Down to Earth Hull, a community growing and conservation group, are launching a series of 10 practical workshops across a broad range of conservation and growing themes.
All workshops will be held at ‘The Plot’ – Down to Earth’s base, at the south of Edgecumbe street allotment site.
Each 2.5 hour workshop is designed to provide a practical introduction to a different topic, across a useful range of conservation and growing themes.
The sessions will be very much focused on hands-on learning and are open to adults of all ages and abilities. Light refreshments will be offered.
Tickets for each workshop will be priced at £10 and can be purchased via Eventbrite – http://d2ehull.eventbrite.com
The safety of participants’ at these events is an absolute priority, and so we have fully risk assessed the site and activities in light of Covid-19, and we will be adhering to the latest government coronavirus guidelines; this includes restricting numbers of attendees at sessions, ensuring physical distancing during activities, providing face masks, allocating tools to individuals to avoid sharing, and ensuring good hygiene.
Dates and topics for the first range of sessions are:
Saturday 25th July – All You Can Eat in Three Square Feet
An introduction to food growing in small spaces, including practical planting activity and learning about how to get the most from a minimal growing area.
Thursday 20th August – Natural Feeds and Pesticides
An introduction to a variety of plants and materials that can be used to make homemade, chemical-free plant fertilisers and pesticides, including instruction on safe usage and the opportunity to make up some feeds and pesticides to take home.
Saturday 22nd August – Building Hedgehog Homes
An opportunity to learn how to make a variety of different types of hedgehog home for your garden or allotment, including practical work to build homes for siting on The Plot and a look at what else we can do to support this fast-declining native species.
Saturday 19th September – Capturing the Outdoors through Photography
An exploration of how we can connect with the outdoors by taking a more mindful and creative approach to choosing and capturing photographic subjects, including learning about some basic technical aspects of nature photography and the opportunity to submit photographs to a friendly competition.
For more information about the workshops and to book a place please use the Eventbrite link above (the first workshop is available to book now, further workshops will be added to the Eventbrite page in the coming days).
[Andy Steele – Down to Earth]