Food Events

SAT 21st April


affinity waterwise stall 2TAPCHAT EVENT
Affinity Water
St Albans Market.
9.30am – 4.30pm. FREE!

Interactive stall with information on water saving – what kind of water saver are you? Free give-aways, quiz – come and talk to us about water-saving! www.affinitywater.co.uk


SSAlbanStephenfoodEASY BREAD MAKING FOR ALL
SS Alban & Stephen RC Church
14 Beaconsfield Road, St Albans AL1 3RB.
11am – 2pm. FREE! Donations welcome.

Bread-making for beginners. No experience needed. All materials provided, bring a mixing bowl, apron & measuring jug if possible. Tea & biscuits.  Book: grabecki@hotmail.com up to Weds 18th April, 2018.  www.albanstephen.com


ALLOTMENT OPEN DAY
RiversideEH allotmentsEast Harpenden Gardening Club (EHGC)
Riverside allotments, Harpenden AL5 4XT.
Drop in 2pm – 5pm. FREE!

Come and see what fun you can have with an allotment. Talk to plot holders, get growing tips, learn about the health benefits, enjoy the scenery and wildlife. Come and grow with us. Entrance near the junction of Coldharbour Lane and Station Road (by the bridge).  www.ehgc.org


SUNDAY 22ND APRIL


30-SADC AllotmentALLOTMENT OPEN DAY
Cottonmill & Nunnery Allotment Association
Cottonmill Lane, (next to Sub Aqua Club), St Albans AL1 1HJ.
11am – 2.30pm. Tours on the hour. FREE!

Come and see what goes on down at the plots. Talk to plot holders about growing your own food – get ideas for your garden or find out how to get a plot for yourself.  Will go ahead in light rain. Contact number 07939 260980. www.stalbansallotments.co.uk


Plastic Free PicnicPLASTIC FREE COMMUNITY PICNIC
Plastic Free St Albans and Highfield Park Trust
Highfield Park behind YMCA Gym, 59 Russet Drive, St Albans AL4 0DB.
12pm – 2pm.  FREE!

We’re launching Plastic Free St Albans with a community picnic. Includes Story Tent for children. Everyone welcome – bring your own picnic using as little plastic as possible. If rainy check @plasticfreesta     www.plasticfreestalbans.org.uk


FSCauliflowerCOME AND GROW!
FoodSmiles St Albans
Incredible Edible Civic Centre Garden, St Albans AL1 3LD.
Drop in 1pm – 4pm.  FREE!

Help sow and plant veggies-for-all in this community food garden. All welcome – no experience necessary.  If rainy, check @FoodSmilesStA or contact 07941 954530 on the day.  www.foodsmilesstalbans.org.uk


green-kitchenCOOK VEGAN! AN INTRODUCTION
the green kitchen veggie cafe
419 Hatfield Road, St Albans AL4 0XP.
4pm – 6pm. £2

Come along and learn how to cook some tasty plant based dishes. Meat-free, dairy-free and egg-free meals. Demonstration and tastings of sweet and savoury dishes.  Book in advance: 01727 753661.  www.the-green-kitchen.co.uk


WED 25TH APRIL


Asian HerbsOPEN HERB GARDEN – FOR ASIAN COOKING

Herts Asian Women’s Association
Habiba’s garden, CDA Community Gardens, Hixberry Lane, St Albans AL4 0TZ.
11am – 2pm.  FREE!

We will show you what herbs to grow and how to use them in Asian dishes.  If it rains – wear suitable outdoor clothing.


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TOUR OF THE AGRIVERT ANAEROBIC DIGESTION FACILITY
Agrivert
North London AD, Coursers Farm, Coursers Road, Colney Heath AL4 0PG.
10.30am – 11.30pm.  FREE!

Discover what happens to your food waste after it is collected from the kerbside. Parking limited. Sturdy footwear advisable.  Call: 01727 819466.  Booking essential: sustainability@stalbans.gov.uk  http://www.touragrivert.eventbrite.co.uk/s=7223900


EARthworksOPEN EVENING AND PROJECT LAUNCH WITH SEED AND SEEDLING SWAP
Earthworks, St Albans
Hixberry Lane, St Albans AL4 0TZ.
5.30pm – 8pm.  FREE!

Introducing our new project supporting communities and developing green spaces. Enjoy our gardens, seed/seedling swap, music and refreshments. http://www.earthworksstalbans.co.uk


THURSDAY 26TH APRIL


 28239007_2023919054513118_3885415282660869675_oST ALBANS – A SUSTAINABLE CITY
St Albans BID
St Peter’s Street – West side, St Albans AL1 3JE.
9am – 4pm.  FREE!

Drop by at our marquee to find out how you can #lovelocal and support your City’s businesses to flourish sustainably. You may even pick up some discounts and money-saving tips too!  http://www.stalbansbid.com


affinitysquad.jpgEVERY DROP COUNTS – STALL
Affinity Water
St Peter’s Street – West side, St Albans AL1 3JE.
9am – 4pm.  FREE!

As part of creating a more sustainable St Albans, Affinity Water will be along side St Albans BID promoting water efficiency and the new Refill St Albans Campaign.  http://www.affinitywater.co.uk


SAT 28TH APRIL


28336532_2023941727844184_6546545294381192178_oOPEN DAY – ORGANIC FOOD GROWING CO-OPERATIVE
FoodSmiles St Albans
Hammonds End Farm, Harpenden AL5 2AY
1.30pm – 4pm.  FREE!

