gjnAll Week: What’s Wrong With Our Food
System? An exploration in photos
An exhibition by award winning photographer showing stories of struggle against global food corporations for an alternative model of farming. Free. 8.30am – 4.30pm (Closed Sun & Mon) Courtyard Cafe, 11 Hatfield Road, St Albans, AL1 3RR.


businessneedtofeedAll Week: Business NEED to FEED Challenge
How much food goes to the dog or bin? Teams of 5 from local businesses compete to reduce company OR individual food spend. The team who saves most cash and wastes the least
food wins, with saved monies donated to St Albans Food Banks. To find out more or enter a team email: Free . Thurs 17th (midnight) to Wed 24th Nov (midnight) Prize giving on Friday 25th.

cafe-on-the-cornerAll Week: Special Sustainable menu
This popular local cafe is having a special vegetarian menu for the week to promote a more sustainable lifestyle. Tues 10.30am – 4.30pm Wed – Sat 9am – 4.30pm (Closed Sun & Mon) Cafe on the Corner, 39 Catherine Street,
St Albans AL3 5BJ.



GreenKitchen BistroAll Week: Veganism: the most sustainable
way to eat
A display about veganism in the café through the week. If you are curious or need more information, we’ll have leaflets, magazines and be happy to chat with you. Free.Mon, Thur, Fri 9am – 4pm Sat 10am – 4pm Sun 11am – 3pm The Green Kitchen Veggie Cafe, 419 Hatfield Road, St Albans, AL4 0XP.

nude-tin-can-frog-onion-gluttony-teresa-chlapowskiAll Week: Gluttony’ Art Exhibition
Come to this imaginative art gallery to see multi artist exhibition and online competition exploring Gluttony. In association with The Hunger Project charity. Free.Tues – Sat 11am – 5pm 125 Hatfield Road, St Albans,
AL1 4JS.

allotmentSat 19th Nov: Allotment Promotion Stall
Always wanted to grow your own veg? Come along to the market to speak to the Council Allotments Officer and find out about what it’s like to have an allotment. You can even sign up for one. FREE. 10am – 4pm St Albans Market.

foodsmilesSat 19th Nov: Organic Food Growing group Open Day
FoodSmiles Tour, vegetable cakes and hot soup. Meet some of our members. See if this is something for you, benefits for members include organic veg, exercise, fresh air, learning new skills, and social interaction. Join us! Families welcome. In case of very bad weather on the day, contact 07813 047463. FREE.12pm – 4pm Hammonds End Farm, Harpenden, AL5 2AY.

lcd_logoSat 19th Nov: Sustainable Food Café – with craft fair
We will be offering a range of tasty meals that are sustainable, with an emphasis on keeping our carbon footprint down. A craft fair will run alongside the café. FREE. 12pm – 2pm St Luke’s church, Cell Barnes Lane, St Albans, AL1 5QJ.

Sat 19th Nov: FoodSmiles: foodsmilesA practical introduction to composting
Learn how to make good compost and have a go. Please wear strong shoes and bring gardening gloves. Adults and children over 10. £3. To book, email In case of very bad weather please contact 07813 047463. 2pm – 3pm Hammonds End Farm, Harpenden, AL5 2AY.


plateoffoodSun 20th Nov: Food for thought – does it matter what we eat?
Church service with Steve Hughes of A Rocha UK, a Christian charity working for the protection and restoration of the natural world. FREE. 10.30am – 12 noon St Paul’s Church, Blandford Road, St Albans, AL1 4JP.


st-paulsSun 20th Nov: More Food for Thought
Vegetarian meal with discussion led by Steve Hughes of A Rocha UK, a Christian charity working for the protection and restoration of the natural world. Book: email and let us know any dietary needs. free . Donations to A Rocha. 12.30pm – 2pm St Paul’s Church, Blandford Road, St Albans, AL1 4JP.

quakerssaleSun 20th Nov: Home produce sale
The Quakers will be holding a sale of home produce, recycled goods and books, for local people and our members. FREE. 12.30 – 1.30 The Quaker Meeting House, 7 Upper Lattimore Road, St Albans, AL1 3UD.


GreenKitchen BistroSun 20th Nov: Cooking with left-overs demonstration
“Use it up and eat it”! Bring along your fruit or veg that needs
using up. We will use it to show how to create delicious plantbased
dishes and you’ll take something home to eat. FREE.
Book via facebook or email 3.30pm – 5.30pm The Green Kitchen Veggie Cafe, 419 Hatfield Road, St Albans, AL4 0XP.

trinityMon 21st Nov: Vegetarian Cooking
2pm.Teaching  cooking in a more sustainable way. Education on the effects of animal farming on the environment. Aimed at people with mental health issues, or with learning difficulties.  Cost £5. To book a place Tel: 01727 838671.  Trinity Community Project at Trinity Church, 1 Beaconsfield Road, St Albans AL1 3RD.

