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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.

Natural hygiene, skin & feminine care

OVERVIEW

Just one of us will use more than 11,000 disposable chemically-bleached sanitary products in a lifetime. Single-use female hygiene and skin care products are increasingly damaging the environment, but what are the alternatives?

This workshop will explore your eco options, giving you a chance to learn about new eco products and methods that can improve wellbeing, are cost effective long-term and are more environmentally friendly than most mainstream methods.

The workshop will be delivered by vegan and environmental blogger PK Whalen, she will share hers and others anecdotal experiences of a variety of products and methods. You will get to see a range of products available from period cups to deodorant paste, providing you a chance to test some of the products and ask all the questions you have about making the switch to an eco alternative, dispelling myths and uncertainties.

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.

Natural hygiene, skin & feminine care

OVERVIEW

Just one of us will use more than 11,000 disposable chemically-bleached sanitary products in a lifetime. Single-use female hygiene and skin care products are increasingly damaging the environment, but what are the alternatives?

This workshop will explore your eco options, giving you a chance to learn about new eco products and methods that can improve wellbeing, are cost effective long-term and are more environmentally friendly than most mainstream methods.

The workshop will be delivered by vegan and environmental blogger PK Whalen, she will share hers and others anecdotal experiences of a variety of products and methods. You will get to see a range of products available from period cups to deodorant paste, providing you a chance to test some of the products and ask all the questions you have about making the switch to an eco alternative, dispelling myths and uncertainties.

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.

Certificate in Customer Service for Health and Social Care Settings

QCF Level 2 15 credits

ENROLEMENT & CLASSROOM DATE

Thursday 4th April 2019, 10am – 3pm.

Final Date for Workbook Hand In: 27th June 2019

OVERVIEW & OBJECTIVES

This course is designed to help learners develop positive working relationships with customers in a health and social care setting, using effective communication. The course will use a blended approach consisting of 2 taught days and a distance learning workbook.

COURSE CONTENT

  • Understanding customer expectations in health and social care settings
  • How to identify the types of customers who interact with health and social care services
  • Different communication methods used in health and social care settings
  • How to provide a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment for diverse needs

 

COST & FUNDING

This course is free to people aged 19 or over and is funded by the Adult Skills Budget. Students must commit to complete workbooks. Please note that a charge of £125 will be necessary if students fail to submit their workbook and complete the course.

RESTRICTIONS

Learners must be resident in England, be 19 years old at the start of the academic year, (September 2018), and must not already be enrolled on any other government funded course, ie apprenticeships.

REFRESHMENTS

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

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.

Delivered by 

Uttoxeter Spring Clean

As part of the Great British Spring Clean, we will be doing a town-wide litter pick and we need your help! 

We are inviting community volunteers to come together to help clear rubbish from our streets, in one of the largest litter picking efforts our town has ever seen. We are aiming to get 100 volunteers to help. Can you spare just 2 hours to help?

It doesn’t matter whether you are on your own, part of a group or can only spare an hour…you can make a difference by collecting the plastic, cans and general litter that is polluting our good town.

After the litter pick, we will be hosting a well-earned community picnic at Bramshall Park.

We need to know how much equipment to bring so please register below to let us know you are coming. 

We will be meeting at 10am at the Bramshall Park Car Park, where equipment will be provided. All are welcome.

#GBSpringClean #LitterHeroes #Uttoxeter #Litterbugs #GlobeGoals

You could be a school, a Uttoxeter resident, a local business team, everyone is welcome to join in!

The route will be town-wide, a map show the areas will be uploaded soon but it will be mainly footpaths around the town and particular hotspots for waste.

The meeting and finish point will be at the Bramshall Park (Bramshall Road Entrance).

Approximately two-three hours.

Yes, but all children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Equipment will be provided including litter pickers, bags and bag hoops.

Wrap up warm, all activity is outside (come rain or shine), hi-vis vests will be provided.

Please register below by completing the form.

Yes please but you can now sign up for more than one litter pick at a time! This helps us to make sure we have enough equipment, so please register below and check the dates that you are attending.

REGISTER


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Nocturnal creatures – wildlife activity session

OVERVIEW

Learn about our nocturnal wildlife on Saturday 23rd March, delivered in partnership with the British Wildlife Rescue Centre and Hoglets Wildlife Education.

