What we're about

This group is for people passionate about sustainability, curious to know more or want to do their bit to help the planet.

We will have inspiring speakers join us for our evening meetings in The Harpenden Arms. There will be opportunities for questions, discussions and networking.

These meet ups follow on from the Our Planet Our Future event which took place on 21st April 2018 and was the launch event of Sustainable St Albans Week 2018.

Upcoming events (2)

Permaculture and Community Growing

Harpenden Arms

Join us for an inspiring evening with our guest speaker and opportunities for questions, discussion, and networking. Our expert speaker Nigel Crawley is a Certified Permaculture Designer who runs Introduction to Permaculture workshops across the Chilterns and Vale of Aylesbury. He is also involved in local community growing projects including the award winning Tring Community Food Garden. We will also have additional short talks from local community growing projects including Incredible Edible, FoodSmiles and Plot 31. There is no charge for this event, however we'd be grateful if you could book. ** What is permaculture? Permaculture is a framework for creating low-maintenance, nature-friendly lifestyles. It's about observing how nature works and applying these principles to our own projects. Anything from design of a food garden up to a whole way of life design. ** Nigel Crawley - Permaculture Guide Nigel is a Certified Permaculture Designer who runs Introduction to Permaculture workshops across the Chilterns and Vale of Aylesbury. He is involved in local community growing projects including the award winning Tring Community Food Garden. Nigel's Permaculture journey began when he discovered a small forest garden whilst studying for a renewable energy masters degree at The Centre for Alternative Technology's Graduate School for the Environment in Wales. Following the masters he went on to successfully complete a two week Permaculture Design Course at The Sustainability Centre in Hampshire UK. ** Incredible Edible supports local food growing projects, we'll hear from local co-ordinator Sahira who has also set up an Incredible Edible project - https://www.incredibleedible.org.uk ** FoodSmiles, FoodSmiles is a Community Benefit Society, based in St Albans District, which aims to encourage people to grow and eat more sustainable local food through building a community of food-growers. FoodSmiles has sites in Harpenden and St Albans, and also manages two Incredible Edible projects in St Albans http://www.foodsmilesstalbans.org.uk ** Plot31, a Community Flower Garden, soon to launch a Community Growing Project in Harpenden - https://www.plot31.co.uk ** More about Sustainable St Albans ** https://sustainablestalbans.org/ With thanks to The Harpenden Arms and The Harpenden Trust for supporting these events.

Our Planet Our Future Sustainability Festival event

Harpenden Arms

Join us for an inspiring evening with our guest speaker and opportunities for questions, discussion, and networking. Details to follow soon! ** More about Sustainable St Albans ** https://sustainablestalbans.org/ With thanks to The Harpenden Arms and The Harpenden Trust for supporting these events.

Past events (3)

Feargal Sharkey - Our local chalk streams in crisis!

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