The Traders’ Food Waste and Recycling Initiative

SUSTAINABLE BISHOPSTON talk on November 14th, 2013

Martin Fodor spoke about the Traders’ Food Waste and Recycling Initiative to tackle unavoidable food waste. He started the project to help deal with food waste for a tiny cafe on Stokes Croft and now works with traders’ groups in Harbourside and the Gloucester Road, as well as […]

The Commercial Food Waste Initiative

Written by Martin Fodor

Copied from the excellent Bristol Local Food Update

Discarded food and preparation leftovers comprise one of the most problematic wastes for a café or restaurant. Yet a food waste collection alongside dry recyclables is not always practical or viable for smaller premises. This is the challenge now being tackled in a […]

Golden Hill Community Garden Grand Opening (Saturday 28th April)

Hi everyone,

We are having our Grand opening and Spring Fair on Saturday 28th April 12-4pm at the new Golden Hill Community Garden – formerly Horfield accessible allotment and edible forest. They’ll be cakes! plants sale! music from fabulous people including Pip’s Jukebox and Bristol Voices Community Choir! free art activities for kids! growing workshops […]

Get Going Growing

Do you want to Get Going Growing in Bristol, and don’t know where to start? Is there a 10-year waiting list for allotments in your part of town? Then the Bristol Food Network’s “Get Going Growing” guide is for you. The on-line guide is in two parts: A map showing over 40 different community groups, […]

Forgotten fruit

A casual walk around Bishopston, peeking into gardens, reveals an abundance of fruit trees. If it’s Autumn there’s lots of fruit that is not picked. Reasons are many – homeowner’s advancing years, trees too big, even a dislike of apples!

There are several projects elsewhere for harvesting this unwanted bounty and putting it to good […]

The End of the Line

The film shown to Sustainable Bishopston portrayed vividly and emphatically the decline of fish stocks in most oceans and seas of the planet. Like so many aspects of biodiversity, there is a conflict between our consumption and our growth in human numbers and the survival of other species. Our case is for sustainability, which implies […]

Bristol’s local food update

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