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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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We are trying to brighten up the space around Tennyson Hall by building some wooden planters from recycled wood to grow flowers, fruit and veg in!

We are looking for volunteers to come and help us (and learn new skills
of how to make wooden planters for yourselves) on Wednesday 2nd March
from 10am – 2pm!

We’ll be building these just outside our office which is based at Unit C
Tennyson, Forest Road West (Alfreton Road end). NG7 4EP.

Equipment, gloves and light refreshments will be provided and we can
reimburse your travel expenses if a valid public transport receipt is
provided.

Please let us know if you can make it along on the day! Contact:
Rachel@partnershipcouncil.co.uk / tel: 0115 9708200

See poster attached for more info!

Do you enjoy the outdoors?

Are you interested in local food?

Would you like to meet other people and do something practical?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above then perhaps you’d like to help us prepare an allotment to grow food for a community café?

Café Sneinton, a community café based at Sneinton Hermitage Community Centre on Saturdays (for the past two years), has recently gained an allotment to begin growing food to serve at the café.

We’re going to be down at the site this Sunday from 11am – 2pm to start preparing some of the beds ready to plant in. Could you spare a couple of hours to come and help out?

We’re hoping to have some lunch down on the site too!

The allotment is based on Sneinton Dale and you can get there by taking the 23 or 24 bus from Lower Parliament Street in town and get off at the stop just after the Police Station (We’ll meet you at the bus stop). If you’re aged 16-25 years then we can reimburse your travel expenses and we’ll supply gloves, tools etc. Just wear tough footwear and clothes that you don’t mind getting a bit muddy!

If you can lend a hand, please contact Rachel on 0115 9708200/ 07909 942163 or e-mail Rachel@partnershipcouncil.co.uk

The government is getting ready for a massive sell – off of our national forests to private firms. This could mean ancient woodlands are chopped down and destroyed.

But they need to push new laws through Parliament before these plans can go ahead. That means we have time to stop them.

Sign the petition now to tell the goverment to “save our forests”.

http://www.38degrees.org.uk/page/s/save-our-forests#petition

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.

9am to 1pm.

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Come on down and join in with planting snowdrops on the nature trail with the park ranger.

The event will take place at Arnot Hill Park, Nottingham Road, Arnold. Refreshments will be provided. Anyone who is interested in coming down to volunteer please get in touch with Stacey the Vinvolved Youth Volunteer Advisor to book your place. You can either contact her by phone on 0115 931 3316 or email s.foster@btcv.org.uk. Alternatively visit the Vinvolved facebook page and send her a message from there.

 

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.