Feed Bristol is Avon Wildlife Trust's community food-growing project in Stapleton, Bristol

The project enables a wide diversity of people across Bristol to access and value the natural world through learning how to grow food using wildlife-friendly methods.

The project is on eight acres of prime food-growing land with a range of habitats, growing spaces and excellent facilities. The aim is to support a range of community groups and schools with different needs, promoting health, wellbeing and education through outdoor activities.

From volunteering opportunities and corporate volunteer days to being an inspirational site for education visits, Feed Bristol is a community asset and regularly puts on events to celebrate wildlife-friendly gardening. 

Since opening in 2012, Feed Bristol has supported 5,500 disadvantaged people, 4,000 school children from 38 schools and over 110 different groups. In total 23,000 people have been engaged through different activities on the site and we have been supported by 453 volunteers giving nearly 22,000 hours of their time!

Regular Volunteering

Be part of a team that supports community groups and communal growing. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain work experience.

Communal food-growing days

Volunteers are welcome on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays (9.30am - 4pm) and Fridays (9.30am - noon). Please enquire about Saturday volunteer days.

There is a diverse range of jobs that you will be involved with from horticulture, land management and conservation. Bring lunch and clothes suitable for gardening. All abilities welcome. Please email us before arriving, so we know how many volunteers to expect.

Grow Leaders

We are creating a team of regular volunteers who can support us working with a diverse range of community groups and helping to manage communal plots.

You must be able to commit to coming once a week on a regular basis. You will receive support to manage community groups and workshops on holistic horticulture practices. Additional benefits are available, as well as a share of our organic harvest. This is an ongoing recruitment process, please email us.

Other volunteer placements include Volunteer Coordinators and Event Management.

Running Wild Holiday Club

"Get outdoors! Get playing! Get growing! Get wild!"

We're really excited about running our new holiday club 'Running Wild' on 7 and 21 August! Open to 6-12 year olds, we'll be busy running round outdoors with minibeast hunts, den building, face painting, bumble bee spotting, gardening, playing, singing and story telling. A great way for children to make friends, discover and enjoy nature and have fun!

Cost: £25 per session (10am-4pm), second and third siblings only £20 each. Price includes a snack and lunch harvested from the garden and cooked on our fire.

For a booking form, contact events@avonwildlifetrust.org.uk.

How do I get there?

Feed Bristol is located on the junction of Frenchay Park Rd and Stoke Lane in Stapleton, BS16 1HB. The entrance is by the traffic lights on Frenchay Park Road. You can easily find your way on Google Maps or see our map below.

Please cycle or use public transport to visit the project if you can. See our map below for bus routes.

How to get to Feed Bristol

There is ample disabled and minibus parking on site. Please do not park on surrounding residential streets. During events, Begbrook Social Club opposite can be used.

Find out more

For latest news, visit our blog http://feedbristol.blogspot.co.uk/ and Like us on Facebook https://facebook.com/feedbristol

For more information, please contact the Feed Bristol Project Officer, Matt Cracknell: mattcracknell@avonwildlifetrust.org.uk, call Feed Bristol: 0117 965 7086 or call Avon Wildlife Trusts main office: 0117 917 7270.