Did you know that this month is ‘Goatober’? The campaign started in the US and came to the UK in 2016 as a way to prolong the lives of billy goats and encourage chefs to put goat meat on restaurant menus. We hear from Carol Laslett of Street Goat about how the Bristol-based project is helping people feel closer to where their food comes from and more connected to the land.

Our latest story is all about Can Do Bristol, a fantastic resource for potential volunteers in the city and for community groups to advertise for volunteers. Nic Ferris, green space lover, allotment and city farm worker and Bristol city council employee, tells us more. She reflects on inspiring and joyful visits during this year’s Get Growing Trail and meeting proactive citizens that weekend.

We hear from eat:Festival about how a street in south Bristol will be transformed into an exciting new food festival on Saturday 1 October. eat:Bedminster is backed by Bedminster Business Improvement District (BID) to connect the Bristol community together in a celebration of local food and drink.

Today’s story is by Anna Blightman from The Assemblies Ltd (which includes The Canteen, No.1 Harbourside and The Old Market Assembly). We hear about how staff at The Canteen have been working to reduce the restaurant’s carbon emissions and how carbon labelling at the restaurant is contributing to positive changes in behaviour.

Our latest story is from Dan Nettelsmith who has leased an acre of council land in Hengrove and is growing vegetables using no-dig growing methods. Dan is looking for veg-share volunteers to join – not only to get stuck into growing, but also for bookkeeping, marketing, CSA experience, community outreach, cooking and soil and compost testing. Read on to discover how you can get involved.