Bristol has launched its bid to become a Gold Sustainable Food City. This national award has not yet been granted at Gold level to any other city in the UK.
Bristol’s Going for Gold bid puts ‘Good Food’ – food that is tasty, healthy, affordable and good for people, the city and the planet – at its core, and aims to make significant and long-lasting improvements to the way we grow, buy and eat food as a city.
To achieve Gold by 2020, Bristol will be taking steps to improve food in the city in six Food Action Areas:
- Buying Better
- Food Waste
- Urban Growing
- Community Action
- Eating Better
- Food Equality
If you’re inspired to get involved with the Urban Growing strand of Going for Gold, then the Get Growing Garden Trail offers a perfect opportunity to explore 32 of Bristol’s secret fruit & veg gardens throughout June, and to find a project you’d like to get involved with. You can take action on two Going for Gold Food Action Areas at the same time – Urban Growing and Community Action – by volunteering to take photographs of gardens open during the Trail.