Spring Greens on 29th and 30th April 2017

Spring Greens is North Herefordshire’s most beautiful Green Networking festival on 29th and 30th April 2017.

The theme of spring Greens 2017 is Idealistic Homes, with displays and discussion, family friendly activities, acoustic music, arts & crafts, a local produce market and delicious food & drink.

The Outdoor Kitchen will be at Spring Greens again this year on both Saturday and Sunday, soups all round from 12.00 -till they run out. Everything will be cooked over three open fires (in firepits)  in large hanging enamel cooking pots. All profits to Spring Greens. Come and balance on one of our benches, join the banter and enjoy the soups: www.outdoor-kitchen.biz


Spring Greens is open from 10am – 5pm on Saturday and Sunday. Find out more here or email info@springgreens.org.uk if you would like to get involved. Richie would love you to be there.

The h.Energy Village @ Hereford River Carnival

28th – 29th April:

On 29th April 2017, in an all new central location on King George V Playing Fields just beyond the Victoria Foot Bridge you will find the h.Energy Village.

This small but exciting area of the 2017 River Carnival is being developed in collaboration between Herefordshire Green Network, Herefordshire New Leaf and Herefordshire Wildlife Trust.

There will be special interest stalls, electric vehicles, activities for all ages, and ethical local food & drink. There will be a lovely creative and informative watery theme running through the Village with input from Wye & Usk, Farm Herefordshire, Herefordshire Wildlife Trust, Wildplay and Swan Brewery.

Thanks to Oakwrights there will also be an h.Energy Village Hall at the centre of our Village where we will host music, performers, speakers and storytellers. There will be film, and we hope to have some ‘River Stories’ themed film-making happening in our midst.

Another part of the h.Energy village at the River Carnival will be Hereford Chess Club, inviting all comers to a game on a giant chess set…. It’s all black and white!

And of course the Fabulous Cob Oven Company will be with us.

If you would like to be part of this special area of the Hereford River Carnival please get in touch with us as soon as is humanly possible!! We are open to ideas from speakers, performers and exhibitors – and we still have just a few ready erected market stalls available free of charge for local community groups and charities… and the crowds will love you!

We also need people who enjoy putting up yurts and gazebos, and who would like to help us on Friday afternoon and on Saturday afternoon. And people who like wearing high-viz jackets! You would be most welcome … just let us know who you are and we’ll invite you along.

Contact Kate: hgn@herefordshirenewleaf.org.uk as soon as you can…

Zero Carbon Updates

Our May Gathering will on Wednesday 17th May on the subject of ZERO CARBON UPDATES at 7.30 – 9.30pm, De Koffie Pot.

Gordon Coppock will  bring us an update and all new workshop from his friends at Zero Carbon Britain.

And immediately before the Gathering on the 15th May from around 6pm please join us for a rehearsal of the Turnastone Peace Choir.

Please keep an eye on the HGN Facebook page for updates about HGN events & Gatherings.