Bags of Help

We are excited to announce we have been shortlisted for one of three prize funds from Tesco’s Bags of Help campaign that is being facilitated by Groundworks.

This money, from £8,000 to £12,000 will help us to grow the Urban Food Trail, maintaining what has already been achieved and expanding on that to create a slightly longer and more defined trail with some of the gardens also being expanded.

So what can you do to help I hear you ask?  Well from 27th February to 6th March you will have the opportunity to vote for us in Tesco stores across the city so we would ask you to do just that!! No purchase will be necessary and, as the saying goes, “every little helps”BFH_Textured_Large


This morning our Project Lead, Sara Venn was interviewed on BBC Radio Bristol and we were horrified that there was a question as to whether Incredible Edible Bristol would continue post European Green Capital year. With that in mind we would like to ensure you all are aware that Incredible Edible Bristol, as with all Incredible Edible projects worldwide is permanent and ongoing and we are all completely committed to all the projects we are working on.

Next year will see us continue to work on our Urban Food Trail, support more communities to create food growing spaces in areas that are a little unloved and lost, sign up more schools to our schools programme and continue to work with Food Route Local to ensure more food goes to people that can use it, as well as working on phase 2 of the project on the Severn Beach Line with Severnside Community Rail Partnership. Alongside this we will be working on Food Connections, leading the Land and Growing theme for the festival.

We will, of course, keep you all up to date with all that is going on.

In the meantime keep up to date with us at Facebook, on Twitter (@ediblebristol) and here to find out how you can get involved!!

And remember, if you eat, you’re in!!IMG_4647




Trail Tuesday

Today’s session will be at 100 Temple Street, removing old crops and tidying the space for the winter months. As it is getting colder and darker our Trail Tuesdays are going to become shorter so will be from 10-12 on alternate Tuesdays until the end of January when we will reassess them.

Do come along and give us a helping hand, or just come along and find out more about the project and how we hope to progress it over the coming months. We look forward0 to seeing you.

Trail Tuesday


Today will be a workshop around training trees into espaliers. This method of training allows fruit trees to be highly productive whilst taking up minimal space and creating either a fabulous wall decoration or an edible hedge. We have decided to do this to create both productivity and safe spaces within the park. Please do come along and learn how the training is done!

Please bring secateurs and wear study shoes or boots.

All are welcome but under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.


Millennium Square Work Party

Our Urban Allotments are alays in need of maintenance and this session will see us finishing off clearing the beds of summer crops and tidying up in order to be able to prepare the beds for overwintering.

We will be sowing our second successional crop of broad beans as well…..

All are welcome but under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.0

Community Food Growing and Eating.

2014-09-04 19.18.21-1So, we’re doing a survey…

We would like to know some of your shopping and cooking habits! If you could take 5 minutes to complete this survey on community food growing and eating, we’ll get back to you soon with a fascinating report that will help us understand how Incredible Edible Bristol can best serve your your community, and help us work with our collaborators to bring you an exciting programme of events to enhance your community growing experience.

10 questions for you…

UPDATE: Survey is now closed. THANKYOU to everyone who helped by sharing and completing it.

Bristol Food Connections – exciting volunteering opportunities

bfc_logoBristol Food Connections week runs in the area of Bristol surrounding @Bristol and Millenium Square and Harbourside from 1st to 11th May 2014, and is an exciting collaboration between our own Love Food Festival and the BBC, highlighting and celebrating both Bristol’s amazing foodie culture alongside food issues that are real in every day life; food sovereignty, climate change, land use amongst a plethora of other vital and timely issues.


During Food Connections week Incredible Edible Bristol will be planting a legacy bed to mark the vital part that growing your own food has to play in the worldwide way we deal with food whilst being surrounded by all the above issues and more. This will take place outside @Bristol and we would like children to come along and plant the bed, whilst parents can talk to our strategy team and volunteers about how they can get involved in our mission, to turn Bristol into the UK’s first Edible City. We will also be working alongside Steve Clampin, Bristol City Council’s Allotment Manager and all round great guy, to plant up a display allotment in Anchor Square and show how beautiful growing your own can be, as well as productive. We look forward to seeing you there, and dates for volunteering are below!! Please do come along and get involved.

  • May 2nd – Anchor Square. Helping to set up the council show allotment.
  • May 3rd/4th/5th – Outside Feed Bristol. Helping kids to plant up the legacy bed and/or talking to people about Incredible Edible Bristol’s mission.