Bountiful Bristol Bulletin

Local Food Events Autumn/Winter from Food Links by nadiacatkinhillman
September 9, 2008, 12:58 pm
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Involving Marginalised and Excluded Groups in Environmental Sustainability Projects Workshop
Saturday 20th September 2008, 10am – 4pm (Tea and arrivals from 9.30 am) Venue: CEED, Ujima House, 97-107 Wilder Street, Bristol BS2 8QU
A workshop for people involved in Transition Bristol/neighbourhoods and/or local food projects, but open to activists and those working on community-based environmental sustainability projects also.
This workshop is being re-run on 20 Sept due to popular demand – it’s come about as part of Transition Bristol’s

The workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to think about working with different communities, engaging with them on their own terms and drawing out their interests regarding environmental projects.
How to book a place
For more information and to reserve your place please download a form from our website at or contact FCDL at or call us on 0114 253 6770 for a booking form and more information.

Sunday 14th Sep 10.30- 1.30pm first ever Food Fayre at the Knowle West Media Centre.
The Knowle West Carbon Makeover project aims to support local people, using media as a tool, to develop sustainable (balancing environmental, social and economic factors) campaigns, projects and initiatives within the local community.
The main highlight of the day will be firing up the Earth Oven that Carbon Makeover participants have hand built over the last week. There will be pizzas made in the new oven. The day will also see the launch of a unique, portable garden shed (known as the Bike shed) built by artist Beth Hamer whilst in residency at the Media Centre recently.

Other highlights during the event will include demonstrations of veg planting, sugar free sweet making, jam making, cycle powered smoothie making and stalls selling locally produced food.
This event promises lots to do and learn for all and a great opportunity to try out some foods produced in alternative ways.

We are also looking for volunteers who could help on the day to do things like:
– set up (bunting/ tables/ chairs etc)
– clear up (same as above)
– make tea and coffee
– help with the campaigners stalls (bag decorating/ helping with jam making)
– help with either the smoothie making / or sweet making (this will be led by Bristol Food Hub)

For further information please contact or telephone 01179 030444.Knowle West Media Centre Leinster Avenue, Knowle West, Bristol BS4 1NL

The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil Film and presentation with the noted Cuban biologist and permaculturist Roberto Perez who is featured in the film.
Tuesday September 16th – 7.30 p.m.
If you haven’t already caught this fascinating film come and see how a whole country survived and in many way thrived post ‘Peak oil’ employing a widespread return to traditional agricultural methods and permaculture inspired design systems.

The Cube cinema, 4 Princess Row, Kingsdown, Bristol, BS2 8NQ
£4/£3 Tickets on the door from 7pm or advance from The Better Food Company,
Sevier St, Bristol. Tel 0117 9351725

The Eat Somerset Project is planning a number of events for producers and buyers over the coming months. These include Meet the Buyers events for public sector caterers (October 2008), wholesalers (October 2008) and retailers and caterers (February 2009), plus workshops on sustainable packaging and marketing for producers in January 2009. In addition, work is underway with 6 local shops in the West of England area to increase local produce within their range.

For more information look at the Eat Somerset pages on Sustain’s website or contact Alison Belshaw on 01225 787919.

Community Development & Environmental Justice Practice Sharing Workshop: EAC A3
11.30 am Thursday 20th to 3.00 pm Friday 21st November 2008

This is a FREE Every Action Counts (EAC) residential workshop for experienced community development trainers, it is not an Introduction to being a Trainer course. The workshop has been designed to support personal and professional practice-sharing.

The residential will be taking place at Harbone Hall VSO Conference and Training Centre Old Church Road Birmingham. This venue is accessible by public transport from Birmingham International train station (the bus journey takes about 20 minutes).
We will have places for 12 – 16 people for this workshop. As places are limited we encourage trainers to book as soon as possible. There will be a £40 deposit which will be returned to those who attend or give us at least 2 weeks notice in cancelling places.
Aim: To provide an opportunity for community development trainers to ‘refresh & update’ their tools and practice in linking social and environmental justice
The Every Actions Counts programme supports voluntary and community organisations to reduce their impact on the environment, tackle climate change and improve their local area.

To book please return your completed booking form to Rhodes Administrative Support Officer Federation for Community Development Learning
3rd Floor, The Circle Building
33 Rockingham Lane
Sheffield S1 4FW
Tel: 0114 2536770
Map and directions for both addresses: About us: How to find us.


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