

Join a Trinidadian dance troupe to save the bees! A group will be dressing as bees and flowers and dancing Soca – a Trinidadian carnival dance – to raise awareness about the plight of the UK’s bees.

Get involved!

Costume making:

Wed 3 to 6pm, Thurs 6 to 9pm and Sat 2 to 5pm at St Pauls Family and Learning Centre, Grosvenor rd

Learn Soca dancing and join the dance troupe

Thurs 6.30 – 7.30pm at the Malcolm X Centre, Ashley rd

Join in the carnival procession as a bee or flower (you don’t have to dance!)

Sat 5 July, St Pauls
Contact Liz Parker
How to make REAL Bread and Pizza, 1st July, Café Midnimo, Ashley Rd @ 7pm

Join Chris Adams and others and learn how you to make lots of dough – freeconomy style!
DIY Cleansing and Cleaning! 8th July, Café Midnimo, Ashley Rd @ 7pm

Cleanse yourself and your house with Claire from ‘Bella Bees’ and her ‘Recipes from the Pantry’.
Food for Free in Brizzle! 22nd July, Outside St. Werburghs City Farm Café @ 6.30pm

Join local ‘Self-Sufficient’ish’ celebrities Dave and Andy Hamilton for a forage, walk and a meal if we get lucky!

Brew your own Booze! 5th August, The Better Food Company, Sevier St @ 7pm

Learn how to make you own Beer, Wine, Cider and Mead with Bristol’s Finest Brewers!

For more information visit

Transition Easton

Save the Bees! Wed 2 July, 6.30 – 8.30pm, Eastside Roots, Stapleton Road Train station, Easton.

Local bee keeper, Claire Day will talk about the important role bees have in food production and in our local communities and why we need to put pressure on the Government to save the bees!

Community picnic, Tuesday 22nd July, 7.00pm – 9.00pm – Outdoors!

(Venue TBC, possibly Gordon Road – Easton Community Allotment)

Gardening and nature theme. Bread, cheese, humus and salad will be provided. Please bring food to share. Donations invited.

Eastside Roots, Stapleton Road Train Station
The good, the bad and the unpalatable: local to global food talk, Wed 23 July, 6.30 – 8.30pm

Baffled about how soaring global food prices relate to local food in Bristol and the UK? Concerned that buying local food is at the expense of poor country farmers? Join us for a myth-busting evening and find out what you can do.

Federation of Community Farms and Gardens

Annual Show, Sat 19th July 2008, time to be announced.

The Green House, Hereford Street, Bedminster, Bristol, BS3 4NA.

For more information visit


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