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Urban growing

See what actions the Bristol Good Food Partnership are prioritising to support urban food growing all around the city, so that nature, our local environment and our communities can thrive.

What’s it about?

Although around 80% of food consumption happens in urban areas, cities can easily become removed from the food supply chains that feed them. When we grow more of our food closer to our homes, urban areas become more resilient, relying less on imports and empowering communities to take direct control of the food they eat from a supply chain they can see for themselves. We can then prioritise farming that regenerates the landscape and uses fewer pesticides.

Find out more about the Bristol Good Food Partnership’s priorities to tackle these issues here in the city and check in on the latest progress updates. By supporting Urban Growing in and around Bristol, Bristol Good Food 2030 aims to provide opportunities for diverse communities to learn and share skills for resilience.


More people are growing more nutritious, sustainable and culturally relevant produce 

Outcome 1: The most suitable land for growing has been identified and protected 

Outcome 2: The volume of land used for growing has increased significantly 

Outcome 3: Training and economic support for growers has increased, alongside the diversity of people growing food and the number of growers

Outcome 4: More routes to market are available for growers 

Outcome 5: Community-based and commercial food production on council owned land uses nature-friendly techniques 

These priorities are taken from Bristol Good Food 2030: A One City Framework for Action which aims to transform the city’s food system within this decade, supporting its ambitions on health, climate, biodiversity and social justice.

Progress Updates

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So, what change do you want to see happen that will transform food in Bristol by 2030? Do you already have an idea for how Bristol can make this happen? Join the conversation now.

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