Green Living Centre
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What's On around Ipswich

If you know of an event in the Ipswich area relating to the environment or sustainability that's not currently in this list, please send details to info@greenlivingcentre.org.uk. Details of abbreviations can be found below.
Fresh local food: Join the Community-Supported Agriculture scheme at The Oak Tree Farm

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November 2014
Sat 22 November, 9:00am to 11:00am
Portal Woodlands, Martlesham [Map]
Met at the Education Area. Booking essential, please Email naturewatch.pwcg@martlesham.org.uk Website: http://pwcg.onesuffolk.net/
Sat 22 November, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Portal Woodlands, Martlesham [Map]
Meet at the Education Area. For details contact 01473 612632 Email pwcg@martlesham.org.uk Website: http://pwcg.onesuffolk.net/
Tue 25 November, 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Neutral Territory, Claydon Court, Old Ipswich Road, Claydon IP6 0AE [Map]
Tour of inspiring office refurbishments with founder of Neutral Territory, Richard Parker. Learn about the return on investment for: thermo-reflective insulation, ultra-efficient lighting, carbon offsetting, and more. Hear from the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership about the future of the green economy. Find out about opportunities for grants and loans worth up to £750,000 for energy e ...
Tue 25 November, 7:15pm to 9:00pm
Methodist Church Hall, Landseer Road, Ipswich, IP3 9LX [Map]
Veg in small spaces – Pauline Harper. Talk starts at 7.30pm. Meetings are free to members and guests are welcome at £2. We have a library, produce for sale, refreshments and are always ready for a friendly chat. 
Thu 27 November, 7:30pm
Holiday Inn, London Road, Ipswich, IP2 0UA [Map]
Ashley Gooding. Non-members welcome. Admission £2. Holiday Inn, London Road, Ipswich. Details from Phil Whittaker, oakbarn@hotmail.com Website: http://www.sogonline.org.uk/

December 2014
Sat 6 December, 10:00am to 1:00pm
Bibb Way, Ipswich [Map]
A joint work party with Ipswich Wildlife Group and the River Action Group along Alderman Canal and the River Gipping, maintaining footpaths and making these splendid waterways areas to be proud of. First Saturday morning of each month. Meet at Bibb Way alongside Alderman Road recreation ground. More information from Ray Sidaway 01473 259104. Website: http://www.greenlivingcentre.org.uk/iwg
Sat 6 December, 10:00am to 3:00pm
Purdis Heath [Map]
Purdis Heath Work Parties are held on the 1st Saturday of the month. Start at 10.00 and usually finish by 3pm, though people can come and go as they wish. Tools, tea and coffee provided. Bring gloves if you have them and lunch if staying all day. For further details contact Helen Saunders (helens919@gmail.com). It is useful to know how many volunteers there are likely to be, so if you're p ...
Sun 7 December, 8:30am
Church Road car park near Wash Lane, Kessingland [Map]
Meet at Church Road car park, near Wash Lane, Kessingland (Long walk possible.) Map Ref: TM533862. Leader Ashley Gooding. Tel. 01473 415651. Website: http://www.sogonline.org.uk/
Sun 7 December, 10:00am
Banters Barn Farm car park, Boyton [Map]
Meet at Banters Barn, Boyton. 3 hours, 4 miles. TM387475. Leader Stephen Marginson 01473 258791. Website: http://www.rspb.org.uk/groups/ipswich
Wed 10 December, 7:30pm
St Margaret's Primary School, Bolton Lane, Ipswich [Map]
By Robert Simper. We are delighted to welcome Robert once again, our local sailor and the author of many books on sailing craft and the East Anglian Coast. St Margaret's School Hall, Bolton Lane, Ipswich. Entrance £2.50. Details from Dave Munday 01473 217310 Website: http://www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org
Thu 11 December, 7:30pm
Sidegate Lane Primary School, IP4 4JD [Map]
With Tim Kenny, Group member, world traveller and birder extraordinaire. Sponsored by Ipswich Microwave Centre. Hosted by the RSPB local group at Sidegate Lane Primary School, Ipswich. Members £2 non-members £3. Details from Chris Courtney 01473 423213 Website: http://www.rspb.org.uk/groups/ipswich
Thu 11 December, 8:00pm to 11:00pm
76 St. Helens St, Ipswich, IP4 2LA [Map]
A chance for anyone interested in Environment issues to meet for a chat and a drink, and do a bit of networking. We're usually in the back room. Look out for the “Green Drinks” sign on the table. All welcome. We meet the second Thursday of each month, in The Dove Street Inn, 76 St. Helens St, Ipswich. IP4 2LA http://www.dovestreetinn.co.uk/ Contact: Steve Pritchard - 07724 004272
Sat 13 December, 9:30am
Daisy's Walk car park, Rendlesham Forest [Map]
Meet at Daisy's Walk car park (Long walk possible.) Map Ref: TM350502. Leader Steve Fryett. Tel. 01394 383413. Website: http://www.sogonline.org.uk/
Sat 13 December, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Holywells Park, Ipswich [Map]
What animals do to stay warm in winter & holiday celebration. If you're aged 6-12, you care about nature and the environment, and you want to explore your local wildlife, then come along to Ipswich Wildlife Watch. And bring your parents along too! Meet in front of the Stable Block, near the Cliff Lane entrance to the park. £1 per child. If you're interested in coming along or would like to ...
Sat 13 December, 10:00am to 1:00pm
Come and join the Friends of Belstead Brook Park (FoBBP) for a morning working in the fresh air in Belstead Brook Park (south-west Ipswich). For further details visit our website http://www.greenlivingcentre.org.uk/fobbp or email fobbp@greenlivingcentre.org.uk
Sat 13 December, 10:00am to 4:00pm
West Stow Anglo Saxon Village, West Stow [Map]
An introduction to timber frame construction and methods for repair. Demonstrations include repairing scarf joints, frame construction, peg making and hewing. Hands-on activities take you from sourcing trees to chiselling out mortices and using traditional tools. This workshop is part of a series of inspiring day schools in which you can learn how to look after heritage buildings through pres ...
Sun 14 December, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Portal Woodlands, Martlesham [Map]
Meet at the Education Area. For details contact 01473 612632 Email pwcg@martlesham.org.uk Website: http://pwcg.onesuffolk.net/
Tue 16 December, 10:00am
Soane St Entrance, Christchurch Park, Ipswich [Map]
Meet at Soane Street entrance TM165448. Leader Kathy Reynolds 01473 714839 Website: http://www.rspb.org.uk/groups/ipswich
Sun 21 December, 10:30am to 1:00pm
Spring Wood - stepped entrance [Map]
Join Ipswich Wildlife Group and Friends of Belstead Brook Park for a morning of work in Spring Wood. Park in the Bobbits Lane car park. Meet at the stepped entrance to the wood in Bobbits Lane. Third Sunday morning of each month. Details from Gerry Donlon 01473 726082 Website: http://www.greenlivingcentre.org.uk/iwg

