Past Events

Talk: Carbon, Climate, Water and Wildlife - the Scientific Work to combat the Catastrophe of Bare Peat

Date: 
Thu, 20/07/2017

7:30pm
The Royal Hotel, Hayfield, High Peak SK22 2EP
Organised by Sustainable Hayfield
 
Joe Margetts and Tom Aspinall from the Moors For the Future (MFTF) project will talk about the underpinning science behind their work to conserve the South Pennine Moors. MFTF is the biggest moorland conservation project in Europe and Joe and Tom will explain the amazing impact it is already having on the health of the local peat blanket. Peat bogs store the bulk of the UK's land-based carbon and have steadily degraded over the last 200 years. This inspirational project is reversing that damage. The event will begin with a short AGM for Sustainable Hayfield.

http://www.sustainablehayfield.com/

Beekeeping Day & Demonstrations

Date: 
Sun, 16/07/2017

10am-4pm
Sherwood Forest County Park, Edwinstowe, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG21 9HN 
Organised by Nottinghamshire Beekeepers Association
Free, no need to book

 

Meet members of the Nottinghamshire Beekeepers’ Association as they give an insight into the science of beekeeping. See the live Honey Bees in the observation hive, candle rolling demonstrations and even the chance to sample and buy local honey.

http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/events/4125/nottinghamshire-beekeepers-association

Seed saving workshop

Date: 
Sun, 16/07/2017

2pm
Inspire Community Garden, 21 Ashgate Rd, Chesterfield S40 4AE
Organised by Inspire Community Garden
FREE - Booking essential

This session will be run by Alan Booth who is a local seed guardian for the Heritage Seed Library of Garden Organic. General information will be given about how to save seeds successfully with particular examples of climbing beans, radish, peas and tomatoes. He will demonstrate some indicator beads that change colour when seeds have dried out and are ready for storage. He will also give some examples of seeds with problems and therefore should not be saved. If you are interested in other vegetable seeds he will answer questions about them too!

Booking essential: info@inspirecommunitygarden.org.uk

Family Fruit Picking Sessions

Date: 
Sat, 15/07/2017

11am-1pm
Hayfield Library, Kinder Road, Hayfield, High Peak, Derbyshire SK22 2HS
Organised by Sustainable Hayfield

 
A family session at the library garden involving fruit picking, mainly blackcurrants and raspberries. There will be recipe sheets and children's activities.

http://www.sustainablehayfield.com/

Jewellery Get Crafty with Recycling

Date: 
Tue, 11/07/2017 - Wed, 12/07/2017

Thursday 6th July 9am-12.30pm & 1pm-4.30pm
Friday 7th July, 12.30pm-4pm & 5.30pm-9pm

Materials Recovery Facility, Mansfield (NG19 0FL)

Organised by Nottinghamshire County Council

Free

Free recycling creative craft days at the where there will be the opportunity to make summery flower necklaces using scraps of fabric or beautiful bracelets using scrap paper to make beads. You can also learn more about Recycling in Nottinghamshire with a tour of the site. Book your place now by emailing: lesley.taylor@veolia.com or call 0203 567 4391.

Jewellery Get Crafty with Recycling

Date: 
Tue, 11/07/2017 - Wed, 12/07/2017

Thursday 6th July 9am-12.30pm & 1pm-4.30pm
Friday 7th July, 12.30pm-4pm & 5.30pm-9pm

Materials Recovery Facility, Mansfield (NG19 0FL)

Organised by Nottinghamshire County Council

Free

Free recycling creative craft days at the where there will be the opportunity to make summery flower necklaces using scraps of fabric or beautiful bracelets using scrap paper to make beads. You can also learn more about Recycling in Nottinghamshire with a tour of the site. Book your place now by emailing: lesley.taylor@veolia.com or call 0203 567 4391.

Derbyshire Eco Centre Festival of Learning

Date: 
Fri, 23/06/2017

10am to 4pm

Derbyshire Eco Centre, Wirksworth

FREE

A free day of taster sessions. You will get the opportunity to have a go at three different activities, if you are particularly keen to try one of those listed please mention this at the time of booking and the centre will try to accommodate this. Sessions may include The Nourishing Garden, Dry Stone Walling, Hand Massage and Herbal Remedies from your Garden. Book: 01629 533038 or ecocentre@derbyshire.gov.uk

Transition New Mills Discussion Group

Date: 
Mon, 19/06/2017

8pm-9:30pm

Organised by Transition New Mills

FREE

A monthly book and film discussion group. In June the group will be discussing 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism by Ha-Joon Chang. http://bit.ly/2rjMdJm

Transition UK East Midlands Regional Workshop

Date: 
Sat, 17/06/2017

10am-4:30pm

Leicester, exact venue tbc

Organised by Transition UK

FREE

Transition UK is running a series of events to help 'grass roots green groups' to connect with each other, design a regional network, and consider how they might work together more to support each other. Although the day has been designed for Transition groups, we've spoken with the organisers about the wealth of community action in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire and they would be very happy for non-Transition groups, with similar aims to Transition groups, to join this event. More information: http://bit.ly/2s1MMc0

If you'd like to attend please email richardcouldrey585@gmail.com

Bicycle Film Night

Date: 
Wed, 14/06/2017

7:30pm-9:30pm (tea rooms open from 7pm)

Vintage Tea Rooms, 4 Beetwell Street, Chesterfield

Organised by Chesterfield Cycle Campaign

FREE

Celebrate Bike Week 2017 with this screening of a series of short films from the world of cycling. Book: http://bit.ly/2qJBkSR