Ordering a local veg box is an easy-win ‘Buying Better’ action – and what about buying veg that’s grown right in the heart of Bristol? In 2014 Mary Conway and her partner Jona founded Purple Patch, a small-holding between St Werburghs and Locklease. In this blog post Mary writes about the joys of urban growing and nature-friendly farming.
This month the University of Bristol has been recognised as a Going for Gold Champion for its work across all the #GoingForGoldBristol action areas. In this blog, postgraduate student Ellen McKee who is interning with the University’s Sustainability Department describes some of the Gold-star food sustainability work being done across the University.
Sims Hill is a member-owned and cooperatively-run community-supported agriculture scheme (CSA) in the Stapleton/Frenchay area of Bristol. CSAs are farms whose members contribute their skills, time and money in return for fresh, local and naturally grown vegetables. In this blog post Sims Hill member Alex Reuer describes how this Bristol-based CSA works and how to get involved.