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April 2017

Saturday 08 April: Grow Your Own Session in Trumpington

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Trumpington allotments, Foster Road, allotments trading hut
Tumpington, CB2 9JR United Kingdom
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Join Dave Fox again at Trumpington allotments. Novices and experienced growers all welcome! This is a mutual sharing, not a lesson. Provisional agenda: plant more potatoes, harvest anything that's ready, sow carrots, prepare beds for later sowings, take a look at the forest garden - a chance to compare perennials with annual crop plants. You will be able to take some produce home with you so please bring bags! More details here . 

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A FoodCycle Persian Feast

April 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wesley Methodist Church, Christ's Pieces
Cambridge, CB1 1LG United Kingdom
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On 8th April FoodCycle Cambridge will be hosting a Persian Feast! Guests will enjoy a four course vegetarian meal of authentic Persian dishes cooked from surplus food. All proceeds will go to support FoodCycle's work providing free community meals across Cambridge, tackling food waste and food poverty. On arrival you'll be met by FoodCycle's volunteers with a choice of non-alcholic Persian cocktail (you can go for a glass of sekahnjebin (mint syrup) and soda or pomegranate fizz) before being seated in the…

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Reduce food waste: Reduce cost

April 11 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Lab 207, Lord Ashcroft International Business School, Anglia Ruskin University, Lord Ashcroft International Business School, Anglia Ruskin University
Cambridge, CB1 1PT United Kingdom
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On 11 April 2017 Cambridge Sustainable Food is hosting an event that will demonstrate ways in which businesses can reduce their overheads by reducing the amount of food they waste. This event is primarily for local businesses and community food organisations who would like to find out more about how implementing sustainable food practices could save them money. Individuals not representing a business are also welcome but please be aware that this is a business focused event. CSF is pleased…

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EarthOptimism Cambridge

April 22 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
David Attenborough Building, The David Attenborough Building, New Museums Site, Pembroke Street
Cambridge, CB2 3QZ
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Join Cambridge Conservation Initiative to celebrate #EarthOptimism day on 22nd April. The day will be filled with inspiring talks by leading conservationists, popular naturalists, and celebrity figures. You will be able to find out what is happening in the Cambridgeshire countryside and in pioneering British schools, and will journey from the Amazon to Madagascar’s mangroves. Experts will explain how people are bringing critically endangered species back from the brink, restoring forests and removing waste from our oceans. All talks will take place…

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GSI Seminar: Cambridge Sustainable Food Hub

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cambridge Campus, room LAB111,

This seminar offers a great opportunity to find out about the Cambridge Sustainable Food Hub project. The Hub will be an innovative new food distribution and business incubation centre, dedicated to exploring what food systems might look like in a future with climate change and depleted resources. It also aims to increase the amount of locally and sustainably produced food that is consumed in Cambridge. The talk is free, open to all and will include a Q&A. A (sustainable) lunch will also be provided…

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Beginners’ Bread

April 30 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cambridge Cookery School, Homerton Gardens, Purbeck Road, off Hills Road
Cambrridge, CB2 8EB United Kingdom
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Ever wondered if you could make your own bread? Join the Cambridge Cookery School bakers on Sunday 30th April as they show you how. Find out more and book here.  

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May 2017

BHRU Annual Lecture – Tackling Childhood Obesity: Are we doing enough?

May 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Howard Lecture Theatre, Downing College, Regent Street, Cambridge, CB2 1DQ,

Following the success of previous years, the Behaviour and Health Research Unit (BHRU), in association with the Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP), are back with their annual lectures for 2017. The lecture will be given by Corinna Hawkes, Professor of Food Policy and Director, Centre for Food Policy, City University. Tackling childhood obesity is a public health priority. Today one fifth of children are overweight or obese when they start school at age 4, rising to one third of…

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May Plant Swap at Trumpington allotments

May 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Trumpington allotments, Foster Road, allotments trading hut
Tumpington, CB2 9JR United Kingdom
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Swap spare seedlings, plants and surplus seeds. Expand the range of plants you grow and meet other local gardeners. You can attend even if you don't have anything to swap, just make a donation. No admission charge. Everyone welcome. Arrive early for the best choice of plants. Directions here. There will also be another plant swap in June.

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Festival of Plants 2017

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cambridge University Botanic Garden, 1 Brookside
Cambridge, CB2 1JE
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden will be hosting the annual Festival of Plants on 20th May 2017. The Botanic Garden is not just about the beauty of plants; it is an important focus for plant science research, not only in Cambridge but also around the world. Researchers investigate how plants work, how they evolved, how they are related to each other and how they can be used to address global problems as challenging as food security and climate change. Find out…

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Transition Cambridge: CropShare – Be an Organic Farmer for a day

May 27 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Transition Cambridge's community farming project, CropShare, is open to the public on Saturdays, to allow you to experience life as an organic farmer. Helping at the farm will offer a good, healthy day of fun; it will be a great chance to see our local countryside, and how food is grown on a large scale. You can help from 9:30 to 12:30 and 14:00 to 16:30, with lunch and a chat between. You can join them for the morning, the afternoon or both!  It's family friendly,…

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