Fri 21 Mar 2014, BIG Energy Upgrade – Final Event
From Sat 22 Mar 2014, 10-1pm, Organic Growing Master Classes
Sat, 29 March, 10am – 4pm, Repair Cafe, Heeley City Farm
People who can mend stuff to bring their tools and people with broken stuff bring it and learn skills and get stuff mended over a cuppa. Bring: Small electrical appliances, toys, shoes, clothes, pots, kitchen equipment, computers, bikes, audio equipment, furniture, etc.
The event is free, but donations to cover costs of materials are asked for if your item is successfully repaired – all fixers are volunteers and the project has no funding.
For info see: http://repairsheffield.
Every Thursday, 2-3 pm, Free drop-in workshops for women in using tools
Contact: Sarah Emberson 0114 244 0353 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat, 29 March, 10am-2:30pm Fruit Tree Grafting Weekend
Come and learn the art of fruit tree grafting from expert tutors from Grow Sheffield/Abundance. Free tree to take home for everyone. Bring a packed lunch and we will provide refreshments. Cost: £30. This is to cover costs including tutors.
Greave House Farm is a charity supporting vulnerable people to grow food and care for animals.
Community Involvement and the Sheffield Local Plan
Sheffield City Council is consulting (from 17 March to 17 April 2014) on changes to the “Statement of Community Involvement”, and is starting to work on a new Local Plan.
Find out more and book on the workshop.
Friday 11th April, State of Sheffield 2014 Workshop
This is a key report for Sheffield, outlining the challenges and opportunities faced by the city. [Could be a chance to raise questions about improving the cities resilience in food growing, energy generation, and re-use of materials?]
Carbon Conversations – next discussion group starts Mar/April
“Coming together with people from different backgrounds was eye opening and encouraging.”.
See more information about the Carbon Conversations approach, and fill in a quick survey if you’d like to express an interest in the next group.
Closing date 4 April: Sheffield Climate Alliance: Climate Campaign Worker
Sheffield Climate Alliance are recruiting for a Climate Campaign Worker on a temporary part time basis, 15 hours per week.
The key documents can be viewed online or downloaded:
Job Description and Person Specification for Climate Campaign Worker View online / Download
Application Form – Climate Campaign Worker View online / Download
7 April and beyond: Green Homes Sheffield – find out more / can you help?
The details of green homes are gradually getting loaded on to the website: http://sheffield.
Also, there is a call out from Green Homes Sheffield for volunteers to help make it possible for householders to share their experience in making their homes more energy efficient and comfortable. You’ll help with all the practical things that need doing – e.g. putting up signs, making tea, greeting visitors when they arrive. If you can be available for at least two of the opening dates, plus one training day, then please contact jenny.patient@
Sunday 27th April 2014 at 11am: Totley Yard Sale
In the spirit of recycling, 50-60 people in Totley will be selling things from their front gardens, with the proceeds going to Totley Open Gardens.
A map can be purchased from 16 The Grove from 10.30am (not before) showing addresses of the sellers participating. Cost 50p. Come and get a bargain!
Enquiries: 236-2302 Email: email@example.com
Call for participation in a Permaculture Allotment, Meersbrook
A retired couple, resident in Sheffield but these days living much of the year in Avila, Spain. rent a joint allotment (which therefore has a lot of space), in Meersbrook, Sheffield. Our idea is to develop it along the lines of permaculture cultivation, and as we now and always pay for the allotment, to share it as a project for any interested persons. As we are not there much of the year, it seems a pity not to use its potential which we think might be a great opportunity. We’ll be in Sheffield from April 3-20 and would love to show the place and talk further. More info c/o firstname.lastname@example.org