Bountiful Bristol Bulletin

Homemade Herbal Remedies: transforming plants into medicines. by nadiacatkinhillman
April 24, 2013, 1:22 pm
Filed under: Course, health, Uncategorized, Workshops
Homemade Herbal Remedies: transforming plants into medicines.
Tuesday 7th May, 6.30pm-9pm at Beatroot Café, 20-21 Lower Park Row, Bristol, BS1 5BN. Then fortnightly until July 2nd.
 This is a series of hands on, practical workshops enabling you to prepare, and apply, safe and effective herbal remedies from easily obtainable herbs found in your kitchen, garden and local hedgerow.  Each session we will get to know 3 – 4 different herbs in depth, and be making different types of remedies. There will be samples to take home available at no extra cost.
Tues 7th May: Plants in the Raw… Raw herbs as foods and fresh juices. An exploration of simple and obvious ways of taking herbs which are often overlooked.
Tues 21st May: Infusions, Decoctions and Tinctures… Experimental tea tasting. Drying and storing herbs for out of season use. Infusions vs decoctions. Simples and the art of blending. What are tinctures and how to make and take them.
Tues 4th June: Syrups and Medicinal Honey… Learn how to make immune boosting cough syrups for both dry, tickly and deep, chesty coughs.
Tues 18th June: Oils and Ointments... Making calendula oil for wounds and comfrey oil for sprains and strains. Turning the oils we’ve made into antiseptic and anti-inflammatory healing ointments.
Tues 2nd July: Creams… Learn the magic and art of cream making for cosmetic and medicinal use.
Olivia Cliff is a Medical Herbalist of 13 years standing with particular experience in Continue reading

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.

These elements include:  Continue reading

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!

We’ll be learning about Continue reading

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


Based in the Trinity Community Gardens at The Trinity Centre, the sessions will be a Continue reading

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.



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.


July 30, 2009, 10:51 am
Filed under: food-growing, gardening, Uncategorized, Workshops

An afternoon event on how to grow food in containers and urban gardens. Includes what to grow now and handy hints on how to deal with pests and problems.

Bristol Folk House

Tuesday 11th August

1 – 4pm
With Beth Astle

To book a place contact:
Bristol Folk House  e:admin@bristolfolkho

ticket price £19.35
t:0117 926 2987
Or for more info contact Beth Astle: