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From: Gary Dutton [mailto:The.National.Communities.Resource.Centre@cmp.dotmailer.co.uk]
Sent: 13 December 2011 11:05
Subject: Training Courses For Green Fingers
Bee Keeping (2 part course)
Part one - 2nd - 3rd February 2012
Part two - 29th may 2012
Trainer - Highfield Apiary
This two part course will teach you everything you need to know to start bee keeping. The first part will be classroom based where you will learn all the theory of bee keeping. The second part of the course will be a more practical session where you will get close up to a colony of bees and watch a demonstration of the trainer handling a live bee hive. There is no additional charge for the second part of the course.
Honey for Nothing and Your Chicks for Free (Environmental Freebies course)
7th - 8th February 2012
Trainers - Engage Associates
Based on our successful 'Freebies' course, this training will focus on finding support, money and materials for environmental projects. You will find out what is available free, what you can match fund (including your time as a volunteer), how you can get local and national companies to help with materials and business skills. You will go away inspired!
1st - 2nd March 2012
Tariners - Richmond Dutton Horticultural Consultancy
Working an allotment is a great way to encourage your family and community to maintain a healthy diet, to get regular exercise, to meet new people, to learn new skills and to make use of derelict or neglected land. It can also help improve the local environmental impact. This course is designed to show you how to plan, develop and manage a community allotment.
5th - 7th March 2012
Trainer - Brian Whitington
Keeping chickens is an excellent way of encouraging people of all ages to interact and also, of course, producing eggs for your families and the local community. If you have even a small area of land available, in a local private garden, in a community garden, or on an allotment, you can keep chickens! As well as all the theory behind looking after them this course will also give you the chance to have some hands on experience looking after chickens. Come and cuddle a chicken - you know you want to!
15th - 16th March 2012
Trainers - Jo Dyer and Karen Atkinson
If you would like to find out how you can plan your garden planting so that you are not just developing a beautiful space but are also producing plants, materials and vegetables which can be used in the garden,can be harvested properly, used ornamentally or can be made into gifts, then this practiacl and fun course will show you how. Everything from liquid plant food, to food for wildlife, to simple home remidies, to gifts you can sell to help your project be more sustainable.
Growing Fruit and Veg
29th - 30th March 2012
Trainers - Jo Dyer and Karen Atkinson
This course will give you the confidence, skills and inspiration to get started with 'grow your own' schemes. You will learn skills such as how to access your site; the varied ways fruit and vegetables can eb grown; hot to take care of your soil; how to recognise common pests and diseases and when and how to harvest fruit and vegetables.
Thanks to generous funding from the Tudor Trust we can offer these courses for only £50 for the first community volunteer booking on and £20 for every additional community volunteer booking from the same organisation. This price not only includes the training but also all meals and refreshments during your stay and one night’s accommodation in one of our en-suite bedrooms at Trafford Hall.
There is a small grant fund attached to this programme so after completing the course you will have the opportunity of applying for a grant of up to £500 to help your community project progress.
If you would like any more information on any of these courses or are interested in booking a place then please don't hesitate in giving me a ring on 01244 300246 or by replying to this e-mail and i will get back in touch with you.
Community Futures Programme and Grants Co-ordinator
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