Wed 25th April: twelve events today as part of Sustainable St Albans Week.
Wednesday 25th April
LIFE AND LAND IN VERULAMIUM PARK – GUIDED TOUR
John O’ Conner (GM) Ltd
St Michaels Car Park, Verulamium Park AL3 4SW.
10am – 12 noon
and 2pm – 4pm. FREE!
Guided tour of Verulamium Park discussing Roman history, history of the park, flora, fauna, ecotones and bio-diversity. Rain? Wrap up or get wet! Walks will still go ahead. http://www.johnoconner.co.uk
HERTFORDSHIRE WARMER HOMES SCHEME
National Energy Foundation (together with HertsHelp)
St Albans Market.
9am – 4.30pm. FREE!
TOUR OF THE AGRIVERT ANAEROBIC DIGESTION FACILITY
North London AD, Coursers Farm, Coursers Road, Colney Heath AL4 0PG.
10.30am – 11.30pm. FREE!
Discover what happens to your food waste after it is collected from the kerbside. Parking limited. Sturdy footwear advisable. Call: 01727 819466. Booking essential: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.touragrivert.eventbrite.co.uk/s=7223900
HARPENDEN LIBRARY WALKING READING GROUP (under 3 miles)
27 High Street, Harpenden AL5 2RU.
10.30am – 12 noon. Donation £1
Gentle stroll round Rothamsted Park discussing ‘The 100 year-old man who climbed out of the window and disappeared’ by Jonas Jonasson. Refreshments. Booking is essential. In person or phone: 0300 123 4049. http://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/libraries
SHAKER PARTY – FOR TODDlERS
St Albans Library
The Maltings, St Albans AL1 3JQ.
10.30am – 11.30am FREE! Donations welcome.
Help your toddler make a shaker and then play along with songs and rhymes! Please bring a single use plastic bottle you would otherwise throw away. (The library will have some too). Book in person or phone 0300 123404.
Donations welcome. 1 ticket is for one adult and one child limited to 30 children and their adults. http://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/libraries
STORY TENT AND TEA TIME TALES
Story Tent at Trestle
Trestle Arts Base, Russet Drive, St Albans AL4 OJQ.
10.30am – 11.30am and 1.30pm – 2.30pm. £6
A fun filled hour of interactive storytelling and craft with Kathryn Holt; telling a traditional tale: theme of reusing and passing skills from one generation to the next. For idea of numbers, leave message on Story Tent at Trestle Facebook page or text 07758 667624. http://www.trestle.org.uk/participate/classes-workshops/story-tent
OPEN HERB GARDEN – FOR ASIAN COOKING
Herts Asian Women’s Association
Habiba’s garden, CDA Community Gardens, Hixberry Lane, St Albans AL4 0TZ.
11am – 2pm. FREE!
We will show you what herbs to grow and how to use them in Asian dishes. If it rains – wear suitable outdoor clothing.
PAPER MILL – FLAT AND WHITE AND GREEN ALL THROUGH
Frogmore Paper Mill
Fourdrinier Way, Apsley, HP3 9RY. Pay parking Durrants Hill Road car park HP3 9RG.
1pm – 4pm. FREE!
Recycling for over 100 years – see where paper from local schools gets recycled. Paper is fascinating. Join us: guest speakers, papermaking, mill tour. Learn about paper waste. To book: email email@example.com or call 01442 234600. http://www.thepapertrail.org.uk
OPEN EVENING AND PROJECT LAUNCH WITH SEED AND SEEDLING SWAP
Earthworks, St Albans
Hixberry Lane, St Albans AL4 0TZ.
5.30pm – 8pm. FREE!
Introducing our new project supporting communities and developing green spaces. Enjoy our gardens, seed/seedling swap, music and refreshments. http://www.earthworksstalbans.co.uk
CONNECTING TO NATURE THROUGH THE GREAT OUTDOORS – PANEL DISCUSSION
University of Hertfordshire
de Havilland Campus, Hatfield AL10 9EU.
6pm – 9pm. FREE!
Expert speakers exploring the role of outdoor activities, from walking and food growing to outdoor learning, and how they can contribute to improved health and happiness.
FAITH: FRIEND OR FOE OF THE ENVIRONMENT
Inter Faith St Albans
Board Room, Holywell Lodge, 41 Holywell Hill,
St Albans AL1 1HE.
7.30pm – 9pm. FREE!
Maintaining a sustainable environment is a faith issue. We will explore the who, what, why, when and how issues of working together on the impact of faith upon the environment.
HOUSING FOR ALL – IS THERE A SUSTAINABLE WAY – TALK
St Albans & District Green Party
Marlborough Road Methodist Church Hall, St Albans AL1 3XG.
8pm – 10pm. FREE!
How can we ensure sustainable housing? A panel of expert speakers will outline the problems and some solutions. There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion. http://www.sagreens.org.uk