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 https://regather.yapsody.com/event/index/59589?ref=ebtn to guarantee your entry.
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Further Reading
Wortley Hall Walled Garden https://www.wortleyorganic.org/
REconomy Project UK http://reconomy.org/
REconomy
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
Find us on facebook www.facebook.com/FOSVP
Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @fosvpsheffield

Simply click HERE to download the poster!

SAGE Greenfingers Job Advert

The well-respected Sheffield-based mental health charity is seeking a community and corporate fundraiser to develop SAGE’s internal communications and marketing systems and products, as well as developing sustainable income streams from a variety of community and corporate sources.

If this sounds like the kind of thing you could do for 22.5 hours per week, then click on the logo to the right, or click here to download the details. This will open in a new tab.

The closing date is 12 noon Monday 13th March 2017.

Plant a Tree. For Free!

While we Sheffielders may be blessed with the largest number of trees of any city in Northern Europe, nationally, or tree cover is only 13% – compared with the avergae European cover of 37%.Woodland Trust Image Tree

So, the Woodland Trust is running a major campaign to re-forest Britain!

You can help by visiting their website here, filling in a very simple form, then you can claim your free tree seed pack.

However, if fruit trees are more your thing; if you want to enjoy eating the yearly offerings of your trees, then you might want to look at our fruit tress here.

Freeman College – Ruskin Mill Trust -Job Opportunity

A vacancy has arisen at Ruskin Mill Trust for an enthusiastic individual to work as a Landworker at High Riggs Bio-dynamic Market Garden in Stannington, Sheffield.Ruskin Mill

To see the advert for this exciting job, simply click the Ruskin Mill logo to the right…

…Or click here.

The closing date is Monday 27th February at 12 noon, so if you think it’s for you, don’t delay!

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 …
JUNGLE BOOGIE!

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.)

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.

Polite Pruners 2017

Our favourite groups of tree surgeons are back for 2017!

Daniele and James really are expert pruners, and as they specialise in fruitPolite Pruners 2017 tree care and pruning, they are the obvious choice of experts to keep your trees in the best of health.

Call Daniele on 07535 653 842 or James on 07422 575 853 to arrange a no-obligation visit.

Click on the image to the right to show their large poster.

Fruit Trees Updated!

Vanessa has very kindly done a stock-take of the Grow Sheffield Fruit trees, and has then updated the stock lists.Fruit Trees

They are on the fruit trees page here!

If you’d like a proper ‘Sheffield’ fruit tree (or more then one!) that has been specifically grown for our local climate using only organic methods, then you really should check out the page and get in touch.

We’ll hopefully be grafting some new trees this coming March to continue this very popular project.

Stay tuned for details!