There will be a Mushroom Growing Course on Saturday the 19th of February, between 10am and 12 noon. Come along and learn from Dr Neville Kilkenny the fascinating art of growing edible mushrooms on wooden logs, and take home your own innoculated log! This is an indoor course limited to 12 places. The course is free, but we suggest a donation of £5. Please reserve your place early to avoid disappointment! (NB This course is now full, but register your interest with us in case we are able to lay on another mushroom event.)
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St Philips church are hosting a number of events during February and March on the theme of faith and the environment. For information take a look at Faith and the Environment or lent lectures fliers.
If you would like more information please contact either:
Chris Galbraith: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stewart Weaver: email@example.com or 669‑2410.
St. Philip’s Church Office: 657‑3401
Last chance to book a place on Out of the Blue’s Happy Green Cookery Course which starts tomorrow.
Learn to cultivate your own mushrooms, such as oyster mushrooms on logs (as well as other environments/ substrates). 19th February 10am-1pm at the portobello community center. The course will be led by mushroom expert Dr Neville Kilkenny. Please contact us for further details.
22/23 January 2011
Colinton Community Compost,
Sliding scale price from £45-£75 — but please don’t let money be the reason you don’t attend.
For more information and a booking form, contact James Chapman —
07790 265883 or 01337 842277 firstname.lastname@example.org
In February and March 2011, The Edinburgh Community Backgreens Association (ECBA) will be running a FREE Community Gardener training programme, covering all the skills you need to become a fully fledged community gardener in your neighbourhood.
During the course of the training, we will establish a community gardener network so the participants can support each other’s projects after the training has finished.
This training is for anyone who is involved in community gardening projects, or anyone who would like to start or get involved with a project. The participatory approach to training means that we will draw on participants’ varied knowledge and experiences to learn.
some of the key themes we will cover are:
* Models for Community Gardening within a Tenemental Context
* How to recruit group members and publicise Community Backgreen projects
* Design Issues and creating a development plan for your site
* Carrying out your backgreen plans: running workshops etc
* Running a Community Backgreen Group
* Establishing a support network for the newly trained Community Gardeners
Dates and Location
The Community Gardener training will run on four full Saturdays from 10am-5pm, (with regular refreshment breaks). The training will be held at the ECBA offices: 5 Rose Street The dates of the workshops will be:
Saturday 12th February
Saturday 26th February
Saturday 12th March
Saturday 26th March
Registration and Attendance
You can attend just some or all of the workshops, as long as you let ECBA know in advance which ones you plan to attend. To register for the course:
email email@example.com, or call 0131 248 2698
For more information see the ECBA website — www.ecba.org.uk
Do you want to learn the secrets of fermentation using yeast and sourdough, how to shape, prove and bake a variety of breads – and much more?
There are still places available on our AMAZING whole day bread making course with Bread Matters’ Andrew Whitley on the 18th September.
Go to our Dig In Porty! pages to find out what other courses are coming up.
If you would like to take part please phone or email Polly on 0131 258 4483 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in learning how to bake your own bread, please contact Polly Cooke or Peter Upton at PEDAL. There will be a small charge for the course to cover materials and hire of premises, but we aim to keep this to a minimum.
On Saturday 22nd May the Food team hit the high street to tell everyone about all PEDAL’s new food projects. We had a wee stall with bunting and knitted vegetables (thanks Jane for the knitted veg!). Anyone who stopped to talk to us and filled in our survey could take away their choice of vegetable and herb seedling, ranging from leeks, lettuces and kale to purple kalabash tomatoes. It was a beautiful day and the shade from the trees on the high street was very welcome, who would have thought it — summer in Scotland! A total of 55 Porty people told us what they would like to see on the Dig In Porty! training courses, and signed up for more information on Fruitful Porty, the Portobello Organic Market, Portobello Community Farm, the Edinburgh Garden Share Scheme and Solar Porty. If you missed out and would like to know more about what we are doing this year, keep your eye on the website (we will be adding pages on all the projects very soon) and look out for events and displays around Portobello. If you live in Portobello, there will also be a leaflet all about the first few food projects coming to your house via the Portobello Reporter any day now!
Or contact the Food Team
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Would you be interested in learning to grow more of your own fruit and veg?
We hope to offer a short course over 4 Saturdays, beginning on the 29th of May at Telferton Allotments. At the moment we are only able to offer the course to six people on a first-come, first-served basis. This course on growing Spring and Summer Greens will cover the theory and practice of digging, understanding your soil, compost, seed sowing and care of your plants.
If there is sufficient interest we’d like to run other courses on how to grow in raised beds & containers, and on growing potatoes.
Courses are being offered free, although there will be a small charge (£10) to cover the cost of seeds and some materials.
If you or someone you know is interested in these courses, or in being kept informed of other courses PEDAL may offer in the future, please contact Peter (email@example.com) or Polly (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We look forward to hearing from you!