Local food producers open their gates for Get Growing Trail

Andy and his babyLocal food producers in Knowle West will be opening their gates to the public this weekend to share their expertise for this year’s Bristol’s Get Growing Trail.

Andy’s Haven Nursery at the Park, Bramble Farm off Stockwood Crescent and Let’s Grow Community Allotments on Andover Road will be providing a host of activities on 7 and 8 June.

From chicken feeding and goat walking to seed-planting and wild stick craft there will be something for all ages.

Vistors will also be a chance to buy fresh produce and plants and have a tour of the sites to see how the growers have been improving the land.

The three groups all part of the Edible Landscapes Movement (ELM). They have been working with Knowle West Media Centre to use digital technology to link with each other and share their story with the local community.

Andy Moseley who runs Andy’s Haven Nursery which featured on the BBC’s Urban Gardens last year said: “It will be a good weekend, we’ve got a bee garden now, newly laid baby chicks and three turkeys.

“We’ll be doing walks with the three goats, selling plants and we are also having a barbecue and face painting.”

Bramble Farm will be open Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 June from 11-5pm and Andy’s Haven Nursery from 10am – 3pm. Let’s Grow Community Allotment will be open on Saturday only from 11am – 4pm. For more information about the Bristol Get Growing Trail 2014 visit www.bristolfoodnetwork.org