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.

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)

Think and Drink

Kettle boiling

A series of informal events organised by the Kirklees Campaign Against Climate Change

Come and join us to find out about climate change issues and socialise with others. All welcome.

Coffeevolution (Basement)
Church Street
Huddersfield
From 6.15-pm to 7.45 pm

Thursday 3rd May
‘Permaculture your life: How Edibles are trying to put permaculture principles into practice through a local food growing project.’ Steve Smith, Edibles

Thursday 31st May
‘The One Million Climate Jobs Report and Campaign’
Martin Empson, Campaign Against Climate Change Trade Union Group.

Thursday 5th July
Oxfam’s ‘Grow Campaign’
Jaynee Moon, Leeds Oxfam group.

Thursday 13th September
Contraction and Convergence: A model for a fair, international deal on cutting CO2.
Tim Padmore, Kirklees Campaign Against Climate Change

Thursday 4th October
Growing Newsome
Diane Sims, Growing Newsome project.
New venue: Cafe Society, 15 Byram Street, Huddersfield  HD1 1DR

Thursday 1st November
Cars: Reducing dependency through car clubs, de-motorization and the move to low carbon vehicles.
Chas Ball, Chief Executive of Carplus.

Thursday 6th December
Think and Drink Xmas Social
Venue to be confirmed.

Think and Drink April 2012 (pdf)

For more information contact kirkleesccc@hotmail.co.uk

Join Growing Newsome at Stirley Farm

Planting potatoes at Stirley FarmThis year we’re holding a series of food growing get-togethers at  Stirley Farm, especially for residents of the Newsome Ward. These are informal practical sessions where local people can meet each other and learn something new at the same time. Everyone is welcome.

Throughout the year we will be preparing the ground and planting seeds, then tending the crops as they grow – and sampling the results.

Please come along to join other local food growers who are learning how to grow together.

You can join in at any time.

 

 

Growing Newsome at Stirley Farm:

Potato planting – Saturday 17th March, 1pm to 3pm
We will be planting seed potatoes in the veg beds at Stirley Farm.

Frantic sowing – Saturday 14th April, 1pm to 3pm
We’ll be doing lots of sowing and potting on in the veg beds at Stirley.

Summer sowing – Saturday 12th May, 10am to 12 noon
We’ll be sowing more seeds in the veg beds, for Summer cropping.


We hope to see you there. Just meet us in the farmyard at Stirley on the day.


Planting a row of potatoesOn foot, you can walk across the fields from the bend in Hall Bower Lane, or use any public footpath.

By bus, the 354 stops at the junction of Hall Bower Lane and Lady House Lane. The 341 stops on Ashes Lane, at the top of Cold Hill Lane.

By car, access to the farmyard is via a steep track off Ashes Lane.

Hey Green orchard pruning – 14th February 2012

Learn how to prune fruit trees
Hey Green community orchard
Tuesday 14th February
10.30am to
 12.30pm (drop in)

Come and join us for an orchard tidy up at Hey Green. Stirley Farm staff and volunteers will be on hand to show you how to prune and mulch the apple trees.

This is a free, drop in event.

Gloves, tools and instruction available, but please wear stout shoes and warm clothes.

Access from Lowerhouses Lane, below the church or off Hey Lane.

Location and more details about Hey Green

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