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!
What we offer
You can hire our spaces for events and workshops, visit with a community group, bring a school class for an education visit, or take part in corporate volunteering. For details of all of these please click on the images above.
Feed Bristol runs a large native wildflower nursery. It is open to the public, trade and large pre-orders for big projects. We are open every day mid-week (9.00 – 5.00) and the first Saturday of the month (11.00 -5.00). We have a volunteer skills development, training and research program set up to support the nursery. Through this we are expanding our collection of plants which are grown from locally collected seed. We are planting these out across Feed Bristol to create a large seed bank and to enhance our agri-ecological stewardship model. Currently we stock over 150 different species of native wildflowers.
We have a wealth of exciting regular events at the Feed Bristol site, including children's holiday clubs, harvest festivals, growing workshops and more! You can download a PDF of the calendar below, or alternatively have a look on the events pages of the Feed Bristol blog here or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For all Avon Wildlife Trust events please see our events pages.
We are currently looking for volunteers for our Wild Weekend on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th March 2017. If you would like to volunteer for one or both of the days please e-mail email@example.com
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, Wednesdays and Fridays (9.30am - 4pm).
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.
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.
Please cycle or use public transport to visit the project if you can. See our map below for bus routes.
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 more information, please contact the Feed Bristol Project Manager, Matt Cracknell: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Feed Bristol: 0117 965 7086.
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