The following information is from The Avon Wildlife Trust: Feed Bristol has finally set sail and we are well underway.
We are now recruiting Grow Leaders, Volunteers and Community Groups to crank this
exciting project up to full steam ahead.
We are hosting an Open Day on Tuesday 1st of May.* Come along if you want to join the team at 11am, 2pm or 6:30pm for a site tour and a spot of gentle pottering. We will be creating a ceramic herb spiral out of old rhubarb chimneys. Everyone that contributes on site earns 'Growits' which can be traded in for a share of the harvest from the communal plots. If you can't make it we are available on request on Saturday 5th
May. For more information and directions visit our website: www.feedbristol.org.uk
Or E-mail: mailto:feedbristol%40avonwildlifetrust.org.uk
We need Grow Leaders (10 places available) and Volunteers to help us achieve our objective to support a diverse range of community groups to grow organic vegetables in a nature friendly way. We will provide training on sustainable horticulture techniques and support you to develop your skills. Grow Leaders must be able to attend once a week on a regular bases.
Feed Bristol is a 7 acre site with beautiful red fertile soils that we are working organically with a big emphases on reconnecting with nature and therapeutic horticulture. We have three big poly tunnels and two huge greenhouses. There are established forest gardens brimming with mature fruit trees and wildlife, with a resident badger set through the middle.
*We hold regular volunteer days Monday (11-4), Tuesday (11-8) and Friday
(11-4). Eventually this will include Saturdays with the 1st Saturday of
the month being a special day.
Many thanks for all of your support so far.
Matt Cracknell and Susan Rogers
Coming up next:
Grand opening 9th and 10th of June as part of Get Growing Trail. Contact
us if you want to volunteer, put on a workshop or play ya fiddle.
32 Jacobs Wells Road, Bristol, BS8 1DR Tel: 0117 9177270
Avon Wildlife Trust is the leading local wildlife charity dedicated to securing a strong future for the natural environment and inspiring everyone to appreciate and enjoy it. With the support of over 16,000 local members, the Trust works full-time to safeguard and enhance our natural environment, run programmes and events to engage and involve local people in its care, and campaign on issues which threaten or damage it. The Trust is part of the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts, a federation of 47 Wildlife Trusts covering the whole of the British Isles and with over 800,000 members.
Avon Wildlife Trust, 32 Jacob's Wells Road, Bristol BS8 1DR
Telephone: 0117 9177270 Fax No: 0117 929 7273