Plants for Wellbeing – 1st June 2013

Plants for Wellbeing
Saturday 1st June
from 10am to 1pm
Stirley Farm

Stroll around the hedgerows, fields and herb garden at Stirley Farm with local Medical Herbalist Sue Salmon, whose wealth of knowledge will show us how wild and cultivated plants provide us with a host of natural remedies to keep us fit and well throughout the year. Refreshments available.

Event charge: £3 per person.

No dogs please.

Booking essential. Contact: 01904 659570.

Organised by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

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BeeWise

bee on a borage flowerCome and get BeeWise at the Plant Swap on 18th May 2013.

Bees pollinate our food, give us a source of yummy honey and help the countryside to thrive. However, disappearing green space, chemical use and new diseases are all playing a part in the decline of the British bee population.

You can help by planting bee-friendly seeds in whatever space you have. Come and get BeeWise with the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust staff from Stirley Community Farm, who will have bee-friendly seedballs and lots of information on what you can grow to help the bees.

Kids can also enjoy making some lovely labels for your bee-friendly plants.

See us at the Plant Swap
on Saturday 18th May
from 10am to 1pm
at Newsome Scout Hall.

Free climate course in Berry Brow – starts 10th October

drawing of windmill

Interested in climate issues and energy saving? Groundwork are running free courses in household energy.

Gain new skills and enhance your CV and employment prospects!

This course is for unemployed adults (18+) living in Kirklees, who do not have a similar or higher qualification.

The course starts on Wednesday 10th October 2012 and runs every Wednesday and Friday morning from 9.30am to 12.30pm, until Friday 2nd November at:

Newsome South Methodist Church, Birch Road, Berry Brow, Huddersfield, HD4 7LP

You will work towards the City and Guilds Level 1 Award Introduction to Household Energy Efficiency which covers:

  • Fuel consumption in the home
  • Renewable electricity
  • Renewable heat
  • Heat loss and insulation
  • Space and water heating

Free lunch included.

Interested?

Contact Leah Black to find out more or to book a place:

Tel. 0113 238 0601 / 07730 765555
email: leah.black@groundwork.org.uk

www.groundwork.org.uk/leeds

Groundwork can also run this course free for local groups. Please contact Leah if your group are interested.

Climate Change Course – Newsome (pdf)

Parents and Community Eco-friendly Course 2012

Hillside Primary School logoHillside Primary School have been running a very successful gardening course for parents and others in the local community. The course is now expanding to take on more activities – and there are a few place left if you’d like to join in.

The course is fortnightly on a Wednesday from 9am to 11am at Hillside Primary on Headfield Road in Newsome.

The next class is on 26th September 2012.

 

This term, as well as growing vegetables, participants will be cooking with their harvest, learning about garden design, recycling at home, getting energy saving tips and making natural Christmas decorations.

Please contact Laura Merriman, Eco-Schools Leader, if you’d like to take part:

email: laura.merriman@edukirklees.net
Tel. 01484 226834

Interested in climate issues and energy? Free course…

drawing of windmill

Interested in climate issues and energy saving? Groundwork are running free courses in household energy.

Gain new skills and enhance your CV and employment prospects!

This course is for unemployed adults (18+) living in Kirklees, who do not have a similar or higher qualification. The course takes 8 to 12 weeks to complete, so you can study at your own pace.

You can start ANY TUESDAY between now and Tuesday 18th September 2012. The course is at Voluntary Action Kirklees, Lord Street, Huddersfield from 1pm to 4.30pm each Tuesday.

You will work towards the City and Guilds Level 1 Award Introduction to Household Energy Efficiency which covers:

  • Fuel consumption in the home
  • Renewable electricity
  • Renewable heat
  • Heat loss and insulation
  • Space and water heating

Interested?

Contact Leah Black to find out more or to book a place:

Tel. 0113 238 0601 / 07730 765555
email: leah.black@groundwork.org.uk

www.groundwork.org.uk/leeds

Groundwork can also run this course free for local groups, on either Wednesdays or Fridays at a place of your choice. Please contact Leah if your group are interested.

Climate course leaflet (pdf)

Winter Salad Masterclass – 4th August 2012

selection of salad leavesSaturday 4th August
10am to 12 noon
Stirley Farm

You might be enjoying the sunshine (at last), but now is the time to think about what you’ll be eating in the winter.

Come and learn all about delicious and exotic salad crops which will withstand the winter cold.

Booking is essential (there are 20 places for this event).

Please phone 01904 659570.

Organised by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

Grow Your Own course – 12th May 2012

harvesting salads in the garden

Grow Your Own course
Saturday 12th May
11am to 3pm

Venue:
Church of God of Prophecy, Stile Common Road, Primrose Hill, Huddersfield, HD4 6DE

This is a free workshop organised by Altogether Better Kirklees (part of Kirklees Council) for anyone who is new to growing their own food.


The course is aimed at volunteers, unpaid carers and members of community organisations that work with adults and would like to become voluntary Community Health Champions.

This is a fun, practical based hands on workshop with lots of opportunities to learn more about how to grow your own fruit and vegetables. It will include things like:

  • planning and starting off a small vegetable patch
  • growing things undercover
  • how to look after plants
  • how to make good use of recycled materials
  • growing in raised beds

There will also be opportunities to:

  • link up with other groups and have access to a wide range of resources
  • find solutions to specific project issues
  • get support with applying for funding for your project
  • learn about the health and safety aspect of working with groups
  • find out how to adapt gardening techniques for people who have health needs or mobility restrictions.

If you would like to attend this free workshop please contact Farah Majid:

Tel: 01484 225103
email: farah.majid@kirklees.gov.uk

Grow Your Own poster 12th May (pdf)

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