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November 17, 2017

Abundance guide to harvesting

Here’s a great video made by Ruth Johnson giving great guide on harvesting fruit trees. Made as part of the ShipShape Training Partnership 2016.

November 16, 2017

Abundance WordPress Training

A few adventurous souls ventured down the winding staircase to the basement of New Roots, Glossop Road, Sheffield. We received amazing training from Will about updating Abundance’s amazing website.

Trike at New Roots


November 16, 2017

Chutney making Wednesdays!

We’re continuing our chutney making and appley cooking Wednesdays!

6-10pm @The Vine, St Bart’s Church, Primrose Hill, off Langsett Rd,(  Langsett Rd tram stop after the Tesco tram stop)

Chutney making Wednesdays are 22nd Nov, 29th Nov, 6th Dec, 13th Dec 😉 Free jar and recipe to take home, bring food to share!

TO FIND: Walk up Primrose Hill from the tram stop and turn left through the gate on your left to go to the bottom of the church where the kitchen is and find us there 😉 MAP LINK:


Appley cookers Paul, Anne-Marie and Steve

3 of our appley cookers Paul, AM and Steve with the cheese and apple bake we made! (Sarah and Tony were key cookers too!)

March 5, 2014

Time for a bit of graft…

So, its March already, and Spring seems to have usurped Winter from its icy throne, temporarily at least…Like me you may be quite sceptical that Winter has given up the ghost completely but it seems the plants and trees are willing to gamble on it. What this all means to the pragmatists here at Abundance HQ is that we need to buck up our ideas a little, stop hibernating and do some grafting….fruit tree grafting, that is!
If you’re interested in learning the art of fruit tree grafting, in identifying your rootstock from your scion, your M26 from your St Julian A and having a go at doing it yourself, then look no further.
We’ll be running a number of open workshops on how to graft apple, plum, and cherry trees using the ‘whip and tongue’ technique throughout March and into April. The workshops are FREE and you will get to take your own tree home with you if you help us graft some more – we’re aiming to graft around 600 trees this year!
What to bring:

> Graftwood: The apple of your eye! If you’ve always wanted to propagate a special apple, plum or cherry tree then nows your chance. Bring graftwood to a session and make some baby trees with it. If you’re unsure how to take cuttings from said tree, check out this youtube video.
> Warm clothes: We will probably be outside for the session (with shelter), so please anticipate a cold day.
> Something to eat and/or drink: If you’re coming for the whole day (which is ideal) you may want to bring a packed lunch.

Below are the dates for the workshops. If you’d like to attend any of them please book a place by emailing or phoning 07984310412 so I have an idea of numbers, as places are limited. N.B. Session dates are subject to change – there may also be more added.


Saturday 8th, 10am – 4pm: Greave House Farm Volunteer Day.
For instructions on how to get to the farm you can look at their website here.

Wednesday 12th, 1pm – 5pm: Student EATS session, The Huerta (behind Yorkshire Artspace, Brown Street, S1)

Sunday 15th, 12pm – 5pm: Public session, venue TBC

Saturday 22nd, 11am – 5pm: Public session, venue TBC

Sunday 30th, 12pm – 5pm: Public session, Meersbrook Allotments


Saturday 5th, 11am – 5pm: Public session, Meersbrook Allotments


Any questions, email

November 12, 2013


It feels a bit like Christmas when you’re a kid – the anticipation builds up for what seems like forever, the day itself comes, is glorious, then passes in the blink of an eye; the harvest season is almost over and if you’ve been in the thick-of-it, like we at Grow Sheffield have then you’ll know what I’m talking about.

Alas, its the time of year again when we say farewell to the harvest….but not without a mighty good send-off!

Around here we call that send off ABUNDANCE WEEK and its happening from November 22nd to December 1st (a bit longer than a week in fact…). There’ll be all kinds of frolicking and frivolity to be had from artful-browsing to apple-chopping, from cider-making to ceilidh-dancing!

You can keep up-to-date with whats going on by checking our events page between now and the end of December.

fruity laura

October 8, 2013

Happy Harvests…2013

Can you spot yourself??


October 7, 2013

Chutney fun 2013

October 3, 2013

Some lovely photos from last year’s harvests…

See if you can spot yourself 🙂



August 27, 2013

Abundance featured in Our Favourite Places




August 14, 2013

Sheffield Live 14.08

Communities Live Interview on Sheffield Live

Listen to Daniele and Stephen waffling on about Abundance and extolling the virtues of Sheffield cherries.