Here you can find an ongoing list of Bristol based projects and other projects from surrounding areas, that have piqued our interest regarding our five research topics of nature, food, economy, land and health.

And films... everyone loves a bit of film.

 

BRISTOL PROJECTS

BRISTOL WOOD RECYCLING PROJECT - AIM TO SAVE VALUABLE RESOURCES FROM BEING SQUANDERED OR ADDED TO LANDFILL IN THE UK. THEY DO THIS BY RE-USING AND RECYCLING AS MUCH OF WHAT THEY COLLECT AS POSSIBLE.

BRISTOL BIKE PROJECT - A CHARITABLE BIKE PROJECT THAT UNDERSTANDS THE IMPORTANCE AND NEED FOR DISADVANTAGED AND MARGINALISED PEOPLE TO BE INDEPENDENTLY MOBILE IN OUR CITY. 

BRISTOL FISH PROJECT - A COMMUNITY-SUPPORTED AQUAPONICS FARM IN BRISTOL. THEIR WORK IS AN EXPERIMENT IN THE COMMERCIAL VIABILITY OF COMMUNITY-SUPPORTED AQUAPONICS

BERTHA'S PIZZA - BERTHA'S WANT TO MAKE WORLD CLASS PIZZA, THE BEST IN BRISTOL AND BEYOND.

SKIPCHEN - THE REAL JUNK FOOD PROJECT’S OVER ARCHING AIM IS TO ABOLISH AVOIDABLE FOOD WASTE. BY USING A PAY AS YOU FEEL CAFÉ MODEL IT CAN PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE AS WE TRANSITION TOWARDS A LESS WASTEFUL SYSTEM.

AMELIA LAKE - ENGAGING PEOPLE WITH NATURAL ENVIRONMENTS AS A FREELANCE SUSTAINABILITY PROFESSIONAL.

FEED BRISTOL - COMMUNITY FOOD-GROWING PROJECT THAT 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.

EDIBLE FUTURES - OPERATING FROM A SMALLHOLDING IN BRISTOL, RUNNING A MARKET GARDEN AND AN EDIBLE PLANT NURSERY WHILST ALSO CREATING PLANTING PROJECTS ACROSS THE CITY TO BRING EDIBLE LANDSCAPES TO URBAN COMMUNITIES.

SIMS HILL - A COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE SCHEME (CSA) WHICH USES NATURAL GROWING METHODS AND PERMACULTURE PRINCIPLES TO PRODUCE HIGH QUALITY VEG FOR THE PEOPLE OF BRISTOL.

REAL ECONOMY - ESTABLISHING NEIGHBOURHOOD BUYING GROUPS WITH A LOCAL ORGANISER, TO GIVE ACCESS TO LOCAL PRODUCERS USING A USER FRIENDLY WEBSITE.

BETTER FOOD COMPANY – A SUPERMARKET BELIEVING IN BUILDING A BETTER, FAIRER FOOD COMMUNITY, STRIVING TO MAKE LOCAL, ORGANIC, ETHICAL AND FAIR TRADE GOODS MORE AVAILABLE TO ALL.

INCREDIBLE EDIBLE BRISTOL - INSPIRED  BY THE GLOBAL URBAN EDIBLE AND FOOD SOVEREIGNTY MOVEMENTS, THE CITIZENS OF BRISTOL ARE COMING TOGETHER TO GROW FOOD- AND COMMUNITY - IN UNDERUSED AND LOVED SPACES. 

HAPPYTAT - A COMMUNITY ENTERPRISE GENERATING INCOME FOR CHARITY THROUGH THE SALE, RECYCLE AND UP-CYCLE OF DONATED HOUSEHOLD GOODS.

EMMAUS - FURNITURE STORE TO ENCOURAGE HOMELESS AND SOCIALLY EXCLUDED PEOPLE A PLACE TO USE THEIR SKILLS TO CHANGE THEMSELVES – AND CHANGE THE WORLD.

THE ETHICUREAN - A RESTAURANT FOUNDED ON A SENSE OF PLACE. THE IDEA IS TO HAVE A CONNECTION WITH THE NATIVE LAND, ITS HISTORY AND THE COMMUNITY WHO GROW FOOD LOCALLY.

SOURCE - YOU CAN BUY THE FRESHEST PRODUCE FROM THE SHOP AND EAT FROM A SEASONALLY CHANGING MENU, NOT ALL LOCALLY GROWN BUT WHERE THEY CAN THEY DO.

