FOOD Club Coordinator for Bristol and the South West, Simon Green (pictured above), puts the work of Bristol’s FOOD Clubs into context, describing the network of organisations that have come together to make the project work. FOOD Clubs are a partnership with Family Action, Fareshare South West, Feeding Bristol, Early Years and Children’s Centres services. The Children’s Kitchen and Incredible Edible Bristol will also bring expertise in cooking and growing.
Alice Lee from Propagation Place at St Werburghs City Farm (SWCF) writes about the fantastic work of this volunteer-led community business. Even with a reduced volunteering programme for 2020, Propagation Place dispatched more than 2000 orders for vegetable plug plants. There are up to 18 people who volunteer at Propagation Place each week, some of whom join independently, and some of whom are referred.
Knowle West Health Association (KWHA)’s Edward Duffield writes the latest Bristol Bites Back Better blog post about the ‘Let’s Grow’ community food growing project, collaboration with Feeding Bristol and how Occupational Therapy students from the University of the West of England have been volunteering early this year. Find out about how this project has adapted during the pandemic.
Stella Smith from the St George Park Community Garden writes our latest blog post about the work of the garden and how the pandemic has encouraged people to get outside and interested in local parks and growing projects. Liz and Andy are two of the main garden volunteers, pictured above. The community garden grows and provides fresh vegetables and fruit for the local community to sample when ready to harvest. Find out how to get involved.
Every week The Super Supper Club works in collaboration with Baggator to prepare meals using supermarket food that would otherwise be thrown away to make home-cooked meals and food boxes for those in need who have been affected by COVID-19. The latest Bristol Bites Back Better blog post is by Baggator’s Anya Agulova, celebrating the hard work of volunteers to get a new catering oven. Funds and/or food donations from individuals and local businesses are gratefully received for the project.
The latest Bristol Bites Back Better blog post is by Caroline Penny describing the work of Tynings Field Community Group. Tynings Field is a community horticultural smallholding initiative on an acre of land in Shirehampton, on a housing estate just off the Severn walkway not far from Horseshoe Bend Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSI). The group welcome volunteers in the field and there are organised work days with groups when it is safe to do so.
In the summer of 2020, five Bristol businesses came together to develop Breaking Bread – a pop-up tipi village of socially distanced dining and drinking venues on Clifton Downs. As a response to the coronavirus pandemic and its devastating effects on the events and hospitality industries, Pauline Bourdon, Breaking Bread’s sustainability and social cohesion coordinator explains how they joined forces to build a socially responsible and sustainable enterprise.