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Incredible Edible Bristol

Funded on Spacehive 12 June 2014

Impact data and claims within this report are provided by the project creator and have not been independently verified by Spacehive.

Incredible Edible Bristol

Incredible Edible Bristol

Incredible Edible Bristol By Incredible Edible Bristol

We want to transform Bristol in to the UK's first Edible City. Help us make it happen!

Bristol Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 12 Jun 2014!

We aim to facilitate an edible revolution by involving local people, businesses, schools and hospitals in local food growing all across the city of Bristol.

Bristol is the ideal city for an edible revolution - and the incredible response to our vision so far confirms this.

There are many underused spaces across the city perfect for growing food. Bristol has more green spaces proportionally than any other city in the UK and this means there are lots of opportunities for raised beds, edible gardens and community projects. There are also many locations that could be refreshed with an edible make-over.

Bristol is full of energy and has the relevant expertise, a fact demonstrated by the wide number of community gardening projects that are currently running, and by the tremendous response we have had to the Incredible Edible Bristol project so far.

In Bristol, we have the ideal circumstances for a city wide movement. Now we need support to fund a dynamic, high-profile edible impact!

What we'll deliver:

  • Provide volunteering opportunities for people looking to join a community-led green initiative in Bristol.
  • Build a kinder and more resilient Bristol for future generations.
  • Kick start the next phase by planting 3 highly visible edible gardens in the centre of Bristol.
  • Supply resources and support to people in Bristol to grow organic produce all over the city.
  • Work with hospitals and care homes to offer edible gardening opportunities to patients and the elderly.
  • Work with schools and universities to raise awareness of issues surrounding food as a vital issue.

Why it's a great idea:

The Incredible Edible concept of transforming non-traditional urban spaces into edible gardens is a proven method for transforming the appearance of streets, neighbourhoods and town centres. It is also proven to support community cohesion, reduce crime and address a range of social issues by involving a broad range of people in shared activities. Urban food growing includes everyone in a radically transformative and positive vision for their local communities, as well as providing food for people to pick, share and eat.

Bristol is the perfect city for such a simple, transformative vision. The timing is perfect. Please support us.

If you are interested in starting an edible garden or know someone that might be please get in touch via email,, or tweet to us,

You can also access our Facebook page, or website, if you would like to know more.

Steps to get it done:

  • We will continue to transform further spaces across the city throughout 2014 and for years to come.
  • We will transform 3 urban spaces in to edible hotspots across the city.
  • We will facilitate access to spaces to grow food in, and provide advice and support for finding new land.
  • We will share our experience of getting it done to support other groups to transform their local areas.

Right now we are looking for an urgent injection of capital ready for the planting season. We are happy to work with any organisation that wants to be involved with our vision. This is a great opportunity at this early stage for investors to demonstrate their support for community led green initiatives.

We are working with local people, neighbourhoods and businesses including but not limited to:

Food Connections
Thompson and Morgan
Happy City Bristol
Bristol Food Connections
Destination Bristol
Bristol City Council
Bedminster Neighbourhood Forum
The Southville Centre
Feed Bristol
Mark Daicono
Charles Dowding
Urban Farms UK
Chelsea Fringe Bristol
Bristol Green Party
Blue Finger Alliance
Severn Project
Bristol Food Network
This is Rubbish
Lighting up Learning
Almondsbury Garden Centre
Winning Whiteladies
Bristol Good Gym
Winning Whiteladies
Destination Bristol
Cabot Circus

If you or your organisation would like to work with us please contact

Location Bristol

About the space

Urban Gardens


Bristol City Council

How will the money be spent?Total £4,409

10 tool sets - £900 (20%)
Wood - £500 (11%)
Publicity - £500 (11%)
Website - £500 (11%)
Signage - £500 (11%)
Events/Screenings - £250 (6%)
Administration - £200 (5%)
Security - £200 (5%)
Seeds - £200 (5%)
Tranportation Costs - £180 (4%)
Other - £479 (11%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

10 tool sets
Tranportation Costs
Other Read More
  • Insurance
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £4,409

Our Volunteer List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and time to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Volunteer' button to the right to get involved.

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