We made candles from real beeswax to go in the centre of our wreaths that we made last week. We carefully dipped the wick into wax over and over again to form them. In the final layer we added some ferm leaves for decoration. Continue reading »
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Here at FoodCycle Bristol we’re passionate about helping to close the gap between food waste and food poverty. It is worrying how much perfectly edible food we throw away when an increasing number of people are finding it difficult to access food and a healthy diet. We believe that no good food should be wasted!What do we do?Every Sunday, we get together a group of dedicated volunteers and serve a scrumptious three course meal for free at the Easton Community Centre. The doors of our community kitchen are open for anyone who would like to enjoy a good meal in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere with some friendly company. Although we have an open door policy, our role in the community is to help people who are at risk of food poverty.Our three course vegetarian meal is nutritious and delicious, and there is usually bread to be taken home at the end of the day. We prepare our meal using produce collected from supermarkets and local grocers which is perfectly edible but they are unable to sell commercially. Over the years we have developed great relationships with our retailers and they trust that we put their surplus food to good use. In order to help keep our carbon footprint to a minimum, we use the wonders of pedal power and the strong legs of our volunteers to transport our food from shop to kitchen.Who can volunteer?Our network of volunteers is made up of people from all different backgrounds and we encourage anybody who is keen to get involved. Many of our volunteers are students from Bristol University and the University of Western England. We also have a team of managers with specific sub-teams including transport, cooking, student restaurant, community and co-ordination.What else do we do?Roughly every month we host a fantastic event at Coexist (above The Canteen in Stokes Croft) – the Pop-Up Restaurant! Here we do exactly the same thing as down in Easton. We use surplus food to provide a healthy vegetarian three course meal. Our evenings are really fun with music, speakers and art work.We often host the evening with another organisation or student society. Our partners usually organise activities, speakers and entertainment. This way we can help promote and raise awareness of other environmental and ethical issues, and inspire students to participate in social action and think more ethically about their daily lifestyles.At the pop-up restaurant, we usually charge a small fee of about £5. We use this money to support our project, allowing us to provide our weekly community kitchen for free.How can you volunteer?There are so many opportunities to become involved in FoodCycle, from cycling food across town on our FoodCycle bikes and trailers to getting stuck into chopping vegetables in the buzzing community kitchen with a team of like-minded people. You could even just pop along to enjoy a delicious meal in Easton or come to our Pop-Up Restaurant. We want to get more and more volunteers involved to help extend the reach of what we do, feed more hungry bellies and eliminate food waste forever!!To get involved, please register to be a volunteer on our website, and you will be able to sign up and will receive regular updates from us. Hope to see you soon!View all
Our friends from the Global Good Awards wanted to do a feature for their newsletter on the importance of community projects. Who did they turn to? Project Dirt of course! Have a read of what our Community Manager James Baker had to say on how community projects can create real and lasting change, what makes a good project and how Project Dirt is helping those projects to thrive here.
11:30, Sunday 25th February
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South West | Bristol
Forest of Avon Trust Foraging WalkA perfect Christmas present for anyone who loves the outdoors.11.30am – ...