Upcoming Events

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

Northern Green Gathering

Date: 
Thu, 17/08/2017 - Sun, 20/08/2017

Thursday 17th – Sunday 20th August
Bradley Nook Farm, Ashbourne
Organised by Northern Green Gathering
Cost: Adult, child and family tickets available - See website
 

A family friendly green gathering with workshops and activities, as well as solar and bike powered music across three stages. The gathering is run on a greenfield site and powered only by renewable energy. There is a children’s area and parades, workshops on crafts and sustainable living, a communal bonfire and music. The ticket price includes access to all of this and four nights of camping. Book tickets online: www.nggonline.org.uk

Working Outdoors – Horticulture and Gardening Taster

Date: 
Fri, 18/08/2017

10am-1pm
Derbyshire Eco Centre
 
A taster session working in an RHS approved garden at the Derbyshire Eco Centre.
 
To book call 01629 533038 or visit www.derbyshire.gov.uk/ecocentre  
 

Inspire Community Garden Workshop: Maximising Harvest

Date: 
Sun, 20/08/2017

2-3pm
Inspire Community Garden, off Ashgate Road, Chesterfield
Organised by Inspire Community Garden
FREE

How to maximise both the quantity and quality of the produce from a variety of fruit and vegetable crops.

To book your place email info@inspirecommunitygarden.org.uk

 

Inspire Community Garden Workshop: Building a Pizza Oven

Date: 
Sun, 27/08/2017

2-3pm
Inspire Community Garden, off Ashgate Road, Chesterfield
Organised by Inspire Community Garden
FREE

Find out how the pizza oven was built, participants will enjoy cooking a pizza using crops from the garden.

To book your place email info@inspirecommunitygarden.org.uk
 

Introduction to Forest Gardening

Date: 
Sun, 03/09/2017

11am - 4pm
Whistlewood Common, Melbourne
Organised by Whistlewood Common
Cost: £35 (a small number of reduced price concession places available
Booking essential: http://bit.ly/2w402LE

Forest Gardens are multi-layered edible gardens that take their inspiration from natural woodlands.  They are designed to be low-maintenance and highly productive in fruit, nuts, perennial edibles, herbs and other resources such as craft materials, dyes and even string.

The morning session will guide you through the theory of forest gardens. Lunch will include forest garden produce and a chance to taste some more unusual varieties. In the afternoon experience a tour of a six year old forest garden which has a wide range of fruit, vegetables and craft materials.

For more information and to book: http://bit.ly/2w402LE

Think Like a Tree

Date: 
Wed, 06/09/2017

Starting Wednesday 6 September 2017 for six weeks.  6pm–8.30pm
Whistlewood Common, Melbourne
Organised by Whistlewood Common
Cost: £120 for the six week course (a small number of reduced price concession places available)
Booking essential by Wednesday 9 August: http://bit.ly/2v1XuAO

We associate woodlands, forests and other natural ecosystems with resilience, longevity and harmony, but often struggle to experience these in our own lives.

By exploring principles derived from nature, this programme will guide you step-by-step through a design cycle that can be used for a wide range of personal circumstances – relationships, health, wellbeing, leisure and work.

For more information and to book: http://bit.ly/2v1XuAO

Positive Vibrations Festival of Sustainable Living 

Date: 
Fri, 08/09/2017 - Sun, 10/09/2017

Friday 8th - Sunday 10th September
Prestwold Hall, Loughborough
£55
 

A 100% solar-powered green festival with a focus on technology and practical skills. A full programme of talks and hands-on workshops during the day with live music at night. Delicious food and local Real Ale. Book online: http://bit.ly/2sBDB3e

Creative Energy Homes

Date: 
Fri, 08/09/2017

From 2pm
Green Close, University Park NG7 2QL
Organised by University of Nottingham
FREE

Guided tours of the University of Nottingham Department of Architecture and Built Environment’s Creative Energy Homes - a research and educational showcase of seven eco-homes which demonstrate sustainable building design and zero/low carbon technologies. The homes explore sustainable building design, micro smart grids, energy storage, demand-side management and occupants’ acceptance of innovative technologies.

Tours at 2pm, 2.30pm, 3pm. No booking required. For more information on the project visit http://bit.ly/2w13tD0

Wollaton Road Allotments Open Day

Date: 
Sat, 09/09/2017

9am - 4pm
Wollaton Road Allotments NG9 2PH
Organised by Beeston North Gardeners and Allotment Holders Association
FREE

Tours giving an insight into allotment life and the satisfaction of growing one’s own produce. See demonstrations. Sit, relax and enjoy the old established orchards. There will be refreshments and stalls selling produce.

Inham Nook Allotments Open Day

Date: 
Sat, 09/09/2017

10am - 3pm
Inham Nook Allotments, Slade Road, Chilwell NG9 4GS
FREE

These allotments will be open with a store on site selling produce including vegetables, free range eggs, and garden supplies.