Upcoming Events

Please come along to one of our events, click on the entry below to find out more details.

East Midlands Community-Owned Renewables Conference

Date: 
Sat, 28/04/2018

9:30am-5pm
Hockerton Housing Project
Organised by Marches Energy Agency/ Community Climate Action Network
FREE, including lunch and refreshments

A one-day conference for community groups in the East Midlands that are interested in setting up a community-owned renewable project. The emphasis will be on helping communities navigate and overcome barriers created by recent policy and funding changes. Speakers include:

  • Emma Bridge ,Community Energy England
  • Jeremy Thorpe, Share Energy
  • Robin Morris, Energy Local
  • Sustainable Hockerton

The day will include engaging speakers, inspiring project examples, interactive workshops and time to meet others who are considering similar projects. There will also be a chance to hear more about 121 tailored follow up support available for a limited number of groups to help them move to the next stage of their project.

Book your free place: https://tinyurl.com/y9nhzft8

Belper Goes Green

Date: 
Fri, 01/06/2018 - Sun, 03/06/2018

Organised by Transition Belper

 

Transition Belper’s eco festival aims to share a simpler, low carbon and environmentally friendly way of doing things in a relaxed and uplifting way. Includes two stage of entertainment, a CAMRA beer festival, hot and cold food, crafts and community art projects, activities for children, a wellbeing area, energy and low carbon travel advice, craft and recycling stalls and stalls from a whole range of community groups. https://tinyurl.com/lah2unb

Propagate, Prosper, Preserve - A series of Workshops

Date: 
Sun, 10/06/2018

11am-4pm

Organised by Whistlewood Common with Ryan Sandford-Blackburn

Cost: £35 per workshop or £95 if all 3 are booked

Includes handouts, some plant takeaways, food and home-cooked lunch at all 3 workshops.

(a limited number of concessionary places are available)

 

The second of three workshops

Propagate - Sat, 10th March. The underlying theme of the first workshop will be proliferation. It will cover planning your growing space and plant propagation.

Prosper - Sunday, 10th June. Bring life to your soil to grow healthy food for you, your family and friends. This workshop will cover ‘no dig’ garden beds, composting and mulching and green manure.

Preserve - Sunday, 9th September. Plan what to do with your harvest. Learn about making preserves and juice, as well as drying fruit. We can also cover setting up social systems, like small community groups, to help preserve and share abundant harvests.

Timber Festival

Date: 
Fri, 06/07/2018 - Sun, 08/07/2018

Feanedock, nr Moria, Derbyshire
Organised by the National Forest Company and Wild Rumpus
£120 (£40 for children)
 
Timber is a new camping festival exploring the transformative impact of forests. Celebrating woodland culture in all its forms, with music, art, philosophy and sustainability. Held in the National Forest, the first forest to be created in England for over 1000 years and right on our doorstep! http://timberfestival.org.uk

Propagate, Prosper, Preserve - A series of Workshops

Date: 
Sun, 09/09/2018

11am-4pm

Organised by Whistlewood Common with Ryan Sandford-Blackburn

Cost: £35 per workshop or £95 if all 3 are booked

Includes handouts, some plant takeaways, food and home-cooked lunch at all 3 workshops.

(a limited number of concessionary places are available)

 

The third of three workshops

Propagate - Sat, 10th March. The underlying theme of the first workshop will be proliferation. It will cover planning your growing space and plant propagation.

Prosper - Sunday, 10th June. Bring life to your soil to grow healthy food for you, your family and friends. This workshop will cover ‘no dig’ garden beds, composting and mulching and green manure.

Preserve - Sunday, 9th September. Plan what to do with your harvest. Learn about making preserves and juice, as well as drying fruit. We can also cover setting up social systems, like small community groups, to help preserve and share abundant harvests.