Past Events


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.

Skillshare Special: Nottingham Fixers

Wed, 15/11/2017

Primary Art Gallery, Nottingham, NG7 1NU

Hole in your jumper? Broken jewellery? Smashed phone screen? Wobbly chair leg? Want to learn how fix your broken or damaged things? Come and meet the Nottingham Fixers; a band of community volunteers ready to help you learn to repair your broken households items. We want to ‘Share the Repair’ and involve you in the fix. We believe that there are many items that can repaired rather than be replaced or thrown away and we want you to learn to fix items too. Bring your broken things to our fun fixing event, and enjoy a cake and a drink!

Eco Social

Wed, 15/11/2017


The Boat Inn, 47 Canal Bank, Loughborough

Love nature and sustainability? Want to connect with like-minded people and organisations? Come to the Eco Social to chat, connect, share ideas and enjoy a drink or two. Feel free to bring information on your work or any sustainable activities you're planning over the winter season. Don't worry if you're just starting out in sustainability and have nothing to bring - we can all help each other grow.

Introduction to Sustainable Woodland Management

Fri, 10/11/2017 - Sun, 12/11/2017

Friday 10 November – Sunday 12 November 2017, 10am - 4pm

Derbyshire Eco Centre, Middleton-by-Wirksworth

Organised by Derbyshire Eco Centre

Cost: £15


Find out about the origins of woodlands, ecology, winter tree ID, surveying and a variety of maintenance aspects. Part of the DerwentWISE HLF supported landscape partnership scheme. To book email or telephone 01629 533038.

Charter of the Forest and Fracking

Sun, 05/11/2017


South Forest Centre, NG21 9JA

The 1217 Charter of the Forest re-established the rights of ordinary people to use the land for their own purposes. This guaranteed access to the land for the everyday person to gather wood for fuel, graze their animals gather berries and herbs to name but a few. 800 years later politics is moving in the opposite direction. National Government has written planning and guidance and passed legislation making it difficult to oppose companies that promote seismic testing, test drilling and eventually hydraulic fracturing.

Come and help Robin Hood and his Merry Men and Women to celebrate the anniversary of the Charter of the Forest with songs, performance and speakers. Come dressed as your favourite character (optional) from the myths and legends of Robin Hood. Celebrate the past, present and future of the amazing, world-renowned Sherwood Forest. There will also be a walk to the Major Oak and back, and presentations and discussions indoors. Book a free ticket online:

Family Conservation Fun: Task Morning

Sun, 05/11/2017

Sherwood Forest Country Park
Booking is essential

Join the Sherwood Ranger Team on their monthly family task, tackling an area of the Country Park in need of a little extra TLC. Spaces are limited so pre-booking is essential on 01623 823202 between 10am & 4pm. Find out more.



Sat, 04/11/2017 - Sun, 05/11/2017

10am to 4pm on both days

Fees: £78/70/39* (Full price/ Derbyshire Gold Card/ Certain types of benefits)

Learn to lay a hedge in the traditional Derbyshire style, for the benefit of wildlife and the landscape.

Find out more and book here.

Planning a spring garden for bees

Fri, 03/11/2017 - Fri, 08/12/2017

Each session: 10am-12:30pm

Course startes on 3rd November and last session is on 8th December

Friday 3/11/17-8/12/17 10.00am to 12.30pm  Fees: £90/81/45* (Full price/ Derbyshire Gold Card/ Certain types of benefits)

Assess your garden's value for bees and extend your knowledge of bee friendly plants.

Find out more.

Inspire Community Garden Workshops: Pumpkin Carving

Sun, 29/10/2017


We previously advertised an incorrect date for this event, We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Inspire Community Garden, off Ashgate Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S40 4AA
Organised by Inspire Community Garden
Cost: FREE

A session for younger people to learn the skills to carve pumpkins ahead of Halloween.

To book your place email