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This September, to celebrate all things organic and to delve into the lives and stories connected by the organic community, we’re putting on a whole series of events throughout the month. As part of Soil Association’s Organic September, we want to help you make small changes, which can make a big difference.  Watch this space as more exciting events are added…

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Organic September Bristol launch and GMO OMG Screening

Thurs 3rd September, 6.30-10pm
The Watershed, Waterfront, Bristol, BS1 5TX
Ticket Price: £6
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GMO OMG director and concerned father Jeremy Seifert is in search of answers. How do GMOs affect our children, the health of our planet, and our freedom of choice? And perhaps the ultimate question, which Seifert tests himself: is it even possible to reject the food system currently in place, or have we lost something we can’t gain back?

These and other questions take Seifert on a journey from his family’s table to Haiti, Paris, Norway, and the lobby of agra-giant Monsanto, from which he is unceremoniously ejected. Along the way we gain insight into a question that is of growing concern to citizens the world over: what’s on your plate?

After the screening, a panel of industry experts, including Director of the Organic Research Centre, Lawrence Woodward, Lee Holdstock, of the Soil Association, and Better Food’s founding MD Phil Haughton, will be available for a Q&A session, and to discuss all things GMO.

This screening and discussion takes place as part of the Soil Association’s Organic September initiative.  Find our more at or #organicseptember

A Pukka Afternoon Tea Party!Pukka Tea Party cakes

Fri 4th September, 2.30-4pm
St Werburghs Café
Ticket price: Free!
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Join us at Better Food in St Werburghs for a fun and tasty tea party in partnership with our friends at Pukka Herbs!

Herbalist Sarah will be on hand to guide us through a tea tasting with a difference, whilst Better Food’s master bakers Shed and Dotty will be serving up a selection of organic cakes and biscuits that they’ve carefully crafted with each tea in mind.  You’ll be able to enjoy some seriously special tea and cake combinations, and the best part?  It’s completely free to join in the fun!  Everyone welcome.


Better Food Road Trip! In partnership with Triodos Bankphoto of community farm with Better Food and Triodos Bank logos

Sat 5th September
9am – 5pm
Ticket price: £13.50
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Come with us on a lively tour into the West Country visiting some of our favourite local organic suppliers.

We kick-start the day with a visit to Hobbs House Bakery where we will be welcomed by fifth generation baker, and Operations Director, Tom Herbert. He’ll guide us through the story of their organic bread, complete with cookery demo and the opportunity to ask your baking questions. Then, whilst enjoying a light lunch with the delicious freshly baked bread, you’ll be given a taste of what’s to come next…

Heading to Park Farm in Bath, we’ll meet the owners at The Bath Soft Cheese Company.  In a behind-the-scenes tour of their organic farm, we’ll discover the milking parlour, make room and ripening rooms; later being able to taste some of their award-winning cheese.

We move on once more to Chew Magna, visiting The Community Farm – where most of the fresh organic produce you pop in your basket comes from.  We’ll tour the fields, looking at their organic farming techniques and enjoy being in the great farming outdoors.

All this is organised in collaboration with Triodos Bank. Triodos Bank is a global pioneer of sustainable banking. Their mission is to make money work for positive social, environmental and cultural change. Find out more about them

How organic produce can help with detoxification – Is organic a necessity or a luxury?

Mon 7th September, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
St Werburghs Café
Ticket price: Free!
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Naturopathic Nutritionist Jelena Deruka from the College of NaturopatJelena Deruka CNM talkhic Medicine tackles the big question around the value of organic food – is it a necessity or a luxury in our current environmental and economic climate?  Exploring common additives in food and how our bodies process them; Jelena discusses how eating organic produce can cleanse us of these nasties.

Also touching on the controversial subject of juices vs smoothies, we’ll discover the pros and cons of both, walking away with a clearer picture of which is best for you and where to start.

Ultimately, Jelena’s talk answers the question: Does detoxification mean having to turn your life upside down or can small changes make a big difference?


Free Workshop: Make Your Own Organic Bath Bomb – with Happy Holistics

Thursday 17th September, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
St Werburghs Café
Ticket price: £Free!
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Love luxurious bath smellies?

Ever fancied learning how to make your own?

Well, you’re in luck!  Founder of Bristol-based organic skincare brand Happy Holistics, Kelly Allan will be treating us to a hands-on workshop on Thursday 17th September.  Stop by the St Werburgh’s café between 4-6pm and learn how to make your own fizzing bath bombs and oat bath dumplings – you’ll even get one to take away with you!

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Kelly will also talk us through the importance of using organic products on our skin, and the benefits of different herbs and essential oils.  You’ll also be able to browse and buy Kelly’s fantastic range of Happy Holistics body, face, bath and baby care products, which are all made right here in Bristol.

It’s totally free to come along, and all ages and abilities are welcome at this fun and interactive workshop, so either bring your family and friends, or come by yourself and meet new people. We look forward to seeing you there!



Can We Avoid Hereditary Illness?

WednesdaPhoto of Dr Tom Waller DCy 23rd September, 6pm – 7pm
Better Food, 94 Whiteladies Road, Clifton, BS8 2QX
Ticket price: £Free!

Join us for an informative evening of presentation and discussion where Dr Tom DC will discuss the short falls of the current health care system and show how it is possible to maintain health and vitality against the ‘genetic’ odds with an introduction to the exciting field of Epigenetics health and wellness.  Attendees will leave the talk feeling empowered to make sustainable changes to their health.


The Community Clinic
Saturdays, 10am-4pm, St Werburghs

Just a little shout out for The Community Clinic who use the little room at the back of our St Werburgh’s store on Saturdays. They offer a wide range of holistic therapies at a really good price, with discounts for people on low incomes. To find out more,  visit the Community Clinic Website or contact Teresa on 07982 243 804.


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