Where Your Food Waste Goes – Sustainability Workshop! Don’t let trash destroy our planet

Learn more about the complete waste process and its impact on our environment and meet other like-minded eco-warriors in the local area. About this event With figures updated for 2022, join us for a fascinating talk to uncover what the county throws away, how it’s sorted and where it goes. Let the Hertfordshire Waste Partnership, … Continue reading "Where Your Food Waste Goes – Sustainability Workshop! Don’t let trash destroy our planet"

FREE

Litter Pick – The Moatfield, Bushey

The Moatfield, Bushey

Be a wildlife saviour and help care for our local environment by supporting a litter pick near you! Please register at the link below to ensure we have enough equipment: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/d/united-kingdom--watford/litter-pick-bushey/ ✓ FREE        ✓ WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE ✓ SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES (children must be supervised)

FREE

Where Your Food Waste Goes – Sustainability Workshop! Don’t let trash destroy our planet

Meriden Community Centre Garsmouth Way, Watford

Learn more about the complete waste process and its impact on our environment and meet other like-minded eco-warriors in the local area. MEET WITH OTHERS IN THE FEEEDINGOURFUTURE NETWORK, JOIN A GROWING MOVEMENT TOWARDS MAKING A 'WASTE FREE WATFORD' https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/.../where-your-food-waste...

FREE

A Climate Conversation

Watford Quaker Meeting House 150 Church Road, Watford

Have you always wanted to help the environment but had no idea where to start? Come to Climate Conversations, a place where you can chat about positive solutions and ways in which we can all make a difference. There will be activities for children, space to talk as well as light refreshments available.

Join us at this years South West Herts Great Big Green Week

This exciting community festival taking place across South West Herts between 29 October and the 6 November 2022. It is being coordinated by Watford and Three Rivers Friends of the Earth, in partnership with Hertsmere, Three Rivers and Watford Councils. This is a celebration of community action to tackle climate change and protect nature – … Continue reading "Join us at this years South West Herts Great Big Green Week"

Waste food shop and plant sales

Random Cafe Meriden Gardens,24a Garsmouth Way, Watford

All food is eaten on a pay-as-you-feel basis (where you offer a donation of money, time or skills to the project based on what you feel a meal is worth). Pay-as-you-feel | Wheelchair accessible | All-age |

All About Butterflies

Hub Cassiobury Park, Watford

Find out about the butterflies that inhabit the Watford area and how to make your garden more butterfly friendly. Book (see event website below) for one or both talks: Butterflies of the Watford area 2 - 3 pm How to attract butterflies into your garden 3 - 4 pm Free wildflower seeds! Free | Wheelchair … Continue reading "All About Butterflies"

Free

Black Earth: Resistance, Anti-Racism and the Environment

Cassiobury Park Gade Avenue,, Watford

A series of walks, led by Zoë Palmer, where we will explore our connection with the environment, discuss mental health, herbal remedies and a decolonial relationship with nature. Time 9am, 11am, 2pm and 4pm (each walk lasts 90 minutes) Numbers limited, see event website below to book Free | Outdoors and step-free | All-age |

Free

Alkaline Market Garden Volunteering

Woodoaks Farm Denham Way, Maple Cross

Learn about how farming can work without chemicals and pesticides! Be part of the movement to reduce air miles and shorten the distance from farm to fork, plot to plate! Time 10am-12pm or 1-3pm See event website below to book Free | Not wheelchair accessible | All-ages |

Free

Film: The Ants and the Grasshopper

The Pump House 5 Local Board Road, Watford

Travelling from Malawi to California to the White House, Anita sets out on a journey to persuade Americans that climate change is real... Anita Chitaya has a gift; she can help bring abundant food from dead soil, she can make men fight for gender equality, and she can end child hunger in her village. Now, … Continue reading "Film: The Ants and the Grasshopper"

Free

Play Rangers – Scotsbridge Playing Fields

Scotsbridge Playing Fields, Rickmansworth WD3 1AT Scotsbridge Playing Fields, Rickmansworth

Join the Play Rangers as we go back to nature. A variety of activities including den building, camp fires, rope swings, team games and sporting activities. Play Rangers will be “Going Green” this week. For: Children (Years 1-6 only) Book here: https://app.upshot.org.uk/signup/814487c4 (only for the first session) Meet in the car park. The Play Rangers … Continue reading "Play Rangers – Scotsbridge Playing Fields"

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Conservation volunteering – Green Gym

Watford Rugby Club Knutsford Playing Fields, Radlett Road, Watford

All welcome to join the Green Gym volunteers to help transform meadows and woodland along the Colne River. Fun, physical, practical conservation sessions Everyone is welcome just come dressed for outside work and we provide everything else. From pruning and weeding to scything and coppicing. Participate at your own pace, what you choose to do … Continue reading "Conservation volunteering – Green Gym"

Waste food shop and plant sales

Random Cafe Meriden Gardens,24a Garsmouth Way, Watford

All food is eaten on a pay-as-you-feel basis (where you offer a donation of money, time or skills to the project based on what you feel a meal is worth) Info: Pay-as-you-feel | Wheelchair accessible | All-age |

Free

Play Rangers – Croxley Hall Woods

Croxley Hall Woods, Harvey Road WD3 3BS Harvey Road

Join the Play Rangers as we go back to nature. A variety of activities including den building, camp fires, rope swings, team games and sporting activities. Play Rangers will be “Going Green” this week. Meet at pedestrian entrance on Harvey Road Info: Free | Children (Years 1-6 only) Book: https://app.upshot.org.uk/signup/814487c4 (only for first session) The Play … Continue reading "Play Rangers – Croxley Hall Woods"

