New Courses and Events

Here are new workshops on offer from ActivLives in central Ipswich:

FREE Community Workshops
at St Mary at Stoke Church Hall, Stoke Street, Ipswich IP2 8BX

Tuesday 18 September 1.00-3.30pm: We’re Jammin’ with Rona Sharp
Jam and chutney-making. Making jams and chutneys with local fruit and hedgerow produce, demonstrations, skills share and practical session, plus recipe swap

Tuesday 23 October 1.00-3.30pm: In a Pickle: Preserving, pickling and pressing fruit & veg with Betsy Reid
Learning how to make juice, pickles and preserves with fresh produce from the People’s Community Garden, without the need for energy-consuming freezers. Community apple press, demonstrations and practical sessions

Tuesday 13 November 1.00-3.30pm Having Your Cake and Eating it: Traditional cakes and puddings, including Christmas pud with Lindsay Bennet & Rosie Warren (TBC). Demonstrations and practical session, plus festive recipes

Tuesday 4 December Festive flowers 1.00-3.30pm: Creative Christmas wreaths and table decorations, with Bridget Staton. Demonstrations and practical session to make creative decorations and flower arrangements with seasonal greenery

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL: For more information, or to book a place,
please call Cynthia or Susannah on 01473 261112
or sign up at your local ActivLives lunch club
Places are limited, so book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment

Visit us: www.townandbridge.org.uk/garden
Like us: Facebook http://www.facebook.com/PeoplesCommunityGarden
Follow us: Twitter @activlives

Orchard Barn is also hosting courses in the near future, including a 4 day Permaculture course:

Permaculture in Action

* Dates: Monday 17th – Thursday 21st September 2012
* Timing: Registration and tea from 10. Course10.30-4.00
* Venue: Orchard Barn, Far Ringshall, Mid Suffolk, IP14 2LY
* Main Tutor: Peta Jane Gulliver and Jo Barker, Dip Perm Des.
* Cost: £160 to include handouts SPECIAL OFFER – bring a friend and get second place half price ie £240 for 2 places
* Transport: Lift sharing can be coordinated, please ask
*
Discounts: 20% for Permaculture Association members, 10% for Friends of Orchard Barn, 5% for car-sharing and cyclists, or if your home postcode is within 8 miles of Orchard Barn, Far Ringshall, Suffolk, IP14 2LY. Concessions and bursaries also available, please ask.

See http://www.orchardbarn.org.uk/Permaculture_course_Sept_2012.htm for more details.

There’s an Apple Day at Elmswell: Elmswild Open Day on 29th September at Lukeswood, Elmswell, Suffolk IP30 9DY Telephone: 01359 241901, for more details.

Shotley Peninsular Cycling Campaign is looking for pictures of cycling on the peninsular to illustrate their new leaflet. You can find out more here:

About Rona

I'm interested in orchards and in improving cycling facilities so that more people feel safe to cycle more of the time. I would also like to help exchange skills for green living. I helped start and continue to help run a community orchard on one of the allotments in south Ipswich. I also run a website on green living - www.greenfootsteps.com. This is a worldwide website and anyone with a skill to share or an insight into green living methods and ideas is welcome to submit articles.
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