#SustFest Food to Eat or Grow

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MULTIDAY EVENTS AND SPECIAL OFFERS


multi 124 - Cross Street CafeCOMMUNITY CAFE
11TH MAY – 1ST JUNE (EXCEPT SUNDAYS) 10am – 2pm

FOOD / CHILD FRIENDLY / REASONABLY PRICED
Our community cafe will have daily specials promoting healthy eating!
Where Cross Street Centre Cafe, 1 Cross St, St Albans AL3 5EE
Info Facebook: @crossstreetcentre
CROSS STREET CENTRE CAFE


multi 157 courtyard cafeSUMPTUOUS SUSTAINABLE SOUP
11TH MAY – 1ST JUNE During Opening Hours

FOOD / OFFER / CHILD FRIENDLY
For SustFest the cafe will serve Sumptuous Sustainable Soup, made with local ingredients including herbs from the cafe garden and organic veg from Earthworks.
Where The Courtyard Cafe, 11 Hatfield Rd, St Albans AL1 3RR
Info www.courtyardcafestalbans.co.uk
THE COURTYARD CAFÉ


multi 108 - refill pantry - Shop frontPLASTIC FREE AND HEALTHY LIVING
20TH – 26TH MAY During Opening Hours

REFILL / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE
Visit us to learn about plastic free and healthy lifestyle changes to help our environment and health. Offers include tasters, recipes and gifts with purchases.
Where The Refill Pantry, 26 London Rd, St Albans AL1 1NG
Info www.therefillpantry.co.uk
THE REFILL PANTRY


multi 46 - eat wholefoods - from last year my pic10% OFF ALL REFILLS AT EAT WHOLEFOODS
11TH MAY – 1ST JUNE During Opening Hours

REFILL / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE
Come and refill from a wide range of herbs, spices, nuts, seeds, grains, teas, household and supplements and receive a 10% discount on all refills.
Where 214C Hatfield Road, St Albans AL1 4LW (Parking on opposite side of road or Morrisons)
Info www.eatwholefoods.co.uk
EAT WHOLEFOODS


multi 129 - carpentersJPG10% OFF SELECTED OFFERS AT CARPENTERS!
10TH – 26TH MAY During Opening Hours

FOOD / CHILD FRIENDLY
Present your programme for 10% off your fruit and veg at Carpenters Farm shop. 10% off your meal when ordering a dish with our own grown veg from specials board.
Where 106 St Albans Rd, Sandridge, St Albans AL4 9JL
Info www.carpentersnursery.co.uk
CARPENTER’S NURSERY


multi118 - parker and vineBRING YOUR COFFEE CUP FOR 50p OFF AT PARKER & VINE!
11TH MAY – 1ST JUNE (EXCEPT SUNDAYS)
Mon – Sat 8.30am – 4.30pm

FOOD / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE
Bring your own reusable coffee cup and receive 50p off our freshly made coffee. Collect free coffee grinds during the festival too.
Where Parker & Vine, 6b Leyton Rd, Harpenden AL5 2TL
Info www.parkerandvine.com
PARKER & VINE


multi 72 Box localSUSTAINABLE LOCAL PRODUCE BOX
13TH – 30TH MAY

FOOD / £16
A box of locally sourced produce delivered to you. 6 different types of fruit and veg, 100g of Wobbly Bottom goat’s cheese, 6 free range eggs and a jar of honey.
Where www.boxlocalfood.co.uk
Info Order by Mon 13th for delivery Thur 16th, Mon 20th for Thur 23rd, Mon 27th for Thur 30th
BOX LOCAL


multi 59 White Lion St.AlbansWHEELIE GOOD OFFER FOR CYCLISTS
11TH MAY – 1ST JUNE 12noon – 11pm

BIKE / FOOD / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE
Cycle to us to receive a half price drink or free loose leaf tea with any meal.
Where The White Lion, 91 Sopwell Lane, St Albans AL1 1RN
Info www.whitelionstalbans.co.uk
THE WHITE LION


