Bountiful Bristol Bulletin


More Great GROFUN News!!! by nadiacatkinhillman
February 18, 2009, 10:09 pm
Filed under: Food, food-growing, Friends, Fun, gardening, GROFUN, Uncategorized

Bristol’s own gardening ‘share-scheme’ GROFUN has some excitng news this week from the BBC. Exciting and scary!

Alys Fowler the flame-haired gardening expert who presents Gardeners World called up the project coordinator (Nadia, also your humble and currenty frustrated ed.) to ask if she could make a a ten minute film of the project to be aired on the show this Spring!

In terms of PR for GROFUN this beloved gardening show has to be the ‘Golden Ticket’. The first episode was broadcast during that most historic year of political protestation and and mind expansion when flowers were really hip and hipsters really cool – way back then in 1968. The history of gardening extends across at least 4,000 years of human civilization, forever shifting with the times and of course the seasons but held fondly in the hearts of those who have dug and dreamed. 

GROFUN has a unique chance here to spread its message of ‘people power’ and collective grass roots action.But to transmit this message successfully, with some professionalism, more active volunteers are required to co-create a community allotment that inspires everyone tuning in to the programme that anyone can grow food and probably should! 

The crew want to begin filming around the Spring Equinox which means a tidy and attractive plot is all we can hope to show off. To offer them an abundant allotment, teeming with flowers, fruits, herbs, veggies and insects the team would need to honour their promise and return in the summer to film a follow-up piece and enjoy the harvest.

Every weekend between now and the Spring Equinox on March 21st the GROFUN plot in Ashley Vale could be teeming with people, getting down and dirty and having fun! There are supports to be built, beds to be raised, seeds to be planted and junk to recycle, but equally as important are those fresh friends to make, that different type of tea to try and that new piece of info to learn. GROFUN aims to enrich life in all its manifestations, from soil to skills to friendships.

Please come along and lend a hand. The sessions are generally afternoons Sat and Sun and are free. This means you can come and go as you please, refreshments are provided, you’re bound to enjoy your self and in the summer, you can come back and take a bag of raspberries and some leeks or whatever back home with you.

For more details leave a comment and I’ll get back to you personally.

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4 Comments so far
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Hello, good to see the plot below mine is finally being worked!! Good luck with the project.

Comment by Dave

wow thats great news. hope it all goes well. I’d watch it if I had a T.V

Comment by dibnah

What number plot are you on? I have an allotment at Ashley vale and would like to make contact.

Comment by Deborah Lister

Would like to get involved.

Comment by markbyoung




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