Past Events

Permaculture Design Course

Sat, 20/01/2018 - Sun, 21/10/2018

January 2018-October 2018, 12 days over 10 months
Graceworks, Leicester
Organised by Graceworks
Sliding scale of price for full 12 days: £470/ £350/ £210 payable by instalments
Change your life in harmony with nature! Come and join a friendly, welcoming and interactive exploration of how learning from the patterns and flows of natural systems can help us redesign our lives, become more sustainable and build a fairer world.

Introduction to Bee Keeping

Sun, 14/01/2018

Derbyshire Eco Centre
Organised by the Derbyshire Eco Centre
An introduction to the practice of bee keeping for beginners and would be bee keepers. To book email or telephone 01629 533038.

Building and Construction Level One

Thu, 11/01/2018 - Thu, 26/07/2018

The Bentley Effect Film Screening

Mon, 08/01/2018

Friends Meeting House. 25 Clarendon Street, Nottingham
Free, donations appreciated
As fracking companies gear up to start the development of a fracking gas field in the area covered by this newsletter, find out how communities in Australia acted to resist and stop the industry. 

Family Conservation Fun - New Year Walk

Sun, 07/01/2018

Sherwood Forest Country Park
£3 (Children £1.50)

Start 2018 with a winter wander through Sherwood Forest and learn more about its amazing trees and its fascinating history.

Frack Free Sherwood Forest and Edwinstone Meeting

Wed, 03/01/2018

Suite 2, Old Station, High Street, Edwinstowe. NG21 9HS. 

First meeting of 2018. The venue is at the end of the lane between the railway bridge and the Chinese Takeaway that is opposite the Dukeries Car Park.

Traditional Wreaths for Christmas

Sun, 03/12/2017

10am - 1pm

Derbyshire Eco Centre, Middleton-by-Wirksworth

Organised by Derbyshire Eco Centre

Cost: £23


Make a traditional wreath for your front door using festive foliage. To book email or telephone 01629 533038.

Swap 'Til You Drop

Tue, 28/11/2017


Sun, 19/11/2017

10am - 4pm

Derbyshire Eco Centre, Middleton-by-Wirksworth

Organised by Derbyshire Eco Centre

Cost: £51


Learn how to weave willow or split hazel poles into a strong panel for the garden. To book email or telephone 01629 533038.

Clothes Swap Evening

Thu, 16/11/2017


Hayfield Cricket Pavilion

Organised by Sustainable Hayfield

Cost: £3 (includes refreshments)


A boutique, environmentally-friendly way of disposing of good quality adult clothing, and acquiring items which are 'fit for you'. Bring along at least one clean and good condition surplus item of adult clothing to swap. Proceeds from the event go to the Ride For Charlie charity and surplus clothes go to Blythe House Hospice. For more information contact Ruth Wilson at or tel. 07766 475661.