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The Urban Food Trail Relaunch!! #vegtourismcomestobristol

Veg tourism?

Is it a thing?

Well in Incredible Edible Todmorden for years there have been people visiting in order to walk their Green Route and meet with the folks that work so hard to keep the propaganda beds and gardens so beautifully kept all year round. People have visited from as far afield as New Zealand and Japan and leave inspired and full of ideas about how to take Incredible Edible back to their communities. They call this vegetable tourism! When we very first began thinking about the Urban Food Trail, we very much had this in mind and over the last year to eighteen months, we have had visits to walk the trail from other Incredible Edible groups, visiting dignitaries from abroad, students and researchers and people living in Bristol who want inspiration for their own gardens and community projects.

A few months ago we were awarded some funds from the National lottery to enable us to have a new map made of our Urban Food Trail along with leaflets of the map for people to use whilst walking the Trail. The map was illustrated by a team led by Dave Bain, including Hannah Bailey, Dawn Cooper and designer Chris Woodward. This map will be complete shortly and we will be relaunching the trail on March 9th, with a work party at Millennium Square and the opportunity to walk the Urban Food Trail with our founder, Sara Venn.

To book onto this please book via eventbrite here!

 

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Bearpit Work Party!!

We still have lots of planting to do in the Bearpit Garden and that will begin at this work party, where we will be adding arches to grow hops and vines across as well as planting Japanese Quince and roses along the walls of the space and creating a wire framework for them. We’ll also be rebuilding some planters and painting them and sowing seeds in order that we have perennial meadows this year under the trees!!

We will be joined by Bristol University’s horticultural team for the day and everyone is welcome to really kickstart the exciting year of gardening we have planned for the Bearpit!!

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Millennium Square Work Party

 

We’ll be tidying and organising our urban allotments at this work party as well as planting some more goodies to provide nectar for the bees!!

Why not come along and lend us a hand? Everyone is welcome, but please wear sturdy shoes and bring waterproofs in case of bad weather!

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Millennium Square Work Party

Come along to our Millennium Square Work Party and helps with these wonderful gardens that are growing food for free in the centre of Bristol!!

Don’t feel you need any previous gardening experience-we have all that you might need, but do wear sturdy shoes and bring a waterproof just in case!!

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Edible Fishponds Work Party

Come along to help our friends at #ediblefishponds!! We will be planting out onions that have been growing on in modules, sowing broad beans and pruning trees!

The garden is on Straits Parade, opposite the Coop so why not come along and help to support this great community asset that is growing free food for all!!

 

 

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A New Garden at Redland Library!!

We are very happy to be supporting the friends of Redland Library to set up an edible space at the front of their Library on Whiteladies Road. This session will be preparing the ground properly as well as deciding on what plants might be planted at future sessions!!

Why not pop along?

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Millennium Square Work Party

Why not come along to our Millennium Square work party where we will be planting great herbs from Almondsbury Garden Centre as well as prepping the beds for the new season!

All are welcome and no previous knowledge of gardening or plants is needed. All you need is enthusiasm….

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#UrbanFoodTrail Work Party

Meet us at the garden by Chatterton’s Cafe and help us to begin to organise this garden for the season ahead, both for people and pollinators!

We will then potter down to 100 Temple Street and do some more preparation work on the garden here, pruning the fruit trees and soft fruit and clearing any annuals from last year.

Everyone is very welcome at these sessions, but please do wear sturdy shoes and bring waterproofs, just in case!

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Bearpit Garden Work Party

Weather permitting we will be holding our first Bearpit Garden Work Party on the 11th January. During this session we will be concentrating on weeding the area under the tree and preparing it for the wonderful perennial meadow planting that is going to happen underneath it in the spring! Inevitably there will also be some weeding and work to do in the main part of the garden too!!

All are welcome, bring gloves if you have them and make sure you have sturdy, and waterproof, shoes or boots.

 

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