In our latest blog post, originally published in the Soil Association’s Organic Farming magazine, Ped Asgarian, the new director of Feeding Bristol takes an honest look at diversity in British farming. Feeding Bristol is the lead on the Food Equality action area of Bristol’s Going for Gold Sustainable Food Places bid.
Dominic Knight is a Bristol resident and allotment holder. After finding himself with surplus this season he contacted FoodCycle Bristol and begun taking them weekly donations. Realising the potential within his own allotment group he set up a donation shed to allow others to contribute surplus as well. In our latest blog post, Dominic considers the potential for this concept to take hold across the city.
In our latest blog post, Freselam Temesgen from The Real Habesha Restaurant on Stapleton Road explores the importance of diversifying our high streets. We need a wider range of options for where we can all buy nutritious food. Diversity in food businesses brings mutual benefits to all parts of the supply chain.
Kim Brooks, Managing Director at The Community Farm, shares why she is celebrating ‘Organic September’ this year, as she does every year! Buying organically-certified fruit and veg gives you peace of mind that crops have been grown to an agreed set of standards based around health, ecology, fairness and care for current and future generations.
Katie Powell and Fiona Jarvis from environmental consultancy and Bristol Going for Gold partner Resource Futures consider the benefits of closed-loop systems. These are essentially systems that help the city conserve resources – and money – designing out unnecessary pollution and waste and treating anything that remains as a resource, not waste.
Anna Blightman from The Assemblies reports on the latest Bristol food businesses sector webinar hosted by Deputy Mayor Cllr Asher Craig, chair of the Bristol Going for Gold steering group. The event updated those working in the food sector about the latest economic developments in Bristol, advised on working in a COVID-secure environment and explained more about the Bristol Eating Better Award.
One of Bristol’s oldest health stores, Wild Oats Natural Foods, has been named as part of this year’s Small Biz 100. This national campaign highlights some of the UK’s most inspiring small businesses over the course of 100 days, leading up to Small Business Saturday on the 5th December. In our latest blog post, Mike Abrahams of Wild Oats describes his motivations and the benefits of community-centric retail.
The government-funded Eat Out To Help Out scheme officially came to an end on Monday 31 August, though a number of restaurants are continuing the scheme this month, covering the costs themselves. In our latest opinion piece, Going for Gold Public Engagement Coordinator Florence Pardoe explores how successful the scheme has been and whether it actually benefited the hospitality industry.
In the first of a new series of Bristol Going for Gold blogs on diversity in Bristol’s food system, Deputy Mayor Cllr Asher Craig looks at food insecurity and inequality. Read about how Bristol has stepped up during this pandemic and how the Black Lives Matter movement has brought into sharper focus the need for change within the food sector.