Tash [alan lodge] | 30.09.2009 10:26 | Climate Chaos
Following the success of last year’s first Urban Harvest Festival, Transition Nottingham invited groups from around the city to celebrate this year’s crop at Green’s Mill on Sunday 27th September.
Clare Davies, an organiser of the festival says: ‘despite grim forecasts for the weather and worse for the economy, our gardens and allotments are starting to overflow with goodies – let’s celebrate the abundance and learn how to put it to tasty use in building Nottingham’s food security.’
Transition Nottingham was established in the summer of 2007 to provide a grassroots response to the problems of peak oil and climate change. We are working to turn Nottingham into a city which is less reliant on fossil fuel energy and a better place for us all to live. We are one of more than 100 initiatives in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, USA and Chile
This year, the Urban Harvest Festival focused on creative, fun and tasty things to do with our harvest with input from the diverse cultural traditions represented in Nottingham.
Activities included cooking and preserve making demonstrations, apple pressing and making a smoothie using a bike; plus ideas about how to turn your fruit and veg surplus into something a bit stronger…….! Also learned how the challenges of Peak Oil and climate change will affect future harvests and how you can get involved with Transition Nottingham. Competitions, kids’ activities, stalls loaded with local produce for sale, music from local performers, and the barter area where folks can swap those enormous marrows for a pot of jam.
Transition Nottingham’s Great Spring Sowing at the Arboretum
Transition Nottingham Urban Harvest Festival 1 Event 2008
Transition Nottingham Urban Harvest Festival 2 Apple Pressing 2008
Transition Nottingham Urban Harvest Festival 3 Windmill 2008
Sumac Garden Project, looking verdant 1 [Food for the Future]
Sumac Garden Project, looking verdant 2 [Food for the Future]
"Food for the Future" skillshare session at the Sumac centre [Greenweeks]
'Fresh' Project at Ecoworks, St Ann's Allotments
St Anns Allotments open Day
much more 'Tash on Food' at:
St.Anns Allotments http://www.staa-allotments.org.uk
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Tash [alan lodge]