Food & Nature

These modules will help you understand how Bristol has protected green spaces and worked hard to be a more sustainable food city.

How to protect and enhance green spaces in a city

Living in a city can sometimes mean it is more challenging to feel connected to the natural world making it all the more important to create and maintain wild, green spaces that everyone can enjoy. This module shares Bristol’s ambitions for 2015, and a handful of case studies about what the council, local people and community groups are doing to enhance green spaces in the city.

16_Bristol Method_How to protect and enhance green spaces in a city_V4.pdf (1.6 MB)

How to become a more sustainable food city

Food is woven through the economic, social and environmental life of the city yet responsibility for what happens in the system tends to be left to market forces. Learn how the people of Bristol are exploring ways to exercise their power to address aspects of its food system over which they have some control.

17_Bristol Method_How to become a more sustainable food city.pdf (897.3 KB)

How to encourage food production in the city

Food is fundamental to our wellbeing: as well as being a source of pleasure, good food promotes good health. From the perspective of the city, we want to make sure that our food system is sustainable with positive impacts on the environment – as well as on the people who grow, make or sell it.

18_Bristol Method_How to encourage food production in the city.pdf