SATURDAY 11TH MAY 


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANATIONAL MILLS WEEKEND – COME AND VISIT!
9am – 1pm 

VISIT / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE
Visit your local mill as part of National Mills Weekend. Watermill, museum and on-site bakery.
Where Redbournbury Watermill, Redbournbury Lane, St Albans AL3 6RS
Info www.redbournburymill.co.uk 
REDBOURNBURY WATERMILL 


11-5 - st pauls seedling-servicePLANT SALE
10.30am – 12.30pm 

GROWING / FREE
Come and find a range of flowers and vegetable seedlings for sale, ready for planting out.
Where St Paul’s Church, Blandford Rd, St Albans AL1 4JP
Info www.stpauls-stalbans.org
ST PAUL’S CHURCH ST ALBANS



11-5 - foodsmiles 2017 working together2FOODSMILES SITE OPEN DAY. TOUR, TEA AND CAKES.
1.30pm – 4pm 

GROWING / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE
Drop in and visit this co-operative organic veg growing site. Get involved! Try our tea and cakes – meet the members. You may even want to join! Wear sturdy shoes.
Where Hammonds End Farm, Harpenden AL5 2AY
Info It will go ahead unless torrential rain. www.foodsmilesstalbans.org.uk 07813 047463
FOODSMILES ST ALBANS


11-5 sraa allotmentOPEN ALLOTMENT AND TEA PARTY
2pm – 4pm 

GROWING / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE
Enjoy a tour of our productive allotment and learn more about pollinator-friendly plants over a cup of tea and delectable cakes.
Where Sandridge Rd Allotments, next to 26 Marshall Ave, St Albans AL3 5RS
Info 07973 800986. Rain or shine!
SANDRIDGE ROAD ALLOTMENT ASSOCIATION & MARSHALSWICK HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY 


SUNDAY 12TH MAY 


12-540 - CNAA sustfest photoALLOTMENT TOURS AND REFRESHMENTS
11am – 2.30pm 

GROWING / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE
Come along for CNAA tours on the hour. See wonderful allotments and enjoy light refreshment (provided by CASH) in the orchard. A real community event!
Where Cottonmill Allotments, Cottonmill Lane, St Albans AL1 1HL
Info Event will go ahead in light rain.
COTTONMILL AND NUNNERY ALLOTMENT ASS. COTTONMILL AND SOPWELL HUB 


12-5 154 RAA beesGROW YOUR OWN FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLES
11am – 3pm 

GROWING / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE
Come to see what your friends and neighbours are doing to produce fresh fruit and vegetables all year round. See the varieties grown. Allotment plots available. Event cancelled if heavy rain.
Where Greyhound Meadow, AL3 7BU. Park along North Common. Walk up path to right of REC shop.
Info www.redbourn-allotments.co.uk 07817 542191
REDBOURN ALLOTMENT ASSOCIATION 


12-5 St Stephen's ChurchSIMPLE LUNCH
12noon – 2pm 

FOOD / CHILD FRIENDLY / DONATIONS / BOOK
Bread and cheese lunch to support Christian Aid using delicious locally sourced, organic and vegetarian ingredients.
Where St Stephen’s Church Hall, Watling St, St Albans AL1 2PT
Info rajohnston2@googlemail.com 01727 862598
PARISH OF ST STEPHEN WITH ST JULIAN, ST ALBANS 


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANATIONAL MILLS WEEKEND – COME AND VISIT!
12noon – 5.30pm 

VISIT / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE
Visit your local mill as part of National Mills Weekend. Watermill, museum and on-site bakery.
Where Redbournbury Watermill, Redbournbury Lane, St Albans AL3 6RS
Info www.redbournburymill.co.uk 
REDBOURNBURY WATERMILL 


