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
July 2014
Fri 25 July, 9:30am to 4:00pm
Orchard Barn, Far Ringshall, IP14 2LY [Map]
Learn new skills and build your confidence. Come to one or more of our four “workshop” days where you can develop the makings of a new hobby. With Roger Woolsey, Cheryl Challis, Chris Perkins and Melvin Barker These courses are intended for those with no previous skills or experience and the emphasis is on group participation and having fun. Please book your place, £ Donations to OBee C ...
Sat 26 July, 9:30am to 4:00pm
Orchard Barn, Far Ringshall, IP14 2LY [Map]
Learn new skills and build your confidence. Come to one or more of our four “workshop” days where you can develop the makings of a new hobby. With Roger Woolsey, Cheryl Challis, Chris Perkins and Melvin Barker These courses are intended for those with no previous skills or experience and the emphasis is on group participation and having fun. Please book your place, £ Donations to OBee C ...
Sat 26 July, 11:00am to 3:00pm
The People's Community Garden, Maidenhall Allotments, Halifax Road [Map]
Maidenhall Allotments and Community Garden, Halifax Road is the venue where you can enjoy food and drink from local producers and from around the world, music and dancing, craft stalls including habitat box building with Ipswich Wildlife Group and tour the community garden site. More information from Sam Thurlow sam@activlives.org.uk 01473 261112 Website: http://activlives.org.uk/
Sun 27 July, 10:30am
Prior Oak, Leiston Road, Aldeburgh [Map]
An invitation from BC member Mrs Trudie Willis, to visit her 10 acre garden, including a Buddleia and Honeysuckle collection. Meet and park at Prior's Oak, Leiston Road, Aldeburgh (B1122 Leiston to Aldeburgh Road). Map Ref: TM452591. Contact: Peter Maddison 01473 736607 Website: http://www.suffolkbutterflies.org.uk/
Tue 29 July, 9:30am to 4:00pm
Carlton Marshes, Carlton Colville [Map]
A biological recording event organised by Suffolk Naturalists' Society and hosted by SWT at Carlton Marshes Nature Reserve. Recorders will be on hand to help you identify a wide range of wildlife species. Map Ref: TM509920. Booking essential: Suffolk Wildlife Trust 01473 890089 Website: http://www.sns.org.uk/
Wed 30 July, 10:30am
Holywells Park, Ipswich [Map]
An indoor training session in the morning at St Lukes Church Hall, Cliff Lane, Ipswich A practical butterfly watching session will follow. Enrol in advance with Rob Parker Map Ref: TM174432 - parking available in adjacent streets (none at church). Contact: Rob Parker 01284 705476 Website: http://www.suffolkbutterflies.org.uk/

August 2014
Fri 1 August, 9:30am to 4:00pm
Orchard Barn, Far Ringshall, IP14 2LY [Map]
If you're interested in Natural Building, you'll love this 1-day course. With Sarah Partridge. Cost £59. Please email sarah@orchardbarn.org.uk to book your place or for more information, or phone 01473-658193 or 077660-54042. Website: http://www.orchardbarn.org.uk/Orchard_Barn_Natural_Building_course.htm
Sun 3 August, 11:00am
Purdis Heath, Ipswich [Map]
A walk around the heath for Grayling and other summer butterflies and moths. Map Ref: TM 213425 Contact: Sharon Hearle 01638 731648 Website: http://www.suffolkbutterflies.org.uk/
Fri 8 August, 9:30am to Sat 9 August, 4:00pm
Orchard Barn, Far Ringshall, IP14 2LY [Map]
Very different to carpentry, greenwood work involves gentle shaping and shaving. Natural materials vary widely and there is always scope for creativity and expression in your projects. Everyone can learn the basic techniques and use the simple, traditional hand tools involved. These courses are intended for those with no previous skills or experience and help is at hand to ensure you complete ...
Sat 9 August
Orford [Map]
Permits have been reserved for 12 joint SOG/RSPB members. Leader John Grant. For further details and to reserve your place contact Jean Garrod 01473 723264. Website: http://www.sogonline.org.uk/
Sat 9 August, 8:30am
Searsons Farm, Trimley [Map]
Meet at Searsons Farm, Cordys Lane, Trimley St Martin. 5hrs. 8miles. TM277357. Leader Stephen Marginson 01473 258791. Website: http://www.rspb.org.uk/groups/ipswich
Sat 9 August, 10:00am to 1:00pm
Ellenbrook Meadow [Map]
Belstead Brook Park - Join the Friends of Belstead Brook Park, Greenways, Ipswich Wildlife Group and others to help build new homes for a wide range of species to improve the corridor between Stone Lodge Park and Ellenbrook Meadow in Belstead Brook Park. At Ellenbrook Meadow (opposite the old bus turning circle on Ellenbrook Road) - come and build bird boxes, hedgehog houses, insect towers and ...
Sun 10 August, 10:00am to 3:00pm
Lackford Lakes, Lackford [Map]
A Suffolk Wildlife Trust wildlearning course at Lackford Lakes reserve Cost £21.50 for BC members. Map Ref: TL800708. See SWT website Website: http://www.suffolkbutterflies.org.uk/
Thu 14 August, 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
Fri 15 August, 9:30am to 4:00pm
Orchard Barn, Far Ringshall, IP14 2LY [Map]
Learn how to work with coppiced hazel and locally dug clay. With Sarah Partridge. Intermediate to advanced level courses delivered by our experienced master craftsmen, providing IHBC accreditation and available to contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Booking essential. Cost £95. Please email sarah@orchardbarn.org.uk to book your place or for more information, ...
Sat 16 August, 10:30am to 12:30pm
Carlton Marshes, Carlton Colville [Map]
Flower studded marshes drained by a system of dykes and grazed by cattle in summer create a paradise for wildlife, including hobby, marsh harrier, water vole and water soldier. Warden Matt Gooch, who spoke to the group on March 19th, will be our guide. £3.00 donation to SWT. Bring binoculars if you have them. Post code NR33 8HU Map Ref. TM508920 Booking essential - contact Leigh Williamson l ...
Sat 16 August, 8:00pm to 9:45pm
Holywells Park, Ipswich [Map]
Organised by the Friends of Holywells Park. Website: http://www.holywellspark.org.uk/
Sat 30 August, 9:30am to 4:00pm
Orchard Barn, Far Ringshall, IP14 2LY [Map]
Very different to carpentry, greenwood work involves gentle shaping and shaving. Natural materials vary widely and there is always scope for creativity and expression in your projects. Everyone can learn the basic techniques and use the simple, traditional hand tools involved. These courses are intended for those with no previous skills or experience and help is at hand to ensure you complete ...

