Get Your Hands Dirty/Sowing Seeds event Leeds

Summary information

The event will start at the farm's inspirational EpiCentre, itself an example of sustainability and minimal impact. The day at Meanwood Valley Urban Farm includes a chance to find out about the Co-op and its farms, local organisations who can help you 'tread lightly' and a tour of the farm.

There's a choice of two from four one-hour workshops. Lunch is provided by the Farm's kitchen and includes produce from the farm.

Morning workshops
· An Introduction to Bee-Keeping (Tim Harberd, Beekeeper at Meanwood Valley Urban Farm)
· An Introduction to Country Wines: In this session we will look at the how to make wine, what equipment you need and other considerations to get you on the way to never buying wine again. Samples to try. (Suzi High)

Afternoon workshops
· An Introduction to Medicinal Plants: Using readily available plants to make simple remedies. Take away a sample preparation. (Annwen Jones)
· An Introduction to Poultry Keeping: The workshop will cover environment - housing etc; health; feeding, bedding and watering; disposal; re-stocking/buying chickens. It includes the opportunity to handle various fancy breeds and see a modern laying flock. (Ian Garlic, Meanwood Valley Urban Farm)

Book your free place
To book on-line use the link below. Due to a limit on numbers for each event, booking is on a first come, first served basis. Therefore your booking is not guaranteed until you receive a confirmation email.

Sturdy boots and appropriate outdoor clothing are recommended.

Booking and further information
0161 275 9725
Cost: 
Free
Dates and Times
Dates: 
Wednesday, 28 September, 2011
More dates and times information: 
9:30am - 3:30pm