Green Affair

28 Jun

Only a couple of days left until Sheffield Green Fair this Saturday and we’re very excited to be hosting the event at St Mary’s.  If you haven’t had a chance to look around the hub yet do come along for a guided tour, we have some volunteers who are eager to show you their work.

While you’re there you can ask us about the interesting things we’ve been up to over the past couple of months, including:

LaDiy Spinach in the Sky









The Sheffield branch of LaDiyfest came to the hub for a session on growing food in small spaces.

LaDiy are a feminist collective who meet up to share skills and knowledge.  Putting together hanging containers of spinach is hopefully one of the skills now being shared!  They also bought lots of food for what we hope we’ll be the first of many amazing picnics.

From Pot to Plate in Thirty Seconds










At the Refugee Council we’ve been preparing for the Women’s Cooking Event next Wednesday.  The coriander, spinach, rocket and radish have grown in a matter of weeks, ready for an international cook-off that’s going to include some very fresh ingredients.









Peas in the Park

The St Mary’s hub teamed up with our Community Growers Co-ordinator in Walkley at Peace in the Park for a pea sowing extravaganza.  Thanks to everybody who came and talked to us (and took home paper pot peas!)  Did you try some of Abundance’s tasty elderflower cordial?









Speak and Grow

Last but not least, the ‘Speak and Grow’ group at St Mary’s spent Monday busily potting up strawberry runners and to give away at the fair this Saturday.  They’ve also been practising their English when talking about the garden in preparation for showing people around.











Come and chat to us! It’s going to be a brilliant day.


One Response to “Green Affair”

  1. - July 8, 2012 at 11:50 pm #

    Great post, loved all the tips I picked up! Half way into transforming every available windowsill space into an exotic mixture of herbs, bit like a rainforest. Keep it going great!

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