Free tour, tea and cakes. Meet members who join for organic produce, exercise, fresh air, new skills, social/community interaction.  It will go ahead unless torrential rain. 07813 047463.  http://www.FoodSmilesStAlbans.org.uk


before-the-flood-1020x610 BEFORE THE FLOOD FILM AND FEAST
St Paul’s Church, St Albans
Blandford Road, St Albans, AL1 4JP.
7.30pm – 10pm.  £4

Come and watch ‘Before the Flood’ presented by National Geographic featuring Leonardo diCaprio and enjoy a sustainable supper while you watch.  http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/st-pauls-sustainability-group-16667031211



SUNDAY 29TH APRIL


KN W H WKNOW HOW FESTIVAL
Sustainable StAlbans Week
Fleetville Junior School, 228 Hatfield Road, AL1 4LW
Drop in 10am – 4pm.  FREE!

A one-day festival of skills and info on how to live more sustainably. Electric cars to vegan food! Workshops, films, music kids activities, photo comp prizes.  http://www.sustainablestalbans.org/get-started/knowhow-festival


QuakerssaleSALE OF HOME PRODUCE, BOOKS AND RECYCLED GOODS
St Albans Quakers
The Quaker Meeting House, 7 Upper Lattimore Road, St Albans AL1 3UD.
12.30pm – 1.30pm.

Home-made jams, chutneys, local honey, range of books and household items.

http://www.llquakers.org.uk/stalbans/web/

 


ALL WEEK LONG EVENTS


AylettsPlastic PotsPLASTIC POT AMNESTY/COFFEE GROUNDS GIVE-AWAY FOR COMPOSTING
Aylett Nurseries Ltd
North Orbital Road, St Albans AL2 1DH.
Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5.30pm.
Sat 8.30am – 5.00pm.
Sun 10.30am – 4.30pm.

Bring unwanted plastic pots for recycling. Collect a bag of co ee grounds at Dahlia Coffee house – use it for compost, fertiliser, mulch or as a slug deterrent in your garden! FREE!  http://www.aylettnurseries.co.uk


19224803_444162975936618_4360145989360088480_nSUSTAINABLE FOOD WITH RECIPE BOOKLET
Box Local
Order by 12 noon Monday 23rd April. Delivered Thursday 26th April.  £14.

We are ordering our Sustainable box (of local veg, fruit, cheese and eggs) with a free ‘Know How’ recipe booklet and ingredients for one of the meals in the booklet.  http://www.boxlocalfood.co.uk/product/sustainable-box


28166705_2024265061145184_1807638711026947141_nCAFE ON THE CORNER’S ‘KEEPING IT LOCAL’ MENU
Camphill Village Trust – Café on the Corner
39 Catherine Street, St Albans AL3 5BJ.
Tues 10.30am – 4.30pm. Wed – Sat 9am – 4.30pm.

Week-long menu celebrating local produce from local people. Herbs, vegetables, fruits and eggs from our allotment project Seeds of Nurture. Pop in and try our delicious food!  http://www.cvt.org.uk

 


charliecoffeecups10% OFF OUR RANGE OF REUSABLE COFFEE CUPS
Charlie’s Coffee & Company
87 London Road, St Albans AL1 1LN.
Tues – Fri 11.30am – 4.30pm. Sat 8.30am – 12.30pm.

Visit Charlie’s Coffee Shop all week to see how she keeps her business as sustainable as possible. Present this programme to get 10% off her range of reusable coffee cups.  http://www.charliescoffeeandcompany.co.uk


DagnallStENJOY A FREE COOKIE WITH YOUR ORDER

Cross Street Centre Café
1 Cross Street, St Albans AL3 5EE.
Mon – Sat 10am – 2pm. (Not open Sunday).

Enjoy a free cookie all week with any order at this not-for-profit community café run by volunteers. All food produced on site.  http://www.dsbc.org.uk/about-us/cross-street-centre



28164648_2024274381144252_5709465303332511731_o#REFILL DISCOUNT – BRING YOUR OWN CONTAINER
Eat Wholefoods
214c Hatfield Road, St Albans AL1 4LW.
Tues & Thurs 9.30am – 5pm. Fri 9.30am – 4.30pm.

10% discount on products bought from the warehouse when you bring your own container. Eat Wholefoods as part of your daily diet.  http://www.eatwholefoods.co.uk


Shop Local Logo AWSHOP LOCAL HARPENDEN – INDEPENDENT SHOPPING TRAIL

Harpenden Town Council & Shop Local – FREE!

Visit the shops on our Independent Shopping Trail, collect the stamps and be in with a chance to win a PRIZE DRAW of goodies!  Entries must be completed and sent to Harpenden Town Council by midnight on 30th April.

http://www.harpenden.gov.uk/shoplocal



OxfamcoffeecupWAKE UP AND SMELL THE WASTE
Oxfam
11 Chequer Street, St Albans AL1 3YJ
9.00am – 5pm.  FREE!

No excuse for single use coffee cups! Come and view our window display and find out what happens to single use coffee cups and what we as consumers can do to change this.

http://www.oxfam.org.uk

 


8360385446_25f158f8b0_oRECYCLE PLASTIC MILK BOTTLE TOPS – WITH PLASTIC FREE ST ALBANS AND LUSH ST ALBANS
LUSH, Unit 2, The Maltings, St. Albans AL1 3HS.
Mon – Fri 9.30am – 5.30pm. Sun 11am – 5pm.  FREE!

Take your plastic milk bottle tops only (HDPE plastic) and drop off into the container inside the LUSH St Albans shop. LUSH sends these back to the factory for recycling. Also exchange 5 black LUSH pots for one free face mask.  http://www.lush.co.uk



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