MATTER WHOLEFOODS - EASTON BASED ORGANIC FRUIT, VEG AND WHOLEFOOD SHOP WITH LOW PRICES. FRESH JUICES AND COFFEE. 

THE BRISTOL POUND - BRISTOL'S OWN CURRENCY.

BRISTOL CREDIT UNION - BRISTOL'S OWN CREDIT UNION

OTHER PROJECTS

THREE ACRES AND A COW - PART TED TALK, HISTORY LECTURE, FOLK CLUB SING-A-LONG, STORYTELLING SESSION... A COMPELLING NARRATIVE IS DRAWN THROUGH THE RADICAL PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF BRITAIN IN FOLK SONG, STORIES AND POEMS.

THE LAND WORKERS ALLIANCE - A PRODUCER-LED ORGANISATION OF SMALL-SCALE PRODUCERS AND FAMILY FARMERS WHO USE SUSTAINABLE METHODS TO PRODUCE FOOD, FUEL, FIBRE AND FLOWERS.

FOOD CYCLE - NATIONAL CHARITY THAT COMBINES VOLUNTEERS, SURPLUS FOOD AND SPARE KITCHEN SPACES TO CREATE TASTY, NUTRITIOUS MEALS FOR PEOPLE AT RISK OF FOOD POVERTY AND SOCIAL ISOLATION.

THE FIFE DIET - IN 2007 THE FIFE DIET ASKED PEOPLE TO SIGN-UP TO EATING FOOD FROM THE REGION OF FIFE, FOR A YEAR, MONITOR THEIR PROGRESS AND SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCE. THE PROJECT HAS NOW DEVELOPED FROM A VOLUNTARY NETWORK INTO A FUNDED BODY. 

FIRESIDE FOREST SCHOOL - WORKS WITH FAMILIES, INDIVIDUALS, YOUNG PEOPLE AND CHILDREN THROUGH A VARIETY OF EDUCATION PROGRAMMES AND COURSES. 

RAGMANS FARM - AN ORGANIC FARM IN THE FOREST OF DEAN IN GLOUCESTERSHIRE. USING FARMING PRACTICES THAT REGENERATE THE LAND, USING PERMACULTURE AS A GUIDING DESIGN PRINCIPLE.

SOIL CULTURE - A SUMMER CELEBRATION OF 2015 UN INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF SOILS. DURING JULY AND AUGUST, THEY ARE INVITING PEOPLE TO EXPLORE THE LIFE-GIVING MATTER OF SOIL TO INSPIRE A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF ITS NATURE .

OPEN FOOD NETWORK - OPEN FOOD NETWORK IS A HOLARCHY, MADE UP OF SELF-ORGANISED LAYERS WORKING TO CREATE NEW AND BETTER FOOD SYSTEMS AROUND THE WORLD.

GLOUCESTER MOTORWAY SERVICES FARM SHOP - SERVING AND SELLING PRODUCTS FROM OVER 130 LOCAL SUPPLIERS (WITHIN 30 MILES) AND 70 REGIONAL SUPPLIERS (30-50 MILE RADIUS). NO CHAINS STORES.

DOUGHNUT ECONOMICS - KATE RAWORTH LOOKS AT AN ECONOMIC MODEL WHICH PUTS HUMANS AT THE CENTRE.

THE NEW ECONOMICS FOUNDATION - ECONOMICS AS IF PEOPLE MATTERED

RETHINKING ECONOMICS - AN INTERNATIONAL NETWORK OF RETHINKERS COMING TOGETHER TO DEMYSTICY DIVERSIFY AND INVIGORATE ECONOMICS.

 

 

Blurring the fluid boundaries between present and future, documentary and fiction, Paths Through Utopias is a feature length utopian road movie exploring a post-capitalist Europe.

Symphony of the Soil is a 104-minute documentary feature film that explores the complexity and mystery of soil.

Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge.

The Greenhorns documentary film, completed after almost 3 years in production, explores the lives of America’s young farming community – its spirit, practices, and needs.

The Grain Divide is a timely feature documentary on the rebuilding of the foundation of our food & culture: grains. 

A group of 14 budding film makers teamed up with The Bristol Bike Project to produce a documentary, celebrating the fifth anniversary of the Stokes Croft-based community bike workshop.