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  • Friday 26th April 2019

    Basic Woodwork

    With ACLS Introduction to Woodwork

    At Hollybush Conservation Centre

    Activity description

    This course runs for 5 weeks: For complete beginners and those looking for a refresher, you will learn: - Safe use of common hand tools - How to measure wood for a project - Simple joints and fixings The course is taught by a time-served carpenter and you will complete: - A bird box - A simple garden bench - Maybe a simple project of your choice This course is FREE, if you are in receipt of income related benefits or have a salary below £15,736.50 (per annum). Otherwise it is £75, or £20 for those over state pension age. Evidence of benefits must be provided before the course starts. To enrol on a course or for more information please call 0113 274 2335 or email hollybush@tcv.org.uk Our address is - TCV Hollybush Conservation Centre, Broad Lane, Kirkstall, Leeds, LS5 3BP

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  • Friday 26th April 2019

    Gardening

    With ACLS Garden Course

    At Hollybush Conservation Centre

    Activity description

    This course runs for 5 weeks: Aimed at beginners, or those who want to learn to garden in an environmentally friendly way. The sessions are two and a half hours long. These courses will take place throughout the year, focusing on different aspects of the gardening calendar. This will involve how to grow plants over winter in our polytunnel, planting up containers for different times of year or wildlife gardening. You will learn a range of skills, including sowing, pricking out, potting on, pruning and find out when to do these jobs for different plants. We will also look at soil management and making compost at different points throughout the year. This course is FREE, if you are in receipt of income related benefits or have a salary below £15,736.50 (per annum). Otherwise it is £37.50, or £10 for those over state pension age. Evidence of benefits must be provided before the course starts. To enrol on a course or for more information please call 0113 274 2335 or email hollybush@tcv.org.uk

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  • Friday 26th April 2019

    Introduction to Fence Construction

    With ACLS Practical Volunteering

    At Hollybush Conservation Centre

    Activity description

    This course runs for 4 weeks: Due to Good Friday Bank Holiday, this course will run on Wednesday 17th April and not Friday 19th April. All other dates will be Fridays. For complete beginners, and those with some basic outdoor skills who are ready to branch out, we will be running a range of practical skills courses. Introduction to Fence Construction: Learn the fundamentals of timber post and rail fence building in a real-life setting. This course is FREE, if you are in receipt of income related benefits or have a salary below £15,736.50 (per annum). Otherwise it is £60, or £16 for those over state pension age. Evidence of benefits must be provided before the course starts. To enrol on a course or for more information please call 0113 274 2335 or email hollybush@tcv.org.uk Our address is - TCV Hollybush Conservation Centre, Broad Lane, Kirkstall, Leeds, LS5 3BP

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  • Monday 29th April 2019

    Woodwork Design

    With ACLS Intermediate Woodwork

    At Hollybush Conservation Centre

    Activity description

    This new woodwork course at Hollybush is available to those who have completed Basic and Further Woodwork. Design, plan and make an item from scratch. This is a chance to get really creative. Projects must be approved by the tutor first and students will pay for the wood used.

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  • Monday 29th April 2019

    Introduction to Mammal Monitoring

    With TCV Scotland Training

    At Scottish Wildlife Trust

    Activity description

    Basic introduction to monitoring common mammals as an engagement tool. Covering reading tracks, trails and signs, camera trapping, surveying and recording. Indoor session covering basic ecology; reading the landscape; footprint, hair and spraint ID; basic mammal survey techniques; basic camera trap techniques. Outdoor session testing skills in nearby greenspace, recovering and placing camera traps. Discussion on how these techniques can be used with groups. Location - SWT Offices, Units 5-7 Napier Way, Wardpark North, Cumbernauld, G68 0EH What to bring - Please bring a packed lunch, camera, notebook and appropriate footwear. Most of the day will be spent outside, please dress accordingly to the weather. Cost - £55 (includes vat) Terms & Conditions - The full fee is payable for cancellations within 7 days of event.

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  • Tuesday 30th April 2019

    clearing sycamore and laurel from the wood

    With Norwich Midweek Group

    At Fiddlewood And Night Plantation

    Activity description

    clearing laurel and sycamore/litter picking

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  • Tuesday 30th April 2019

    Inverness Recycling Project

    With TCV Inverness Conservation Volunteers

    At TCV Inverness

    Activity description

    Workshop based Wood recycling project.

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  • Wednesday 1st May 2019

    Further Woodwork

    With ACLS Intermediate Woodwork

    At Hollybush Conservation Centre

    Activity description

    This course runs for 5 weeks: For learners who have successfully completed the Basic Woodwork course and who want to take their skills further: - Use more advanced techniques - Use different hand and powered tools safely For your initial project, choose between making: - A bedside cabinet - A tool box Students are encourages to personalise their work and try out different methods. This course is FREE, if you are in receipt of income related benefits or have a salary below £15,736.50 (per annum). Otherwise it is £75, or £20 for those over state pension age. Evidence of benefits must be provided before the course starts. There will be a small charge of £10.00 for materials. To enrol on a course or for more information please call 0113 274 2335 or email hollybush@tcv.org.uk Our address is - TCV Hollybush Conservation Centre, Broad Lane, Kirkstall, Leeds, LS5 3BP

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  • Wednesday 1st May 2019

    Gardening

    With ACLS Garden Course

    At Hollybush Conservation Centre

    Activity description

    This course runs for 5 weeks: Aimed at beginners, or those who want to learn to garden in an environmentally friendly way. The sessions are two and a half hours long. These courses will take place throughout the year, focusing on different aspects of the gardening calendar. This will involve how to grow plants over winter in our polytunnel, planting up containers for different times of year or wildlife gardening. You will learn a range of skills, including sowing, pricking out, potting on, pruning and find out when to do these jobs for different plants. We will also look at soil management and making compost at different points throughout the year. This course is FREE, if you are in receipt of income related benefits or have a salary below £15,736.50 (per annum). Otherwise it is £37.50, or £10 for those over state pension age. Evidence of benefits must be provided before the course starts. To enrol on a course or for more information please call 0113 274 2335 or email hollybush@tcv.org.uk

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  • Thursday 2nd May 2019

    Bird Walk

    With Lousehill Copse Projects

    At Lousehill Copse

    Activity description

    We are hoping to get an idea of what bird life we have living in and using Lousehill Copse this Spring. This dusk bird walk will be a fantastic opportunity to practice listening and looking for birds in a woodland habitat. We are lucky enough to be being lead around this great woodland, by Adrian Lawson a well known local naturalist long time birder. Adrian is a fountain of knowledge especially on local ecology. This event is free but please do get in touch to get your name on the list as spaces are limited. All are welcome no experience necessary.

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