Through fun games and activities, children will get to know the fascinating creatures who come out when the sun goes down!

They will discover why they are nocturnal and how they survive in the dark, they will meet a real hedgehog and finally create a glow in the dark bat to take home!

AGE RANGE

Session 1
10:00 – 11:00 aimed at 4-6 years
Session 2
11:30 – 12:30 aimed at 7-10 years
Price is per child, per session.

REFRESHMENTS

Tea and coffee, juice and healthy snacks will be provided.

TIMES

Session 1
10:00 – 11:00 aimed at 4-6 years
Session 2
11:30 – 12:30 aimed at 7-10 years
Price is per child, per session.

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.

WILD FAMILIES – Make your own bird box

OVERVIEW

Do you love Birds? Then you might also love this family workshop – an event for everybirdy! Get your family booked in for our bird box building workshop with Staffordshire Wildlife Trust.

With the help of their grown-ups (and our staff), each paying child will build a nest box to take home. We’ll also take everyone for a guided walk around the site spotting some feathered friends along the way – with a special focus on those likely to be in your own back garden.

AGE RANGE

Suitable for those aged 4-7 years.

REFRESHMENTS

Tea and coffee, juice and healthy snacks will be provided.

TIMES

The workshop will run for approximately two and a half hours. 10am – 12.30pm

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.

Make & mend sewing surgery

OVERVIEW

Every year an estimated 300,000 tonnes of used clothing goes to landfill in the UK. There is absolutely no need for any clothing to make its way into a bin, this is a significant environmental loss. Many of us have clothes in our wardrobes that we could fix rather than buy new but we aren’t always sure how.

Bring your old or broken clothes back to life at our make and mend session, learn how to fix broken garments, or get some inspiration for upcycling an old piece that you no longer wear.

This practical group session will provide the techniques and equipment to help you repair or revive your garment, led by The Couture Seamstress, Sarah Harbour. Sarah will talk about any common pitfalls and provides suggestions on the best way to tackle the repairs from rips to broken zips.

Remember to bring your old garments along to repair/upcycle on the day.

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.

Litterbug Litter Pick – February

As part of The Litterbug Project, we want to ensure that litter is eradicated in our area, whilst this is quite an ambitious target, it is well needed to improve the wellbeing of our local environment and community.

We are inviting community volunteers to come together on various dates to help clear rubbish from our streets. Due to popular demand we are now making our litter picks monthly.

It doesn’t matter whether you are on your own, part of a group or can only spare an hour…you can make a difference by  collecting the plastic, cans and general litter that is polluting our good town. Please register below and let us know which dates you can help.

We will be meeting at 10am at the Bramshall Park Car Park, where equipment will be provided. All are welcome.

#LitterHeroes #Litterbugs #GlobeGoals

You could be a school, a Uttoxeter resident, a local business team, everyone is welcome to join in!

We split into smaller groups to clear mainly footpaths around the town and particular hotspots for waste.

The meeting and finish point will be at the Bramshall Park (Bramshall Road Entrance).

Approximately two-three hours.

Yes, but all children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Equipment will be provided including litter pickers, bags and bag hoops.

Wrap up warm, all activity is outside (come rain or shine), hi-vis vests will be provided.

Please register below by completing the form.

Yes please but you can now sign up for more than one litter pick at a time! This helps us to make sure we have enough equipment, so please register below and check the dates that you are attending.

REGISTER

WILD FAMILIES – Make your own bug hotel

OVERVIEW

Looking for something for your little ones to do during half term? Join us for our Wild Families event.

We start the session by heading out on a minibeast hunt! With our pots and nets we’ll have a look to see what we can find and use our ID sheets. While we’re out we can scavenge for some materials to fill our bug hotels.

Once we get back to the classroom we’ll make and decorate our bug hotels. We’ll also have time for a minibeast picture trail and to make a clay creature to take home.

CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT – PRICE IS PER CHILD.

SPECIAL OFFER – SAVE 40% BY ENTERING CODE BUG2202 WHEN YOU CHECKOUT.

AGE RANGE

As a guide this would be suitable for those aged 4-7 years. However those older than 7 are welcome to join us.

REFRESHMENTS

Tea and coffee, juice and healthy snacks will be provided.

TIMES

The workshop will run for approximately two and a half hours. 10am – 12.30pm

PARKING

There is free parking on site.

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.