Stokes Croft Guerilla Gardening Session

Meet by the bus stop opposite the Full Moon to help us to maintain the beds on and around Stokes Croft!! We will be clearing old plants away and encouraging reseeding by spreading the seeds they have produced along the way!

Do come along and say hello or join in for a while. To quote someone at the bus stop only the other day “what a difference seeing flowers makes when First buses are always bleedin’ late”.


Food & Film Night – FED UP

fed-up-flattened1000This Thursday 4th December, in another of our film night collaborations with PRSC, we will be showing the documentary movie FED UP at the New Building at PRSC in Jamaica Street (entrance in Hillgrove St.)

Whilst this is a US movie, the issues are every bit as relevant here in the UK.

“Narrated by Katie Couric, Fed Up blows the lid off everything we thought we knew about food and exercise, revealing a 30-year campaign by the food industry aided by the U.S. government to mislead and confuse the American public. Exposing the hidden truths contributing to one of the largest health epidemics in history, the film follows a group of families battling to lead healthier lives and reveals why the conventional wisdom of exercise and eat right is not ringing true for millions of people struggling with diabetes, childhood obesity and other serious conditions. Including captivating interviews with the country’s leading experts, this vital information could change the way we eat forever.”

IMAG1732The evening will start with a short talk by food activists and IEB strategy team members James and Claire (Fox + Monkey). As well as the story behind the movie, they’ll be talking about how our own kitchens and gardens hold the key to our good health.

We will then serve up a delicious and super-nutritious hot supper, cooked with love by James and Claire, which you can feast on while watching the movie.

After the movie, we’ll wrap up with a open discussion led by IEB founder Sara and a chance for everyone to share thoughts about what we’ve just seen and heard.

You will also receive a handout listing information about access to good, affordable food, recipes and courses.

Entry costs £5 (free for under 16s) and includes everything outlined above.

Here’s the Event on our event calendar.

And here it is on Facebook, so you can say whether you’re coming or not. (And we can cook enough food!)

Dove Street Planting Day



Today we put spades into the ground in Kingsdown, in an area of large high rise flats that have huge tracts of land around them, much of which is ripe for growing food on.

After. Planted with fruit bushes, beans peas, sunflower, marigold and nastutiums!!

After. Planted with fruit bushes, beans peas, sunflower, marigold and nastutiums!!

George Ferguson surveying the garden!

George Ferguson surveying the garden!

We collaborated on this with The People’s Republic of Stokes Croft, and picked a piece of ground that was unloved, had been covered in weeds and rubbish but was right next to the entrance to one of the blocks. We spoke with members of the community who, on the whole were really positive and welcomed what we were trying to do. The important message is this is not a group of people growing food for themselves, or trying to take ownership of anything. It is a group of people empowering communities to get growing by showing them what can be done, and the food is for everyone.

It was great that George Ferguson came along and was so supportive, but actually the really wonderful part of the day was that residents are excited about what is going on and have offered help and enthusiasm and a promise to keep things watered.

Dove St Dig & Meet

In collaboration with the Peoples Republic of Stokes Croft, we invite you to start a revolution of kindness as we plant food in an unloved space. Meet at the junction of Dove Street & Marlborough Hill Place.