harvest & events schedule

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All Week: Abundance…an exhibition, The Old Junior School, South View Rd, Sharrow, S7 1DB

Abundance has been active in Sheffield since 2007; and as a result many volunteers, artists and creatives have produced artworks on the Abundance theme. Our exhibition will celebrate this body of work by bringing all these works together under one roof to be displayed alongside new works made this year.

Friday 22nd November, 7:30-10pm: Abundance…an exhibition Opening Evening, The Old Junior School, South View road.

Come along to the opening of our exhibition to kick off Abundance week in style. There’ll be film showings, refreshments and live music including a possible rendition of The Abundance Song!

Saturday 23rd, 10am-2pm roughly: Just Natural Preserves Stall and mince pie giveaway, Just Natural Greengrocers and surrounds, Crookes.

We’ll be selling locally sourced and produced chutneys and mincemeat. Get down in search of a mince pie if you know whats good for you!

Sunday 24th

Fruit Harvest, Nether Edge/Sharrow, 1-4pm

Get down to 141 Sandford Grove Rd for one of the last harvests of the year. We’ll be in search of the last of the eating apples. Bring warm clothes. If you plan on coming please let Daniele know on 07984310412 and say what transport you’ll be using.

Apple Games Giveaway, town centre, 2-4:30pm

We’ll be a-roving round town with apple games a-plenty to get some lovely healthy green into people in the midst of their Christmas shopping madness. We need people to help out with this activity so please let Coralie (07909912753) know if you fancy it!

Tuesday 26th:

Foraging walk and rowan berry jelly-making. Meet at Cat Lane Allotment gates end of Meersbrook rd, 10m

Join us on a lovely stroll through Cat Lane and Carr Woods to harvest rowan berries and see whatever else is still about this late in the year. We’ll then be heading up to a house in Heeley to begin the jelly making process.

Chutney-making Session. St Mary’s Church Community Cafe, Bramall Lane, S2 4QZ, 6-10pm

Join us at our usual slot at St Mary’s church for a lovely informal way to learn and make chutney and meet fellow volunteers. Everyone gets to take a jar of produce home with them. Please bring your own favourite apron/knife if you like and some veggie/vegan food to share.

Wednesday 27th:

Arbourthorne apple harvest: Meet at The Spires Centre, 600 East Bank Road, S2 2AN, 11am

Medlar and apple harvest: Meet at Old Sharrow Junior School, South View rd, 11am.

Lowe’s Garden Blitz: Lowe’s garden, Abbeydale rd (map here), 2-3:30pm.

We’ll be gathering on this open-to-the-public garden for a quick Winter clean-up and sort-out on Wednesday afternoon. We’ll be clearing weeds, ‘mowing’ the path, doing any necessary pruning and maintenance and maybe even planting something. Please bring work boots and all-weather clothing. We will supply gloves, tools and tea!

Thursday 28th, 11am-3pm: Apple pressing for cider, Broome St Green space (behind Regather Works) map here.

It’s time to make cider! For one day only we’ll have use of an electric apple mill, which means extremely efficient apple juicing and the perfect opportunity to make cider for the Winter. We’ll be pressing fruit we’ve collected over the last few weeks to create a communal Abundance cider glut but people are also encouraged to bring any fruit they have to be pressed and are welcome to take juice home with them. BYOC (bring your own container!).

Sunday 1st December, 7:30-11pm: Abundance HOME-GROWN Ceilidh, Broomhall Centre, Broomspring Lane.

Join us for our rip-roaring end of season finale! A fantastic night for everyone including lots of dancing (of course), a stonking raffle, bar, live music, bring and share meal and plenty more. Tickets £5 adv, £6 on door, £3.50 concs, under 16’s free. Contact Jerry Simon at jerrysimon.grow@gmail.com to reserve tickets.


One comment

  1. Massive thanks to Kate (the Cosy Creative), Lucinda, Lucy Boz and JJ and the lovely June for a brilliant harvest today! Although the amount of apples was smaller, enthusiasm and productivity were large! Many firsts distributed to Darnall Well Being Project which supports the health and well-being of the community in the Darnall area of Sheff (thanks Boz!) and also thanks again to Kate for use of her transportation and JJ for the weighing and Lucinda for coming and being so lovely and helpful! Bring on the fruit! x


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