Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Workshops @ The Lost Plot

We are funded by the Manchester Carbon Innovation Fund to work directly with Nell Lane Estate. Primarily workshops are directed at this community group and so a large number of places are reserved. However we always have a small number of places for interested parties who live in the Manchester area so get in touch.

Here are the workshops coming up in the next few months.

May 18th ~ 5:30-8pm ~ Nell Lane Wild Food Hunt with Jesper Launder
Enjoy a relaxed walk and get to know the many wild foods you can eat locally. Taste samples of the delights we find. See poster below.

May 25th ~ 5:30-7pm ~ Grow your Own Group 'An Introduction to Grow your Own'

Join our local Grow your Own Group for the first session in growing at home. This is a simple introduction to growing crops, covering soil type, compost, watering and feeding for example. It will also cover some more advanced aspects of organic gardening such as companion planting. You will be given a starter pack, which you will use in the session to produce a mini allotment. You will be able to take this away with you, along with a bit more confidence and knowledge to do more at home. Those who join the group will be mentored for three months and will be invited for a follow-up discussion session in June and July. See poster below.

June TBD ~ Building Benches from Sustainable Materials
Discussion around sustainable materials and sourcing local materials then a practical workshop in making some benches for our, soon to be, new and improved community social area. Take those practical skills home and make your own. Keep an eye out for more information on this event coming up.

June 27th ~ 1-5pm ~ Summer Party to Celebrate the Year of Biodiversity
Come along to the plot and join us for our summer party. We will be making use of the Cob Oven to cook some food and there will be a few workshops thrown in. Generally this is a good time to celebrate the summer and the abundance of food growing at the allotment...we hope! Keep an eye out for more information on this event coming up.

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