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Thursday 18th October: Talk: 'The Undiscovered Country of the Nearby: Walking into Wandlebury'

West Road Concert Hall 11 West Road Cambridge CB3 9DP 19:15-20:15 add to google calendar
Join award-winning author Robert Macfarlane and local charity Cambridge Past, Present & Future, in a celebration of Cambridge's natural environment. Dr Macfarlane will discuss how the landscape of chalk grasslands and woodlands across the south of the city has influenced both his writing and wider culture in Cambridgeshire and beyond. Tickets are £10 (full price), £7 (concessions) and free for members of PPF. Book via Eventbrite here. All proceeds towards protecting Cambridge's green landscape. More...

Thursday 18th October: Solid wall insulation choices

St Barnabas Church, Mill Lane, CB1 2BD 19:30-21:30 add to google calendar
Solid wall insulation can transform a home but there are lots of choices. Internal versus external? Natural versus man-made? Come along and find out what's best for you. Our experts will help you make the right choice. The speakers are Jason Palmer - Author of Solid Wall Insulation, Tim Acheson - Green Hat Construction and Margaret Reynolds - Architect. Part of a series of five workshops making up Eco Homes for All - a month long festival of green ideas for home makers, incorporating Open Eco Homes. September 18th - October 18th. More...
From: Cambridge Carbon Footprint

Friday 19th October - Monday 22nd: Composting workshops

Storey's Field (19 Oct), Clay Farm Centre (20 Oct), East Barnwell (22 Oct) 19:00
Would you like to start composting at home but don't know how? National charity Garden Organic, in partnership with Cambridge City Council are offering free composting workshops for beginners to show you how easy it is to start and be successful. Once you've attended a workshop you'll be provided with information to access a subsidised compost bin and receive a copy of Garden Organic's Composting for Gardeners booklet, to help get you started. Also there will be three more workshops in other parts of the city in the spring. It's free - you can book here - scroll down for Trumpington and Abbey. Or contact David Garrett

Sunday 21st October: Nightingale Gardeners

Nightingale Garden 14:00-16:00 add to google calendar
Regular, sociable, volunteer-led gardening sessions.

Mostly flowers but some fruit and veg and a nature pond, bug hotels etc - we try to be sustainable and organic. In a fairly new community garden in a former bowling green in a corner of a City Council recreation ground/park, near Addenbrooke's Hospital.

We meet every Sunday and Monday afternoon - with Gardeners' Tea at 3. Regular volunteers can earn Tempo time credits.

Free. All welcome. Small cash donations to support the running costs of the garden are always very welcome.

An outdoor activity so weather dependent - check the garden website if you are travelling far. We are insured for only adult volunteering but sometimes we have some tasks suitable for children if they are closely supervised by parents etc. The park, on Nightingale Avenue (CB1 8SG), also has a good playground - and toilets. More...

Saturday 27th October: Abington Repair Cafe

The Abington Institute 10:00-13:00 add to google calendar
Repair Cafes match people who need help mending items - household appliances, electrical items, computers, mobile phones, jewellery, bicycles, garden tools, clothes and even books - with experienced repairers. Most things can be fixed, but there are no guarantees. It`s best to book a slot, but you might as well just drop in on the day, as there will be coffee and tea to make time fly whilst queuing.

The event is free; however, donations are very welcome.

To book a slot, please email us with as many details as you can find about you item to help the repairer assess it. More...

Sunday 28th October: Go wild for worms - in the garden

Nightingale Community Garden 13:00-16:00 add to google calendar
Half-term activity. Bring and share lunch from 1 to 2 - volunteers will be using some of the community garden's produce. Worm-themed fun from 2 to 4. Learn about worms and composting from Garden Organic's Master Composters. Part of RHS' Wild about Gardens festival. Free. All welcome. Small cash donations to support the running costs of the garden are always very welcome. An outdoor activity so weather dependent - check the garden website if you are worried. Volunteer led so parents etc need to stay with their children. A former bowling green in a City park - near to Addenbrooke's (Nightingale Avenue, CB1 8SG)- with a good playground and loos. More...
From: Nightingale Gardeners Group

Monday 29th October: Recital with a Conversation about Climate Change

Trinity College 20:30
Soprano Paula Downes and Pianist Clare Bullimore will be giving a Recital for ClimateKeys followed by a talk given by climate change expert Dr Hugh Hunt with retiring collections for Trinity College Music Society.

