Food Connections was a collaboration between the BBC and the Love Food Festival folk here in Bristol, which took place over the May Day bank holiday weekend.

Long ago, right at the start of the year, I met with Lorna Knapman who runs the Love Food Festivals, and talked about the exciting prospect of planting a Legacy Bed during the festival, that would remain in place and be a great commemoration of the first of these festivals. After adding a further collaborator, in the guise of Almondsbury Garden Centre’s marketing manager, Richard Truscott, who kindly donated all the plants, the bed and the compost, it was decided it would be a sensory herb garden, that children would plant throughout the festival.

It was an amazing weekend that co-incided with the first Make Sunday Special and the Park Street slide, and we had the pleasure of introducing lots of children to the herbs and helping them to plant them, whilst their parents talked to us about Incredible Edible Bristol and how they can get involved. The bed below is the bed we created and can be seen in Anchor Square, next to the entrance to @Bristol.


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