Seed Saving Workshop

Seed Saving Workshop, Plot 90, Hanging water Allotments. 11am-5pm
During this day workshop you will learn techniques on how to save seeds from you own fruit and vegetable varieties – a very important skill indeed, especially with the possibility of more multinational corporations buying rights for seed production.

Please contact Stephen on 07507578885 if you’d like to reserve a place. The session is free and there will be tea and cake provided!

AUGUST: The Multifaith Forest Garden

One of our most popular volunteer events is BACK! You are invited to join us at the Multifaith Forest Garden at Parkwood Springs on: Saturday 10th August 11am – 2pm. The day will be a general maintenance day. In addition, thanks to Sheffield University volunteers we now have a new compost bay that requires the finishing touches and filling. The day will be hosted by Ed Thatcher. Ed’s contact number is: 07816596228

The garden is looking wonderful and there are plenty of currants to pick, so bring your tubs along. It’s a great time of year as the energy of nature is displayed in it’s true splendour, unfortunately this includes some pretty prolific weeds – any help to keep on top of these would be greatly appreciated. The volunteers from the university did a great job clearing meters of oil seed rape and rosebay willowherb. There will also be another chance for a guided walk around the garden for those who haven’t visited before.

We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone who has worked on, and visited the forest garden over the past months. We look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones as we move towards another summer in the garden. There are several workdays coming up, so put these dates in your diary!

Saturday 10th August, 11am until 2pm

Saturday 14th September, 11am until 2pm

Saturday 12th October, 11am until 2pm

Saturday 9th November, 11am until 2pm

Saturday 14th December, 11am until 2pm

For more information, email volunteering@growsheffield.com or call 0114 2580784

Healthy Soils and Green Manure Saturday 9th March 10 – 3pm

Delivered by Dr Anton Rosenfield, this is a great opportunity to find out more about Green Manures. Anton is a research officer at Garden Organic and has worked extensively with green manures and soil. He has run trials in far flung locations of the country and carried out training for farmers, growers and community groups.

Taking place from 10am until 3pm on Saturday 9th March 2013. The session is split in to two parts;

  • From 1oam until 12pm Anton will be taking us through “caring for soils”
  • From 1pm until 3pm Anton will introduce green manures showing how these often overlooked plants can improve your soil allowing you to reap the benefits in future crops.

Please bring your own lunch, hot drinks will be provided.;

This event is FREE but places are limited so please register your attendance at gstraining.eventbrite.com

Contact: Ruth Hepworth on 0114 2580784 or e: cg@growsheffield.com 

Spring workday at Lowes Garden Sat 23rd March

Help us develop a community garden in south Sheffield that needs a little tender loving care!

At Lowes Garden, Abbeydale rd from 11am to 3pm

We’ll be pruning and re-staking existing trees, weeding in order to sow ground cover crops, mulching and planting fruit bushes. 

For more information on any of the events or workshops or to book a place for one of the grafting workshops please email abundance@growsheffield.com or ring Daniele on 07535653842. 

Apple Tree Grafting Sat 16th and Sun 17th March

Come and learn the art of apple tree grafting at the school for veg outdoor classroom. Enjoy fantastic views of the city whilst learning how to make your own Sheffield apple tree. Take your tree home and watch it grow!

Workshops are free.

At Grimesthorpe Allotments, Grimesthorpe Rd from 11am to 4pm.

For some detailed information on the benefits of grafting please look here.

n.b. Both workshops are the same – you do not need to attend both but can if you like.

For more information on any of the events or workshops or to book a place for one of the grafting workshops please email abundance@growsheffield.com or ring Daniele on 07535653842. 

Fruit Tree Grafting Sat 16th and Sun 17th February

Prunus fruit tree grafting workshops

Come and learn the art of grafting with Abundance. We’ll show you how to graft your own plum and gage trees and you can even take one home! Workshops are free but donations are welcome.

At New Roots Speakeasy, Glossop Rd from 11am – 4pm

For some detailed information on the benefits of grafting please look here.

n.b. Both workshops are the same – you do not need to attend both but can if you like.

For more information on any of the Abundance events or workshops or to book a place for one of the grafting workshops please email abundance@growsheffield.com or ring Daniele on 07535653842. 

Pop in to our pop in cafe this Friday in Beighton!

Come and have a cup of tea and some cake with us this Friday!

Every Friday we hold a “pop in cafe” between 1-3pm (term-time) at the Beighton TARA at 1 Rose Avenue, Beighton, South East  Sheffield, S20 1FZ . Come along for a free cuppa and you even get a slice of home made cake!

Grow Sheffield, Westfield Sports College and Beighton TARA have teamed to organise a pop in cafe and gardening club on a Friday afternoon. The café will provide an opportunity for people to meet up, learn and share a wide variety of food growing skills and have a cuppa served from local young people from Westfield Sports College.

Grow Sheffield’s experienced Community Grower will be able to show the attendees how to grow from a small pot or bucket so that everyone feels that this is something they can do – regardless of where they live or whether they have access to a garden.  The group will also have a chance to taste some of the foods in a way perhaps they haven’t before, for example,  courgette chocolate cake!

This project has been funded by Sheffield City Council’s Reducing Isolation and Lonliness Fund.

Contact hazelc.grow@gmail.com for more info.

Food for Thought

A Discussion Group for Hungry Minds –  Starting Monday 15th October at 6pm

This is a group for people who are interested in discussing philosophical issues in an informal way. It is based broadly on the principles of the Socrate”s Cafe; we have no ‘expert’, we are all responsible for keeping the discussion on track and making sure we stick to our aims and agreements.

We meet on the third Monday of the month at 6 p.m. in The Rude Shipyard to discuss a philosophical question over a meal (finishing by about 9). This is the kind of question that cannot be answered by finding out facts, but by sharing and examining our own opinions and ideas.

Booking required. £7.50 includes a meal and a piece of cake.

To book a place call The Rude Shipyard on 0114 2589653.