Monthly Archives: September 2012

Sept 13 2012: Growing Sheffield’s Local Food Economy

Sheffield Food Festival logoSheffield Hallam University, 12:30-4:30pm

You are invited to celebrate Sheffield’s thriving food economy at this FREE networking event!

The event aims to create a vision to build on and strengthen Sheffield’s food economy. The event will allow participants to explore key issues in local food production and local procurement, connecting local interests across the food supply chain, and exploring sustainability, health and wellbeing, and the environmental impacts of food. Presentations will help to identify the potential benefits and challenges of working together across the private, public and voluntary sectors to grow Sheffield’s Food Economy.

For further information and to register please see attached flyer and booking form

We look forward to seeing you there!

Sheffield’s 2012 Transition Awards


Celebrating Transition in Action Thursday 29th November, 7pm – 11pm

Postscript: This event exceeded all expectations – an oversubscribed, enjoyable, and inspiring evening. Many thanks to all who helped and came. Check out the winners in each category

Join us for a sparkling evening to celebrate groups working to create more sustainable communities in Sheffield: with inspiring local artists, the irrepressible compère Chrystine Moon, and special celebrity guest.

Our venue is the Burton St Function Suite, Hillsborough, Sheffield S6 2HH (a fantastic and fully accessible venue). See directions. Doors 7:00 for 7:30 start.

Tickets are £12 / £8 / £5 according to income. This includes a vegetarian buffet (hot and cold drinks may be bought at the bar). (£5 is our concessions rate, £8 will cover the cost of the venue and food, whilst £12 provides some payment to our performers as well. )

NB. Nominations have now closed for this year’s awards, but if you’d still like to see or add to our big picture of inspiring groups, see the nominations page.

Skills Workshops

Fancy learning something new this autumn? Come to one of our transition workshops!

Setting up a repair cafe Repair Cafes are free meeting places and they’re all about repairing things (together). You can find out more about them herehttp://repaircafe.org/ Join Gordon to learn more and talk about setting one up in Sheffield. Where? Quaker Meeting House When? 7pm Thursday 8th November Contact gordon.ferguson@phonecoop.coop

Chutney making Make some apple chutney with Ruth, using apples collected by Abundance. You’ll need to bring an apron. Where? Crookes When? 2pm Saturday 10th November Contact rudek@tiscali.co.uk

Composting Ever fancied making your own compost but don’t know where to start? Join Susannah to find out. Where? Burngreave When? 2pm Sunday 11th November Contact susannah@transitionsheffield.org.uk

All workshops cost £3/£2. Please book with the person running the workshop.

PS. Do YOU have a skill to share? Transition Sheffield would love to hear from you!