Shop our Real Meals now!

Click here to shop our range of delicious handmade meals. Every meal you buy allows us to support a family of 4 in the BS13 postcode.

Shop Now!

The Kitchen Garden Enterprise

KGE 
The Kitchen Garden Enterprise is an acre of no-dig market garden in BS13. We are scaling up our Market Garden, Flower Farm and Sustainable looped Compost Enterprise offering trainee placements through our volunteer program in BS13. We are investing back into BS13 by producing quality vegetables, flowers & fine compost to sell across Bristol, creating vocational training and environmental engagement for all ages. 

Volunteering programme
We have a team of dedicated core volunteers who develop specific horticulture knowledge and gain employability-skills and training. Our long-term volunteers are mentored by our KGE program leads gaining further opportunities for additional pathways across the specialist enterprise strands.

Community and business volunteering days
We run monthly volunteer days for anyone who would like to learn more about our work and support our program for the day, and a business volunteering scheme for businesses who want to bring their staff to our site to participate in personalised team away days.

Buy local, support social 
When you buy what we grow, cook or make, you are investing in our commitment to vocational training, supporting community enterprise and jobs in BS13.
We grow seasonal, vegetables herbs and flowers  that are available to buy on monthly subscription veg boxes through our online shop and we deliver to our customers in south Bristol via electric cargo bikes. We also make preserves from any seasonal gluts, which go into our gift hampers. Check out our recipes for ideas about what you can make from our produce.

Our produce features in our ‘pay it forward’ Real Meal range, where you can support our fight for health equality and food security in BS13.

Workshops
We run bespoke workshops in floristry, Christmas wreaths, and closed loop composting.

Info
please contact kge@heartofbs13.org.uk or 07552607363 for more info on volunteering with us.
 

 

Composting to close the loop at Heart of BS13

Food is central to our goal of addressing social and health inequality in BS13.  At the Kitchen Garden Enterprise we grow amazing chemical free herbs, vegetables and flowers, through the Real Meal Store we cook and supply healthy, nutritious meals to our local community and beyond.

Heart of BS13 provides training opportunities to learn about horticulture, or to cook in a professional environment, so what happens to our leftover food, the kitchen scraps and our garden waste is also an important part of the story.

Composting is the final piece of the puzzle which completes the circle from the growing of our ingredients, the cooking of our food and finally the transformation of waste products into an asset that can be returned to the soil to begin the cycle again.  By composting our food and garden waste we can prevent valuable resources from going to landfill and what would have otherwise been thrown away is transformed into a valuable product that we can use in our gardens.

The composting process captures carbon and returns it to the growing cycle, reducing methane from landfill sites and making a positive impact to our individual and collective climate emissions.

At the Kitchen Garden Enterprise we are passionate about the environment, soil health and working with natural systems to grow strong and healthy plants.  Making and using our own compost in the garden is a fundamental element of our gardening ethos.  We want to share our skills and understanding so that anyone who wants to can make their own compost.  Homemade, nutrient rich compost is cheap and easy to make and your garden will thrive as you add it back to the soil.  So to reduce waste, save money and grow happy and healthy plants keep an eye out for our composting workshops that will be running at the KGE very soon!

Donate to our Kitchen Garden Enterprise