Introduction to Permaculture course starts June 24th
One of the principles of permaculture is to make sure everything has multiple functions. The picture shows us planting a willow hedge. The willow will provide nectar and pollen for the bees, and act as a wind break, and divert the bees flight path away from the communal polytunnel nearby and it will looks nice.
12pm Saturday 10th June - 12pm Sunday 11th
Hobsons Brook is the wonderful local watercourse, and is also an important green lung of Cambridge. But it's under acute pressure as the city grows. The Bioblitz is 24 hours of finding as many species as possible, to build a snapshot of the wildlife in the area.
We will have a stall so do come and see us, and even better give us a hand! If you can help man the stall for a few hours please fill in this doodle poll and contact Nicola (if she does not already know you).
The current coordinator has moved further out of town, so we're looking for a new coordinator to help shape the garden over the next year or two.
There is a dedicated team of locals who do their best to keep everything looking nice. So far, we've focused on fruit trees and bushes, vegetables, and flowers, while maintaining a grassy area in the middle for picnics and bonfires. Where possible, we've tried to follow permaculture principles.
If you might be interested in taking this on, please contact Sarah for a chat.
One of the largest sources of greenhouse emissions is the way we get out energy. Through actions like reducing energy consumption, purchasing more efficient equipment and installing renewable energy infrastructure, we can move towards a low carbon future. Here are some suggestions from energy group members on what can be done to save energy.
The energy group meets monthly for discussions on energy related topics and everyone is invited. Also there is lots of advice on our web pages here.
As many of you know, we run on a shoe-string budget, and we generally find that we can do a lot with very little money at all.
However, there are some basic costs we have to meet each year, and we'd be very grateful for your donations.
We have set up a local giving account as an easy way to donate, or you can donate via bank transfer or cheque (details here). Donating via Local Giving means that your donation can also have Gift Aid applied. Thank you!
Are you a budding photographer, journalist or event coordinator? Have a few hours to help out and meet great people like you? We always have opportunities for you to get involved over here on our volunteering page. If you want to get involved, have a volunteer opportunity you want to advertise or have heard about and want to share with the community, simply e-mail us