Jo Boswell is the market gardener for The Kitchen Garden Enterprise, part of the Heart of BS13 charity tackling food insecurity and health inequalities in Hartcliffe and Withywood. Jo joined the charity in June 2020 and was formerly a community cook and fermentation teacher before studying permaculture with Shift Bristol and turning her hands to the soil. Jo writes here about her work developing the Kitchen Garden Enterprise at Heart of BS13 with Solveig Harmsworth.

Associate William Pullan explains why law firm Osborne Clarke are so pleased to be involved in Bristol Bites Back Better and why it’s worth all businesses joining the campaign for good food. The organisation encourages other Bristol-based organisations, no matter the size, to get involved.

Essential Trading is the lead partner for Bristol Bites Back Better. Essential’s Jimmy Nelson writes in our latest blog post about their ethical approach to business operations and sustainability and how Essential are inspiring their customers to follow suit. Check out the short recipe video filmed by Sam Cole at the end of the blog, using Essential Bulgar and Split Pea Mix. If you try the recipe, let us know using the hashtag #BiteBackBetter.

FoodCycle Bristol volunteer Ed Oswald writes the latest Bristol Bites Back Better blog about how the organisation have had to adapt their work in this unprecedented year, and how they are using surplus food to feed up to 100 Bristolians each week. This Christmas Food Cycle ask that we all consider what surplus food we might be able to donate, whether to charities or by using an app like OLIO, or to help out as a volunteer.

In our latest blog post, Bristol food waste chef and educator Shane Jordan shares his thoughts about helping Bristol residents reduce their food waste, encouraging awareness around buying, storing and recycling food. Supporting Bristol’s local economy and trying to buy fresh locally produced food is also incredibly important for Shane.

Without having any prior gardening experience, café-owners Faruk and Shilpi Choudhury of Chai Shai Kitchen started an edible garden in the grounds of their flat at Carrick House, Hotwells in the lockdown of spring 2020. This encouraged others in the local community to get involved and “Joy Hill” was formed. Read this inspiring story in our latest #BiteBackBetter blog post by Faruk.

In the final blog in our series about a post COVID-19 sustainable food future, Bristol public health medic Dr Angela Raffle explores how we find ways to help everyone in the city understand where our food comes from. How do we radically shift our collective awareness about food? This is part of a series of blog posts looking at how we can emerge from the coronavirus pandemic with a more resilient food system, each blog introduced by Bristol Going for Gold Coordinator, Joy Carey.