12-5 37 - IE civic centre 4COME AND GROW!
1pm – 4pm 

GROWING / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE
Help to plant and maintain our open-to-all community garden. Harvest a little something to take home. No experience necessary. Growing questions encouraged!
Where Incredible Edible Civic Centre Garden, Civic Centre (at front of Alban Arena) St Albans AL1 3LD
Info www.foodsmilesstalbans.org.uk 07941 954530
FOODSMILES & INCREDIBLE EDIBLE ST ALBANS 


12-5 97 - plot 31 seedsPLOT 31 COMMUNITY GARDEN OPEN DAY  2pm – 4.30pm 

GROWING / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE
Join us for a spot of gardening – come and have a look at the new garden, sow some seeds, or do a bit of digging, if you like. Tea and homemade cake available!
Where Plot 31 Community Garden, Holcroft Rd Allotments, Tallents Crescent, Harpenden AL5 5BW
Info www.plot31.co.uk Bad weather 07790 614789
PLOT 31 CIC 


12-5 14 - green kitchenEAT VEGAN! – AN INTRODUCTION TO VEGAN COOKERY
4pm – 6pm 

FOOD / £5 INC A HOT DRINK + TAKE HOME CAKE / BOOK
Sample some delicious dairy and egg-free dishes. Chat about vegan foods, try different plant milks and learn how to make your cooking animal free.
Where The Green Kitchen Cafe, Hatfield Rd, St Albans AL4 0XP
Info www.the-green-kitchen.co.uk 01727 753661
THE GREEN KITCHEN VEGAN CAFE 


TUESDAY 14TH MAY 


14-5 14th May Lussmanns - Andrei-Lussmann copyDINING WITH A CONSCIENCE
7pm for 7.30pm sit down 

FOOD / ADULTS ONLY / £35pp 4 COURSES; GLASS OF ENGLISH SPARKLING WINE / BOOK
Lussmanns flagship sustainable St Albans restaurant teams up with ‘war on waste’ ambassador Rubies in the Rubble for a stunning 4-course vegetarian dinner.
Where Lussmanns Waxhouse Gate, High St, St Albans AL3 4EW
Info Booking essential www.lussmanns.com
LUSSMANNS 


14-5 144 wild medicine lucy blundenWILD MEDICINES ON YOUR DOORSTEP
7:15pm – 7:30pm start 9:30pm finish 

TALK / HEALTH / £7 INC TEA/COFFEE
Wild medicines are everywhere; let Lucy Blunden, medical herbalist pique your curiosity with the wealth of health at your feet. Interactive talk and herb hunt.
Where The Plough & Harrow, Southdown Rd, Harpenden AL5 1PR
Info www.hchealth.org.uk
HARPENDEN COMPLEMENTARY HEALTH 


WEDNESDAY 15TH MAY 


15-5 17 - cobbled kitchen headshotSUSTAINABLE COOKING FOR OUR PLANET AND HEALTH
12noon – 2.15pm 

FOOD / FREE / BOOK
Part 1: Come and cook with me and pick up tips on sourcing local produce, saving energy and reducing waste while making delicious vegetarian food to take home. For part 2 see Friday 17th May.
Where The Cobbled Kitchen, 69 Harpenden Rd, St Albans AL3 6BY
Info Book via www.thecobbledkitchen.co.uk 
THE COBBLED KITCHEN 


15-5 69 - Nyame Akwan Farms (33)THINKING EVENING – INVESTING IN A FAIRER WORLD
7.30pm – 9.30pm 

TALK / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE
Speaker and discussion about how your favourite Fairtrade products are made – stories of change, hope and opportunity.
Where Methodist Church, Marlborough Rd, St Albans AL1 3XG
Info Facebook: @MarlboroughRoadMethodistChurch
MARLBOROUGH ROAD METHODIST CHURCH AND SHARED INTEREST 


