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Spring has arrived and eventhough the Sprout project is coming to an end it is still the time of new beginnings. Therefore Sprout invites you all to come down to the Partnership Council and help us plant vegetable, herb and flower seeds in our wooden planters to leave behind a beautiful and memorable area full of colour, wildlife and sweet smells at our final event. The session will take place this Thursday 31st March from 2pm to 4pm at the Partnership Council, Tennyson, Unit C, Forest Road West, Radford.  We will be planting a variety of different seeds including a mixture of cornfield and woodland wildflowers to encourage local wildlife such as bees and butterflies to our office garden. Equipment, gloves and light refreshments will be provided. For more information or to book a place please contact Emma or Jabran on 0115 970 8200 or email: sproutnottingham@gmail.com.

The Partnership Council is having a Spring Social on Wednesday 23rd March from 5.30pm 8.30pm at Djanogly City Academy, Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham NG7 6ND.The Social is an informal evening in the company of Partnership Council staff and volunteers complete with drinks, buffet and live music. 

Sadly, due to the funding for the project coming to a close, the Sprout project will be finishing at the end of this month. The social is a chance to come and say goodbye to the project and also to raise your glass to some of the exciting projects that have just begun.

We want to say thank you to our volunteers, staff, partners, funders and supporters, so it would be great if you can join us on the night!

Climate East Midlands is delighted to be supporting National Climate week by organising, in conjunction with a variety of friends and partners, a programme of events in each of the five main centres across the East Midlands. The events are designed to celebrate collaborative climate action and achievent and build the local momentum for cutting carbon, building adaptive capacity and growing the low carbon economy in difficult times.

There are five days in five locations across the East Midlands which include a range of speaker and workshop topics, including the Low Carbon Economy, Green Deal, Green Futures for Existing Buildings , Adaptation and Health, Renewable Opportunities, Schools Carbon Trading and many more. Also featured is the introduction of the East Midlands Climate Change Skills Programme which provides new opportunities for local authorities (planners and elected members in particular), schools and local communities.

These are all free events and take place as follows:

Monday 21 – Derby, The Roundhouse.

Tuesday 22 – Nottingham, Nottingham Conference Centre.

Wednesday 23 – Leicester, De Montfort Hall.

Thursday 24 – Lincoln, Epic Centre.

Friday 25 – Northampton, Hunsbury Hill Centre.

Downlaod a full programme from this address: http://www.climate-em.org.uk/resources/item/climate-week

Book places at this address: http://bookwhen.com/cem-events

Come along and help clean up Nottingham’s canal!

   Sprout has teamed up with British Waterways to take part in a canal clearance on Tuesday 15th March from 10am to 1pm. There are a range of tow path tidy up activities planned for the day and children from the local school will also be lending a hand.

British Waterways will also provide a boat to access the offside bank of the canal so that volunteers can clear it of rubbish. Life jackets will be provided.

   We will be meeting up with volunteers at the Abbey Street bus stop before heading down to the site together. You can reach the meeting point by getting the number 13 bus from the city centre and getting off at the stop at University Boulevard, Abbey Street.

Gloves, equipment and light refreshments will be provided.

   For further information please contact Rachel or Emma at the Partnership Council on 0115 970 8200 or email sproutnottingham@gmail.com

   For directions on the day please contact Rachel on 0790 994 2163.

Please come and join Sowing Sneinton to plant the final fruit bushes and some
companion plants in Sneinton’s urban fruit forest.

12-4pm on Friday 18th March.

Kiwis and other plants …. please wear suitable clothing, gloves and tools
provided. Meet on corner of Beaumont street and Sneinton Road, next to the
Albion framework centre.  See you there!

After a successful day with volunteers making wooden planters Sprout has decided to hold another wooden planter making session this Monday, 7th March from 1:30pm to 4pm.

   If you’re interested in learning new skills and lending a hand to brighten up our back garden then head on down to the Partnership Council on Forest Road West. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to have a go yourselves!  All equipment and gloves are provided as well as light refreshments.

For more information or to book a place please get in touch with Rachel or Emma on 0115 970 8200 or email sproutnottingham@gmail.com.

   The Partnership Council is based at Unit C, Tennyson, Forest Road West, Radford, NG7 4EP.

         Sprout has teamed up once again   with Nottingham Organic Gardeners for another session at Whitemoor Allotments.

   If you are interested in learning how to grow your own organic fruit and veg then this is the place to learn all about organic gardening in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere!

   Sprout will be meeting at Whitemoor Allotments this Saturday 5th March at 10 am until 1pm.  We will then be treated to a free lunch made from ingredients grown at the allotment site!

  If you are interested in coming along then please get in touch with Rachel or Emma on 0115 970 8200 or email sproutnottingham@gmail.com to book your place.

All equipment, gloves and refreshments are provided.

Travel costs can be reimbursed for 16 to 25 year olds. Just show us your public transport ticket.

We look forward to gardening with you!