Bring your self-sown seeds along to swap with like-minded enthusiasts and find out about organic growing projects happening in your city. If you don’t have any seeds to swap then don’t worry as there will be a great selection available on the day.
You will also be able to pick up tips on growing and information on local community food projects. Hot drinks and cake will also be provided.
At Heeley City Farm, Richards Rd from 12-4pm on Sunday 10th February
Abundance will be having a juicing session to polish off the last of the apple stragglers of the year and hopefully make some cider for 2013! We’ll be doing it outside the pavillion (near the raised beds) at St Mary’s Church on Bramall lane from 11am. Please come along if you have an hour or 2 to spare and bring a bottle!
Grow Sheffield will be running FREE food growing courses for beginners to be held at Common Ground Community Garden, on the land between Empire Road and Machon Bank.
The sessions will be held in St Peters Hall, for the second half of the session we will be in the garden so please wear warm waterproof clothes and suitable footwear. Hot drinks provided.
The sessions are part of the Common Ground Community Saturday gardening sessions. Dates of sessions;
Planning your veg plot: 12th January from 10am to 12pm
Composting at home: 26th January from 10am to 12pm
Seed sowing for beginners: 9th Feb from 10am to 12pm
Contact Ruth Hepworth for details: [email protected]
A tenweek, class-room based course where we can look at the theory of organic gardening, soil management, ecology, sustainability and growing food naturally. Suitable for beginners or experienced growers.
Over the 10 weeks we shall be looking at:-
Understanding timing and the seasons. When to sow and harvest
Organic materials and fertilisers. What to use and when.
Composting. Soils and site planning.
Crops and how they grow.
Plant propagation – seeds and cuttings .
Growing systems Healthy plants , pests and diseases
Perennials , fruit and pruning
Seeds, harvesting and storage.
Location: Hollinsend Methodist Church, corner of Hollinsend Rd and Mansfield Rd, S12 2 EF.
Times: Monday’s 7 – 8.45pm from Jan 14th until March 18th 2013
Another celebration of dancing to great music in the season of mellow fruitfulness – what more appropriate community partner for The Well Dressed Band could there be than community fruit-harvesting innovators, Sheffield’s own ABUNDANCE project!
It should be another happy beaming, sweating, laughing, breathless, bopping evening.
ABUNDANCE will be selling drinks, but please bring FOOD TO SHARE during the interval. And if you’ve any unwanted items in good condition, why not put them on the FREEBIE TABLE for someone to take home?
Starts as soon after 7.30 as we can get enough people on the floor for the first set – so get yourselves there briskly, and away we’ll go.
Day of the Dead or Día de Muertos, in Spanish is a celebration of life that focuses on gatherings of family and friends in remembrance of those who have passed away.
Among the traditions includes an altar which is built honouring the deceased with sugar skulls, marigolds and handcrafts, as well as photos, memorabilia, and the favourite food and beverages of the departed.
Organiser and friend of Grow Sheffield, Elizabeth Uruchurtu who originates from Mexico, said: “The Day of the Dead is beyond any doubt one of the most deeply rooted traditions in Mexico and some countries in Central America. This is a unique celebration that expresses much of our idiosyncrasy: it is the time when the spirits of our beloved ones that have passed away return to be near their families and friends, to “hear” their favourite music, to “eat” their favourite food and to celebrate the continuation of life. It is a colourful season with flowers, sugar skulls, bread, candles, incense and is a great way of remembering and honouring those that have departed; it is a celebration of life!”
The Display of the Altar celebration will take place in the Sheffield Hallam University Cantor Building, Furnival Street Sheffield S1 2NU, from October 31 at 12noon to November 3 at 3pm.
Alongside the Altar, a series of activities will be held including
talks, storytelling, video documentaries and workshops.
We will be holding a launch event on Friday 9 November at 1pm and there will be a free cup of tea for everyone! Thereafter the cafe will run every Friday afternoon between 1-3pm (term-time) at the Beighton TARA at 1 Rose Avenue, Beighton, South East Sheffield. ase do come along.
Grow Sheffield, Westfield Sports College and Beighton TARA have teamed to organise a pop up cafe and gardening club on a Friday afternoon. The café will provide an opportunity for pensioners 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.
The student volunteers will gain experience in running a café enterprise as well as making personal connections with older people in their community. 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.
We are happy to announce that Abundance will be running their first cider-making workshop of the year. We’ll be having home-brew champion Brian Trevelyan round for a look at the best ways to produce Britain’s favourite tipple.
The session will consist of 2 parts. Firstly, we’ll be using our 35L press to make a load of juice from Abundanced apples and then we’ll have a discussion about all things cider-related. You’ll also get some juice to take home with you!
We’ll be at Hagglers Corner (586 Queens Road, S2 4DU) from 4pm using our press to make apple juice and then discussing the merits and methods of cider-making with Brian. You will get the chance to take juice home with you to ferment so please bring a suitable container eg. a demi-john or plastic bottle/milk carton. The event is free but donations are welcome. Please get in touch to book a place [email protected]