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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.


All Bristol Good Food 2030 Working Groups aim to take a whole food system approach, meaning that the work considers and takes action on food in many settings, involving key actors at every level. Here are the key priorities for Urban Growing:

Priority 1:
Increase diversity in the people engaging in allotments and community growing.

Priority 2:
Support more land becoming available for nature-friendly commercial and community growing in the city. (Initial focus on improving access to Bristol City Council-owned food growing land.)

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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