Allotment Buddies
Apr
4
to Oct 3

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.

We are looking to recruit a team of volunteer ‘Buddies’ to provide the help. These Buddies might already be experienced gardeners who want to share expertise; they might be new to gardening and want to learn for themselves, or they could be individuals who want to be more mobile, socialise and get out and about.

Based initially at the Community Allotments at the Milton Piece allotment site on Wednesday afternoons where the community gardener will liaise with those needing help and volunteers. The community gardener will be on hand to offer support and advice, as well as plenty of tea, coffee and good conversation.

If  you fancy spending a couple of hours a week helping to grow a variety of foodstuff,  meet others, get outdoors and get active then being an Allotment Buddy could be for you. Or, if you need some help with planting, sowing, weeding, watering among other jobs then an Allotment Buddy could be for you. 

No experience is necessary; tools and equipment provided; volunteer expenses can be covered.

Email gail.baird@johnpoundscentre.co.uk or call Gail on 023 9289 2022 for more information about getting stuck in.

Happy Growing!!

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Home Start Kitchen
May
31
to Jun 21

Home Start Kitchen

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

The course is open to all ages; couples, men, women and others; 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 in  August, September, October, Nov/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.

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

 

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Portsmouth's first Open Gardens Day #GetGrowing
Jul
1
12:00 PM12:00

Portsmouth's first Open Gardens Day #GetGrowing

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 3DAOmega Centre, PO5 4LPSomerstown 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

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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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