Sowing the seeds of conservation

A team of volunteers from KPMG has pitched in to help an exciting new community project in Bristol.

15 volunteers from the accountancy firm’s Risk Consulting Technology team worked with the Avon Wildlife Trust to construct a welcome garden at Feed Bristol, a new food growing project at the former Parkside Nurseries in Stapleton. The team also sowed seeds for a variety of vegetables, herbs and flowers, and dug in three rows of potatoes.

Feed Bristol aims to encourage habitat restoration conservation as well as healthy eating and social interaction.  It will offer children, families and the local community the opportunity to get involved and grow their own food, supported by expert growers at the project.

Rachel Cole, Assistant Manager in KPMG’s Risk Consulting team, said: “Feed Bristol is a new and exciting project which encourages food to be grown in a sustainable way that doesn’t destroy the environment.  We were pleased to be able to contribute to the project and help to get the site ready for the community to use.”