dr_susan_parham_academic_directorMon 21st Nov: Food and Urbanism                                                   Dr Susan Parham, Head of Urbanism, University of Hertfordshire, will give an illustrated talk on how a sustainable approach to food can help make places better for everyone. free . Book through: 7.45pm for 8pm – 9.30pm Octagon Room, St Peter’s Church, St Peter’s Street, St Albans, AL1 3HG. An event from Look! St Albans.

compostingtourTues 22nd Nov: Tour of the Agrivert Composting Site
Find out what happens to your food and garden waste after it is collected from your home. Presentation and tour. Adults and children over 10. Please wear sturdy footwear (trainers or wellies are both fine) and car-share where possible as parking is limited on both sites. FREE. Book your tickets at email or call 01727 819466. 10.30am – 12.30pm Start at Agrivert Ltd, South Mimms IVC Facility, Ridge,  Potters Bar EN6 3NA. SADC event.

rothamstedTues 22nd Nov: Innovation for sustainable
agriculture – have your say!
Join us at Rothamsted to discuss science innovation in agriculture. Have your say on distinct projects from within the Institute’s research strategy. A public dialogue will be  openly available post event. free . Book: 7.30pm-9.30pm
Fowden Hall, Rothamsted Conference Centre, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, AL5 2JQ.

affinitysquadWed 23rd Nov: DAIAD ‘Open Water’ Coffee Morning
The DAIAD project is helping households in St Albans save water. We are holding a coffee morning to discuss the project and sign up those interested in participating. free . Book:
morning-tickets-28137096814 10am – 1pm
The Green Kitchen, 419 Hatfield Road, St Albans, AL4 0XP.

cobbledkitchenpicFri 25th Nov: ‘Lovely Leftovers!’ Cookery Class
Come and cook a range of delicious dishes all made from typical leftovers. All ingredients and equipment are provided, just bring a few lidded tubs to take home what has been made. £35. Book places and pay through website booking page: 12 noon – 2pm The Cobbled Kitchen, 69 Harpenden Road, St Albans, L3 6BY.

futureoffood_nSat 26th Nov: Finale  Debate: Future of Food – what is the key to Sustainable Food
A panel of experts will give their views and take your questions to help us get to grips with the issues. The debate will be recorded by Radio Verulam. We’ll then break into discussion
groups to continue exploring the topics and look for some answers for St Albans. FREE.
Book via 2pm – 5.30pm Council Chamber, Civic Centre, St.Peter’s Street, St Albans, AL1 3JE.

Special Offers on Food

beershopReduce and Reuse at The Beer Shop
Helping to reduce waste, we are offering 10% off all Beer Shop reusable bags and reusable flagons during the Week. Fill a reusable flagon from tap + take it home in a reusable bag = zero waste! Tues – Thurs 11am – 7pm Fri – Sat 11am – 8pm
Sun 11am – 4pm 71 London Road, St Albans,
AL1 1LN.


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASustainable local food box – Box Local
For Sustainable St Albans week Box Local is offering a specially sourced box of of local vegetables, fruit, eggs and cheese in celebration of local sustainable food production. Order online at £14 per box. Order by noon 21st for free delivery on 24th Nov

charliecoffeecups15% off reusable coffee cups – Charlie’s Coffee and Company
Visit us during the week to see what Charlie does to keep her business as sustainable as possible. Get 15% off her range of reusable coffee cups with this programme. Tues – Fri 11.30am – 4.30 pm Sat 8.30 am – 12.30pm 87 London Road, St Albans, AL1 1LN.

cook10% off all vegetarian food – COOK in Harpenden
10% off vegetarian food at COOK Harpenden when shopping with the programme (in store only). Why not challenge yourself to be meat free one day a week, or go a whole week or month as a vegetarian? 9am – 6pm Mon – Sat
10.30am – 4.30pm Sun 11 Bowers Parade,
Harpenden, AL5 2SH.


speltFree Packet of Organic Local
Spelt Grain – EatWholefoods
Throughout the week we will be offering a free packet of locally grown Organic Spelt Wheat Grain with a purchase of £10. Market: Wed & Sat Shop: Tues (9.30am – 5pm) Thurs (9.30am – 5pm)
Fri (9.30am – 4pm) 214c Hatfield Road,
St Albans, AL1 4LW.

godfreys2Fish and Kids – Godfrey’s Fish and Chips
Present a programme to receive a free Marine Stewardship Council ‘Fish and Kids’ activity pack with every children’s meal purchased in the restaurant. FREE. Noon to 9.00pm Mon – Sat (closed Sun) 41 High Street, Harpenden,
AL5 2SD.


trestlecafeCoffee Composting – Trestle Theatre Company at Trestle Arts Base
Free used coffee grounds available for collection from the café for use in your garden. FREE. Mon & Thurs 9am – 12pm
Tues & Wed 9am – 5.30pm Sat 9am – 2pm Café, Trestle Arts Base, Russet Drive, St Albans, AL4 0JQ.