For more information and register for a masterclass click here
Inspired by International Compost Awareness Week (1 to 7 May), Buckinghamshire Council is also offering an ‘Introduction to Home Composting’ webinar hosted by UK charity Garden Organic.
During the free one-hour webinar, residents will find out the:
- Benefits of home composting
- Composting process
- Bin types and methods
- Uses of compost in the garden
- Benefits to the environment
- Answers to common composting questions
The webinar will take place on three dates:
Jilly Jordan, Buckinghamshire Council’s Deputy Cabinet Member for Climate Change & Environment, said:
“Composting at home is a win-win. It reduces the amount of food and garden waste sent for recycling and residents benefit from home-produced compost, which is great for gardens.
“If you’re curious about home composting, then please register for one of our upcoming webinars, where you’ll learn all you need to know to help you get started with your composting. You can also pick up a discounted composter or food waste digester at our Recycle for Bucks website.”
For more ways to reduce your carbon emissions and to help the environment, please see the Bucks Climate Challenge webpage.
11.05.2022 Cherry and Lum Pruning
Day courses with theory and practical hands on pruning of mature trees!
£50 for the day. Each course can take ten people.
Location: Road Farm, Aylesbury Road, Great Missenden, Bucks. HP16 9LS
18.05.2022 Garden Club Talk – Growing Food Not Gluts
18 MAY 2022 20:30-22:30
Event held by: Lacey Green and Loosley Row Horticultural Society
Register via Facebook link
19.05.2022 Foraging for Edible and Medicinal Plants
Walks at this beautiful time of the year will never be the same again if you come along to our Foraging day with Fred Gillam (aka Fred The Forager). Fred has been foraging for his supper for over 3 decades and will show you exactly what you can safely pick, what to avoid, how to prepare your harvest and most importantly how to make sure that all of this is done sustainably so that other creatures will also get their fair share!
Fred is a herbalist as well as a forager, and has been running a small community dispensary with his partner in Wiltshire for a number of years. A surprising number of our native plants provide useful ingredients for herbal remedies such as tinctures, teas and balms and Fred will discuss this, along with their edible qualities.
12:00 pm until 3:00 pm
£25 per person . Tickets can be booked here
20.10.2022 Discovering Fungi with Fred Gillam – Kingwood Common
Autumn time walks will never be the same again if you come along to our Autumn Fungus Foray with Fred Gillam (aka Fred The Forager). Fred has been foraging for his supper for over 3 decades and has a passion for the world of fungi. He will show you exactly what you can safely pick, what to avoid and how to make use of the healthy nutritional properties of a variety of common mushrooms and fungi. Most importantly he will show us how to do this sustainably so that other woodland creatures will also get their fair share! The focus on this day will be learning some of the key skills for mushroom ID. Wrap up warm, as there is no telling what the weather in October will do, and it is unlikely that you will need to walk very far, so no need to prepare for a hike.
Fred has made recent appearances with BBC’s Jeremy Vine and on ITV Countrywise foraging and cheffing in the woods with Gino D’Acampo. His foraging courses come recommended in BBC Countryfile Magazine in the UK Top 10 & The Sunday Telegraph’s Top 5.
£25 per ticket (limited numbers) Click here to book a ticket
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