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)

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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)

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)

Hillside Gardening Course – starts January 2012

Hillside Primary school have accessed funding from Honley Show Community Projects to run a fruit and vegetable Gardening course. The course will include:

Practical sessions to learn the basics of vegetable growing.
Visits to local farms.
Involvement in school growing events.

Access to equipment to grow plants at home.
Personalised growing advice for your garden. For example, growing plants in pots for those with limited garden space.
Taking part in growing and selling plants at Honley Show.

The course starts on Wednesday 25th January 2012 and it will run every other Wednesday morning from 9am to 11am up to the summer term (excluding school holidays).

It will require a high level of commitment to attend the sessions and will involve attending Honely Show on Saturday 9th June 2012.

If you would like a place on this course please email laura.merriman@edukirklees.net or contact Laura at Hillside Primary on 226834.

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

New gardening course

carrotsFollowing on from the very successful introductory session on Growing Your Own on 20th May 2009, Kirklees College and Altogether Better are delivering a 5 week short course in Growing Your Own at Taylor Hill, Newsome.

The course is aimed at those wanting to gain basic skills in growing their own vegetables and fruit – be it in containers, their gardens or in their allotments.

The sessions are from 9.30 am to 11.30 am every Wednesday, starting on 3rd June 2009, for five weeks.

Participants will have the opportunity to gain some hands on skills working on a small patch of land at Taylor Hill.

Please bring a change of footwear (for use when working outside) and some gloves to protect your hands.

 

For further information and to book a place, please contact the Community Liaison team on 01484 225142 or Yvonne Doyle on 01484 437116.

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