Emily Fifield, Community Project Manager at Eastside Community Trust, writes our latest blog post. Emily describes how food is at the heart of the work of Felix Road Adventure Playground and the steps the team have been taking to make meals there as nutritious, sustainable and fun as they can be! Read about some of the things that Kitchen Coordinator Nirmal (pictured) and the rest of the team have been trying at the kitchen since they reopened in April.

In March, Bristol City Council became the first council outside of London to introduce an end to advertising junk food. Nicola Round from volunteer group Adblock Bristol shares her vision for a city where public spaces are free from corporate advertising altogether.
In this opinion piece, she asks us to imagine a future where advertisers no longer have the right to use our public spaces to tell us to consume, consume, consume.

The urban environment is full of edges, between areas, buildings, and also between people. Each edge has its own unique potential for transformation. ‘Veg on the Edge’ @ Dame Emily Park Project is a partnership between Blaise Plant Nursery, The Art of Kindness (Julian Wood) and BS3 Community. Rachel Brown shares the aims of the project – find out how you can get involved.

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.