January 2015
Sat 3 January, 10:00am to 1:00pm
Bibb Way, Ipswich [Map]
A joint work party with Ipswich Wildlife Group and the River Action Group along Alderman Canal and the River Gipping, maintaining footpaths and making these splendid waterways areas to be proud of. First Saturday morning of each month. Meet at Bibb Way alongside Alderman Road recreation ground. More information from Ray Sidaway 01473 259104. Website: http://www.greenlivingcentre.org.uk/iwg
Sat 3 January, 10:00am to 3:00pm
Purdis Heath [Map]
Purdis Heath Work Parties are held on the 1st Saturday of the month. Start at 10.00 and usually finish by 3pm, though people can come and go as they wish. Tools, tea and coffee provided. Bring gloves if you have them and lunch if staying all day. For further details contact Helen Saunders (helens919@gmail.com). It is useful to know how many volunteers there are likely to be, so if you're p ...
Thu 8 January, 8:00pm to 11:00pm
76 St. Helens St, Ipswich, IP4 2LA [Map]
A chance for anyone interested in Environment issues to meet for a chat and a drink, and do a bit of networking. We're usually in the back room. Look out for the “Green Drinks” sign on the table. All welcome. We meet the second Thursday of each month, in The Dove Street Inn, 76 St. Helens St, Ipswich. IP4 2LA http://www.dovestreetinn.co.uk/ Contact: Steve Pritchard - 07724 004272
Sat 10 January, 10:00am to 1:00pm
Come and join the Friends of Belstead Brook Park (FoBBP) for a morning working in the fresh air in Belstead Brook Park (south-west Ipswich). For further details visit our website http://www.greenlivingcentre.org.uk/fobbp or email fobbp@greenlivingcentre.org.uk
Sat 10 January, 10:00am to 4:00pm
West Stow Anglo Saxon Village, West Stow [Map]
Learn about coppicing and the use of coppice materials in building. Have a go at cleaving, dressing and fitting shingles and battens; preparing a greenwood bench; and constructing a wattle frame. This workshop is part of a series of inspiring day schools in which you can learn how to look after heritage buildings through presentations, demonstrations and hands-on activities at West Stow - see ...
Sun 18 January, 10:30am to 1:00pm
Spring Wood - stepped entrance [Map]
Join Ipswich Wildlife Group and Friends of Belstead Brook Park for a morning of work in Spring Wood. Park in the Bobbits Lane car park. Meet at the stepped entrance to the wood in Bobbits Lane. Third Sunday morning of each month. Details from Gerry Donlon 01473 726082 Website: http://www.greenlivingcentre.org.uk/iwg

