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

Feed Bristol is Avon Wildlife Trusts’ six acre community learning hub and native wildflower nursery where we champion conservation and ecology in a productive setting. Our aim is to inspire people to take action to create a nature rich city. The vision is to establish a replicable model that contributes nature recovering on a grand scale.

We demonstrate the value of nature through ecological land management and wildlife gardening to enhance biodiversity. The site provides a unique and inspiring setting to support well-being, outdoor education and social enterprise. We promote a holistic people centred ecological systems approach so that food growers, schools, communities and businesses can create places where people and wildlife thrive.

You are welcome to visit Monday to Friday (9:00 – 5:00) and the first Saturday of the month for special open days.

This film, funded and produced by Bristol Food Producers, showcases Feed Bristol and the six land based enterprises that we host. 

Bristols Food Producers Promo from BlackBark Films on Vimeo.

Bristol Food Producers is a diverse network of local, independent growers, farmers, food processors and distributors working together to supply the city of Bristol with fresh, fair, local, and sustainably produced food.

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.

Wildflower Nursery

Our nursery sources seed responsibly from AWT nature reserves and is grown on with our community groups to provide plants for people to buy and to create a living seed bank of local origin plants at Feed Bristol. Our team can offer advice on plant selection from small back gardens to designing large community spaces. You are welcome to visit midweek (9:00 – 5:00) and the first Saturday of the month.

For a stocklist contact: feedbristol@avonwildlifetrust.org.uk


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 email events@avonwildlifetrust.org.uk. For all Avon Wildlife Trust events please see our events pages.

Regular Volunteering

The volunteer team is full for winter while we carry out winter maintenance. Open volunteering will start again in Spring (watch this space). However you can apply for the Grow Leader placement programme starting in February 2018.

Grow Leader Course

The hugely popular course aims to support more people to become effective facilitators to engage a range of people in ecological land management and food growing. With a focus on how to develop projects and activities where people and wildlife can thrive in a productive food growing setting.

Our grow leader placement volunteers attend the Grow Leader course for free. Click here for more information.

Field Ecology Courses 

Take part in a range of courses aimed at students, practising ecologists, conservation volunteers and anyone who wishes to further their knowledge in natural history and biological recording.

The courses will provide a thorough introduction to each group’s biology, ecology and diversity within the Bristol area. References and help with understanding relevant literature, and practical activities teaching basic field survey techniques will also be covered. Some of our courses will include field trips to local sites of interest. These courses will aid participants in forming a strong foundation of understanding to take on to further study.

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 latest news, visit our blog and Like us on Facebook 

For more information, please contact the Feed Bristol Project Manager, Matt Cracknell: matt.cracknell@avonwildlifetrust.org.uk, or call Feed Bristol: 0117 965 7086.



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