Take Part in a Study and Earn Money!

The Geography Department of Sheffield University under Peter Jackson, including David Evans and Angela Meah are conducting a study on  ‘Understanding the Perceived Freshness of Food’ -please see the attached .pdf HERE.

During this study, they would like to question people about their perceptions of ‘freshness’, then shadow volunteers as they shop and even cook, possibly making videos of these activities.

As a reward, they are offering £50.00 in gift vouchers of your choice.

If you think you may be interested, then click on the preview to the right here to download the .pdf and get in touch -they’d love to hear from you!

Abundance Details

Abundance 2016 Season

Abundance is a volunteer based organisation which rescues, shares, cooks and processes fruit across Sheffield from going to waste. Tree owners donate the fruit they don’t want, volunteers take some and we share the best fruit with the community (e.g. food banks, lunch clubs, support centres)

The rest we cook or juice together in the community.

This 2016 season we are working with 3 partner organisations offering weekly Abundance Training/Drop In Sessions, where people can gain life and job skills and meet friendly faces.

Certificates for participation with skills learned available.

Tuesdays 10-12.30 at Parson Cross Initiative, based at Mount Tabor Methodist Church, Wordsworth Avenue (junction with Southey Hill) S5 8NJ Open to all. 29th Nov/ Dec: 6th, 20th Jan: 3rd, 10th 17th

Wednesdays 2-5pm with Timebuilders at St Bart’s Church Centre, Primrose Hill, S6 2UW. Open to all. 30th Nov/ Dec: 7th, 14th 21st, 28th /Jan: 4th, 11th 18th  

Thursdays 11-2pm at Shipshape Health and Well Being Centre, The Stable, Sharrow Lane S11 8AE Dec: 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th /Jan: 5th

Sessions are open to anyone in Sharrow, Heeley, Highfield, City centre, Netheredge, Broomhall. (Funding is area based)

We are very grateful to Awards For All (Lottery) and Lush Cosmetics for making these activities possible.

Abundance also harvests and makes chutney city-wide through a network of volunteers.

Check us out for more info! Facebook group Abundance Sheffield Project and Abundance Sheff.

www.growsheffield.com [email protected]

07527279977/ 07984 310412

Hire a Christmas Tree!

Hire a Xmas tree from Greave House Farm Trust!!

‘’We look after pot grown Christmas trees that we use as a windbreak around our market garden. We hire them out at Christmas then take them back to carry on living in their pots. Mostly between 4 and 5 foot. We re pot them if needed. They are Fraser Firs. We are charging £35-40 plus £5 for delivery and collection back. This year we can only deliver to Stocksbridge and Deepcar but if you are further afield you need to come and collect. Text Barbara on 07724 505 911 to order.

It’s a great Eco friendly way of having a real tree.”

The Grow Sheffield Abundance Handbook

Since our site reorganisation a few weeks ago, it seems that the link to The Grow Sheffield Abundance Handbook had disappeared!

Well here it is again!

It is in Adobe .pdf format, and if you click on the link above, it should open in a new window.

From the boxes at the top right, choose ‘Download’ to download a copy for yourself for you to print out at your leisure.

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! www.sheffieldfoodnetwork.com), from 10.30 to 2.30, selling chutney, jam and vegetarian mincemeat – and our fabulous fruit trees.

This 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 [email protected]

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! www.sheffieldfoodnetwork.com), at 7pm. If you would like to come and chop stir and chat, then contact Vanessa to book a place 07958 472837 or [email protected]

Victoria Centre Quiz Night

Quiz Night!

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

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: [email protected]

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!