Tailor-made for a ladies' group from the Habiganj Zila Association (HZA), this is the first 6-week cooking course aimed specifically for ladies by ladies. They will be learning how to prepare and cook some traditional English dishes from a hearty, healthy Shepherd's Pie to the perfect Victoria sponge.
Following on from the sucess of the Men's Kitchen, Food Portsmouth will be rolling more Ladies' Kitchens out in 2018.
The event will take place in the Third Space, which is the first floor of the Students’ Union building (PO1 2EF). The building is access friendly and there is lift access up to the room. The event is open 12-3pm .
If you care about volunteering get down there and just do it.
Abundance Portsmouth will be holding their first Apple Pressing Day on Sunday 3rd September. We will be at Eastney & Milton Allotments helping allotment holders crush and press their apples and pears into delicious juice. Surplus fruit will be collected to use at community and school events, as well as getting some of it into the foodbank and community kitchen network.
We could do with some extra volunteers to help on the day with harvesting and helping folks make juice, so please do get in touch if you can spare an hour or so and enjoy some fresh air and community fun.
We'll be at Eastney & Milton Allotments on Sunday 3rd September, next to the shop, setting up at 9am. It would be great to see you there!
While children may be whooping with joy about the long summer holidays ahead, parents and carers don’t always share their enthusiasm. For many families, providing those extra meals during school holidays can be a real struggle, which is why Food Portsmouth is stepping in again to help.
Following the success of the Holiday Lunches programme last year, kids at Portsmouth City Council’s six adventure playgrounds will be enjoying free lunches of beans on toast, and fresh fruit, on selected days throughout the holidays. The scheme enables those children entitled to free school meals to continue receiving a filling, hot meal during the school holidays, in a fun, social and active environment.
In addition, we are delighted to be working with Northumbria University this year where the holiday food program will be a part of a national, and potentially international, research project into childhood poverty.
The project has been supported by Trussell Trust Food Bank @ King’s Church, Fare Share, FoodCycle, Tesco, Warburtons, PCC Housing department, staff and volunteers at the adventure playgrounds and the Children’s Health Fund.
#eatingtogether #childpoverty #communitymeals #kidsgofree
To celebrate Portsmouth’s community gardens and precious green spaces, we are organising the city’s first Open Gardens Day.
On Saturday 1st July, 15 sites across the city will be open and accessible to visitors to show off what they do best. Volunteers will demonstrate how easy it is to grow fruit, vegetables or herbs - even in dense urban areas - and how to get involved in what’s going on in the city.
Gardens will be open from 12 noon to 2pm. All you need to do is drop by, say hello and see how good it feels to #GetGrowing!
Gardens open include: Wymering Manor, PO6 3NL; *Hilsea Fruiting Hedge, PO3 5ET, Fratton Global Garden @Manor Infant School, PO1 5QR; Stacey Centre Community Orchard PO3 6DN, Cornwallis Crescent Orchard, PO1 4DF, Landport Community Garden, PO1 1JD, The Porters Historic Garden, PO1 3LJ, Treadgolds Community Garden, PO1 3DA, Omega Centre, PO5 4LP, Somerstown Adventure Playground Garden, PO5 4HS, The Garden @ArtSpace, 27 Brougham Rd, PO5 4PA 12, *Portsmouth Cathedral Green, PO1 2HH, *Wimbledon Park Patch, PO5 2UP, Southsea Green, PO4 9RG, Milton Piece Community Allotment, PO4 8L. *these spaces will be unattended but available to visit
Join us at Taste! for the launch of this year's Emsworth British Food Fortnight at Tuppenny Barn.
Emsworth British Food Fortnight 2017 takes place between Saturday 23 September and Sunday 8 October 2017, so we're excited to be planning ahead with some advance epicurean treats.
Local chef and food-writer Rosemary Moon will be giving a cookery demonstration using local, seasonal produce. We’ll also be show-casing handpicked local and artisan suppliers and producers who are involved in this year's EBFF, go the extra mile to bring deliciousness to their customers and who will be selling their wares on the night.
Taste before you buy, go home replete and happy in the knowledge that you are supporting your local food heritage and small businesses.
Tickets £5pp includes cookery demo and the opportunity to be entered into a draw for tickets to one of the main events at EBFF. Licensed bar. Raffle.
For more information visit: http://www.tuppennybarn.co.uk/?event=taste-at-tuppenny-barn&event_date=2017-06-02
FoodCycle Portsmouth are holding a fundraising meal for the second year, this time teaming up with Portsmouth Food Bank.
Community Orchards and Wild Hedges - For Food, Fun and The Future.
The Tree Council will be holding a free, training day for Tree Wardens and other volunteers interested in planting and maintaining trees and shrubs - in gardens, community orchards or hedges.