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Stopping the council mowing grass verges

July 2019

A new petition aims to stop Sheffield City Council mowing grass verges at the sides of roads, where there is no foot traffic or safety concern. Long grass is an important habitat for many insects; we need to create more such areas due to climate change. Ro...

Housing co-operative vacancy at Share Instead

June/summer 2019

Share Instead Housing Co-op has a vacancy, and another one very likely soon.Share Instead is a five-member mutual housing co-op living in a spacious old house in Sharrow/Nether Edge with a large garden. They make decisions by consensus and aim to keep ren...

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25th May 2019

Sheffield Environment Weeks

Sat 27 Apr-Sun 9 Jun 2019

We can be proud of the hundreds of activities that make up Sheffield Environment Weeks, which has run for many years. They range from talks on a range of subjects, to projects like urban agriculture and wildlife conservation. To get involved see the timetable on the website. Officially it runs 27th April to 9th June but some events are on before this.

Sheffield Environment Weeks

Food For Thought

Fri 24 to Mon 27 May 2019, Winter Garden/Millennium Square, St Pauls Place S1 2JF

Join Sheffield’s food for purpose organisations in the ShefFood Village at the Sheffield Food Festival. Explore the issues, meet the people and seize the opportunities to change the health, equality, economy and sustainability of food and drink in Sheffield for the better, for everyone! There will be hands-on activities and people who will talk with you.

Food Explorers Trail, Sat - Mon, 11-6pm
Have fun exploring the Sheffield Food Festival with the ShefFood Explorers Trail. Follow the trail, answer the questions and get your reward! Learn fun food facts and how your food system works. Pick up the trail leaflet from Regather in the ShefFood Village. Suitable for all ages.

Food For Thought ‘Table Talks’, Sat - Mon, 12-4pm
Curious about food and how we feed ourselves? Passionate about better food for everyone? Look out for the ‘ShefFood’ t-shirts and the ‘Table Talks’ signs and join them to share food, drink and conversation together and learn how we can all work together to make the food system in Sheffield better for everyone.

Mr & Mrs VegHead, Sat - Mon, 12-2pm
A Sheffield Food Festival twist to everyone’s favourite Mr Potato Head, everything you need to make a crazy fruit and veg head will be provided. There will be fruit and veg head selfies to share on social media, and a competition for the best head ever! Suitable for all ages.

No Junk Fruit Juicing, Sat, 2-4pm
Kids love drinking fruit juice, but do they know how easy it is to make? Kids can get hands on and messy as they learn about the simple process of making (and drinking!) fruit juice. Fresh fruit, leftover fruit or any fruit that would otherwise go to waste will be available to use, so it’s a great opportunity to learn about reducing food waste too.

Keeping Chickens At Home, Sun, 2-4pm
Kids love visiting the farm and learning where their food comes from. Kids also love taking care of pets. Keeping chickens is a great way to combine both, plus the family gets to eat fresh, tasty eggs. There will be a small flock of hens to watch and feed, and people who are passionate about chickens to talk with.

Kids Seed Sowing, Mon, 2-4pm
Once they have grown their own, kids love growing their own veg. They are more likely to eat them and they’ll have learned a little bit about where food comes from. Kids can decorate their own pot and plant some veggie seeds to take home. Even if you don’t have a garden you can grow your own delicious vegetables in a window box or on a balcony, it’s easy!

Disco Soup, Sat - Mon, 4-6pm
Join the party to collect, chop, and cook leftover food or any food that would otherwise go to waste. The music will be pumping, everyone will be dancing and we’ll all enjoy delicious soup!

Part of Festival of Debate 2019, in association with SHEF FOOD and the Sheffield Food Festival. Visit www.sheffood.org.uk to find more info and how to get involved. Hosted by not-for-profit social enterprise Opus Independents (which also publishes the Alt-Sheff "Localcheck" column in "Now Then" magazine). Free to attend, but please register using the Eventbrite link below.

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