Bountiful Bristol Bulletin

Cultural Growography Course at Feed Bristol Thursday, April 4, 2013 by nadiacatkinhillman

2:00pm until 4:30pm

Cultural Growography at Feed Bristol is 9 week course of learning about plants through observation, drawing, playing, story-telling, photography, painting, collage, poetry… and much more! As we go through the course we’ll be creating interesting and educational displays about the plants at the Feed Bristol site, in preparation for Feed Bristol’s participation in the Get Growing Trail on 8-9 June.

No artistic experience required – only a sense of fun.

The course will take place EVERY Thursday in April and May 2013 @ Feed Bristol

This is a FREE course but places are limited so book now!

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Free Autumn Organic Gardening Course by nadiacatkinhillman
October 10, 2012, 8:58 pm
Filed under: Food, food-growing, gardening, Organic, permaculture, Workshops

Get set up to eat from your garden all year!

This course will focus on seasonal tasks and skills. We will cover…


  • Planning the year
  • Sowing veg to eat over the winter
  • Building fertility – compost, wormeries, green manures
  • More plants for free! – cuttings, seed saving
  • Fruit tree and bush pruning
  • Avoiding pest and disease problems


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Twilight Session at Feed Bristol 26 June by nadiacatkinhillman
June 25, 2012, 8:31 pm
Filed under: Energy, food-growing

For Teachers and Community Groups
Tuesday 26th June, 4-6pm

Find out how your school or community group can get involved in organic, nature friendly food with Feed Bristol.

Explore how nature makes us grow, visit our children’s badger den, meet the Feed Bristol team, book a growing session, apply for a plot, tasty cakes and refreshments

RSVP: Please e-mail

Click here to download the Twilight session flyer.

Get Growing Garden Trail 9-10 June 2012! by nadiacatkinhillman
June 6, 2012, 10:20 am
Filed under: food-growing, Fun, gardening, permaculture, Transition

Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 June
Opening times vary from garden to garden. Please check the google map here or the Trail leaflet for individual site details.
Bristol’s secret vegetable growers are opening their garden gates and community plots for the 2nd Get Growing Garden Trail. Come and see what lies behind the garden walls and get inspired to get growing too.

Over 30 sites will be open at various times over the weekend, showcasing a diverse range of growing projects. Each group has different ways of organising the work, cultivating the land, and sharing the harvest – come and find out what would fit best for you.


Types of project showcased include: community allotments, veg growing in urban spaces, community supported agriculture schemes, smallholdings, community orchards, permaculture plots, and ‘meanwhile’ temporary use of land.

Activities on offer include: workshops, walks, garden tours, tastings, seed sowing and planting sessions. Of course, there will be plenty of plants and home-grown produce for sale, and garden cafés will be springing up over the weekend to fortify you on your tour.

We hope to have minibus transport to some of the further-flung sites. Please check back for the latest information.

Download the Trail leaflet here:

Get Growing Garden Trail leaflet 2012


Bristol Seed Swap 2012 by nadiacatkinhillman
February 14, 2012, 8:46 am
Filed under: food-growing, Fun, gardening, GROFUN

10th March, 12-4 pm, Easton Community Centre, free event, donation requested.

Saturday 10th March
12 – 4pm
Easton Community Centre,
Kilburn St, Easton, BS5 6AW

Far more than seeds!

Music, stalls, talks, workshops, plant sales, films, tea, cake and lunch, and quite possibly, some fun…

Bristol’s 8th annual seed swap and green fair is open to everyone from wannabe gardeners to experienced pros – and anyone aiming for a more sustainable life.

-Come along and share seeds, pick up new and interesting varieties, exchange tips, experiences and resources.

Plus a great opportunity to find out more about local community groups, why saving and swapping seed is incredibly important, and what’s going on in the world of local food and resilience. All in one place!

Suggested donation – £3, or bring a cake for the café to sell!

Bring your excess or unwanted seeds to share, if you have some, preferably labeled, in a bag, envelope or other container.



Who should feed Bristol? by nadiacatkinhillman
February 14, 2012, 8:40 am
Filed under: Food, food-growing, free space, permaculture, Workshops

Next Bristol 2050 meeting  “Who should feed Bristol?”,18 February, 2 pm to 5 pm, Artspace college, free event

2pm – 5pm Sat 18th Febuary @ Artspace college BS3 5JJ

We are hoping to create a shared vision of the future that the people of Bristol can get behind. We ran a poll on our website to decide what issue we should tackle first and you chose food.

The theme for the February the 18th meeting will be “Who should feed Bristol” The title is borrowed from the “Who feeds Bristol report” by Joy Carey. The report would be a useful thing to read before coming along.

  • Should we be producing more food locally
  • How viable is urban farming in Bristol
  • Can care farming help us address our cities drug problems

The meeting will again be run using the “open space” model.

Artspace College who are kindly hosting the event have a on-site food project.


The Organic Food Festival, 12-13 September by nadiacatkinhillman
August 21, 2009, 11:25 am
Filed under: Food, food-growing, Organic

Bristol Harbourside, 10 – 6 PM Saturday and 10-5 PM Sunday

£5 Entry, Free for Children and Soil Association members

Held September 12-13 at Bristol’s scenic Harbourside, the Organic Food Festival is organised in association with the Soil Association and with the generous support of Yeo Valley. It is Europe’s largest showcase of the organic community, with hundreds of organic products, an organic bar, cooking demonstrations with Raymond Blanc, Barny Haughton and other top chefs, childrens taste workshops and a lively Street Food Bazaar.

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