THURSDAY 16TH MAY 


16-5 98- london colney image001EAT YOUR GREENS LUNCH AT LONDON COLNEY
12noon – 2pm 

FOOD / CHILD FRIENDLY / £5 / BOOK
At our regular lunch club, held on Tuesday and Thursday, we will be eating our greens by offering a vegetarian menu. 3 courses are £5; free tea and coffee.
Where Caledon Community Centre, Caledon Rd, London Colney AL2 1PU
Info www.londoncolney-pc.gov.uk 01727 821314
LONDON COLNEY PARISH COUNCIL 


16-5 169 - cafe on the cornerENVIRONMENTAL FILM AFTERNOON
2pm – 3pm 

FILM / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE
Come along to Café on the Corner to watch a short film created by people we support at Camphill St Albans. It will show what they do to contribute to being environmentally sustainable in St Albans.
Where Café on the Corner, 39 Catherine St, St Albans AL3 5BJ
Info www.cvt.org.uk 
CAMPHILL VILLAGE TRUST-ST ALBANS COMMUNITY: ‘CAFÉ ON THE CORNER’ 


16-5 136 - ss alban and stephen rc photoBREAD MAKING FOR BEGINNERS
7pm – 9.30pm 

FOOD / DONATION / BOOK
Bread making is easy, come and try it for yourself. No experience necessary. Bring a bowl, 1-pint jug, 1lb metal bread tin, apron.
Where Church Hall, SS Alban and Stephen RC Church, 14 Beaconsfield Rd, St Albans AL1 3RB
Info Book via email: grabecki@hotmail.com
SS ALBAN AND STEPHEN RC CHURCH 


FRIDAY 17TH MAY 


15-5 17 - cobbled kitchen headshotSUSTAINABLE COOKING FOR OUR PLANET AND HEALTH
12noon – 2.15pm 

FOOD / FREE / BOOK
Part 2: Come and cook with me! Learn how to increase the veg content of your diet and use leftovers imaginatively. Take home lots of delicious veggie food too!
Where The Cobbled Kitchen, 69 Harpenden Rd, St Albans AL3 6BY
Info Book via www.thecobbledkitchen.co.uk
THE COBBLED KITCHEN 


SATURDAY 18TH MAY 


18-5 95 - lush - plant a pot? cut_the_wrap_1800x1013_1_0PLANT A POT!
9.30am – 5.30pm 

GROWING / CHILD FRIENDLY / £4.50
Use our saved seeds from food waste to plant into one of our recycled black pots! FREE for those bringing old black pots, £4.50 donation to use one of ours.
Where Lush, Unit 2, The Maltings, St Albans AL1 3HS
Info Facebook: @lushstalbans 
LUSH ST ALBANS 


18-5 34 - earthworks - use this oneEARTHWORKS ECO SITE OPEN GARDEN AND PLANT SALE
12noon – 4pm 

GROWING / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE
A chance to see our eco-building and other projects using principles of sustainability, conservation and environmental awareness at our 3-acre site.
Where Earthworks, Hixberry Lane, St Albans AL4 0TZ
Info www.earthworksstalbans.co.uk
EARTHWORKS ST. ALBANS 


SUNDAY 19TH MAY 


MarketST ALBANS MARKET TAKE OVER
11am – 5pm 

DAY OUT / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE
Over 60 stalls from businesses and charities showcasing: holidays without flying, home energy, eco friendly food, looking after our town, low carbon shopping, live bands, street food, electric cars, bikes and bike repair, e-bikes for you to ride and more!
Where St Albans Market, St Peters St, St Albans
Info Click here for more information about Market Takeover 
SUSTAINABLE ST ALBANS AND ST ALBANS FRIENDS OF THE EARTH 


