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Make Your Own Natural Beauty Products

OVERVIEW

This introductory workshop will focus on making your own beauty products using organic essential oils and natural ingredients, delivered by independent NYR Organic consultant, Harriet Radley.

You’ll make several bespoke aromatherapy items to take home, using Neal’s Yard Remedies organic products whilst also perfecting your new skills just in time for the Christmas gift-giving season.

The craft workshop is for all skill levels and all equipment and supplies will be provided.

REFRESHMENTS

Tea and coffee will be provided.

TIMES

The workshop will run for approximately two hours. 10am – 1pm

TRAVEL

By Car: There is free parking on site, once in Uttoxeter, please follow the brown signs for the Strawberry Garden Centre

By Bus: The nearest bus stop is located directly outside the centre car park on the Bramshall Road.

BOOKING

Please book early as places are limited and given on a first come, first served basis. This course would not be suited to children under 14 years. Terms and conditions apply.

Introduction to willow weaving

Get an introduction to willow weaving by making your very own willow sphere garden feature. The sphere works well as a plant support, a bird feeder or as a focal decoration for your garden.

All materials and tools will be provided, to enable you to learn about this traditional craft in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

REFRESHMENTS

Tea and coffee will be provided.

TIMES

The workshop will run for approximately two hours. 10am – 12 Noon

TRAVEL

By Car: There is free parking on site, once in Uttoxeter, please follow the brown signs for the Strawberry Garden Centre

By Bus: The nearest bus stop is located directly outside the centre car park on the Bramshall Road.

BOOKING

Please book early as places are limited and given on a first come, first served basis. This course would not be suited to children under 14 years. Terms and conditions apply.

Introducing sustainability into your business – for micro and SME organisations

OVERVIEW

As a small organisation, implementing an environmental management system isn’t always feasible or appropriate, however you still want to remain environmentally sustainable – so what is the compromise?

Delivered by Kate Copeland, Founder of The Globe Foundation, this workshop will cover a simplistic way to introduce sustainability into your organisation. Using a systemic approach, you will explore ways to realistically implement eco-friendly changes, that may also aid with other cost savings and reduce resource reliance.

Places are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

REFRESHMENTS

Tea and coffee will be provided.

TIMES

The workshop will run for approximately two hours. 10am – 12 Noon

TRAVEL

By Car: There is free parking on site, once in Uttoxeter, please follow the brown signs for the Strawberry Garden Centre

By Bus: The nearest bus stop is located directly outside the centre car park on the Bramshall Road.

BOOKING

Please book early as places are limited and given on a first come, first served basis. Terms and conditions apply.

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party & Quiz

OVERVIEW

As part of the Mayor’s Community Weekend, we are hosting a Mad Hatter’s afternoon tea followed by a fun and quirky trivia quiz with great prizes up for grabs.

**FREE TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR GLOBE VOLUNTEERS** – If you have volunteered at the eco centre, at one of our events or helped us on one or more litter picks, as a thank you, we’d like you to join us for free.

REFRESHMENTS

Afternoon tea, including finger sandwiches, fruit scones and cakes served with tea or coffee.

Gluten Free and Vegan options available. Please email any dietary requirements 7 days prior to the event to dawn.copeland@globefoundation.org.uk 

TIMES

The afternoon will run as follows:

2pm – ‘Drink Me’ welcome drink

2.15pm – ‘Eat Me’ afternoon tea

3.00pm – A welcome from Globe Founder, Kate Copeland

3.15pm – Mad Hatters quiz – with special prizes up for grabs for the winning team and best team name.

4.30pm – Close

TRAVEL

By Car: There is free parking on site, once in Uttoxeter, please follow the brown signs for the Strawberry Garden Centre

By Bus: The nearest bus stop is located directly outside the centre car park on the Bramshall Road.

BOOKING

Please book early as places are limited and given on a first come, first served basis. Please note, VAT and booking fees may apply and are included in the ticket price, this is charged by (and paid directly to) Eventbrite for the use of their booking system.

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Make Your Own Natural Beauty Products

OVERVIEW

An introductory workshop to making your own beauty products delivered by independent NYR Organic consultant, Harriet Radley. She will teach you how to make your very own beauty products using aromatherapy and natural ingredients. You’ll even make a bespoke aromatherapy product to take home with you using Neal’s Yard Remedies organic products.

The craft workshop is for all skill levels and all equipment and supplies will be provided.

REFRESHMENTS

Tea and coffee will be provided.

TIMES

The workshop will run for approximately two hours. 10am – 12 Noon

TRAVEL

By Car: There is free parking on site, once in Uttoxeter, please follow the brown signs for the Strawberry Garden Centre

By Bus: The nearest bus stop is located directly outside the centre car park on the Bramshall Road.

BOOKING

Please book early as places are limited and given on a first come, first served basis. This course would not be suited to children under 14 years. Terms and conditions apply.

Be part of Plastic Free Uttoxeter

Uttoxeter is working towards becoming a Plastic Free community, eradicating the unnecessary use of single use plastic.

Join us for a public open-to-all session that will explain the background of the national Plastic Free Community network and how we can roll this out in Uttoxeter to affect change locally and how you can get involved. Whether you are an eco-resident, a conscientious business person or a school educator – all are welcome.

The event will take place in the Waitrose Community Room on 5th June and the evenings running order is as follows:
7:00pm Introductions
7:10pm Presentation from Plastic Free Uttoxeter Community Leader.
7:40pm Q&A, feedback discussion
8:10pm Networking
8:30pm Close

Event Background:
We live in a plastic world. It’s an extraordinarily useful, versatile, cheap material. And it’s everywhere. It’s a growth industry, with one in every ten barrels of oil now used to create new plastic.

Together, we can make sure we kick our addiction to avoidable single-use plastic, and change the system that produces it. We can make sure we don’t choke our streets, parks and playgrounds with it. Because if it’s on our street today, then it’s in our rivers tomorrow, and our beaches and oceans forever.

But we can only do all of this together. That’s why we have joined the national network of Plastic Free Communities to help make Uttoxeter single use plastic free.

#WorldEnvironmentDay #PlasticFree #PlasticFreeUttoxeter

Make your own denim jean bag

OVERVIEW

Every year an estimated 300,000 tonnes of used clothing goes to landfill in the UK.  This workshop will show you how to avoid sending your broken jeans to landfill by upcycling them into a new stylish jean tote bag.

This practical group session will provide the techniques and equipment to help you upcycle those old demins into a new bag all from one pair of jeans, led by The Couture Seamstress, Sarah Harbour.  You will finish the session with a lovely new bag to take home as well as the skills to turn old pairs of jeans or trousers into a tote bag.

Remember to bring your old jeans on the day (or if you haven’t got any, pop to Uttoxeter Cares Charity Shop and pick up a pair for a small donation). All equipment is provided.

REFRESHMENTS

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

TIMES

The session will run for approximately two hours. 10am – 1pm

TRAVEL

By Car: There is free parking on site, once in Uttoxeter, please follow the brown signs for the Strawberry Garden Centre

By Bus: The nearest bus stop is located directly outside the centre car park on the Bramshall Road.

BOOKING

Please book early as places are limited and given on a first come, first served basis. Please note, VAT and booking fees apply and are included in the ticket price, this is charged by (and paid directly to) Eventbrite for the use of their booking system.

Natural Mother & Baby Care

OVERVIEW

Nearly 8 million nappies are thrown away every day in the UK; that’s 3 billion a year. More disposable nappies are found in UK household waste than anything else and can take hundreds of years to decompose, but what are the alternatives?

Whether you are in the early stages of pregnancy or have become a mum in the last 18 months, this workshop will explore your eco options. Learn about new eco products and methods that can improve the wellbeing of both mother and baby, looking at cost effective, environmentally friendly approaches.

You will get to try and test a range of products available from reusable nappies to slings and learn about skin care regimes for you and your baby, providing you a chance to ask all the questions you have about making the move to an eco alternative, dispelling myths and giving you confidence to make an easy switch.

REFRESHMENTS

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

TIMES

The session will run for approximately two hours. 10am – 12noon

TRAVEL

By Car: There is free parking on site, once in Uttoxeter, please follow the brown signs for the Strawberry Garden Centre

By Bus: The nearest bus stop is located directly outside the centre car park on the Bramshall Road.

BOOKING

Please book early as places are limited and given on a first come, first served basis. Please note, VAT and booking fees apply and are included in the ticket price, this is charged by (and paid directly to) Eventbrite for the use of their booking system.

Terms & conditions apply.

Growing edibles with hydroponics

OVERVIEW

Explore growing vegetables and plants quickly and easily through Hydroponics.

Hydroponic gardening is growing veg 365 days a year with:

  • No digging or weeding
  • No slugs or snails
  • No soil
  • It waters itself, using 80% less water than a conventional garden
  • And takes up less space as it is vertical.

Come and see a HydroVeg Kit for yourself, and see how quickly and easily you can grow all year round.

Sue Tonks invented and builds HydroVeg Kits® for homes and schools. She will talk about the history of Hydroponic growing, it’s place in today’s garden and the future of hydroponics.

Sue created award winning HydroVeg Kits® in 2017 and has won widespread acclaim. Recently contacted and filmed for BBC Dragons Den – Sue’s bigger plans are to get the HydroVeg Kits® out to the developing world where they can feed families and schools.

Sue will bring her kits fully laden with seasonal veg. She will demonstrate the ease of planting and easy maintenance of hydroponic plants, together with hints and tips on growing veg and flowers and natural ways for dealing with garden pests.

REFRESHMENTS

Tea and coffee will be provided.

TIMES

The workshop will run for approximately two hours. 10am – 12 Noon

TRAVEL

By Car: There is free parking on site, once in Uttoxeter, please follow the brown signs for the Strawberry Garden Centre

By Bus: The nearest bus stop is located directly outside the centre car park on the Bramshall Road.

BOOKING

Please book early as places are limited and given on a first come, first served basis. Please note, a booking fee applies, which is charged by (and paid directly to) Eventbrite for the use of their booking system.

Is ‘Plastic Free’ realistic?

Written by Kate Copeland, Founder

After recently reading an interesting article about the plastic packaging paradox by Tim Harford, it gave me food for thought, quite literally and also made me mull over the term ‘plastic free’. Plastic in its entirety has a terrible reputation but we cannot just react and remove it, deeming ourselves plastic free without thought for the consequences.

It may surprise people to hear I’m not a huge fan of the term ‘plastic free’, it’s misleading, it should be ‘single and minimal use plastic free’ – granted, that’s not so catchy! My point is, the best among us couldn’t remain plastic free… we have a phones, laptops with plastic parts, you might use a plastic asthma inhaler or plastic medical implants, as with anything else, it’s about how we responsibly use the tools we are given and then ensuring they are recycled or reused at the end of their lifespan.

Sadly, we all know there isn’t a quick fix to the plastic epidemic but we need to arm ourselves with enough knowledge to make sure we can adapt as things change and we learn to live without plastic.

For instance in Mr. Harford’s article he mentions how plastic wraps minimise food waste, if we remove one problem, we create another. Whilst the article is referring more to the industry supply chain waste, we need to look at what we can do at home to help, for instance if a cucumber wrapper is removed and the cucumber starts to turn sooner after purchase, keep it in a glass of water in the fridge to naturally prolong its shelf life. These aren’t permanent solutions but small tid bits of advice like this all helps minimise environmental disruption while industries figure out a sustainable balance for eco alternatives that support the bigger picture (which we can also influence with our purchasing choices).

On reflection, perhaps the term shouldn’t be ‘Plastic Free’ but instead ‘Plastic Freedom’, freedom from the plastics we should live without and freedom to use reusable plastics that we manage responsibly in the interim of change.

#AdaptToChange #ChangeWhatsInYourControl #BigPicture #PlasticFreedom #SmartAction #SustainableShopping