Invitation: Urban Agriculture in Sheffield, Wed 1st March

What is the potential of urban agriculture in making Sheffield a sustainable food city?Regather Logo
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.
Book Tickets
Entry is free. Avoid disappointment by booking at to guarantee your entry.
Further Reading
Wortley Hall Walled Garden
REconomy Project UK
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.

Gareth Roberts
Operations Manager
07939577467 | 0114 2731258
Regather Works 57-59 Club Garden Road, Sheffield, S11 8BU
Regather Co-Op (30949R) | Regather Charity (1159236)

Friends of Sheaf Valley Park New Project!

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
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Simply click HERE to download the poster!

Maltravers Terrace Orchard Planting Event

Grow Sheffield, Best Start, Manor and Castle Development Trust (MCDT) and Great Places invite you and your family to Wybourn’s community planting event!

The fruits of our labour will be for the residents of Wybourn to share and enjoy over the coming years. The Grow Sheffield team will be available to show you how to plant and care for fruit trees.

Childcare and refreshments will be provided.

On: Saturday 25 February 2017

From: 11.30am–3pm

Where: The Corner House, 333 Manor Oaks Road

For more information contact: Vanessa; Grow Sheffield 07508 269388 or Fiona; Best Start 07722 743 383

Sharrow Lantern Carnival 2017

Sharrow Lantern Carnival is back and this year the theme is …

The parade will take place on SUNDAY 9th APRIL – SAVE THE DATE!

Gathering at Mount Pleasant Park at 7.30pm, Sunday 9th April:Sharrow Lantern Carnival
Set off at 8.00pm
– Parade 8.00pm – 9.00pm
– Arrive at Sheffield General Cemetery 9.00 – 10.30 for food, dancing, music, fire spinning and more!

In the run up to the big day we will be holding lantern making workshops from Feb-April at Old Junior School. If you’d like to attend the workshops, volunteer, or help us out in any other way, please read on to find out more!

(Click on the image to open a new page to see the enlarged version.)

Growing Workshop!

Thursday 2nd February (the same workshop held twice)
– Union Street co-working space
Address is Union Street Co-working, 18-20 Union Street, Sheffield S1 2JP (opposite ‘Howden House’ council office)

This time we’ll be learning about growing hardy peas – as usual you’ll get some to plant and take with you.
We’ll also be looking towards the upcoming growing season with planning what to grow this year.

Feel free to bring photos/sketches of your growing spaces for tailored tips
This a pay-as-you-feel event (suggestion £5-7)
Here’s the facebook event pages:
5.30 start

(If you use facebook, please register your interest for just one so I can get an idea of numbers for each)

Hope to see you there!

Heeley City Farm Seed Sunday

A little bit late, but please see the enlosed poster.

This Sunday the 29th between 12 noon and 4.00pm, Heeley City Farm are hosting a ‘Seed Sunday’ where you can swap seeds with fellow growers and enthusiasts.

Simply click on the post to the right for an enlarged version and full details.

Update for Sheffield Medical Herb Growers Meeting

Just to confirm the meeting at 7.30pm-9pm Tuesday 22nd November

It will be held in the Medium Hall, the Old Junior School near the bottom of Sharrow Lane.



Sharrow Community Forum
Old Junior School
South View Road
South Yorkshire S7 1DB
Telephone: 0114 250 838

A reminder of why you were invited and what we hope to achieve;

You are invited to attend an open meeting, either to see if you would like to be involved or to find out how we might benefit each other.  We would appreciate any input, to find out how we might benefit people involved in different aspects of herbs, i.e. herbalists, local growers, community groups, in fact, anyone interested in medicinal herbs.

During the course of the evening we hope to discover and clarify the direction we intend to take as a group.

I do hope you can all make it.

Any one else you know who might be interested?…. do invite them along.

Best wishes,

Catriona  (07787 568 338)

GS/Abundance prepares for Xmas!

GS/Abundance prepares for Xmas!

On Sunday 27th November Vanessa, John and local Abundance chums will be running the traditional stall outside Just Natural on Crookes (it’s on the map!, from 10.30 to 2.30, selling chutney, jam and vegetarian mincemeat – and our fabulous fruit trees.

Grow SheffieldThis year the stall is part of the wonderful Crookes Forum street market that runs all day. Please come along and support this great event and also offer to do a stint on our stall. Contact Vanessa on 07958 472837 or

There is also a special Abundance preserves workshop – the ‘Xmas Cook- In’ when we shall be making the very special Abundance Vegetarian Apple and Brandy Mincemeat. This is on Wednesday 23rd November at the Crooked Café on Crookes (it’s on the map!, at 7pm. If you would like to come and chop stir and chat, then contact Vanessa to book a place 07958 472837 or