Seed Saving with John Noble

Seed saving is a great way to cultivate and increase varieties in your garden in the cheapest way possible and it is also the best way to protect endangered varieties and heritage plants. Join John for an introduction to the fascinating and rewarding topic of seed saving. Learn why, when and how we save seed and get some hands on experience. By the end of the course participants will be able to…

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Composting for beginners with John Noble

Everything you always wanted to know about composting but were afraid to ask! Learn how to turn your kitchen waste into black gold! Home composting is the most environmentally-friendly way of dealing with kitchen and garden waste, plus it produces compost that can be used as an excellent soil improver. Join john as he talks you through the do’s and don’ts of gardening’s most important of skills… composting! Learn the different methods…

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Nature Sketching and Poetry Session

Under the guidance of poet, writer, cyclist and environmentalist Caroline Burrows, you will take a walk around the beautiful gardens of Cotesbach Hall and choose a leaf to sketch before using this as a starting point for a poem. Don't worry, you don't need to be any good at drawing, or writing poems to participate! This is an exercise in observation and reflecting on any feelings or ideas that come up during…

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Dawn Chorus Walk with Gavin Bennett

Join us for an early morning walk, and immerse yourself in the joyful sounds of bird song, as the dawn chorus reaches its peak. From March to July the dawn chorus can be heard as birds defend their territories and sing to attract a mate. Ornithology expert Gavin Bennett will teach you to identify different bird song in this annual ritual of the natural world. The walk takes place in the grounds…

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Natural Bee Keeping with John Noble

This class is for you if you love bees! Natural beekeeping puts the welfare of the bees first, and our desire for honey second! An introduction to the fascinating world of natural beekeeping. Learn about the honey bees natural cycles and how following a more bee-centred approach to apiculture may benefit both the bees and us humans. Tickets from Eventbrite (booking fee applies) click here

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An Audience with Satish Kumar

This is a really exciting opportunity to hear life-long activist and former monk, Satish Kumar talk about his life and work. Satish has been inspiring global change for over 50 years. In his 20s, he undertook a peace-pilgrimage for nuclear disarmament, walking without money from India to America. Now in his 80s, Satish has devoted his life to campaigning for ecological regeneration, social justice and spiritual fulfilment. An acclaimed author and international…

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