19-5 151 Brunch at CharliesVEGAN BRUNCH AT CHARLIE’S
Two sittings 9am or 11am 

FOOD / £29pp / BOOK
3-course vegan brunch to start your Suday. From team Charlie’s and chefs from Chappell and Caldwell. Thoughtfully sourced food; sustainable focus; plenty of coffee!
Where Charlie’s Coffee and Company, 87 London Rd, St Albans AL1 1LN
Info Book at www.chappellandcaldwell.com/brunch
CHARLIE’S COFFEE AND COMPANY 


19-5 54 - st pauls hqdefaultSUSTAINABLE LIVING TALK
10.30am – 1.30pm 

TALK / FOOD / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE
Talk by a Tearfund representative about how to live sustainably followed by vegetarian lunch in the large hall. Part of regular morning worship at St Pauls.
Where St Paul’s Church, Blandford Rd, St Albans AL1 4JP
Info www.stpauls-stalbans.org 
ST PAULS CHURCH 


12-5 154 RAA beesGROW YOUR OWN FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLES
11am – 3pm 

GROWING / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE
Come to see what your friends and neighbours are doing to produce fresh fruit and vegetables all year round. See the varieties grown. Allotment plots available. Cancelled if heavy rain.
Where Tassel Hall, Redbourn AL3 7JE. Driveway to right of 107 Tassel Hall. Sharp Left at top. Car Park.
Info www.redbourn-allotments.co.uk 07817 542191.
REDBOURN ALLOTMENT ASSOCIATION 


THURSDAY 23RD MAY 


hawa asian herbsHOW TO GROW ASIAN HERBS
11am – 2pm 

GROWING / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE
How to grow Asian Herbs and use them in cooking. Collect your free seeds to grow your own! Join our demonstration on how to make plant boxes from recycled wood.
Where CDA Herts Community Garden, Hixberry Lane, St Albans AL4 OTZ
Info Facebook: @hawastalbans 07786530751
HAWA TIFFIN CLUB PROJECT 


23-5 107 GAS picBUSINESS ANGEL INVESTING IN THE GREEN ECONOMY – BE PART OF THE SOLUTION!
7pm – 9pm 

INVESTMENT / ADULTS ONLY / £40 INC DINNER AND WINE / BOOK
Enjoy dinner at Lussmanns and discover the potential value to you of angel investments in the Green Economy, from the UK’s leading specialists.
Where Lussmanns, Waxhouse Gate, High St, St Albans AL3 4EW
Info www.greenangelsyndicate.com/events
GREEN ANGEL SYNDICATE 


FRIDAY 24TH MAY 


Summer basket for picnic  with wine, bread, fruits and snacksPLASTIC FREE PICNIC
3.30pm – 5.30pm 

PICNIC / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE
Can you pack a picnic without using any single use plastic – or even no plastic? Bring your picnic along with the family. Glean new ideas about going plastic free!
Where Nr the play park, Batford Springs, Harpenden
Info Facebook.com/groups/296871424156643
PLASTIC FREE HARPENDEN 


SATURDAY 25TH MAY 


25-5 11 - herts showHERTFORDSHIRE COUNTY SHOW -A SHOWCASE OF HERTFORDSHIRE’S FINEST!
8.30am – 5.30pm 

DAY OUT / CHILD FRIENDLY
A showcase of Hertfordshire’s finest farming, food, shopping and entertainment. Hertfordshire’s biggest family day out!
Where The Showground, Dunstable Rd, Redbourn AL3 7PT
Info Reduced advance tickets www.hertsshow.com
HERTFORDSHIRE COUNTY SHOW 


25-5 128 Bee-apisHERTFORDSHIRE COUNTY SHOW – MEET THE BEES AND THE BEE KEEPERS
8.30am – 5.30pm 

WILDLIFE / CHILD FRIENDLY
Local honey and other hive products available to taste and purchase. See how you can help support local bees and other pollinating insects.
Where The Showground, Dunstable Rd, Redbourn AL3 7PT
Info http://www.hertsbees.org.uk
Reduced advance tickets www.hertshow.com
HERTFORDSHIRE BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION 


