Upcoming Events

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

Introduction to Permaculture Course

Wed, 26/06/2019

Alfreton, Derbyshire

A one-day introduction to permaculture. Come and learn skills for gardening and skills for life. Learn to design, inspired by nature. The course will cover:

Ethics and principles of permaculture

How to apply the principles in a garden and at home

Observe and assess a site

Applying a design process to a garden or project

There will be a site tour of an allotment plot designed using permaculture (including a forest garden). The course includes a lunch made from fresh, local produce and a free plant. https://bit.ly/2FtdJdD

Pledge, Protect, Connect

Sat, 13/07/2019

The Nightingale Centre, Grest Hucklow
Organised by Peak District National Park Authority
Could you plant a bee and insect-friendly garden? Harness power from nature? Reduce your use of plastics? There are so many ways to live a greener lifestyle – and people living in and around the Peak District National Park can learn more at this special event, being held as part of the national Year of Green Action initiative. It will bring together community groups who are already making a difference and those looking for inspiration.
Speakers include:

Neil Cutts from Surfers Against Sewage, speaking about creating a Plastic Free Community network through Plastic Free Anglesey, to free where they live from single-use plastic and introducing their new initiative, Plastic Free Schools.

Mike Joseph, who masterminded hydroelectric-powered Christmas lights in Bradwell.

Attendees will be invited to make a pledge to do something positive for their environment as part of the Year of Green Action. The park authority is also offering community small grants to help people get their projects up and running.