Free

South Oxhey Health Walks

All Saints Church car park Gosforth Lane, South Oxhey

Enjoy the countryside and local green spaces with free walks led by qualified leaders. Choose from a beginners' 20-30 minute walk or an hour-long walk. Arrive 15 minutes early for your first walk Hertfordshire Health Walks are free and aimed at adults – the 18 year olds and over Children can come on the health … Continue reading "South Oxhey Health Walks"

Free

Illustrated Talk and Bird Walk

Education Room, The Hub, Cassiobury Park Gade Avenue, Watford

An illustrated talk about the birds to be found locally (with some bits of folklore) followed by a walk in Cassiobury Park. All-age

Free

Mill End Health Walk

Mill End Community Centre Church Lane

Enjoy the countryside and local green spaces with free walks led by qualified leaders. This walk lasts up to 40 minutes and is taken at a slow pace. Arrive 15 minutes early for your first walk. | Adults only | Limited places (call 01992 555 888 to book)

Free

Play Rangers – King George V Playing Fields

King George V Playing Field Mill End

Join the Play Rangers as we go back to nature. A variety of activities including den building, camp fires, rope swings, team games and sporting activities. Meet at children's play area Info: Free | Children (Years 1-6 only) Book: https://app.upshot.org.uk/signup/814487c4 (only for first session) The Play Rangers sessions are fully inclusive - organisers can be … Continue reading "Play Rangers – King George V Playing Fields"

Free

Conservation volunteering – Green Gym

Watford Rugby Club Knutsford Playing Fields, Radlett Road, Watford

All welcome to join the Green Gym volunteers to help transform meadows and woodland along the Colne River. Fun, physical, practical conservation sessions Everyone is welcome just come dressed for outside work and we provide everything else. From pruning and weeding to scything and coppicing. Participate at your own pace, what you choose to do … Continue reading "Conservation volunteering – Green Gym"

Free

Abbots Langley Health Walk

Car park entrance at side of Abbots Langley Pharmacy 78 High Street

Enjoy the countryside and local green spaces with free walks led by qualified leaders. There are two walks: the shortest is 45-60 mins and the longer walk takes up to 90 minutes. Arrive 15 minutes early for your first walk Hertfordshire Health Walks are free and aimed at adults – the 18 year olds and … Continue reading "Abbots Langley Health Walk"

Free

Crafternoon Tea Social Group

Random Cafe Meriden Gardens,24a Garsmouth Way, Watford

Meet and talk about anything craft-related. Food is eaten on a pay-as you-feel basis (where you offer a donation of money, time or skills to the project based on what you feel a meal is worth). Cafe open from 12noon-2pm. Pay-as-you-feel | Wheelchair accessible | All-age

Play Rangers – Leavesden Country Park

Leavesden Country Park College Road

Join the Play Rangers as we go back to nature. A variety of activities including den building, camp fires, rope swings, team games and sporting activities. Meet at Woodlands Cafe Info: Free | Children (Years 1-6 only) Book: https://app.upshot.org.uk/signup/814487c4 (only for first session) The Play Rangers sessions are fully inclusive - organisers can be contacted … Continue reading "Play Rangers – Leavesden Country Park"

Free

Outdoor Volunteering and Compost Club

Woodoaks Farm Denham Way, Maple Cross

Help Woodoaks move towards a sustainable food and farming hub. Learn everything you need to know about composting (bring raw food scraps - no meat, used animal bedding, garden waste). 9-11am (volunteering) or 12-1pm (Compost Club) | Not wheelchair accessible | All-age |

Free

Croxley Green Health Walk

Croxley Green Morrisons Ascot Road, Watford

Enjoy the countryside and local green spaces with free walks led by qualified leaders. This walk will take up to 90 minutes. | Meet at the green space by the supermarket cafe | Adults only | Arrive 15 minutes early for your first walk Hertfordshire Health Walks are free and aimed at adults – the … Continue reading "Croxley Green Health Walk"

Free

Play Rangers – South Oxhey Playing Field

South Oxhey Playing Fields

Join the Play Rangers as we go back to nature. A variety of activities including den building, camp fires, rope swings, team games and sporting activities. Play Rangers will be “Going Green” this week. Meet at Ashburnham Drive entrance | Info: Free | Children (Years 1-6 only) Book: https://app.upshot.org.uk/signup/814487c4 (only for first session) The Play … Continue reading "Play Rangers – South Oxhey Playing Field"

Free

A Climate Conversation

Watford Quaker Meeting House 150 Church Road, Watford

"If working apart we are a force powerful enough to destabilise our planet, surely working together we are powerful enough to save it." David Attenborough COP26 Join us for our climate conversation - an informal drop in space where we can share ideas, chat about positive solutions and discuss how we can work together to make … Continue reading "A Climate Conversation"

Waste food shop and plant sales

Random Cafe Meriden Gardens,24a Garsmouth Way, Watford

All food is eaten on a pay-as-you-feel basis (where you offer a donation of money, time or skills to the project based on what you feel a meal is worth). | Pay-as-you-feel | Wheelchair accessible | All-age |

The Green Watford Market takeover

Watford Market The Parade (in front of Nandos), Watford

A fantastic way to draw the Great Big Green Week to a close. Discover stalls on all things to do with sustainability, including food, waste, travel, nature and wildlife organisations, and local community groups. Ask questions, seek advice and come away with loads of ideas and info to help you stay green all year round! … Continue reading "The Green Watford Market takeover"

Free

Alkaline Market Garden Volunteering

Woodoaks Farm Denham Way, Maple Cross

Learn about how farming can work without chemicals and pesticides! Be part of the movement to reduce air miles and shorten the distance from farm to fork, plot to plate! 10am-12pm or 1-3pm | see event website to book | Not wheelchair accessible | All-age |

Free