ClimateKeys is a series created by composer pianist Lola Perrin to stimulate conversations about Climate Change. Climate Change expert, Dr. Hugh Hunt will be speaking and facilitating an audience conversation, following a performance of music by world-renowned composer, Andrew Downes. Andrew Downes' music has been influenced by the Pueblo Indian belief that 'we are part of, and belong to the Earth, as opposed to the very aggressive materialistic ideas of the West in which the Earth and its resources are seen as belonging to us, allowing us to exploit it to its and our destruction' More...

Tuesday 30th October: Thermal Imaging Training

St Barnabas Church 19:30-21:30 add to google calendar
Thermal imaging vividly reveals where building is leaking heat.

These popular training sessions are for people wanting to borrow a CCF thermal imaging camera to examine their own homes, those of friends and others who've requested a survey. In the evening you'll learn how to use our two cameras and interpret their images. Then you can arrange to borrow them.

Free, but Booking Essential. More...

Saturday 3rd November: Cottenham Repair Cafe

Cottenham Community Centre Coffee Shop High Street Cottenham CB24 8RZ 10:00-14:00 add to google calendar
Repair Cafes match experienced repairers with people who need stuff fixing.

You can bring along the following to be repaired and to pick up repair skills: small household appliances and electrical items, computers, mobile phones, bicycles, clothes (clean clothes only please) and general bits and bobs. Booking is best, but you can just turn up on the day too. The repairers are experienced and can fix most things but there are no guarantees.

This is a free event. However, donations to cover venue hire and other costs are very welcome.

To book, please send us an email or give us a call at 01954 253903. Repair Cafes match experienced repairers with people who need stuff fixing. More...

Saturday 17th November: Sustainable Fashion Festival

St Barnabas Church 11:00-16:30 add to google calendar
A full day festival celebrating sustainable fashion. Featuring a giant clothes swap party, sewing themed Repair Cafe , sewing skillshares, hands- on upcycling and arts workshops, talks, innovators and sellers stalls, an interactive fashion show, DIY cosmetics workshops and more. Save the date! More...

Saturday 17th November: Talk: 'No Dig Gardening' with Charles Dowding

Botanic Garden, 1 Brookside CB2 1JE 19:00-20:30 add to google calendar
Join Charles, author and leading expert on Organic No Dig Gardening, for his advice on how to create healthy soil, reduce weeds and grow bumper harvests all year - without digging. This illustrated talk at the Botanic Garden will showcase Charles' creation of a productive garden, and ongoing trials at Homeacres in Somerset. Following the talk there will be an opportunity for questions and answers, to talk and to purchase books. More info about Charles here. Tickets are £10, booking here.

Monday 3rd December: Thermal Imaging Training

St Andrew's Hall, St. Andrew's Road 19:30-21:30 add to google calendar
Thermal imaging vividly reveals where a building is leaking heat.

These popular training sessions are for people wanting to borrow a CCF thermal imaging camera to examine their own homes, those of friends and others who've requested a survey. In the evening you'll learn how to use our two cameras and interpret their images. Then you can arrange to borrow them.

Free, but Booking Essential. More...

Wednesday 16th January: Thermal Imaging Training

St Andrew's Hall, St. Andrew's Road 19:30-21:30 add to google calendar
Thermal imaging vividly reveals where a building is leaking heat.

These popular training sessions are for people wanting to borrow a CCF thermal imaging camera to examine their own homes, those of friends and others who've requested a survey. In the evening you'll learn how to use our two cameras and interpret their images. Then you can arrange to borrow them.

Free, but Booking Essential. More...

Tuesday 12th February: Thermal Imaging Training

St Barnabas Church 19:30-21:30 add to google calendar
Thermal imaging vividly reveals where a building is leaking heat.

These popular training sessions are for people wanting to borrow a CCF thermal imaging camera to examine their own homes, those of friends and others who've requested a survey. In the evening you'll learn how to use our two cameras and interpret their images. Then you can arrange to borrow them.

Free, but Booking Essential. More...