Sharrow Lantern Festival 2017 -Call Out For Volunteers!

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:

– STEWARD
– FUNDRAISER
– 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 creativeactionnetwork@gmail.com to confirm your interest.

 

Sharrow Folk Festival

Sharrow Folk Festival takes place on the 25th and 26th of March down at Hagglers Corner Cafe, 586 Queens Road, S2 4DU.Sharrow Folk Festival Artwork

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!

 

Food Growing Workshop

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)Food Growing Workshop

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:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1199371796845597/

Hope to see you there!

James

James Adams
07422 575853

Spring in the Woods

Spring in the Woods 2017

Spring in the Woods 2017

Spring in the Woods is back in 2017 in Ecclesall Woods on
Sunday April 30th from 10.00am ’til 4.00pm

Unfortunately, this year Grow Sheffield won’t be there to help celebrate, but do go along to show your support and celebrate the end of a long, hard winter!

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.
Social
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.