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  1. Hazelhurst Community Supported Agriculture co-op with Heeley City Farm wish to appoint a Growing Team Leader to lead the cultivation and organic growing at the Hazelhurst Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) site. Salary. £17,161 p.a. pro rata Hours. 26.25 average per week including some evening and weekend The post is for an initial 12 months with a possible of extension subject to the Co-op maintaining a successful business. For an application pack send a large s.a.e. (A4 with 75p stamps) to: Hazelhurst CSA c/o 104 albert Road, Sheffield, S8 9RA or email: ajmiller@blueyonder.co.uk We encourage you to make informal enquiries to:Joan Miller, Chair of Hazelhurst CSA on 0114 249 8613 Completed applications must be received by 17.00 hours, Monday 19th November 2012 Interviews will take place on Friday 30th November 2012 at the Hazelhurst site and Heeley City Farm. The job description and person specification are on the Hazelhurst website: http://hazelhurst.coop/news/
  2. Hazelhurst Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), just south of Norton is launching its share offer on Thursday Feb 2 2012 at the Quaker Meeting House. Finger food will be available from 6:30 with the main event starting at 7pm. Rebecca laughton, author of "Surviving and thriving on the land" will be coming to given a talk. We are hoping that the Sheffield community will support this community scheme by becoming members, buying shares or sharing their various skills with us in other ways. For more info about the event or about Hazelhurst CSA generally see our website: http://www.hazelhurst.coop/ Hope to see you there
  3. The job advert is now posted here: http://www.hazelhurst.coop/#news It has become a bit buried on Heeley City Farm's website. Application deadline is 5pm Tues 3rd Jan 2012.
  4. Hazelhurst Community Supported Agriculture co-op with Heeley City Farm wish to appoint a Growing Team Leader to lead the cultivation and food growing at the Hazelhurst Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) site in Norton. If you know of a qualified grower who might be interested the job details are on Heeley City Farm's website: http://www.heeleyfarm.org.uk/ The deadline for applications is Tues 3rd Jan. Please spread the word.
  5. Heeley and Districy allotment shop sells seaweed meal. See http://heeley-allotments.wikispaces.com/Allotment+Shop for details of the shop opening hours etc
  6. With woodash it is best to compost it because it is washed out of soil very quickly and composting help to make it much more slow-release. I don't know whether the same applies to chicken poo. I've just got 6 chickens so would be glad to hear what others think about this.
  7. Meersbrook allotment shop (end of Meersbrook Road). Open 10-11 Sunday and Thursday
  8. Meersbrook allotments has a shop: http://heeley-allotments.wikispaces.com/Allotment+Shop
  9. I'm pretty sure the Old Haywoods site was badly flooded in the recent floods. I think the allotment service are trying to find an alternative site. I check through my minutes. Good work MC
  10. Gleadless Valley Wildlife Trust (I'm sure Sheffield Wildlife Trust will be able to give you details of others if this is not near to you).
  11. As many of you have allotments and are keen for a good service from the Council, I thought I'd let you know that an Allotment Officer post has just been advertised by Sheffield City Council following retirement of the current officer. Follow the link below for details: https://jobs.sheffield.gov.uk/job_details.asp?VacancyID=12111&NAV=G The closing date is 09/12/2009 so not much time. Please spread work far and wide. We want this to reach as many people as possible so that we have a communicative and forward-thinking allotment officer for the next 30/40 years. Kevin
  12. Welcome to Meersbrook allotments Hisknibs. Hope you enjoy working your plot. There is a shop on site, green portacabin next to the main gate of Meersbrook Road. Currently open 10-11 Thursday and Sunday. You can get a subsidized seed catalogue from the shop. If you want to order any seeds you'll need to get your order in by Jan. Go and talk to Pete (shop manager). There is a £3 (ish) fee to join for the year and it is open to non-allotment holders too. The catalogue also stocks an increasing range of organic seeds. I'm down by Rose Cottage in the bottom corner (heavy soil and pigeon heaven) but out of the wind a bit. There is also an allotment society meeting on the first Sunday of every month starting at about 11.15 (we meet next to the shop). Once you're settled in pop along for a chat. Kevin
  13. If you want to get started then maybe consider the Meersbrook organic plot. Their details are here: http://heeley-allotments.wikispaces.com/Meersbrook+Organic+Growers they may be slightly out of date but contact Heather. They do now have a weekend slot I think. Kevin
  14. The Society: 1) Runs the shop 2) Applies for funding (to replace the rotting wooden building next to the shop etc) 3) Liases with the Allotment Office to organize skips 4) Organizes social events (e.g. allotment soup last year) 5) Undertakes yearly surveys to assess the state of the site 6) Runs a fundraising stall at Heeley Festival 7) Has representatives on Sheffield Allotment Federation Has representatives on Allotment Advisory (quarterly meetings with the Council) 9) Organizes clear-ups of the site. 10) Has monthly meetings that tenants can come to with any issues. And many other things.. The Society needs committed, enthusiatic peope to help out - there are many improvements to be made but we could do with a hand to get them done. Kevin (Meersbrook Society)
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