What will we do with this year’s bumper crop?
The festival is part of ‘Season Nottingham’ – a year round programme of events promoting positive, local and seasonal solutions to the ecological and economic challenges we face in Nottingham as we try to feed ourselves and our families.
Clare Davies, inspiration behind 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 will focus on creative, fun and tasty things to do with our harvest with input from the diverse cultural traditions represented in Nottingham.
Activities will include 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…….! We’ll also be learning how the challenges of Peak Oil and climate change will affect future harvests and how you can get involved with Transition Nottingham. There will be competitions, kids’ activities, stalls loaded with local produce for sale, music from local performers, and our barter area where you can swap those enormous marrows for a pot of jam.
The festival promises to be a great day out for everyone who needs to eat, and it’s free!
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Green’s Windmill, Windmill Lane, Sneinton, Nottingham NG2 4QB. Located 2 km east of Nottingham City Centre. It is a 15 minute walk from the city centre, or bus numbers 23 and 24 (Lilac Line) from King Street.