Bee Happy – beekeeping and wellbeing course

bee on borage flowerDo you know…

* How fast a bee can fly?

* How much honey a typical hive produces a year?

* Why the bee population is under serious threat?

If you are interested in bees and want to learn more about keeping bees and protecting our wildlife then get in touch with The Great Outdoors project on 01484 539531 and book your place on the next Bee Happy course!

But be quick the courses can be quite buzzzzzzzzy!

The next Bee Happy introduction to bee keeping course is a 6 week course running from Monday 17th November 2014 to Monday 22nd December 2014 from 1pm till 3pm in the Support to Recovery offices in Huddersfield.

The course is a fun and lighthearted introduction to ecotherapy, so participants will not only learn some basic facts about bees but you will also learn about why bees are so important to our eco-system and how important it is that we look after our environment whilst also supporting our own wellbeing.

After the course you will be invited to join the beekeeping project which Support to Recovery are running in partnership with the Huddersfield Bee Keepers Association at the Taylor Hill campus in Newsome.

If you would like any more information please contact:

Louisa Nardini (Project Support Worker – The Great Outdoors)

Tel: 01484 539531
Mobile: 07760 785362

Support to Recovery
Revenue Chambers
1st Floor
St Peter’s Street

Food Growing Course – 21st October 2009




Kirklees College and Community Liaison are hoping to run a new Food Growing Course at Taylor Hill, starting on 21st October. It will be an 8 week course, from 9.30am to 12 noon each Wednesday, following on from the beginners course that is running at the moment.


The charge for the course is £1 per hour. As this is an 8 week course (each session lasting for 2.5 hours), the charge for the entire course is £20. 


Those learners who have a Kirklees Priority Passport need pay only £10 for the course.


If you are interested in attending, or to find out more about food growing courses, please contact Community Liaison on 01484 225142 or email

Grow Your Own course – September 2009

Grow Your Own – Beginners’ Course

sowingA beginners’ course in growing your own food starts on Wednesday 16th September 2009 (from 9.30 am to 11.30 am).

As part of Altogether Better, Community Liaison in partnership with Kirklees College is offering this five week course on how to grow your own fruits and vegetables.

Participants will have the opportunity to become Community Health Activators, so you could also pass on your knowledge and skills to other people in your community.

The course will be run by Kirklees College at Taylor Hill in Newsome. This course and subsequent courses will cover a wide range of topics depending on the participants’ needs:

  • composting
  • plot clearance
  • seeds, propagation and successful growing on
  • organic gardening
  • pests and diseases

If you are interested in attending, or to find out more about the courses, please contact Community Liaison on 01484 225142, email or call Kirklees College on 01484 437150.

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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