Waste Not Want Not! Events, Workshops & Volunteering
Operation Farm presents:
Waste Not Want Not!
7th September – 20th October 2013
Operation Farm has teamed up with Recycle for Greater Manchester to run ‘Waste Not Want Not’, a programme of events and activities for people around Tameside. Everything from cooking and jam making workshops toAbundance Tameside social scrumping and cider making, all culminating in October with a grand Autumn Harvest event at Hyde Park.
Learning & workshops
- Free compost workshop!
How to make compost session
12-2.30pm, Thursday 19th September
New Charter Housing Trust Cavendish 249, Cavendish Street. Ashton-under-Lyne. OL6 7AT.
- Preserves and jam making session
6-9pm, Thursday 26th Sept 2013
Accresfield Hub, Newton, FREE, book here
- Abundance Cook Up session
Sunday 6th October 2013
Venue tbc, FREE, book here
- Introduction to composting demonstration &
Preserves and jam making session
Sunday 13th October at Hyde Park Harvest Event
FREE, no advance booking required
- Introduction to cider making
10-3pm, Sunday 20th October 2013
Mossley, FREE, book here
- Abundance social scrumping sessions
Dates and time TBC, FREE, book here
Abundance Tameside is harvesting the seasonal glut of fruit across the borough and redistributing surplus to the local community.
The group is looking for volunteers to help harvest trees (with recruits taking home a share of the fruit) and for suggestions of trees in gardens or parks with uncollected fruit that could be harvested. You can also suggest a good cause for the fruit to go to.
Fabulous Autumn Harvest Festival in Hyde Park
A fun family event to celebrate fresh produce and cut out waste
12-3pm, Sunday 13th October
Hyde Park, Hyde, SK14 4JX
Fruit pressing; Waste themed crafts; Storytelling & poetry; Fruit Tree experts, apple tasting, orchard facts; Haggle & Barter; Good Old Family Fun – longest peel competition and apple bobbing; Composting workshops; Cooking demonstrations; Scarecrow Festival plus the Park Café will be open for drinks & snacks.
Come to one of the events we’ll be at…
- Tameside Youth Festival, Hyde Park
Saturday 7th September 2013
- Mossley Horticultural Show: Bring your Fruit and Juice It!
2 – 4pm, Saturday 14th September 2013
Waste Not Want Not is an Operation Farm project
Project is funded by Recyle for Greater Manchester‘s Community Waste Fund.