Bountiful Bristol Bulletin

BRISTOL ECOSHOW by nadiacatkinhillman
June 6, 2012, 10:57 am
Filed under: Art, international, justice, music, peak oil, performance

Celebrating custodianship of nature in

14 June at Saint Stephen’s 7.30pm £8/£6 on door 21 St Stephens Street BS1 1EQ



Food. Displays. Film. Residents stories of city’s green spaces they love. ffi 07804363170

 At the end of March public pressure forced a retreat by the Council over proposed sell-offs of several council-owned green spaces. This ecoshow concert celebrates this and other events.

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Eastside Roots Open Day/Spring Fayre Tomorrow! by nadiacatkinhillman
April 25, 2008, 2:33 pm
Filed under: food-growing, peak oil, social

As I hope you all realise its Eastside Roots first Spring Fayre – this Saturday from 11am (Grand opening featuring Easton Community Choir – come early so as not to miss a great acapella sing song!) to 6pm up at Stapelton Road Train Station site. Below is a list of activities for adults and children alike so please check out so you dont miss anything.

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Two excellent articles in the mainstream media by nadiacatkinhillman
April 18, 2008, 7:38 am
Filed under: food-growing, peak oil

There was a great article in yesterday’s Independent Extra section called The Front Garden Farmers and yes, GROFUN got another few column inches! and also please check out this empowering story about a village in Hampshire called Martin who are collectively growing and rearing as much of their food as possible and making a profit, operating as a cooperative. The idea is to wean people off the supermarket and we at GROFUN salute them!

Some events at the Architecture Center. by nadiacatkinhillman
March 26, 2008, 5:33 pm
Filed under: media, peak oil, Urban Design


Designing sustainable neighbourhoods
Exhibition: Main Gallery
20 March ­ 8 June, 2008
Like them or loathe them, the ‘leafy suburbs’ are where the vast majority of
us live. But challenges such as housing shortage and climate change mean
that the suburbs face potential radical change. Can we respond by creating
neighbourhoods that are low-carbon, healthy and happy places to live?
This thought-provoking exhibition sets out the key issues and asks how we
might make outer urban areas more sustainable.
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Reccommended Speaker and a Screening of the inspiring film Power of Community by nadiacatkinhillman
March 26, 2008, 5:28 pm
Filed under: food-growing, media, peak oil, permaculture, Transition

A talk by Megan Quinn – film maker of Power of Community – How Cuba survived
Peak Oil.
Tuesday 7.30 pm on Monday 1st April
At Easton Community Centre, Kilburn St, Easton, BS5 9AW.
Megan will cover the basics of peak oil and climate change, but focus on the
potential solutions including curtailment strategies for housing,
transportation and food, and the importance of local community living and
community values in addressing the challenges at hand.
Followed by an open space session.
£3 donation on the door

For those who cant make that date Transition Bristol are screening film The Power of
Community also
At 7pm on Monday 31st March
At The Pickle Factory, All Hallows Rd, Easton

GROFUN FILM SCREENING AND 2008 ‘SIGN-UP’ EVENT by nadiacatkinhillman
February 24, 2008, 10:14 am
Filed under: Food, food-growing, gardening, GROFUN, peak oil, permaculture, Transition

GROFUN (Growing Real Organic Food in Urban Neighbourhoods) is a grass-roots, community lead inititative where teams of neighbours help one another set up back garden veggie patches and then reap the rewards of a mixed and locally grown ‘veg box’!

It teaches practical skills, address’s the problem of air miles and pollution and builds communites that are closer and more resilient to ever increasing energy shocks and food insecurity! Think about it, there’s only 3 days worth of food stocked in the supermarkets-what do we eat then???

For 2008 we need new recruits with gardens, preferably in the St Pauls, Montpelier and St Werbs area (to keep it local and ‘sustainable’) and anyone interested in being involved, any which way, is invited to come along to the Grand Premiere of the GROFUN Movie to be aired at a get-together in the Albany Hall on Shaftesbury Avenue at 6.30pm on March 4th.

Please please tell your friends with gardens, a desire to grow veg and an interest in ‘relocalization’ and community etc to come along.

Furthermore, the current group has a Yahoo group where we stay in touch. It would be a great idea to join this…

We need many hands to make light work of this rewarding and fun project.

Vegetables need people like people need vegetables.

hilary saladhilary’s

***Stop Press*** Rob Hopkins is coming to do his Transitiony thing! by nadiacatkinhillman
November 16, 2007, 12:22 pm
Filed under: Friends, music, peak oil, permaculture, Transition, Workshops


SUNDAY 25TH NOVEMBER All day 9.30am to 6pm


With chilled music at the Folkhouse after-party 6.30 to 11pm. You are invited to The Big Event – a lively day of talks, workshops, films and discussions designed to inspire and inform local action. Find out how you can get involved with a community led, radical rethink Bristol’s dependency on fossil fuels and planning how we can move towards a resilient, creative, positive future. Keynote speakers include leading experts Richard Heinberg, Jeremy Leggett, David Strahan and Dr Chris Johnstone. There will also be a packed programme of workshops covering topics like sustainable transport, eco-building, alternative energy, community gardening, herbal medicine, local economics, composting, carbon reduction action groups, how to work effectively as a group and much more. Many workshops will be run by local groups who are already initiating positive changes in their community plus experts fom national organizations Sustrans, The Soil Association and Centre for Sustainable Energy and others. Full listing on

Lifecycle UK will be providing Dr Bike to give your bike the once over while you fill your head with positive ideas. If you’ve already changed your light bulbs and turned your heating down a notch and are wondering what to do next The Big Event is a chance to find out how you can get involved with shaping Bristol’s transition from energy dependence to a sustainable, resilient and positive future. You are invited to come, be inspired and learn how to find the confidence to act. Ticket sales online or at The Better Food Company, Fresh and Wild, Windmill Hill City Farm and other outlets.

For details visit Cost £14/£8 concessions. Please book in advance. Tickets are limited so early booking is advised. Bristol Permaculture Group are holding a benefit at the Folkhouse from 6.30pm to 11pm. Chill to beautiful music from Slow, The Dearlings, Eirlys Rhiannon and Susannah Waters. Simple affordable food. £5 on the door. Flyer

Contact Sarah Pugh

Transition Bristol is a not for profit community led organization working in conjunction with the national Transition Network. The project is run entirely by volunteers. Transition Bristol supports and is accountable to a network of locally active Transition Villages including Easton, Barton Hill and Redfield, Bishopston, Redland and Ashton. We also have close links with Transition projects in Bath, Wrington and Thornbury. Sarah Pugh 0117 370 1362 07765 604571 Transition City Bristol The Hub King St Bristol BS1 4DZ

Full Programme of Talks and Workshops here