Grow North 2020
- a series of workshops for the inexperienced or experienced related to growing or making your own
- a chance for guidance from experienced tutors, along with hands-on practice
- opportunities to meet and exchange tips with others, share ideas
- tea/coffee provided
Cost: By donation (Suggest £5-£10 per session)
Children under 16 free with accompanying adult
To book sessions or find out more, email firstname.lastname@example.org
(Booking important as sessions will need minimum numbers to go ahead)
For more detail on a workshop
check www.transitionblackisle.org events calendar nearer the date.
The 2020 programme
will start on Sunday 15 March. A full programme is in preparation.
Grow North session 1
Coppicing and tool care
Sunday 15 March 10.00 - 1.00 at Lesley Robb's house
Greenhill Steading, Greenhill, Culbokie IV7 8JZ (map below)
Tutor: Fiona (Fuggo) King
The aim of the session was to learn how to properly care for and sharpen ones garden tools, like secateurs, axes, garden loppers, shears etc. Participants were able to hone their skills by sharpening their own tools. Then an introduction to coppicing, what it's purpose is and the group had a go coppicing a couple of Lesley's hazel trees.
Thanks to Fuggo (Fiona King) for leading and Lesley for use of premises and trees ....and providing delicious scones at coffee break....
Feeback from a happy participant
'Thank you our splendid tutor (Fuggo King) for this morning's workshop. It was very good indeed and I'm sure I wasn't alone in feeling greatly 'empowered'. With a confident few sweeps of the (tool sharpening) file this evening, I even have sharp kitchen knives!
And an inspection of the hazel tree along our drive reveals that it has many good straight poles 'needing' cut.... just when I'm looking for more garden stakes ;-)
Thanks again, stay healthy and let's look forward to some outside gardening soon.'
- Tuesday 17 May
- 19:00 Transition summit - Resist imaginatively
- Wednesday 18 May
- 19:00 Transition summit - Create a thriving social economy
- 18:00 SCCAN 'Climate for Change' conversation
- 14:00 70th Anniversary of the Simon’s Loch Tragedy
- Thursday 19 May
- 19:00 Transition summit - Create a Regenerative and Fairer Food System
- 16:00 Carbon emissions – you, your home, your property – what can you do?
- Saturday 21 May
- 10:00 Grow North 2022 Workshop 3
- Saturday 28 May
- 10:30 BIHS Spring Plant Sale
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