food group

MARCH GROW YOUR OWN

Date: 
16 March, 2014 - 14:00 - 15:30
'GROW YOUR OWN' WORKSHOP - CUTTINGS, CONTAINER GROWING ETC
SUNDAY 16TH MARCH, 2PM to 3:30PM (ish)
UNITED REFORMED CHURCH, HARDWICK SQUARE EAST

Suddenly it seems to be spring, so what better way to spend a Sunday afternoon?! Join us in the URC veggie garden for the second of our food growing workshops, where we cover a different topic each month according to the seasons.

GROW YOUR OWN: CLOCHES

'GROW YOUR OWN' WORKSHOP 16TH FEBRUARY 2014
BUILDING CLOCHES
 
After what seems like weeks of constant rain the sun shone on Sunday for our Cloche-making workshop at the United Reformed Church in Buxton. This may partially explain the excellent turn-out – though of course cloches are intrinsically interesting!

GROW YOUR OWN WORKSHOP

Date: 
16 February, 2014 - 14:00 - 15:30
'GROW YOUR OWN' WORKSHOP
SUNDAY 16TH FEBRUARY, 2-3:30PM (ish)
UNITED REFORMED CHURCH, HARDWICK SQUARE EAST
 
The first of our new workshops series, where we'll cover a different topic each month, according to the seasons. The workshops are hands-on, so you can try things out here then develop your skills in the garden or allotment. First up we'll focus on CLOCHES, how to build a micro-environment for your plants, to protect them from the weather and extend the growing season.
 

WINE MAKING WORKSHOP

Date: 
26 January, 2013 - 15:00 - 18:00
SATURDAY 26TH JANUARY, 3-6PM
WINE MAKING WORKSHOP, CENTRAL BUXTON
 
Raspberry, blackberry, gooseberry, dandelion , red currant, rose hip ...
   country wines can be absolutely delicious, and are very cheap, and easy to make.
 

COOKERY WORKSHOP 4

Date: 
17 February, 2013 - 14:00 - 16:00
COOKERY WORKSHOP - PASTA, RICE ETC
SUNDAY 24TH FEBRUARY 2-4PM
UNITED REFORMED CHURCH, HARDWICK SQUARE EAST
 
You don't have to have chips with everything! You can make wonderfully inventive and nutritious meals based on rice, pasta, couscous etc, incorporating whatever you happen to have lying around or is going cheap.
 
This is the fourth of a series, we already did 'Nine Ways to Cook an Egg', 'Cooking with Cheese' and 'Soups and Stews'. It will be followed by:
   

COOKERY WORKSHOP 2

Date: 
10 February, 2013 - 14:00 - 16:00
COOKERY WORKSHOP - COOKING WITH CHEESE
SUNDAY 10TH FEBRUARY 2-4PM
UNITED REFORMED CHURCH, HARDWICK SQUARE EAST
 
  Mmmmmm! Cheese!
  So many more things you can do with it apart from feed the mice.
 
 

COOKERY WORKSHOP 1

Date: 
3 February, 2013 - 14:00 - 16:00
COOKERY WORKSHOP - NINE WAYS TO COOK AN EGG
SUNDAY 3RD FEBRUARY 2-4PM
UNITED REFORMED CHURCH, HARDWICK SQUARE EAST
 
   Can you think of nine ways? Neither can I! But our experienced workshop leader has the answers, and will show you how.
 

COOKERY WORKSHOP 5

Date: 
3 March, 2013 - 14:00 - 16:00
COOKERY WORKSHOP - PIES AND PASTIES
SUNDAY 3RD MARCH 2-4PM
UNITED REFORMED CHURCH, HARDWICK SQUARE EAST
 
There's an incredible variety of pies and pasties in the world - from cornish pasties, traditional shepherd's pies or apple crumbles to empanadas, spring rolls, samosas or Greek baklava. Whatever the casing, pies are a great way to use up those awkward bits and pieces that might otherwise be thrown out.
 

Allotments

ALLOTMENTS IN BUXTON

There's a terrible shortage of allotments in Buxton. All the sites have long waiting lists, you could be waiting ten years to get your own plot. All very depressing, and one reason we set up the landshare scheme.

FILM FOOD INC

Date: 
16 February, 2012 - 19:30
FILM SHOW 'FOOD, INC'
THURSDAY 16TH FEBRUARY, 7:30PM
PAUPERS PIT, THE OLD HALL HOTEL
 
Does your food come from a farm or a factory? From Farmer Brown or multi-national near monopolies? This film explores how food production has changed since the 1950's, and
the health and environmental effects that resulted.
 
You'll never look at dinner the same way again!
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