Upcoming Events

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

Make Do and Mend Workshop

Date: 
Tue, 17/07/2018

Mansfield
9am - 12.30pm 
FREE, booking is essential
Organised by Veolia
 
A free creative workshop to learn the basics of using both a sewing machine and sewing by hand. Projects might include working on alterations and adaptations to clothes in your wardrobe so they can be reused rather than disposed of, updating a patchwork quilt, or reusing fabric to make a bag, aprons, cushion or stocking. 
https://bit.ly/2J95lk1

Give Peas a Chance

Date: 
Sun, 22/07/2018

2pm-3pm
Serpentine Community Farm, Buxton
Organised by Buxton Festival Fringe
Free, donations welcome
 
Open air (or in the polytunnel if it’s rainy) acoustic set amongst the raised beds and garden. Will Hawthorne will sing and play. Come early for coffee and tea, stay later to see what the project is growing. https://bit.ly/2u4epQS

The Green Exchange

Date: 
Sat, 28/07/2018

10am - 1pm
No 28, Market Place, Belper
Organised by Transition Belper
 
Transition Belper’s monthly exchange. There will be tea, coffee and cakes to buy from the café, a book swap stall, a seed and seedling swap, eco cleaning products for sale and much more.

Inspire Community Garden Open Day

Date: 
Sun, 29/07/2018

11am-3pm
Westfield Allotments, off Ashgate Road, Chesterfield
Organised by Inspire Community Garden
 
Inspire Community Garden demonstrates organic gardening, following permaculture principles. The pizza oven and BBQ will both be in action for this event to celebrate 2018’s crops.
 
There are also volunteer garden sessions coming up to get the garden ready for Chesterfield in Bloom judging. Come along on Wed 4th July, 1pm-3pm or Thursday 5th from 6:30pm-dusk. https://bit.ly/2c5O4tt

Make Do and Mend Workshop

Date: 
Fri, 03/08/2018

Mansfield
Friday 3rd Aug
9am - 12.30pm 
FREE, booking is essential
Organised by Veolia
 
A free creative workshop to learn the basics of using both a sewing machine and sewing by hand. Projects might include working on alterations and adaptations to clothes in your wardrobe so they can be reused rather than disposed of, updating a patchwork quilt, or reusing fabric to make a bag, aprons, cushion or stocking. 
https://bit.ly/2J95lk1

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
 

  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

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.