Past Events

Incredible Edible Gardens Course

Date: 
Sat, 15/09/2018

9:30am-4:30pm

Derbyshire Eco Centre, nr Wirksworth

£84 (concessions available)

Learn how to grow an edible garden that is both nutritious and nourishing. To book call 01629 533038 or email ecocentre@derbyshire.gov.uk

Make Do and Mend: Sewing Workshop

Date: 
Fri, 14/09/2018

9am-12.30pm

Mansfield Materials Recovery Facility (NG19 0FL)

Organised by Veolia

Booking essential

FREE

 

Learn the basics of using both a sewing machine and sewing by hand. You can also learn more about recycling in Nottinghamshire with a tour of the waste recovery site. Book your place by emailing: nottsenquiries@veolia.co.uk or calling 0203 567 4391.

Ecological Sustainability: The Impact of Plastic

Date: 
Mon, 10/09/2018

6pm to 9pm

Derbyshire Eco Centre, nr Wirksworth

£50 (concessions available)

Learn about the impact that plastics are having within ecosystems and what choices the informed consumer can make. To book call 01629 533038 or email ecocentre@derbyshire.gov.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.

Dr Bike Workshop

Date: 
Sat, 01/09/2018

9.30am - 1pm

Queen’s Park north car park in Chesterfield (near miniature railway crossing)

Organised by Chesterfield Cycle Campaign

FREE

 

Free checks and adjustments by qualified mechanics, while you wait. Minor repairs can also be carried out. No charge for labour, just for parts if any are used or bring your own.

Make Do and Mend: Sewing Workshop

Date: 
Fri, 24/08/2018

9am-12.30pm

Mansfield Materials Recovery Facility (NG19 0FL)

Organised by Veolia

Booking essential

FREE

Learn the basics of using both a sewing machine and sewing by hand. You can also learn more about recycling in Nottinghamshire with a tour of the waste recovery site. Book your place by emailing: nottsenquiries@veolia.co.uk or calling 0203 567 4391.

Energy for Business Drop In Session

Date: 
Wed, 22/08/2018

10am-12pm

Research Acceleration and Demonstration (RAD) building, University of Nottingham Jubilee Campus

Organised by D2N2

FREE

Come and find out more about capital grants for SME who wish to improve energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions or who are implementing sustainable energy technologies. The grants are for businesses based in the D2N2 region (Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire) and you must able to demonstrate a low-carbon element to your project. One of the Energy Innovation and Collaboration team will be on hand to answer your questions. The closing date for the new round of funding is 12th September.

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Free paint

Date: 
Wed, 22/08/2018

Warsop Recycling Centre

Organised by Nottinghamshire County Council

Booking essential

 

Nottinghamshire residents are invited to collect free paint at newly announced dates over the summer. Call Nottinghamshire County Council on 0300 500 80 80 to reserve a slot between 5pm and 7pm. Pre-booking is essential.

  Northern Green Gathering

Date: 
Thu, 16/08/2018 - Sun, 19/08/2018

Bradley Nook Farm, Ashbourne
 
A family friendly festival with a focus on sustainable living. There will be four stages of sustainably powered music plus a huge range of workshops and activities for both kids and adults. This year’s speakers include Natalie Bennett former leader of the Green Party.

As well as being a celebration of love, life and music, NGG is an educational and campaigning gathering, bringing people together to transform all our lives for the better. The Campaigns Area has stalls raising awareness and organising actions on important issues from climate change and pollution to global injustice. https://bit.ly/2KL0AxK

River Hipper Clean Up

Date: 
Wed, 15/08/2018

10:30am-12:30pm

Chesterfield

Organised by Transition Chesterfield and Don Catchment Rivers Trust

 

All are welcome to come tidy up the stream behind Ravenside Retail Park. Meet on the bridge behind B&M. Equipment provided, please wear sturdy shoes or wellies. It would help if the organisers knew how many people to expect so they can bring the right level of equipment, please email: info@dcrt.org.uk