Flood Risk Management
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Developing a robust flood risk management strategy that enables you to better assess flood risk, and effectively prioritise investment in flood protection & mitigation, is more vital than ever before. This conference brings together experts and key industry players involved in all aspects of predicting and mapping flood risk as well as providing solutions and technologies to manage that risk.
Demo and rally outside Lancashire County Council
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Join us outside the Full Council meeting to call for a Frack Free Lancashire.
Introduction to garden design
Thursday, October 2, 2014 to Thursday, November 20, 2014
Looking for guidance and inspiration? This course examines the key principles and demystifies the ground rules of garden design. We'll study garden style, how to achieve balance and unity, working with colour and plants. 7 x 2-hour sessions. Course fees £53.90 or free if in receipt of an eligible income related benefit.
Moulsecoomb Forest Garden 20th Anniversary
Sunday, October 5, 2014
There will be tours of the garden and a chance to chat to the people who have built one of Brighton's greenest ever buildings. Food and drink will be for sale. Entry is free, but any donations will go towards finishing off the building. Santander Bank have generously offered to double any funds we raise on the day, so your generosity would be doubly appreciated!! RSVP [email protected] to help us with numbers on the day. We're easy to find - just behind Moulsecoomb Station.
Learn about gardening
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 to Tuesday, November 11, 2014
No matter what your gardening skills are, everybody is welcome to come and learn and share their gardening knowledge, and experiences with like minded people. 5 x 2.5-hour sessions, course fee £50.05 or free if in receipt of an eligible income related benefit.
Malton Global Frackdown Day
Friday, October 10, 2014
Mr. Frackhead will visit Malton to remind that we don't want fracking in the UK. Come and join him.
Anti-fracking rally Wales
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Rally, with speakers, at the Senedd, from 12-2pm on Global Frackdown Day, 11 October 2014
Fruit Cookery and Juicing
Saturday, October 11, 2014
This comprehensive, practical course covers topics including: harvesting and storing fruit; correct use of an apple press; planning and running group orchard activities (including harvesting; preserving and cooking with fruit); orchard fruit sustainability and health benefits. Part of the day will be spent creating a delicious shared lunch and some samples of food to take home. Tutors: Anne-Marie Bur, Robin van Creveld, Stephan Gehrels. Cost (depending on income): £70-£145.
Building with Rammed Earth & Chalk
Saturday, October 11, 2014 to Sunday, October 12, 2014
Will cover the basics, from the benefits of building with rammed earth, finding the right earth, choosing a formwork system, different construction methods, design detailing, different approaches and the various tools used. There will be a large practical component to the course, with the construction of a section of rammed earth wall. Tutors: Rowland Keable, Mischa Hewitt. CPD certified. Fee (depending on income) £90-£225. NB bookings can only be made via website, below.
Global Frackdown Day
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Join in events across the UK showing the growing opposition to fracking.
Introduction to the Honeybee
Sunday, October 12, 2014
In this course we will look at the world of the honeybee, introducing key concepts of biology and ecology. We will cover basic bee biology, swarming, introduce concepts behind Sustainable Beekeeping and spend time observing honeybees up close. You will need: good boots, clothes for all weather, paper, pens, and a veil if you have one. Taught by Sean Hearn and is held at Hawkwood Plant Nursery, Chingford with a mostly classroom sessions and some practical/observation work. Suitable for beginners.
Engaging communities on energy and climate change
Thursday, October 16, 2014
This course teaches the skills and information needed to develop long-term engagement of groups and individuals in work on climate change and low-carbon living. It looks at why climate change can be a particularly problematic issue for communities and how to overcome this. Course is led by Chris Church (Friends of the Earth Board member). Cost is £180 for smaller charities and Individuals, some concessionary rates are available.
Saturday, October 18, 2014 to Sunday, October 19, 2014
This couseis held at two locations and has different daily times: Sat 10-5 Sun 10-1. Learn about green roofs and how to create them on this one and a half day course. Includes practical work and site visits. Course fee (depending on income) £115-£250. Tutors: Lee Evans and James Farrell. ***Note: bookings can only be made via our website.
Free anti-road campaigner conference
Saturday, October 18, 2014
A free national anti-roads conference for all those concerned about the new wave of highly damaging road-building about to be unleashed on the country by the Government. Come and find out what you can do to oppose this, what the alternatives are and learn some new skills along the way. A chance to share knowledge and experiences or just to find out more. Please register in advance using Eventbrite as places are limited: roadconference2014.eventbrite.com
Seed planting, BBQ and beer tasting at Oktoberfest, North Tyneside
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Friends of the Earth North Tyneside are working in partnership with Clarence and Waterford Resident's Association and Rockcliffe First School to develop a ‘Bee World’ wildflower meadow in the Station Masters Community Wildlife Garden at the garden's Octoberfest. The day begins with a clearing and planting session from 11-3pm, to be followed by beer tasting and barbecue! Ground preparation time for this Bee World will be 13-15 October 10am-2pm, 16-17 October 3pm-5pm, 18 October 10am-4pm. Come for half an hour or longer if you can, to help prepare the ground for the Bee World seeds. We would really appreciate your help.
Why bother with fracking
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Join Reading Friends of the Earth during Reading International Festival for a public meeting with Professor Chris Rhodes. The evening will cover options for global and UK energy in the context of declining supplies of conventional crude oil. Professor Rhodes will review the controversial ‘Fracking’ process and constraints on renewable energy and electrification, concluding that we must adapt to lower-energy lifestyles. His talk will include issues around population, energy use/efficiency, and where we are going (or should go) as a human society.
Air quality for All
Thursday, October 30, 2014
As part of the 21st Century Challenges discussion series, an expert panel will gather at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) to discuss the problem and how creative technology and new thinking can help us all breathe more easily. This is a public event and all are welcome to attend. Panel discussion will be followed by audience Q&A. Tickets £10 (£7 RGS-IBG members) -book online or call 0207 591 3100.
Eco Renovate your Home
Saturday, November 15, 2014
A one-day course run in partnership with Low Carbon Trust and in association with RESET. This course looks at making the home more energy efficient and highlights areas where savings can be made and carbon footprints reduced. It is tailored to the individual participant’s needs and is suitable for beginners and those familiar with eco-building. Tutors: Rebecca Sarll and Mischa Hewitt CPD certified. Fee £72-£162.See website for full details and booking information.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Your Century! will bring together young people to discuss our relationship with the natural environment. We will begin to devise solutions to make a difference for the coming century. There will be inspirational speakers involved in the global movement for change, working in the fields of environmental activism, finance, technology, conservation, business and more. Your Century! will help you to become guardians of our amazing home and protectors its inhabitants. Free, but registration essential.
Gardens of the Arts & Crafts movement
Thursday, December 11, 2014
The 19th century movement introduced the idea of using handcrafted objects in natural materials in simple captivating styles. This course will look at the elements they considered essential to creating gardens and study a number of existing arts & crafts gardens. Course Fee £23.10 or free if in receipt of an eligible income related benefit.
Full permaculture design course
Saturday, January 24, 2015 to Sunday, June 14, 2015
To introduce the basic concepts of permaculture theory and practice and enable learners to integrate ecological and design thinking into their everyday lives. As a result of attending this course it may be possible for you to apply permaculture ethics and principles to situations in your own life; describe some of the principles, processes and elements working within natural systems; describe the process of design and a variety of tools and methods within it, and use it in a variety of situations; and apply your learning within your home, garden, community and the wider world. 14 x 6.5-hour sessions. Course fees £359.91 or free if in receipt of an eligible income related benefit.