Bountiful Bristol Bulletin

Chance for inexperienced Veggie Growers to be in a Channel 4 series. by nadiacatkinhillman
March 13, 2008, 3:14 pm
Filed under: Food, food-growing, GROFUN, media, News, Transition

Have you ever dreamed of growing your own food and rearing your own animals but never thought you had the skills or space to get started?

Are you fed up with relying on shops and supermarkets for your every need?”

Then….why not join in with the GROFUN scheme OR contact KEO Films-the makers of River Cottage.

They want families with no experience of this sort of thing who are ready to commit to an experiment in self-sufficiency.

To find out more about this life-changing challenge please e mail or call 0845 8672694 and leave a message or phone 07811 443961 and ask to speak to Vanessa or Charlotte.

(I’m thinking of proposing that they come make a programme about GROFUN instead-it would be much better, tension, sweat, tears, compost, drama, slugs and laughter!!!!)

In other news-I have been interviewed by, not one, but two major broadsheets in as many days!!!! Yep, The Independent and The Telegraph have both been sniffing about the GROFUN headquarters (my bedroom) !!!

Look out for something in The Independent a week today or the following Thurs!

How exciting this all is………but its nothing without you-so join up to the scheme if youre at all interested and book in your Action Days asap and lets get things rolling!

Anyone interested in GROFUN is invited along to another informal meeting at The Albany, Shaftesbury Avenue, Montpelier, Wed the 19th, 6.30 for 7 where I’ll also be screening the film. There’s no obligation to sign-up its just a chance to find out more…….



Emergency CallOut to Save Seven Generations! by nadiacatkinhillman
September 29, 2007, 8:44 pm
Filed under: free space, Friends, News

This week it was announced that Seven Generations will close in a month’s time. This will be a huge loss to the community, especially in the abscence of another social/community space in the area. Some of the staff there want to ensure that 7G continues to serve the community andhave been discussing taking on the lease and developing the space into a wholefood cafe, bookshop and space for events and the arts. There is also the idea of using the place for skill-swapping in support of the burgeoning Freeconomy Community . They are open to any ideas and would really value your support. Please go along to an emergency meeting to be held at Seven Generations this Monday Oct 1st evening at 7.30 p.m. Please pass on this info to anyone who you might think able to help or get in touch by e-mail or phone if you can’t make the meeting.

GROFUN gets a mention in the mainstream media! Permaculture too! Yay and furthermore, yee-hah! by nadiacatkinhillman
September 18, 2007, 5:36 pm
Filed under: food-growing, gardening, GROFUN, media, News

On today’s Times Online site appears a nice little piece on a project very, very similar to ours in S. London called Food Up Front. This scheme has 34 gardens participating which I suppose is why it has generated this many ‘column inches’!
GROFUN gets mentioned though and this Yahoo site linked up to-near the bottom of the article and on my browser the word GROFUN appears red! Yours too?
Check it out! It’s a really motivating read. We need to get more people relocalizing and sharing. The time is ripe!

News just in from The BIG GREEN GATHERING by nadiacatkinhillman
September 17, 2007, 10:40 pm
Filed under: News

It is with great regret that we have to inform you that the Big Green
Gathering Co. Ltd. is presently insolvent. Despite initial optimism,
the many and various bills which have arrived at our office since the
Gathering mean that we have made a further loss of approximately
£75,000 on this year’s event. When this is added to the accumulated
defecit with which we began the year, it means that we have a total
shortfall of approx. £150,000. Continue reading