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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.

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.

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

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.

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Uttoxeter is set to get it’s first eco shop

The shop is the latest offering at Globe’s eco centre on the Bramshall Road, located on site at the Strawberry Garden Centre. The eco shop opens the doors to the public on Wednesday 3rd April and will host a variety of sustainable home and personal care products. Customers will also be able to  bring their own containers and top up on items from shampoo to washing up liquid to dry food items such as pasta, flour and even locally made chocolate.

The shop will also be selling Litterbug products created on site at Globe’s very own craft workshop made by volunteer recycling champions. Every product is created from sustainable, recycled plastic that would have otherwise remained as litter or waste headed for landfill or incineration. Litterbug products will include clocks, clipboards, bowls and much more.

Globe Founder, Kate Copeland said “We are so pleased to be launching Uttoxeter’s first eco shop, We are working with a range of fantastic suppliers and artists to make this possible, including Roots Larder, who will now have a permanent stock at the shop.

“The eco shop will open on Wednesday with a smaller stock, that will gradually be built up for our official launch event on Good Friday. We hope to bring our community easy access to sustainable products and also support and guidance for achieving a more eco-friendly lifestyle.

“We are also proud to sell our hand-crafted products from our Litterbug workshop, no two items are the same and each product helps to keep plastic from polluting our environment. All profits generated from the shop we be reinvested in our community to help support environmental education programmes.”

Suppliers to the shop include NJ Clay a local artist and Roots Larder an established mobile shopping experience who is also opening another permanent location in Stafford.

Nigel Evans, Roots founder added “After providing a mobile shop service at the Uttoxeter Makers Market, I’m pleased to be now working with the Eco Centre and helping the community access a range of environmentally friendly products and ethically sourced whole foods. It’s exciting to be part of a great initiative that supports and engages residents and makes a huge impact at a local level.”

Globe is inviting local residents to come down and see all that the shop and eco centre have to offer at the official shop launch event on 19th April (Good Friday), the festivities will start at 2pm and guests will be able to enjoy a sparkling reception and have access to peruse the full range of products.

For more information about the shop, including opening times and product range, please visit globefoundation.org.uk/eco-shop