exploring how we can upskill existing producers and new entrants to farming

 

 

Masterclasses and courses

We have run a number of masterclasses ourselves this year, with subjects ranging from Seed Saving to Social Media. We are currently looking to support producers to run their own courses by centralising the admin and promotions side of it. If you are interested in finding out more please email bristolfoodproducers@gmail.com

We also send out a monthly Opportunities Update, connecting you with training, support, networking, funding and business opportunities. You can sign up or browse the archive of past copies of the Newsletter here.

We have built a Resource Directory to signpost you towards useful sources of information, training and support as well as towards opportunities to start on the path of growing or producing food for a livelihood. This Resource Directory includes links on food and farming training courses.

 

Work we’ve done

We have supported Feed Bristol to create a Scaling Up Local Food Production course for community food growers to help them with growing more food and managing volunteers. You can find out more about this by emailing Feed Bristol: matt.cracknell@avonwildlifetrust.org.uk

 

Future plans

In the longer term we are co-creating a Livelihood Skills for Landworkers Certificate to supplement the business, enterprise and employable skills of people learning how to grow and produce food in Bristol. We’ll keep you posted through the Opportunities Update.

We continue to work with other organisations, such as the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens, to develop ideas for other courses that could help to establish more successful growing enterprises.