Bountiful Bristol Bulletin

Bristol’s Get Growing Garden Trail by nadiacatkinhillman
April 24, 2012, 8:40 am
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32 Bristol organisations have agreed to participate in this year’s ‘Get Growing Garden Trail’ – an open gardens weekend which will be held over 9th & 10th June.

The groups include many of the city farms in Bristol, some allotment associations and many local growing groups and projects, and even workers from a city centre business who tend an area of ground over their lunch hour. Each will be opening at different times over the weekend and showcasing their work. Members of the public – keen gardeners or otherwise – are invited to go along and see what the groups get up to!

The event is organised by the Bristol Food Network, a group dedicated to making Bristol a sustainable food city. Steering Group member Jane Stevenson said:

“We are delighted to be able to run the second ever Bristol Get Growing Garden Trail. We hope many people take the opportunity to visit the fantastic food projects up and down the city, see what they get up to, and maybe help them out.”

One of the participants is Cat Jameson from Bramble Farm Bristol, Community Smallholding. She said

“Last year’s event was so successful that this year we’re opening the gates for two days! We are proud of what we’ve achieved as a community, reclaiming wasteland to grow quality food for our families. We’d like to invite people in to share our farm for the weekend, offering activities for adults and children as well as general advice on urban smallholding. The Get Growing Garden Weekend is a chance for us to celebrate our achievements, share our farming knowledge, raise funds for the farm from plant and food sales, but above all else, have fun!”

The Bristol Food Network has produced a leaflet which will be available at venues across the city in the weeks leading up to the trail. The trail guide gives details of locations and opening times for all the participating organisations and can be downloaded now from the Bristol Food Network website



Jane Stevenson 0117 966 1639


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