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Join us in the Workshop Space for some more inspirational sessions in 2017

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Here’s what we’ve got lined up so far:
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11.30am – Design you own outdoor kitchen
If you are longing for an outdoor kitchen in your garden or woodland then this work shop is for you. We go through different possibilities to set you on the path to your dream! We will consider which materials to use, where to build it, sun, shade, storage and what to include. This is an inspirational workshop with opportunities to chat, and work on a plan for your own garden or woodland. Bring paper and pencil.
By Trish MacCurrach

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12.30pm – How to spin using a drop spindle
See how to make a simple drop spindle and learn how to prepare and spin raw sheep's wool. This introduction is suitable for absolute beginners and improvers. This style of spinning is a basic ancient craft that enables you to make your own knitting / crocheting wool with little cost. Minimum of 12 participants by sign up and first come first serve.
Wiith Juley Howard
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1–2.30pm Debate to be held in the Main Tent
Click here for more details.
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1.30pm – Starting and running low budget community projects
With Larf, Coordinator of ‘The Willis Lane woodland Project’ a community ‘sustainable woodland management’ group and ‘The Willis Lane Sustainability Centre’ an ‘off-grid’ land based community project growing fruit and vegetables and hosting events.
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2.30pm – No Dig Gardening
Come and learn the benefits of no dig gardening: save time, save watering, fewer weeds, healthy plants and have fun being creative. Charles has practiced no dig for 35 years, in four different market gardens, and uses his wealth of experience to explain the options.
With Charles Dowding. Charles and Stephanie will be doing a book signing outside the Workshop Space after his talk.
View his new book
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3.30pm – Community Support Agriculture (CSA): A human approach to farming
Communities of members are supporting farms to grow their food. Find out why and how the CSA movement is presenting consumers with a radically different alternative to the existing food paradigm. Using Plotgate CSA as a local example, its founders will explain the thinking behind the movement.
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4.30pm – Compost - science, myth and magic
A 'hands on' session for composters both experienced and novice. Come and learn the essentials, share your tips, de-bunk the myths, get answers to common compost problems and find out how the magic of composting can become addictive!
With Kim Robinson, a compost champion from Carymoor Environmental Trust
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5.30pm – WWOOF
Meet WWOOF UK: Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms is a charity that links food growers and farmers with volunteers who want to learn more about sustainable living and lifestyles. This session will provide an opportunity for any current WWOOFers (as our volunteers are affectionately known) and Hosts to gather and share stories about their WWOOFing adventures, as well as get some hints and tips about improving their exchanges in the future. Potential hosts and volunteers welcome too!
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Workshops will run for approximately 45 minutes including Q&As. The Workshops Space is an extension of, and will be located next to, the Green Info Cafe where further information on similar topics will be available.

Please get in touch if you would like to provide a session.

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Above: Last year’s ‘Make Do and Mend’ Workshop
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