Events

Rubber Jellyfish film screening

7.30pm Thur 28th March at The Inn on the Park.

Tickets are limited. More information and booking here

This is a joint event from Plastic Free St Albans and Sustainable St Albans – chosen to coincide with Plastic Free St Albans’ ‘Don’t Let Go!’ campaign and petition to prevent local balloon releases, and to discourage the use of balloons by businesses as promotional materials.

This is only the second UK screening of this brand new Australian film – exploring the effects of helium balloons on the environment, wildlife and human beings.

Rubber Jellyfish Trailer from Conservation Heart Films on Vimeo.


Sustainability Festival 2019 – 11th May – 1st June

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Our Planet Our Future Events

** Permaculture and Community Growing ** 

Monday 11th March, 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Pullman Room upstairs at The Harpenden Arms, AL5 2TR

Book your tickets and join us for an inspiring evening with our expert speaker Nigel Crawley.  Nigel is a Certified Permaculture Designer who runs Introduction to Permaculture workshops across the Chilterns and Vale of Aylesbury. He is also involved in local community growing projects including the award winning Tring Community Food Garden.

We will also have additional short talks from local community growing projects  Incredible Edible,  FoodSmiles and Plot 31.

There will be opportunities for questions, discussion, and networking.

Booking: The event is free, please book via MeetUp

Further information..

** What is permaculture?
Permaculture is a framework for creating low-maintenance, nature-friendly lifestyles. It’s about observing how nature works and applying these principles to our own projects. Anything from design of a food garden up to a whole way of life design.

** Nigel Crawley – Permaculture Guide
Nigel is a Certified Permaculture Designer who runs Introduction to Permaculture workshops across the Chilterns and Vale of Aylesbury. He is also involved in local community growing projects including the award winning Tring Community Food Garden.

Nigel’s Permaculture journey began when he discovered a small forest garden whilst studying for a renewable energy masters degree at The Centre for Alternative Technology’s Graduate School for the Environment in Wales.

Following the masters he went on to successfully complete a two week Permaculture Design Course at The Sustainability Centre in Hampshire UK.

** Incredible Edible supports local food growing projects, we’ll hear from local co-ordinator Sahira who has also set up an Incredible Edible project – https://www.incredibleedible.org.uk

** FoodSmiles, FoodSmiles is a Community Benefit Society, based in St Albans District, which aims to encourage people to grow and eat more sustainable local food through building a community of food-growers. FoodSmiles has sites in Harpenden and St Albans, and also manages two Incredible Edible projects in St Albans
http://www.foodsmilesstalbans.org.uk

** Plot31, a Community Flower Garden, soon to launch a Community Growing Project in Harpenden – https://www.plot31.co.uk

There will be opportunities for questions, discussion, and networking.

Booking: The event is free, please book via MeetUp


harpendenarmsAbout the venue

Pullman Room upstairs at The Harpenden Arms, 188 High Street, Harpenden, AL5 2TR.   

We are grateful to The Harpenden Arms for their support for these events.

See the recent post about The Harpenden Arms written by Becky Alexander in the Herts Advertiser

More on Our Planet events see here


Previous….. ‘Our Planet Our Future’ events….

Feargal Sharkey, Our Chalk streams in crisis, 11 Feb 2019

upstairs at The Harpenden Arms, 188 High Street, Harpenden, AL5 2TR.

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See  Our Chalk Streams in Crisis for information about this event.


Carolina Karlstrom, Low Carbon Lifestyle, 14 Jan 2019

upstairs at The Harpenden Arms, 188 High Street, Harpenden, AL5 2TR.

Carolina will discuss the opportunities and challenges to living a low carbon lifestyle, seeking to inspire! No one can do everything and we can all do something. Join us for an inspiring evening with our guest speaker and opportunities for questions, discussion, and networking.


Low Impact Christmas, 20 Nov 2018

upstairs at The Harpenden Arms, 188 High Street, Harpenden, AL5 2TR.

An inspiring evening with expert speakers and opportunities for questions, discussion and networking.   For more on this event and forthcoming Our Planet Our Future events see  here

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Our Planet Our Future – planting the trees from the event’s Art Installation

The first of the trees from the Our Planet Our Future Art Installation, a Silver Birch, was planted in Leyton Green by Harpenden Town Mayor, Cllr David Heritage on 6th Nov 2018.  

With thanks to Ayletts Nurseries who sponsored the Art Project. 


Alban Street Festival 2018

We were proud to take part in the first ever Sustainability Zone as part of the Alban Street Festival on Sunday 24 June.  We were joined by St Albans Friends of the Earth, Plastic Free St Albans and FoodSmiles St Albans  – the Mayor opened their Incredible Edible Community Garden on the day.