Grow Sheffield were chosen by Lush as one of the projects they wish to support as we share many of their founding principles.
To that end, Vanessa did an interview with them, and it makes for some fascinating reading.
The link to that story is here, so click it and see what Vanessa and the Lush boys and girls have to say about sustainability and food waste reduction!
There are links in the text to illustrate their point, and also links to other projects around the country who run similar projects to Abundance.
As you may already know, Grow Sheffield is undergoing some pretty massive changes right now.
To reflect these, we’ve changed our front page, and over the coming few days, you’ll see further changes as we add to the new section ‘How To’, then we’ll be changing ‘Resources and Info’ into an ‘Archive’ section to show a lot of our previous articles and past news.
Please bear with us as we make these changes.
Don’t worry: we’ll keep you posted.
It’s not long until the big parade on Sunday 9th April! We are looking for people who can help us out on the night by volunteering in one of these roles:
– EVENT SET UP ROLE
Further details about the what the role involve are outlined below – any time you can offer us no matter how little would be greatly appreciated. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your interest.
Sharrow Folk Festival takes place on the 25th and 26th of March down at Hagglers Corner Cafe, 586 Queens Road, S2 4DU.
Used as a fundraiser for the main Sharrow Festival which takes place July 1st, the Folk Festival is jam-packed with local and not-so-local talent.
The afternoon sessions in the new downstairs bar, between 2pm and 6pm are free, while the evening sessions between 7.30pm and 1.00am are ticketed-only events.
Tickets are a very reasonable £7.00 per day, or £10.00 for the full two days.
Check out their Facebook pages here!
The next growing workshop at Union Street is:
Thursday 2nd March 5:30 – 7.00pm
– Union Street co-working space
Address is Union Street Co-working, 18-20 Union Street, Sheffield S1 2JP (opposite ‘Howden House’ council office)
March is the time for starting lots of veg from seed so this will be our focus this time.
We’ll be learning about growing tomatoes, beetroot and beans – as usual there will be seeds to plant and take with you.
Feel free to bring photos/sketches of your growing spaces for tailored tips
This is a pay-as-you-feel event, suggested amount £5 – 7.
Facebook event page:
Hope to see you there!
What is the potential of urban agriculture in making Sheffield a sustainable food city?
Regather Works, 57-59 Club Garden Road, Sheffield, S11 8BU
Wed 1st Mar | 5.30pm doors open, 6pm start, 9pm end
You are invited to Regather to learn about urban agriculture, explore innovative case studies from the UK and Europe, and share in creating an exciting vision of resilient systems for urban food production across Sheffield and the emerging City Region. An evening of short presentations and open conversation featuring Leon Ballin (Sustainable Food Cities), Doina Petrescu (School of Architecture, University of Sheffield), Darrell Maryon (Heeley City Farm & Wortley Walled Garden) and Gareth Roberts (Regather). Light refreshments will be provided.
This is a Regather event in partnership with the REconomy Project UK. The REconomy Project supports communities to transform their local economies, helping to establish and maintain livelihoods and enterprise that are resilient, more sustainable and focused on equality and wellbeing. Whatever your interest, we’re here to help you get started.
07939577467 | 0114 2731258
Regather Works 57-59 Club Garden Road, Sheffield, S11 8BU
Regather Co-Op (30949R) | Regather Charity (1159236)
We’re a little bit warmer and a little bit lighter in the evenings – maybe you are inspired to join us for Day Three of our series of practical workdays in Jervis Lum (Norfolk Park)?
We’ll be meeting again this Sunday 26 Feb at 11 am at the top of the steps to the Lum, which is at the top end of Norfolk Park near the big metal bridge. And we’ll spend an hour or two lopping and sawing the holly which is at the moment dominating the wood. We’ve made steady progress already. It’s physical work, but – and this is the good bit about volunteering! – you can take it easy if you want, just do what you can and stay for as long as you like!
Please do join us if you fancy it, and bring your own loppers and bow saw if you have one (we have spares also). We are a friendly bunch and the Lum is a really peaceful place to be; when we’ve finished it’s like we’ve been in our own little world for a bit, which is very refreshing.
Please see the attachment for all you need to know.
Hope to see you soon.
Friends of Sheaf Valley Park
Volunteer Community Organisation
Volunteer organisers of AMPHIFEST
Simply click HERE to download the poster!