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The Incredible Edible network picked up early on on the buzz in Bristol.

“Bristol as a city is vibrant, fiercely independent and proud of it’s food culture. On every corner there is an restaurant or cafe, all offering different menus from all across the world, from our wonderful Thali cafes with their offers of tiffin and spicy wonders to the wonderful Bristolian cafe whose breakfast I am yet to find anywhere to beat, to the amazing Poco, offering tapas, some of which is sourced from the U.K and much of that from very close to Bristol.

Bristol also has amazing food growing projects. The Severn Project gives people in rehabilitation programmes the skills and knowledge needed to grow food professionally through salad growing in the centre of the city. . . .

And yet, as always, there are areas that come across as complete food deserts, areas where land is underused and seemingly unloved. There are areas of poverty, social isolation and no community spirit. I arrived in Bristol just over a year ago and several things struck me immediately. Firstly I sent a lot of emails to projects I thought I’d like to volunteer with and I was only replied to by one.bSecondly it was really hard to find information about community projects and often it literally is a case of stumbling over one, and finally there was a lot of urban space just sitting there, doing nothing…”(But that’s not the end of the story, folks! Read the blog piece via the link for more.)

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