Archive for the ‘green events’ Category

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.


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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.

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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.

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         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!

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Come join us preparing the beds at Cafe Sneinton’s community allotment next Tuesday 1st March, 11 – 1pm! Contact Rachel or Emma on 0115 970 8200 / e-mail: sproutnottingham@gmail.com for more information!

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10am to 1pm

Sprout are teaming up with Lenton & Dunkirk Partnership Forum and British Waterways to plan a day of action, cleaning up the canal in Dunkirk.

We really need volunteers to join us and make this happen.

Some of the school children from Dunkirk Primary School will be joining us for an hour of the clean up, as it was their school council who identified the mess around the canal as an eyesore and something that they’d like to see improved in the area.

Please get in touch if you can spare a couple hours on Tuesday 15th February from 10am to 1pm to join in with the clear up and make the canal side better for people who visit the canal or live in the area as well as for the wildlife that lives there.

Gloves, equipment and light refreshments will be provided on the day and if you live outside the area and are aged between 16 – 25 years then we can reimburse your travel expenses.

Please join in to make this happen. British Waterways are keen to eventually allow some of the land to be used for growing wild flowers and even fruit and vegetables!!! But first we need to get rid of some of the grot!

Contact rachel@partnershipcouncil.co.uk

Tel: 0115 970 8200 for more information and to let us know if you can make it. We need to get an idea of numbers to expect.

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Friday 18th February 2011 – 6pm to 10pm

Opposite Nottingham Contemporary.

Come along and help Ecoworks create a stunning digital light ‘urban garden’ using wind up torches and long exposure photography. Experience the importance of sustainability and urban growing projects and see your creations transform a car park using a cycle powered cinema! Great for everyone, especially families. Supported by Nottingham Energy Partnership and V3 Power.

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