Bristol’s bid to become a Gold Sustainable Food City

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

Anyone who wants to get involved can log their actions at the dedicated Going for Gold website, and collect e-badges in recognition of their direct contribution to the Going for Gold bid. Read more.

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.