...is a partnership of organisations, individuals and businesses working together to enable the transformation of the land know as The Blue Finger into a vibrant and resilient food growing quarter.The Blue Finger lies to the north of Bristol (see the Map page). At its heart is a strip of Grade 1 agricultural land, the top 3% of land in the country for growing food. Grade 1 land is coloured blue on Land Classification Maps - hence the name... The dark red soil is exceptionally deep and fertile and the area was Bristol's historic market gardening quarter.
There's an exciting event coming up: the Bristol Food and Land Gathering, at Feed Bristol in Stapleton on Saturday 5th October 2013. It's a chance to network, discuss, eat and dig your fingers into the rich soil at the wonderful Feed Bristol project - see you there!
This is a short film about the Blue Finger made by us and featuring some of the people who are part of the Blue Finger Alliance...
We made this film ourselves, using a Flip camera - if you're a proper film-maker and you'd like to help us to make another film, please do get in touch!
We want the Blue Finger to be a highly visible landmark symbol of Bristol's commitment to sustainability and local food. This is a chance for Bristol to show that it is a truly green city, home to environmental innovation and 'joined-up' policymaking under an effective elected mayor.
Our vision is of a patchwork of commercial agriculture and horticulture, community projects, CSAs, allotments and more, focussed on providing fresh food for Bristol - and elsewhere.
We want to see community access to land - volunteer-led projects, community gardens, cycle paths, farm shops...
We'd like to see the Blue Finger land protected and supported in local policy as part of a broader resilient food plan as set out in Who Feeds Bristol.