February 2015
Sat 7 February, 10:00am to 1:00pm
Bibb Way, Ipswich [Map]
A joint work party with Ipswich Wildlife Group and the River Action Group along Alderman Canal and the River Gipping, maintaining footpaths and making these splendid waterways areas to be proud of. First Saturday morning of each month. Meet at Bibb Way alongside Alderman Road recreation ground. More information from Ray Sidaway 01473 259104. Website: http://www.greenlivingcentre.org.uk/iwg
Sat 7 February, 10:00am to 3:00pm
Purdis Heath [Map]
Purdis Heath Work Parties are held on the 1st Saturday of the month. Start at 10.00 and usually finish by 3pm, though people can come and go as they wish. Tools, tea and coffee provided. Bring gloves if you have them and lunch if staying all day. For further details contact Helen Saunders (helens919@gmail.com). It is useful to know how many volunteers there are likely to be, so if you're p ...
Thu 12 February, 8:00pm to 11:00pm
76 St. Helens St, Ipswich, IP4 2LA [Map]
A chance for anyone interested in Environment issues to meet for a chat and a drink, and do a bit of networking. We're usually in the back room. Look out for the “Green Drinks” sign on the table. All welcome. We meet the second Thursday of each month, in The Dove Street Inn, 76 St. Helens St, Ipswich. IP4 2LA http://www.dovestreetinn.co.uk/ Contact: Steve Pritchard - 07724 004272
Sat 14 February, 10:00am to 1:00pm
Come and join the Friends of Belstead Brook Park (FoBBP) for a morning working in the fresh air in Belstead Brook Park (south-west Ipswich). For further details visit our website http://www.greenlivingcentre.org.uk/fobbp or email fobbp@greenlivingcentre.org.uk
Sun 15 February, 10:30am to 1:00pm
Spring Wood - stepped entrance [Map]
Join Ipswich Wildlife Group and Friends of Belstead Brook Park for a morning of work in Spring Wood. Park in the Bobbits Lane car park. Meet at the stepped entrance to the wood in Bobbits Lane. Third Sunday morning of each month. Details from Gerry Donlon 01473 726082 Website: http://www.greenlivingcentre.org.uk/iwg
Tue 24 February, 7:15pm to 9:00pm
Methodist Church Hall, Landseer Road, Ipswich, IP3 9LX [Map]
Growing for Gold - Simon White. Growing for shows including the RHS shows. Talk starts at 7.30pm. Meetings are free to members and guests are welcome at £2. We have a library, produce for sale, refreshments and are always ready for a friendly chat. 

March 2015
Sat 7 March, 10:00am to 1:00pm
Bibb Way, Ipswich [Map]
A joint work party with Ipswich Wildlife Group and the River Action Group along Alderman Canal and the River Gipping, maintaining footpaths and making these splendid waterways areas to be proud of. First Saturday morning of each month. Meet at Bibb Way alongside Alderman Road recreation ground. More information from Ray Sidaway 01473 259104. Website: http://www.greenlivingcentre.org.uk/iwg
Sat 7 March, 10:00am to 3:00pm
Purdis Heath [Map]
Purdis Heath Work Parties are held on the 1st Saturday of the month. Start at 10.00 and usually finish by 3pm, though people can come and go as they wish. Tools, tea and coffee provided. Bring gloves if you have them and lunch if staying all day. For further details contact Helen Saunders (helens919@gmail.com). It is useful to know how many volunteers there are likely to be, so if you're p ...
Thu 12 March, 8:00pm to 11:00pm
76 St. Helens St, Ipswich, IP4 2LA [Map]
A chance for anyone interested in Environment issues to meet for a chat and a drink, and do a bit of networking. We're usually in the back room. Look out for the “Green Drinks” sign on the table. All welcome. We meet the second Thursday of each month, in The Dove Street Inn, 76 St. Helens St, Ipswich. IP4 2LA http://www.dovestreetinn.co.uk/ Contact: Steve Pritchard - 07724 004272
Sat 14 March, 10:00am to 1:00pm
Come and join the Friends of Belstead Brook Park (FoBBP) for a morning working in the fresh air in Belstead Brook Park (south-west Ipswich). For further details visit our website http://www.greenlivingcentre.org.uk/fobbp or email fobbp@greenlivingcentre.org.uk
Sat 14 March, 10:00am to 4:00pm
West Stow Anglo Saxon Village, West Stow [Map]
An introduction to the wonderful world of traditional renders – wattle and daub, earth, clay and lime. Demonstrations and lots of practical activities included. This workshop is part of a series of inspiring day schools in which you can learn how to look after heritage buildings through presentations, demonstrations and hands-on activities at West Stow - see http://www.orchardbarn.org.uk/Or ...
Sun 15 March, 10:30am to 1:00pm
Spring Wood - stepped entrance [Map]
Join Ipswich Wildlife Group and Friends of Belstead Brook Park for a morning of work in Spring Wood. Park in the Bobbits Lane car park. Meet at the stepped entrance to the wood in Bobbits Lane. Third Sunday morning of each month. Details from Gerry Donlon 01473 726082 Website: http://www.greenlivingcentre.org.uk/iwg

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