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23 Jun: Incredible Festival of Ideas

Food – the Heart of a Sustainable Community

  • Todmorden Community College, 44 Burnley Rd, Todmorden OL14 7BX
  • 10am-5pm,
  • Saturday 23rd June 2018.

We will have a stall for 3 Valley Vegans – please let us know if you can volunteer a couple of hours to help out!

Read more on the Incredible Festival of Ideas website.

Incredible Festival of Ideas timetable

We ran a demonstration, showing people how to make  summer rolls (top-left of image below).Plate of delicious food at IFI

A plate of delicious food offered by the volunteers of TLC Cafe at the Incredible Festival of Ideas

21 May: Healthy eating on a budget

You are invited to another 3 Valley Vegans cookery demo.

Healthy eating on a budget (flyer)

Healthy eating on a budget

Learn how to make nutritional and tasty meals for less. Enjoy taste testers throughout the evening. We will have an opportunity to share tips about eating healthily while saving money.

Limited places are available! Book now: kim@3valleyvegns.org.uk

  • Free entry
  • Gluten-free options
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Burnley Road, main roundabout in Todmorden

Funded by Todmorden Town Council and 3 Valley Vegans.

budget cookery demo

Review, by Phil D

Meet new people, learn some things and get free food; what more could you ask for from an evening out?

Healthy Eating on a Budget was the first 3 Vally Vegans event I have attended and I’m happy to say I’m sure to come back again.

The cookery demo had a variety of interesting dishes being prepared by Hillary, Kim, Rob and Sandy with each of them sharing their own insights into how to eat healthy while not spending a fortune.

The hosts presented great tasting vegan dishes such as mushroom risotto, vegetable stir fry and lentil dahl with plenty of useful hints and tips, even for those meat-eaters present who were looking to start ditching the dairy as well as helpful dietary guidance for the recently converted like myself. Even the vegan veterans in the audience got a few “I never knew that!” moments of culinary inspiration. Personally I was most tempted to try the homemade oat mylk (astonishingly easy) and frozen banana-based “nIce cream”, while other audience members were keen to start wild foraging for dandelions and lovage for their next salad. Free recipe cards and leaflets to take made it even easier to try out these new ideas at home.

With a welcoming and inclusive vibe, audience participation through sharing recipe tips and a great debate on how exactly do you pronounce “tabbouleh”, this evening was fun and informative and I look forward to the next event.

 

21 Apr: Visit “Pigs in the Wood” Animal Sanctuary

Pigs in the WoodSaturday 21st April 2018

3VV have arranged for a group of us to visit the Pigs in the Wood pig sanctuary in Denby Dale, West Yorkshire. This is a sanctuary for pigs that promotes veganism and provides talks to schools and groups about pig welfare. The visit will involve meeting the pigs and observing them behaving naturally in their environment. We may be able to feed and or massage the pigs and have a walkabout in the woods with the pigs (if the pigs want to!). We’ll be provided with information about pig welfare and may even be able to have a picnic in the wood with the pigs (weather permitting).

It’s going to be (very) muddy so wear suitable footwear e.g. wellies.  The sanctuary needs funding to keep going so there is a minimum donation of £5 for adults.  Please bring a vegan lunch and drinks with you for our picnic.

We’re meeting at the sanctuary at 10.30 and will be going by car. We’d like to car share so if anyone is happy to drive then please let us know. We’ll be leaving Todmorden at 8.45 am. and Hebden at 9.00 am. If anyone would like to make their own way to the sanctuary the address is: Highbridge woods, Wakefield Rd, Scissett, HD8 8SZ.

See the facebook icon 16Pigs in the Wood Facebook page for more information about the sanctuary.

Thanks to Kim for the photos of the event, above, and Rob, below.

We met two new, shy but inquisitive pigs called Lottie and Dottie. They were very interested in meeting us but did not want to come too close. They have been given the opportunity to flourish somewhere they can feel safe. We have proudly adopted them and feel privileged to be able to help them settle in their new home.

Dottie
Dottie
Lottie
Lottie

Help by donating to Pigs in the Wood.

8 Apr: Walk Mytholmroyd – Cragg Vale

Sunday 8th April circular walk,
Mytholmroyd to Cragg Vale. 7.5 Miles, 6 – 6½ hours.
Contact us if you wish to join.

Meet from 10.00 outside Mytholmroyd Station under the railway bridge on New Road opposite the Shoulder of Mutton pub, to depart at 10.15.

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A medium to hard walk through the varied & characterful hill side woods of Cragg Vale. Sturdy, ideally waterproof, walking boots will be required, a walking pole could be useful.

  • Terrain: Mixture of woodland paths, muddy tracks, stone paths, grassy muddy banks, steps- often uneven. Some very wet muddy areas.
  • Strenuousness: Several ascents & descents, can be slippy, muddy underfoot.
  • Dogs welcome: There are several stiles en route, the route passes through a couple of sheep fields.
  • Food & Drink: There will be a lunch stop at Dog bridge, a beautiful ancient stone clapper bridge crossing Turvin Brook, together with a couple of snack/drink stops en route.
    Please only bring Vegan food & drinks for lunch and also ensure you also have plenty of water and energy giving snacks/fruits too.

For those not wanting to do the whole route, the 901 bus can be caught in Hebden Bridge or Mytholmroyd up to the Hinchcliffe Arms, which would reduce the walk by 3 miles/2 hours, joining the group just before the lunch stop. There is also the option of leaving the walk at that point and again at 3¾ miles after the the lunch stop, when we reach Cragg Vale road and pass a couple of bus stops for the 901.
The first half of the walk is more strenuous, though there are still several ascents/descents on the second half.

A 901 Bus Time Table is available.

The great amphibian migration in #Todmorden

Update February 2019: the new Todmorden Toad Patrol website is live!

Each year, the great amphibian migration takes place at 10 sites in the Todmorden area between mid-March and mid-April.
Toads, frogs and newts tend to be most active on warmer nights, often when there is light rain. Rather than ‘crossing the road’, they are often walking up or down it, as the road is often the most direct route to get to their breeding ponds. Unfortunately, hundreds of toads and other amphibians are killed on the roads each year.

toad by Andrew Tilsley
Common Toad

In Todmorden, there is a dedicated group aiming to reduce road casualties and organised toad patrols take place on most evenings during the migration. We’re asking people to be extra careful when driving at night – for the sake of both the toads and of the volunteers working hard to protect them.

If you do find toads on the road, and no volunteers are around, please take the time to move them to somewhere safe and dark, preferably close to their pond (if its location is known).

If you would like any further information and/or if you would like to be more involved, please contact our group:

or to find your nearest patrol, see Froglife.

toad map of Todmorden
Frog and toad map of Todmorden (click to view larger)

16 Mar: Drinks at Nelson’s, Hebden Bridge (rescheduled)

Sorry, we have had to reschedule this event to 16 March due to the adverse weather.

Please join us for an informal get together for drinks at Nelson’s in Hebden Bridge. There’s no need to email about this – just turn up on the night for a chat and a drink.

  • Friday, 16 March 2018 (no longer 2 March!)
  • 8pm
  • Nelson’s wine bar, Hebden Bridge, Crown St, HX7 8EH

Nelsons wine bar inside