Bountiful Bristol Bulletin

Highly Recommended 6 week yoga course in Montpelier. by nadiacatkinhillman
April 19, 2013, 7:37 am
Filed under: Fun, health, Workshops, Yoga

6 WEEK YOGA IMMERSION COURSE – Starting Tuesday 7th May 2013@ Yogasara Studio, Picton Street, Bristol.
Spaces limited, booking essential.
£40 for 6 weeks
Tuesdays 1.15pm – 2.30pm starting 7th May for 6 consecutive weeks.

– For everyone who wants to slow down and feel deeply into their body
– Those new to yoga
– Those with injury or health conditions
– Everyone who wants to develop somatic consciousness and empower themselves to practice yoga with integrity.

We will utilise the timeless wisdom of hatha yoga practices along with contemporary understanding of the body mind-continuum.

During these six weeks we will explore the fundamental elements necessary to facilitate a direct experience of the balancing forces in the body-mind.

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Bristol Green Drinks: Wednesday 27th June, 2012 by nadiacatkinhillman
June 25, 2012, 8:39 pm
Filed under: Friends, Fun, social

We’re looking forward, once again, to welcome like-minded people for a sociable drink on Wednesday 27th June – the next get-together of Bristol Green Drinks. We meet to network in an informal setting …

Llandoger Trow, King Street, Bristol, BS1, from Jun 27, 2012 06:30 PM to Jun 27, 2012 09:30 PM by Stevie Silver

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


BIG Green Week 9-17 June by nadiacatkinhillman
May 25, 2012, 11:38 am
Filed under: Energy, Food, Fun, music, Organic, Recycling, renewable energy, social, Transition, Workshops

The BIG Green Week festival programme features one hundred events over nine days in Bristol, from Saturday 9th to Sunday 17thJune.

All tickets are now on sale for these inspiring comedy, music, film, poetry, art and ideas events. Around half the events are free of charge.

Full details are now available on our daily festival events pages on this website, or you can download a pdf of our full printed programme here.  (Please note the full printed programme is a large 7.5 meg pdf file and may take some time to download).

The £10 discount ‘Green Pass’ wristband is the best value way to enjoy Bristol’s BIG Green Week, with reduced price tickets, as well as discounts at cafes, restaurants and bars around the festival.



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.



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.

An International Days of Action for Squats and Autonomous Public Spaces by nadiacatkinhillman
April 4, 2008, 9:48 pm
Filed under: free space, Fun, social, Workshops

An International Days of Action for Squats and Autonomous Public Spaces has
been called for on the 11th and 12th of April 2008. Across Europe diverse groups of enraged
creatives will be reclaiming spaces for art, housing, workshops,
discussions, talks, films, food, swap-shops, music, performances & open mics
to name but the bare essentials.

Whilst their motives are locally specific, these autonomous actions are
drawn together by common threads:
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