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  • Big Green Weekend
  • Green Gym
  • Practical conservation activity
  • I Dig Trees: OVO Tree Planting
  • Health walk
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  • Training or workshop
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  • Community event or activity
  • Wildlife surveying activity
  • Friday 24th January 2020

    New Year Gardening

    With ACLS Garden Course

    At Hollybush Conservation Centre

    Activity description

    This course runs for 10 weeks every Friday, from Friday 17th January until Fri 27th March (except Friday 21st February): 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 £16,009.50 (per annum). Otherwise it is £75, or £20 for those over state pension age. Evidence of benefits or state pension 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 24th January 2020

    Introduction to Hedgelaying

    With ACLS Practical Volunteering

    At Hollybush Conservation Centre

    Activity description

    This course runs every Friday for 4 weeks from Fri 21st Jan until Fri 14th Feb. Learn the traditional countryside craft of hedgelaying on this four day practical introductory course. We provide safety boots, waterproofs and all the necessary tools and equipment, just bring a packed lunch and a drink. This course is FREE, if you are in receipt of income related benefits or have a salary below £16,009.50 (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

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  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Introduction to Willow Weaving

    With ACLS Craft Courses

    At Hollybush Conservation Centre

    Activity description

    This course runs for 4 weeks, every Friday from Friday 24th January until Friday 14th February. An introduction into the world of willow weaving. During this 4 week course you will be taught the basic skills to carry out a variety of willow weaving projects; be able to identify appropriate weaving material (including other plants not just willow) and become familiar with the tools used in this traditional craft.

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  • Friday 24th January 2020

    Basic Woodwork (Friday)

    With ACLS Introduction to Woodwork

    At Hollybush Conservation Centre

    Activity description

    This course runs for 5 weeks, every Friday from Friday 17th January until Friday 14th February: 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 £16,009.50 (per annum). Otherwise it is £75, or £20 for those over state pension age and in receipt of state pension. Evidence of benefits/pension must be provided before the course starts. There will be a small charge of £5.00 for materials To enrol on a course or for more information please call 0113 274 2335 or email hollybush@tcv.org.uk

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  • Saturday 25th January 2020

    Beginners Basket Making

    With TCV Scotland Training

    At TCV Stirling, Balallan House

    Activity description

    Learn how to make your very own willow basket! On this one day beginners basket making course you will make a traditional round willow basket using a variety of weaving techniques. We will begin the day by making a round base before adding stakes and additional weaves then finishing off with a border. By the end of the day you will have made your very own basket which you can take home with you. Instructors details: Geoff Forrest has been working with willow for the past 20 years, beginning in traditional basket making before moving on to living willow installations and sculptures. He runs workshops in both the public and private sector working with schools, local authorities and individuals. What to bring with you: Please bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided as will all tools and materials.

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  • Monday 27th January 2020

    Castlepark Health Walk

    With Castlepark Health Walks

    At Castlepark Community Centre

    Activity description

    TCV’s guided Health Walks are short, friendly walks lasting no longer than an hour. Anyone can join in. These walks are designed to encourage active lifestyles and would benefit anyone looking to improve their health and wellbeing, but they’re specifically designed to encourage those that would benefit from more exercise to give walking a go. The routes are easy. Tricky terrain, steep hills and stiles are avoided where possible. These routes take you to nearby amenities such as Ayrshire Central Hospital – woodland trail, footpaths next to river Irvine, Stonecastle community paths, and Eglinton Country Park, just to mention a few.

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  • Tuesday 28th January 2020

    Habitat Management and Big Garden Birdwatch Survey 2020

    With Camden Green Gym

    At Ingestre Woods

    Activity description

    We return to Ingestre wood to care for the ranging habitat from Woodland through to Meadow. There will also be a chance to take part in the Big Garden Birdwatch 2020. The Green Gym® is natural exercise to make a difference! Fun and free outdoor community volunteering sessions to connect us with local green spaces. The Camden Green Gym® runs at different parks & public gardens across Camden. The Green Gym® is a unique way to get fit, transform the environment, meet new people and learn new skills. Each day starts with a warm up and finishes with a cool down before and after a range of light to vigorous activities, designed to suit all abilities.

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  • Tuesday 28th January 2020

    Clearing scrub to protect views

    With Norwich Midweek Group

    At St James Hill

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    clearing scrub

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  • Wednesday 29th January 2020

    Scrub clearance

    With Norwich Midweek Group

    At Danby Park & Wood

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    clearing scrub

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  • Wednesday 29th January 2020

    Basic Woodwork (Wednesday)

    With ACLS Introduction to Woodwork

    At Hollybush Conservation Centre

    Activity description

    This course runs for 5 weeks, every Wednesday from Wednesday 15th January until Wednesday 12th February: 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 £16,009.50 (per annum). Otherwise it is £75, or £20 for those over state pension age and in receipt of state pension. Evidence of benefits/pension must be provided before the course starts. There will be a small charge of £5.00 for materials To enrol on a course or form more information please call 0113 274 2335 or email hollybush@tcv.org.uk

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