25-5 38 - IE - russell avenue 3COME AND GROW!
10am – 1pm 

GROWING / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE
Help to plant and maintain our open-to-all community garden, and harvest a little something to take home. No experience necessary. Growing questions encouraged!
Where Incredible Edible, Russell Ave, St Albans AL3 5EB
Info www.foodsmilesstalbans.org.uk 07941954530
FOODSMILES & INCREDIBLE EDIBLE ST ALBANS 


25-5 70 green kitchen FullSizeRenderTABLE TOP GAMES NIGHT AND VEGAN BUFFET
7.30pm – 11pm 

PLAY / ADULTS ONLY / £8pp / BOOK
Have fun playing those nostalgic, traditional games from way back including; dominoes, chess, battleships, Guess Who and Jenga! Vegan buffet included. BYOB.
Where United Reform Church, Homewood Rd, St Albans AL1 4BH
Info 01727 753661
THE GREEN KITCHEN 


SUNDAY 26TH MAY 


25-5 11 - herts showHERTFORDSHIRE COUNTY SHOW –
A SHOWCASE OF HERTFORDSHIRE’S FINEST!
8.30am – 5.30pm 

DAY OUT / CHILD FRIENDLY
A showcase of Hertfordshire’s finest farming, food, shopping and entertainment. Hertfordshire’s biggest family day out!
Where The Showground, Dunstable Rd, Redbourn AL3 7PT
Info Reduced advance tickets www.hertsshow.com
HERTFORDSHIRE COUNTY SHOW 


25-5 128 Bee-apisHERTFORDSHIRE COUNTY SHOW –MEET THE BEES AND THE BEE KEEPERS
8.30am – 5.30pm 

WILDLIFE / CHILD FRIENDLY
Local honey and other hive products available to taste and purchase. See how you can help support local bees and other pollinating insects.
Where The Showground, Dunstable Rd, Redbourn AL3 7PT
Info www.hertsbees.org.uk Reduced advance tickets www.hertshow.com
HERTFORDSHIRE BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION 


26-5 110 allotmentFARMERS MARKET – EAST HARPENDEN GARDENING CLUB ALLOTMENTS STALL
10am – 2pm 

GROWING / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE
Talk to allotment holders about the benefits of having your own allotment and growing your own organic food at the Harpenden Farmers Market.
Where Lower High St, Harpenden Info www.ehgc.org
EAST HARPENDEN GARDENING CLUB 


12-5 154 RAA beesGROW YOUR OWN FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLES
11am – 3pm 

GROWING / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE
Come to see what your friends and neighboursare doing to produce fresh fruit and vegetables all year round. See the varieties grown. Plots available. Cancelled if heavy rain.
Where Long Cutt, Redbourn AL3 7EY. Path to left of 74 Hill Top. No car parking.
Info www.redbourn-allotments.co.uk 07817 542191
REDBOURN ALLOTMENT ASSOCIATION 


THURSDAY 30TH MAY 


30-5 111 grow your own SPCGROW YOUR OWN IN SANDRIDGE PARISH
7pm – 9pm 

GROWING / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE
An educational evening including how to upcycle household waste containers into pots for growing fruit and veg!
Where Marshalswick Community Centre, St Albans AL4 9TX
Info www.sandridge-pc.gov.uk Facebook: @SandridgeParish
SANDRIDGE PARISH COUNCIL


SATURDAY 1ST JUNE 2019 


1-6 10 PicnicFAMILY SUSTAINABLE PICNIC
12noon – 2pm 

PICNIC / AIMED AT CHILDREN / FREE
Sustainable picnic. Bring along your crudités in bamboo snack boxes, your beeswax wrapped delights and your home-made bites and join us for a picnic in the park.
Where Verulamium Park, St Albans, by kids play park.
Info www.mamabamboo.com 07966 406993. Cancelled in bad weather.
MAMA BAMBOO