Events for members

Every week

Winter 2023-24: Wednesday 10am-1pm and every 3-6 weeks Saturday 10am-1pm
Join our growers to work on a seasonal task – may include planting out seedlings, weeding, harvesting crops for storage, clearing and preparing polytunnels or field beds, putting straw to protect crops in winter, maintaining fences and other infrastructure.

Social events 2023
More dates to be added as they are arranged.

Regular Wednesday and Saturday dates – see below for dates arranged so far
Chacma pop-up takeaway / restaurant
Delicious Southern Indian food cooked by Canalside members Sumithra and Simon, served in compostable containers to takeaway or eat on site. 11am-2pm.
Saturday 14th January
Wednesday 1st February
Saturday 25th February 
Wednesday 15th March
Saturday 8th April
Saturday 12th May
Saturday 10th June 
Saturday 15th July
Saturday 12th August
Saturday 23rd September
Saturday 28th October
Saturday 25th November

Postponed from Saturday 15th April – new date Saturday 20th May
Big spring work task – onion planting
Spring social – details to follow soon – please check member mailings if not updated here
Come and help plant the main onion crop – a task suitable for all ages! The work will continue for as long as needed.

Saturday 22nd April
Blossom walk in the orchard
Come and enjoy the beauty of the blossom – details of the event coming soon – please check member mailings

Saturday 11th June
Open Farm Sunday: tour, refreshments, bring a picnic

Sunday 25th June
Leamington Canal Festival – Clemens Street / Court Street / Grand Union Canal, Leamington Spa

Saturday 1st July
Summer Party – social – our main summer celebration

Saturday 2nd September
EcoFest – in the Pump Room Gardens, Leamington Spa

Saturday 16th September
Big autumn work task – potato harvest
Autumn social – lunch round the fire
The potato harvest from 10am until late afternoon

Saturday 30th September
Celebration of the season: AGM from 12.30 followed by a Celebration Feast

Saturday 14th October
Apple day and open day
Make apple juice using our apple press from 11am (bring a container to take the juice home with you if you’d like to, and if you have a tree in your garden and an abundance of apples, please bring apples to press too!)
Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in the social area
Tour of Canalside at 1.30pm

Saturday 4th November
Big winter work task 10am-1pm – beetroot harvest
Winter social – bring something for the lunch table to go with soup and bread.
Come and help harvest the beetroot crop – a task suitable for all ages!

Saturday 25th November
Winter work task 10am-1pm
Social – bring a picnic or buy food from Chacma (serving 11-2).
Contributions of cakes/biscuits for tea break/lunch very welcome. Hot drinks provided.

Saturday 16th December
Winter work task 10am-1pm
Social – details to follow

Tuesday 19th/Wednesday 20th December
Warming wintry drinks alongside the bumper Christmas collection

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Updated on 14th November 2023

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