Events

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

The Practicalities of Delivering a Zero Carbon Home

Date: 
Thu, 09/06/2022

Masterclass
Thursday 9th June, 9.30am – 3.30pm
Organised by Hockerton Housing Project

All new homes will have to reduce 27% less CO2 by June 2022 and will then need to achieve net zero. This is challenging designers and developers to consider more innovative solutions to reduce environmental impact. 

The Hockerton Housing Project (HHP) is a small community of five earth sheltered homes built in 1998 on the outskirts of Hockerton, Nottinghamshire, UK. They hope to inspire you to think outside the box with this masterclass. Ideal for developers, self-builders, landowners, planners, architects, buildings services engineers, and other building professionals.

Agenda includes: 

  • An overview of government targets for zero carbon homes and standards to meet.
     
  • Practicalities of achieving and living in zero carbon housing.
     
  • Strategies and technologies that can be deployed to deliver zero carbon homes
     
  • More:  https://bit.ly/3hN4VCM   

Register:
contact@hockertonhousingproject.org.uk
 


 

Sustainable Living Tour - Hockerton Housing Project

Date: 
Sat, 22/10/2022


Hockerton
Organised by Hockerton Housing Project
Up to £20

Do you want to see what low carbon living might look like? The Hockerton Housing Project is a small community of five earth sheltered homes built in 1998 on the outskirts of Hockerton, Nottinghamshire, UK.

They are offering tours around their site on the following dates:

  • Saturday 5th March
  • Saturday 7th May
  • Saturday 11th June
  • Saturday 10th September
  • Saturday 22nd October

N.B:-  All tours start at 2pm.

https://bit.ly/3Gqatho
 


 

Hayfield Smallholding Tour

Date: 
Sat, 31/12/2022

Hayfield, Derbyshire
Organised by James Ellson
From £12/person

Are you interested in learning more about sustainable living, growing your own food, keeping chickens, and beekeeping?

James Ellson runs tours of his smallholding in Hayfield, usually on Sunday mornings, focused on sustainable living.

You will:

  • Tour the vegetable garden. Discuss permaculture, inter-cropping, perennials, no-dig, and pests. 
     
  • Tour the fruit and nut trees. Discuss growing, grafting and crossing apples and other fruit. 
     
  • Watch the bees and learn more about beekeeping. Try on a bee suit. Taste the honey.
     
  • See the solar panels, wood pellet boiler, smart meter. Discuss all the energy systems.
     
  • And more... 

More info: https://bit.ly/2YGP2rd 

Sustainability Talks by James Ellson...

James Ellson is available for in-person or online talks (£75 plus travel from Hayfield) on a variety of sustainability topics. Talks available include:

  • Living sustainably – is it really possible? Tips for eating and living more sustainably in order to combat global warming
     
  • I Ate My Last Herefordshire Russet This Morning – An Introduction To Growing Apple Trees inc. a demonstration of whip and tongue grafting
     
  • A Turkey is Just for Christmas – Winter On the Smallholding 

More info: https://bit.ly/3lzs0vk     

 


 

Refills on the Road

Date: 
Sat, 31/12/2022


Various Locations in Derbyshire

Refills on the Road is a mobile zero waste shop visiting several locations around Derbyshire. The van carries 160 dry foods, 33 herbs & spices, 20 cleaning products, and a variety of plastic free toiletries and home items.

Bring your own container, buy by weight, avoid single-use plastic packaging. The van is now serving Duffield on a fortnightly basis.

Product list: https://bit.ly/3HdfnyL
Location list: https://bit.ly/3D9URg9
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