September 2014
Tue 2 September, 9:30am to Wed 3 September, 4:00pm
Orchard Barn, Far Ringshall, IP14 2LY [Map]
If you're interested in learning Traditional Carpentry and on a live renovation project, you'll love this course. Project: Making and hanging brace and ledge doors using locally sourced and milled boards, All students will gain an understanding of, and practice in: * Assessment and preparation of air-dried oak planks. * Use of a range of traditional hand tools - saws, chisels, planes. * How ...
Sat 6 September, 9:30am to 4:00pm
Orchard Barn, Far Ringshall, IP14 2LY [Map]
An introduction to carpentry for complete beginners. Learn about basic tools and practice using them while constructing your own sawhorse, and take home the knowledge to complete your own projects in the home and garden. With Tom Castell. Cost £59. Register your interest: P: 01473-658193 M: 077660-54042 E: sarah@orchardbarn.org.uk Website: http://www.orchardbarn.org.uk/Orchard_Barn_courses.htm
Thu 11 September, 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
Tue 16 September, 7:00pm
Bungay Community Centre, Upper Olland Street, Bungay, NR35 1BE [Map]
£5 for 2 courses of delicious local seasonal food, book via the website www.sustainablebungay.com This event is part of the Transition Suffolk 30-mile Food Challenge - see http://30milefood.transitionipswich.org.uk
from the Transition Ipswich events programme
Mon 22 September, 9:30am to Wed 24 September, 4:00pm
Orchard Barn, Far Ringshall, IP14 2LY [Map]
Perfect for homeowners, builders, architects or surveyors, this 3-day course include talks, demonstrations, discussions, and some practical hands-on experience. You will learn from master craftspeople how to tackle basic timber frame, wattle and daub, lath and plaster, lime mortar repointing in brick and flint walls, and clay lump repairs. As well as how to tackle the issue of damp in a home. ...
Tue 30 September, 9:30am to 4:00pm
Orchard Barn, Far Ringshall, IP14 2LY [Map]
This course will enable you to understand traditional carpentry joints, make an informed choice of timber, use authentic hand tools and undertake an analysis of repair strategy. The course is designed for homeowners, builders, architects, surveyors or anyone with an interest in learning how to preserve timber frame buildings. With Rick Lewis Intermediate to advanced level course delivered by ...

October 2014
Thu 9 October, 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 18 October, 11:00am to 2:00pm
Holywells Park, Ipswich [Map]
Organised by the Friends of Holywells Park. Website: http://www.holywellspark.org.uk/

November 2014
Thu 13 November, 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

ABBREVIATIONS

  • BBP - Belstead Brook Park
  • CSV - Community Service Volunteers
  • EPP - Environment Protection Panel
  • FoBBP - Friends of Belstead Brook Park
  • FoHP - Friends of Holywells Park
  • IDNHS - Ipswich & District Natural History Society
  • IOGG - Ipswich Organic Gardeners' Group
  • IWG - Ipswich Wildlife Group
  • LETS - Local Exchange & Trading System
  • MCG - Martlesham Conservation Group
  • PWCG - Portal Woodlands Conservation Group
  • RAG - River Action Group
  • SNS - Suffolk Naturalists' Society
  • SOG - Suffolk Ornithologists’ Group
  • SWT - Suffolk Wildlife Trust
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