Past Events

Tour of Rhubarb Farm

Date: 
Thu, 21/09/2017

9:30am

Rhubarb Farm, Hardwick Street, Langwith NG20 9DR

Just turn up

Rhubarb Farm is an agriculture-based environmental social enterprise, based in Langwith, on the Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire border. The project uses the therapeutic organic horticulture model for developing skills, confidence and employability, and for improving health and well-being. The farm is used to grow organic fruit and vegetables, keep poultry for eggs, produce weekly veg bags for local customers, promote green gym activities and providing exciting enviroinmental and vegetable growing sessions for schools.

Anyone wanting to know more about the project's work is welcome to visit the farm for this tour, which will last round 1.5-2 hours. Tea and cakes will be provided after the tour for a small charge in aid of the Farm’s work.
 

www.rhubarbfarm.co.uk

BogFest

Date: 
Thu, 21/09/2017 - Sat, 23/09/2017

Venues throughout Hope Valley village

Organised by Moors for the Future Partnership and IUCN UK Peatland Programme.

Guided walks, talks, a poetry evening and gardeners’ question time are some of the free, community-focused events that local people can look forward to as part of BogFest. The event provides visitors with the opportunity to find out more about the blanket bogs that form treasured local moorland. Blanket bogs provide a wealth of benefits to us, including supplying clean drinking water, a habitat for special wildlife to call home, and helping to reduce the risk of flooding in local at-risk communities. http://bit.ly/2euOUnQ

Green Spaces and Wellbeing Conference

Date: 
Wed, 20/09/2017

9.15am – 4.00pm

The Derbyshire Eco Centre, Porter Lane, Middleton, Matlock DE4 4LS

Organised by: Derbyshire County Council

Cost: Free

BOOKING ESSENTIAL

This conference is aimed at anyone with an interest in health and greenspace: those working in local authorities, CCGs, primary care, social care, NHS providers, the voluntary sector, health development workers, children’s services, schools, outdoor educators, planners, etc. Attendees will strengthen their knowledge of the physical and emotional health impacts of greenspace. They will gain understanding of ways to measure greenspace and learn about the concept of nature connectedness. There will be interactive workshops showcasing practical ways of engaging with greenspace in order to promote wellbeing. Booking essential: http://bit.ly/2elzKxO

Demain Film Screening

Date: 
Tue, 19/09/2017

7pm

Spring Bank Arts Centre

Organised by Transition New Mills

As part of the New Mills Festival, Transition New Mills are hosting a screening of the award-winning documentary film 'Demain' ('Tomorrow'). And it's free (donations invited).

'Demain' is an uplifting account of the things ordinary people are doing around the world to make our planet a little (or a lot) better, and fitter for our children and grandchildren to inhabit. It starts with some familiar accounts of what's going wrong but moves pretty quickly into examples of local initiatives from ten countries (including the UK, with Todmorden's 'Incredible Edible' scheme featured) which are making a difference and which are capable of wider use. It's an inspiring account of positive action, which encourages audiences to go out and 'do something'. 

There'll be an invitation to jot down what you think of what you've seen which could have local application, or could inspire something related.

Find out more

 

Nottingham Green Festival

Date: 
Sun, 17/09/2017

12pm-6pm

The Aboretum, Waverley, NF7 4HF

Nearest tram stop: the High School

FREE

Come celebrate the 25th annual Green FEstival, A fun and educational celebration of all things eco and  environmental.

Enjoy live music, outdoor entertainment and adult + children’s activities, plus community stalls. Pick up a programme at the gate. Find performers and entertainment off-Grid throughout the park and live music on the bandstand, the music and spoken word marquee, and the buskers area.

 

There will be around 100 community stalls covering environmental, energy-saving technologies and information, green  and ethical businesses and products, charity campaigning and community information stalls. There are also lots of free activities for families, including storytelling, juggling, children’s crafts and bike repair. Food stalls will offer popular vegan world food plus hot and cold drinks across the site- all in the beautiful hilly setting of the Nottingham Arboretum.

Major Oak Woodland Festival

Date: 
Sat, 16/09/2017 - Sun, 17/09/2017

Sherwood Forest Country Park

Organised by Nottinghamshire County Council
FREE

Weekend of woodland crafts, traditional woodland skills and various demonstrations. As you wander around the Major Oak path you will encounter a wide variety of crafts people including toy makers, hurdle makers and charcoal burning.

Book online.

No Fracking Day in Derbyshire

Date: 
Sat, 16/09/2017

More information here

 

 

Meeting to Plan a New Repair Café

Date: 
Wed, 13/09/2017

7pm-8:30pm

Sherwood Methodist Church, Nottingham

Organised by Nottingham Fixers

 

Nottingham Fixers is calling on all fixers, organisers and cake bakers to help organise a new Repair Cafe. The group is made up of volunteers who want to fix things rather than throw them away. They bring together people to share their repair skills to help reduce the amount of fixable items that are thrown away. http://bit.ly/2xC8tQ7

Abundance Apple Pressing

Date: 
Sun, 10/09/2017

11am-2:30pm

Inspire Community Garden, off Ashgate Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S40 4AA

Organised by Inspire Community Garden

FREE

Bring along your spare apples and make them into juice (for consumption or freezing) you may also wish to make your own cider!

www.inspirecommunitygarden.org.uk/workshops

 

Leyton Crescent Allotments Open Day

Date: 
Sun, 10/09/2017

11am – 3pm
Leyton Crescent Allotments, Off Maple Avenue NG9 1PS
FREE

This well established allotment site is about 5 acres in area and contains over 100 well cared for plots. There will be a walk round tour with the chance to gain gardening knowledge from some of the plot holders. Limited on site parking.