The winter season is fast approaching but before the days become short, and while the leaves are still clinging to their trees, we thought that it was about time we got together to celebrate nature in Birmingham, and appreciate the opportunities we have to grow into a greener, healthier city.

So, if spooky costumes, Halloween games, and great food are your thing, then keep October 31st clear in your diaries because this year we’re putting on our very own Halloween Harvest Festival!

It will be a public event so we’re hoping to see some new faces, as well as some more familiar ones. It promises to be good fun for all ages, with games, activities and prizes to be won, so please invite your friends and family.

Confirmed activities include:

  • Facepainting
  • Nature trail
  • Web of life
  • Composting demo
  • Seed bomb making
  • Garden Tours
  • Mushroom log making
  • Seed giveaways
  • Bat related activities
  • Stall from Birmingham Organic Gardeners

Fancy dress will be encouraged and there will, of course, be plenty of delicious food. There will also be an opportunity to exhibit your weird and wonderful home-grown produce. We want to showcase the weird and wonderful home-grown veg that wouldn’t make it onto the supermarket shelves, so we’re having a strangest vegetable competition. If you have a terrifying turnip, contorted carrot, or a misshapen marrow, bring it along.

The event will be held in Digbeth Community Garden just behind The Warehouse. We’ll be starting at around 12pm. Exact details of the activities and exact times are yet to be confirmed but we’ll be there all afternoon. Hope to see you all there.