Just Eat It

Are you a Food Waste pioneer? Build up your knowledge and skills for ‘A Week Without Food Waste’.

Come and see the award winning film about food waste – Just Eat It on Wed 28 Sept, 7.30 at the Drama Theatre, Sir John Lawes School, Harpenden AL5 4QP.

For information and booking see https://v1.bookwhen.com/sustainablestalbans

 

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Calling all Food Waste Pioneers – Lets Squash Food Waste

We are looking for local Food Waste Pioneers to build their knowledge and share it, to encourage local people to join in with our ‘Week Without Food Waste’ during Sustainable StAlbans W…

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Calling all Food Waste Pioneers – Lets Squash Food Waste

We are looking for local Food Waste Pioneers to build their knowledge and share it, to encourage local people to join in with our ‘Week Without Food Waste’ during Sustainable StAlbans Week 19th-26th November.

Take the next steps…

  1. Book your ticket to see the award winning film about food waste ‘Just Eat It’.

jetsmallThis film is screening in Harpenden on Wed 28th September £5/£1concessions. Our partners for this screening are Sir John Lawes School, and the venue is: Drama Theatre, Sir John Lawes School, Manland Road Harpenden AL5 4QP  More info and booking click here: https://v1.bookwhen.com/sustainablestalbans

2. Book to join in the Love Food Hate Waste workshop in central St Albans Sat 1st Oct 9:30am – 1pm.

halfpageWe are asking Food Waste pioneers to sign up for the workshop/training morning, and then to share their learning in any local group, or with neighbours, or friends. This will help prepare the good folk of St Albans District for the ‘Week Without Food Waste’ community challenge. The training costs £5 or £1 for reps of community groups and/or concessions. Email us at sustweek@transitionstalbans.org to sign up.

3. Let’s Squash Food Waste – please volunteer to help on the Food Waste #PumpkinRescue Stall at St Albans Market on Sat 29th October.

truthaboutpumpkinsOur chef, Heather Foster who runs The Green Kitchen vegetarian cafe, will be making Pumpkin soup from pumpkins donated by Willow Farm. We will be giving the soup away – a welcome hot cuppa on a cold Autumn day just before Halloween. We hope to encourage people to use up left-over pumpkins and we will be giving out Pumpkin recipes, and our publicity for ‘A Week Without Food Waste’ challenge.

4. Sign up for the Week Without Food Waste challenge to take place from 19th-26th November.

foodwaste-arrowWe are challenging people in St Albans District to manage a week without throwing away any edible food or left-overs. Easy? Sign up by emailing us at challenge@sustainablestalbans.org and you have a chance of winning a lunch for two at Lussmanns Restaurant, and more prizes.

We will send you some tips and advice to help prepare for the week, and asking you to send your tips and advice through Twitter or Instagram @SustainableStA.

 

 

 

Saturday Swap Party cancelled

Hi all – While our Open Food Garden is going ahead this afternoon,(2, Cowper Road, Harpenden 3pm – 5pm drop-in)  with brightening weather promising an excellent event, the Swap Til you Drop Party event this evening has been cancelled and we wanted to let you know.

Apparently there was an unforeseen problem with the building, which meant it was out of use this weekend. The event is postponed, and we will let you know when it happens again.

Hope you all enjoy your weekend.

Busy weekend? It is now!

Open Food Garden – Sat 17th Sept 3 -5pm 2 Cowper Road, Harpenden AL5 5NG

Swop til you Drop Party and Networking – Sat 17th Sept 6:30pm Venue:  Scout Hut Riverside Road St Albans AL1 1SE


Open Food Garden

Treat yourself to the last of our Open Food Gardens this Saturday 17th Sept in Harpenden. Drop by anytime between 3-5pm. Informal event where you can chat to the food gardener, share ideas, get some tips, and maybe get a cuppa!

This urban garden, near the centre of Harpenden, continues to evolve as more fruit and vegetables are grown. It wraps round all four sides of the house and is divided into several different areas, with fruit and vegetables gradually taking over ground previously planted with bushes and flowers.

Venue: 2 Cowper Road, Harpenden, AL5 5NG 3-5pm. Free. Donation £2 suggested.


Swap til you Drop Party

swoptillyoudropHow it works: Bring a maximum of 3 gently worn clothes of good quality and condition from 6:30pm, swapping starts at 7pm so get there early! Explore  local female entrepreneurs stalls and enjoy a glass of Prosecco. Henna hand painting.

Cost: £5 – All the profit raised will go to the Open Door Charity which provides shelter to people in need based in St. Albans. For more information see Waste Not St Albans

Open Food Garden this Sat 17th Sept

Sat 17th Sept 3-5pm: 2 Cowper Road  Harpenden  AL5 5NG

Just drop-in! Bring a friend to come and see what fruit, vegetables and herbs can be grown in St Albans, Harpenden and village gardens. Get free advice from the garden owners and other visitors to help you grow your own, save money and reduce your carbon footprint. Spend an enjoyable afternoon in the company of others interested in growing food!

Drop in any time between 3-5pm

 This urban garden, near the centre of Harpenden, continues to evolve as more fruit and vegetables are grown. It wraps round all four sides of the house and is divided into several different areas, with fruit and vegetables gradually taking over ground previously planted with bushes and flowers.

Herts Ad mentioned our fabulous Open Food Gardens, and FoodSmiles St Albans, in an article here hertsadTSA

Herts Hike – get your walking boots on!

21st Annual Herts Hike 2016 – 24th September

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Walk in aid of Oxfam for the 21st Annual Herts Hike on 24th September.

You can choose between 3, 5, 8, 14 or 20 mile routes through the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside & can choose which you would like to tackle on the day.

All money raised goes straight to this years “Weather proofing” project in Honduras where farming families on the frontline of climate change are helped to feed themselves despite more frequent droughts and floods.

Walk or Help Marshall?

Not keen to walk but can donate 2 hours of your time as a helper / marshall?

You Can Register On The Day – or to save time – Register online at http://www.oxfamstalbans.org or contact Herts Hike at hertshike@gmail.com