Bountiful Bristol Bulletin

Bristol’s first ever ‘Get Growing Open Garden Day June 11th by nadiacatkinhillman
February 24, 2011, 8:34 pm
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Bristol’s first ever ‘arts trail’ for growing veg.

Bristol’s first ever ‘Get Growing Open Garden Day’ is to be held on Saturday 11th June 2011. The event being organised by the Bristol Food Network and Forum for the Future is one grand ‘open day’ of around 40 city-wide food growing projects, ranging from the largest community garden, to the most modest of fruit tree planting scheme. The event hopes to raise public awareness of urban growing projects in Bristol and inspire more people to get involved with, and volunteer for, their local community groups.

With more and more people interested in growing their own fruit and veg, the ‘Get Growing Open Garden Day’ will be a family fiesta of help and advice aimed at getting people started. With free activities happening at events across the city, from music, art and guided tours, to wildlife hunts for the children, the event promises to be Bristol’s biggest celebration of urban growing.

Laurence Copleston from Forum for the Future, the UK’s sustainable development charity, who are helping to organise the open day, said “We want to create a fun day where families can visit community growing groups all across the city and find out more about urban growing for themselves. Bristol has lots of community arts trails throughout the year, but this is going to be the first ever trail for growing your own veg”.

The Get Growing ‘Open Garden Day’ is part of a campaign led by the Bristol Food Network to encourage more people to get involved with urban veg production and to promote alternatives to traditional allotment growing. There will be full details of all the venues open for the trail available from early May, and a promotional guide and map will be made available online and in print.

To find out more about where to get started, Bristol Food Network have already produced a special map showing where community groups are located across Bristol, with information on how best to join in. The map reveals the huge range of community gardening projects across Bristol with different icons for city farms, community orchards, community projects and gardens, and community supported agriculture projects. Please see –

Laurence Copleston
Bristol Project Intern

t +44 (0)117 930 7301



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Is this Event a part of good living week?

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