It Doesn't Stop Here: Food

From projects tackling food waste to events bringing together the different language communities of the city, Bristol continues the quest for ‘good’ food beyond 2015.

So what’s happening?

“Food is a common language. We all eat and we all have something to say about the food we eat”. 91 Ways founder Kalpna Woolf

Incredible Edible’s Urban Growing Trail works with communities to create food growing spaces in areas that are under-used or unloved. Guerilla gardening, edible hanging baskets, grass verge takeovers and seed swaps are happening all over the city. The aim is simple: to provide fresh healthy affordable food for all.

FareShare South West is a community partner organisation that delivers a food service to those who need it most. The ‘Food Route’, launched last year, redistributes surplus food around the city through a network of local suppliers and consumers. 

The Bristol Fish Project is a community-supported aquaponic farm (fish and plant production) in central Bristol. It’s one of the 40 grass-roots projects supported with strategic grants from Bristol 2015 to reshape the city’s food system so that everyone has access to good, freshly grown and affordable food.

Though it is not Bristol 2015-funded The Bristol Skipchen, part of the Real Junk Food Project, rescues safe edible food that’s been consigned as waste and serves it to customers in ‘pay as you feel’ cafés. They featured recently in the BBC One show Hugh’s War On Waste with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.

Go to the Bristol 2015 directory to discover other Bristol organisations pushing for changes in the way we eat.