Foraging: 12:00 and 2pm
Tree hunt: 11:30, 13:30, 14:30
Raffle: 15:00 (main marquee)
Gardeners Questiontime: 15:15 - 16:00
Tool sharpening: check noticeboard (main marquee)
Burger making for kids: check noticeboard (main marquee)
*these times and activities are subject to change or cancellation on the day
There will be many activities to take part in throughout the day, helping you to grow your own delicious vegetables from novice to expert to young and old. All of the activities have an element which adults and children will enjoy, below is a taste of what you'll find on the day:
Growing food on a budget
Growing your own delicious organic veg does not have to be expensive or difficult. Arkwright Meadows Communitiy Gardens, Transition Sherwood and NOGS will show you how empty plastic cartons or a baked bean tin can be the perfect way to start off your seedlings. Come and have a go, bring some of your own rubbish if you like, the possiblities are endless. Tips for reycling in the garden ^ top
Growing vegetables in a small space
Often, living in a city means you don't have a large garden to grow vegetables. Here you will be shown how the smallest space can produce delicious nutritional veg. You may only have space on a window sill, backyard or even a hanging basket, there is always sonething you can grow, come and find out how. ^ top
Sownig seeds is not difficult but if you have never done it before then some tips and practice will help your seedlings off to a good start and avoid disappointments. We will show you how to sow anything from the tiniest carrot seed to the largest broad bean and how to look after them once they have been sown. You can take the seeds you sow home, free of charge.* although donations are very welcome. ^ top
Bring along any seeds you don't want to use this year and pick up unusual varieties you maybe haven't tried before If you are new to growing vegetables, led by Beeston Transition Initiative volunteers will help you select some seeds to try and if you already grow vegetables then maybe you might want to save your own seed this year, come and find out how. ^ top
Nottingham Organic Gardening Society voulnteers (NOGS) will show you how to grow veg in a sustainable, chemical free way. How the quality of the soil is important as well as attracting wildlife all means your veg is nutritious and fun to grow. ^ top
Every wanted to compost your kitchen waste, but thought that it might smell or attract unwanted pests. WRAP (Waste Reduction Action Plan) will show you how to look after your compost bin and the ideal material to compost, you'll surprised at what you can use. ^ top
How do you see Nottingham in the future. What does the city taste of, what colour will it be, what will we be doing and how will we be living. It's up to you. Transition Nottingham volunteers will be helping to put together a vision of Nottingham as you see it. So come along and draw paint, glue, collage, write, use anything you like which expresses your idea of a Nottingham you and future gernations will want to live in. Local artists will be on hand to help so don't be scared of joining in, kids will especially love this. Materials kindly donated by PaperSpace Arts.^ top
Garden Matchmaking Service
At the festival Transition Sneinton and St Anns will be providing a garden match making service. This service matches and introduces committed, enthusiastic, growers with local garden owners who want to see their gardens being used more productively. We will be in the main Transition Nottingham Marquee, please come along and see if we can fix you up :0) ^ top
Nottinhamshire Wildlife Trust - make bug hotels.
Foraging - find out what you can eat for free in your local park.
Beekeeping - learn the basics of beekeeping.
Guess the food miles - provided by Sprout.
Raffle - great prizes for Mum's and budding gardeners.
Tree hunt - Park rangers will give guided tours around the Arboretum
Garden tool sharpening workshop
Burger making for kids
We are continually adding to this list.
*the amount of sown seeds you take home is at the discretion of the festival organisers. This means we can ensure as many people as possible who want to, can take away seeds they have sown. Any donations will go towards the running of the festival and future similar events.