Monday 25th April, 7.30pm – The importance of solitary bees – zoom talk

Local wild bees enthusiast Julie Dysart will give a talk about the lesser-known importance of solitary bees in terms of pollination. She will also talk about how specific their nesting needs are, and how the designs sold in garden centres are often unsuitable. Aim to log into the meeting 5 minutes early via the following weblink:

Monday 21st March, 7.30pm – Sheaf and Porter Rivers Trust online talk

Andy Buck, Ric Bingham and Kate Lonsdale will give an online educational talk about the Sheaf and Porter Rivers Trust. They will aim to cover their purpose and objectives, all their current projects and activities, and their aspirations for the future. This will hopefully provide the basis for a lively discussion and question session at the end. Please aim to log in 5 minutes early using the following link:

Monday 21st February, 7.30pm – Detroit Urban Regeneration online talk 

This will be much anticipated talk from our very own local urban geographer and retired teacher, Mark James. Mark says: “If we think of the image of the image of the ultimate post industrial city we think of Detroit, Michigan, USA. Yet at the same time we can now think of urban gardening. How did the urban gardening movement grow in Detroit from the 1970s to the point today where the cities chief planner can see urban gardening as central to Detroit’s sense of identity. What are the forces at work that now might compromise half a century of urban gardening? In a time of climate emergency what are the lessons for Sheffield as we seek to make our city sustainable?” Please aim to log in 5 minutes early using the following link:

Monday 13th December 7.30pm – A talk about the Sheffield Wheat Experiment

We are delighted to welcome Ruth Levene from the Sheffield Wheat Experiment to talk about this project. In October 2020, more than 200 people took part in the experiment to plant heritage wheat in their allotments, gardens, pots, public spaces or schools. In summer this year, the wheat was harvested and threshed at a communal event which produced 130 kg of grain, some of which has been planted this autumn for harvest next year. The project explores whether we can create a Sheffield ‘landrace’ of wheat, and asks questions around nutrition, climate change resilience, food sovereignty and a local grain economy. Link for the talk on the night:

Monday Monday 15th November, 7.30pm to 9.30pm – The first NESST Annual General Meeting

An agenda and order of business will be sent out to all NESST members, ahead of the meeting. Voting in of committee members will take place at the meeting, and new nominations can be accepted ahead of this. Excitingly, at the meeting we’ll be revealing the locations of the 56 additional street trees that will be planted in our area this coming six months.

Members will receive an email with a link to the online meeting. If you are not a member already, now is the time to join and participate!

Monday 18th October, 7.30pm – A talk about Swift Conservation from the S11 Group

Locals Nicola Gilbert, Fran Grace and Ian Wilshaw will lead the talk and discussion, explaining the aims of the initiative, how you can contribute, and answering any questions you may have. Join the talk on the night by clicking the following link:

Monday 19th July, 7.00pm – Outdoor Urban Walk along the Porter Valley

An urban walk led by Mark James, part of mapping the boundary of the NESST. Meet outside The Stag’s Head pub on Psalter Lane, 7pm.

In this walk we will explore the Porter Valley. Starting from The Stag’s Head pub, we will walk down Sharrow Vale Road to the entrance of Endcliffe Park. We will then follow the River Porter as closely as we can past the Snuff Mill, through the General Cemetery to Waitrose and then back to The Stag’s Head pub for about 9 pm. Along the way we will examine community garden initiatives like Kenwood Community Growers, the wildflower meadow at Landsdowne and discuss flood mitigation along the Porter Valley and potential new developments at Waitrose.

Monday 21st June, 7.30pm – The Potting Shed

We are delighted to welcome Steven Cotton who will outline the work he does with the “ Potting Shed” which is a micro plant nursery based at the bottom of Kenbourne Road in Nether Edge. Plants are grown organically in peat free compost. The gardeners are young people who under the umbrella of the “Grow” charity are developing their interpersonal skills to prepare them for the world of work. Steven’s talk will be an important contribution to our understanding of sustainable gardening and to consider how we can support young people in these challenging times. Steven will talk for about 25 minutes and then there will be plenty of time for questions and discussion.

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Monday 26th April, 7.30pm – NESST public meeting

We’ll be giving detailed updates on all our projects, and how you can get involved.

Monday 15th March, 7.30pm – Sheffield Renewables

NESST is delighted to host an online talk by Dr. Richard Collins of the University of Sheffield who will outline the work of Sheffield Renewables. Richard is a resident of Nether Edge and chair of Sheffield Renewables, which is a social enterprise company. Founded in 2007 Sheffield Renewables is involved in a number of innovative projects connected with sustainable energy, including solar arrays, and have previously explored local scale hydro schemes. Slides of the talk (6.8MB) PDF here.

Monday 25th January, 7.30pm – Climate Emergency Centres – by Alison Teal

Climate Emergency Centres (CECs) are a movement specific project that enables the development of a self-funding Centre that brings together diverse groups and individuals in the local community to build solutions.  If you would like to learn more, please come along and after a brief presentation, we can discuss the possibilities!

We stopped the Chop! – Save Nether Edge Trees virtual Social and Quiz – Monday December 14th, 7.30pm-9.30pm 

Hosted by The SNET core group there will be a Seasonal quiz, other festive activities and socially distanced mingling! There will also be an update on street trees and the Street tree strategy.