Allotment Buddies
Apr
4
to Sep 30

Allotment Buddies

Love gardening, meeting new people and helping others?

Allotment Buddies is a brand new project from Food Portsmouth. The project is designed to provide a helping hand, or ‘Buddy’, to those allotment holders who are struggling to maintain their sites. The project will also provide opportunities for those wanting to be more involved with growing foodstuff, meeting other people and becoming more active.

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Community Allotment
Aug
15
to Sep 26

Community Allotment

Moneyfields Allotment site is home to our new community allotment plot number 252. 

Our community gardener, Emma will be there each Wednesday 11.30am to 2pm. Emma will  support any newcomers wanting to learn how to plant, grow and manage a plot, as well as work with more experienced hands who are happy to help cultivate a shared growing space and experience.

For those wanting to develop their interest and help out independently with the myriad of jobs there are plenty of opportunities that we can arrange.

Contact us through this website for more details and get growing!

 

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HomeStart Kitchen
Sep
20
to Oct 11

HomeStart Kitchen

This is the third 4-week basic cooking course aimed at those wanting to refresh their cookery skills and get more confident in the kitchen.

The course is a mixed group of all ages run by two instructors in small groups at Pompey in the Community training kitchens. 

All ingredients and everything you will need are included – even the takeaway boxes to put your dishes in and share at home. 

Total cost for the 4 weeks is £5 – payable at the beginning or weekly.

Further courses will run starting 1st November and 6th December this year.

Contact Gail on 023 9289 2022 or email gail.baird@johnpoundscentre.co.uk to book your place or find out more.

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Moneyfields Allotment Annual Show
Aug
5
1:30 PM13:30

Moneyfields Allotment Annual Show

Competitions and prizes for best fruit and veg. Fun afternoon for the family with FREE bouncy castle; GEOFFO's magic show; Raffle; Barbecue; Teas, Coffee & Cakes; lots of stalls including Portsmouth's Bee man, MAKE@Aldingbourne Trust and live music from the fabulous Pompey Pluckers.

Come along to the new Community Plot, 252 and see how you can get involved.

Fun kicks off at 1.30pm. Teignmouth Road, PO3 6HL

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Community Gardens' Open Day
Jul
7
11:00 AM11:00

Community Gardens' Open Day

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HomeStart Kitchen
May
31
to Jun 21

HomeStart Kitchen

New 4-week basic cooking course aimed at those moving in to more permanent accommodation who want to refresh their cookery skills and get more confident in the kitchen.

The course is a mixed group of all ages run by two instructors in small groups at Pompey in the Community. All ingredients and everything you will need are included – even the takeaway boxes to put the cooked food in. A kitchen equipment starter pack will be presented on completion of the course.

Total cost for the 4 weeks is £5 – payable at the beginning or weekly.

Further courses will run starting 9th August, 20th September, 1st November and 6th December this year.

 

 

 

 

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Waste Not Want Not: How to turn food waste into gold
Apr
26
10:30 AM10:30

Waste Not Want Not: How to turn food waste into gold

Sign the petition and help fund the cost of redistributing more edible surplus food to charity

For £10-15m - a fraction of the cash winding its way to the DUP - the government could fund the redistribution of 100,000 tonnes of edible surplus food and drink per year. Good, tasty food currently ending up in the ground, spread on crops or burned in incinerators could instead be eaten by some of the UK’s most vulnerable people, while saving the charities on which they rely hundreds of millions.

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/204156

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Adventure Playground Holiday Lunches
Mar
30
to Apr 13

Adventure Playground Holiday Lunches

Carrying on from the sucess of last year's holiday lunch project, we will be supplying food for lunch once a week to each of the city's six adventure playgrounds during the Easter holidays. This tasty hot meal will consist of jacket spuds, beans, cheese and fruit, and ensure that no kids go hungry. We will also be extending our offer to the 4 youth clubs in the city - to ensure that no young people go hungry either!

 

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Student Kitchen
Jan
26
to Mar 2

Student Kitchen

After the success of the Men's And Ladies' Kitchen we ran a 6-week course for the students of the Management & Hospitality course at Portsmouth University. 32 happy students and 1 very happy course tutor.

We can adapt this programme to suit the needs of any group wanting to learn basic and intermediate kitchen skills.

e: gail.baird@johnpoundscentre.co.uk

 

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Ladies' Kitchen
Nov
2
to Dec 7

Ladies' Kitchen

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.

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World Food Day
Oct
16
9:00 AM09:00

World Food Day

One World Week event at Portsmouth Uni 19th October. Meet local groups -see how you can get involved

Free admission. Meal for £5. Cookery demonstration. Free pudding from surplus food -thanks to Portsmouth FoodCycle. Stalls. Activities.

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Apple pressing day
Sep
3
9:00 AM09:00

Apple pressing day

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!

Abundance Portsmouth



 

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Holiday Fun & Kids Eat Free
Jul
24
to Sep 1

Holiday Fun & Kids Eat Free

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.

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Launch of Emsworth British Food Fortnight
Jun
2
6:00 PM18:00

Launch of Emsworth British Food Fortnight

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

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