The underlying theme of our Workshops programme is how to beat the recession, and be more sustainable at the same time.
We're in the p[rocess of planning the schedule for the coming autumn and winter, but for a flavour, here's the workshops we ran last year ...
BASIC COOKERY SKILLS:
SUNDAY AFTERNOONS, 2-4PM
29th SEPTEMBER - Nine Ways to Cook an Egg
13th OCTOBER - Cooking with Cheese
27th OCTOBER - Soups and Stews
10th DECEMBER - Cooking for Kids
24th DECEMBER - Finger Food
89th DECEMBER - Cooking for Christmas
12th JANUARY - Pies & Pasties
26th JANUARY - Cooking with Pasta
9th FEBRUARY - Rice, Cous cous etc
23rd FEBRUARY - Microwave Cooking
9th MARCH - Vegan Cooking
23rd MARCH - Bread-Making (2-5pm)
GROW YOUR OWN FOOD:
SUNDAY AFTERNOOONS, 2-3:30PM(ish)
6th October - Preparing the Ground
19th JANUARY - Winter Pruning
16th FEBRUARY - Constructing Cloches
16th MARCH - Cuttings, Container Growing
13th APRIL - Sowing Seeds, Water Collecting
18th MAY - Potting on, Planting out, Pests & Weed Control
15th JUNE - Composting & Liquid Feeds
7th NOVEMBER - RAG RUGS
5th DECEMBER - HAND SEWN PATCHWORK
23rd JANUARY - 'STITCH' - repair, alter and decorate clothing
20th MARCH - KNITTING, CROCHET & DARNING
28th SEPTEMBER - ENERGY SAVING IN THE HOME
23rd NOVEMBER - MAKE YOUR OWN TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS
Still to come:
13th JULY - Fruit Pruning, or maybe something different ...
10th AUGUST - Mulching, Green Manures
14th SEPTEMBER - Sowing Winter Veg
12th OCTOBER - Hedging and Windbreaks
And we also plan to run sessions on JAMS & JELLIES and PICKLES & CHUTNEYS - dates to be confirmed.
All our workshops are free, but we do ask for a donation to help towards our costs.