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.


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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

Victoria Centre Quiz Night

Quiz Night!

An Autumn Quiz, hosted by The Victoria Centre, Victoria Methodist Church, Stafford Road, S2 2SEVictoria Centre Quiz

From 7.00pm ’til late, this fun night is in support of the centre to help with running costs.

Tickets are just £7.00 each, and there will be teams of between 4 and six people, and are available by email to:

You don’t have three to five friends to bring? No worries!

Simply turn up and meet new people who will be part of your team!

Sheffield -A Sustainable Food Capital in the Making?

An event to stimulate discussion & share experiences in all aspects of Sustainable Food and generate ideas for how to promote and nurture the sector.

Chris Walsh from The Kindling Trust will be sharing his experiences with projects such as Feeding Manchester, FarmStart, Veg Box People and The Land Army, and answering questions about their successes and obstacles.kindling-trust-event-flyer-final-page0001

We’ll also hear from local growers Martin Bradshaw (Moss Valley Market Garden), Pieter Van Vliet (Freeman Biodynamic Garden), Barbara Bristow of Greave House Farm Trust, Beanies Wholefoods and Sheffield Food Network.

How can we work together in Sheffield to increase the availability, viability, accessibility and marketability of fair, independent and local food?

Growers Drinks and Social

Friday 28th October, 3.30pm – 7.30pm with a break around 5.30 for a delicious buffet lovingly prepared with local ingredient

Union St Co-Working Space, 18-20 Union St, Sheffield S1 2JR

Art Possibility Action Workshop

Art Possibility Action, a workshop at Sheffield Institute of Arts on 5th November bringing together artists, activists, campaigners, community organisers, students and academics to look at how art can help bring other worlds into being.

It will be facilitated by Rhiannon Westphal from activist training collective Seeds for Change and will feature presentations from the artist Nina Edge, the writer Mel Evans of Liberate Tate, Kerry Morrison of In Situ and James Marriott of Platform.

More info here:

Home-Grown Ceilidh

Sunday November 6th sees the Home-Grown Ceilidh featuring The Well Dressed Band with South Yorkshire Eating Disorders
Association (SYEDA) with the caller Tim Walker.

Between 7.30pm and 10.30pm at The Broomhall Centre, Broomspring Lane, Sheffield S10 2FB

Tickets are just £6.00 in advance, or £7.00 on the door.
Concessions are £5.00, and under 16’s are free.

Bring you own food and drink!

You can download the poster to put up from here.