Rural Cooking Weekend


Event Description

Enjoy a day out with Game Preparation and Cooking Demonstrations by professional Forager Michael White, hedgerow walks with the Badger Bushcraft Company, Rural Craft, Food Stalls including the Wild Food Catering Company and stalls selling local and rural foods. Tractor Trailer Tours will be running all weekend and our Marketplace Shops, Butcher, Restaurant, Miniature Railway & Play Park will all be open too! As one of our smaller event days, the Rural Cooking Weekend is a fun day out and a chance to discover food that is right on your doorstep.

National Parks Week - ride the Breeze Bus to the South Downs for free


Event Description

This summer, South East families who dread car journeys with kids can try visiting the South Downs by Breeze Bus for free or half price, thanks to the South Downs National Park Authority, Brighton and Hove City Buses and Brighton and Hove City Council.

Families will be able to take in the views from the top of the Breeze Bus for free during National Parks Week (26th July – 4th August) and then half price for the rest of the summer by visiting and downloading their free or half price tickets.

Picture: © Fat Sands

Volunteer Management Training - London 2013

23/10/2013 10:00
23/10/2013 16:00

Event Description

Helping volunteers love you – your organisation and the role they play.

“Really interesting training day as we were kept active. Great to have time to reflect on this aspect of my job.”
Jo Carter (Natural England)

“Very useful and affirming – I feel as if I am on the right track!”
Lesley Tulitt (Buckinghamshire County Council)

“Very mind opening”
Roy Peterson (Stonewall)

“I'm now able to deal with difficult issues in useful and informative ways” -
Janice Atkinson (East Lancashire NHS Trust) Read more »

Traditional Crafts Weekend

20/07/2013 11:00
21/07/2013 16:00

Event Description

As well as being havens for wildlife, wetlands are also crucial for humans. For thousands of years, wetlands have provided the raw materials to feed, clothe and house people. Our traditional country crafts weekend celebrates this aspect of wetlands with a number of demonstrations relating to rural and wetland crafts.

Come along to see skilled professionals demonstrate their crafts and maybe even have a go at them yourself. You’ll also be able to buy some of their beautiful handmade crafts to take home. Read more »

Parent and child wildlife photography workshop

25/07/2013 10:00

Event Description

A practical and enjoyable day for budding young wildlife photographers (aged 8 or above) and their parents, to learn how to get great shots of wildlife.

Starting with an illustrated introductory session looking at composition, technique, fieldcraft and equipment, you will then head outside for practical session of nature photography.

This event is suitable for all skill levels and camera types (compact or SLR).

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Due to small course numbers there will be plenty of time for 1-2-1 tuition

The How To of Straw Bale Building - BIte size session

10/07/2013 17:00

Event Description

The Green Register, in partnership with Pollard Thomas Edwards architects, is pleased to announce a brand new, flexible route to Green Register membership through a series of bite size training sessions designed to give concise training at a time to suit busy working professionals.

Delegates can choose from a wide range of topics and can attend any number of sessions - the more you attend the closer you get to membership!

In this session Mark Saich of Green Building Solutions looks at The "how to" of Straw Bale Building... Read more »

Sustainable Beekeeping Course


Event Description

What you will learn:

  • Honey bee biology and ecology
  • How to handle bees
  • Being a bee-keeper ~ what is involved
  • About bees and plants
  • Making and building low-cost hives
  • Bee-keeping and sustainability
  • How to keep healthy bees

Strawberry Fair

29/06/2013 10:00
30/06/2013 17:00

Event Description

Included in the ticket price are:

Tours of the collection- Guided/Self-Guided)

Picnic Area- Bring a picnic and enjoy a selection of garden games. Sit back and relax in the sunshine with the whole family in our beautiful orchard picnic area.

Interactive Cooking Demonstrations- Learn, taste and take home recipes from these insightful demonstrations with talented cooks who will be baking and decorating wonderful summer foods throughout the whole weekend. Read more »

Environmental Sustainability in the Workplace

03/07/2013 10:00
03/07/2013 16:00

Event Description

A practical and comprehensive training day to help your organisation make real efficiency savings, engage with staff and stakeholders and improve the environmental impact of your workplace.

“Quick paced and fun approach to environmental sustainability with a group of knowledgeable professionals” Joan McGarvey (Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea)

“It was a useful overview of how to take action to improve environmental awareness and create change in the workplace” -Mark Pearson (Surrey Wildlife Trust)

“Very informative and enjoyable” Read more »

Introduction to Mosaic

23/06/2013 10:00
23/06/2013 16:00

Try out an ancient craft and discover your artistic flair. Relaxed, fun and creative, this is an ideal way to have a go at making your first piece of mosaic, with a wetland flower design. You will learn the basics of design, preparation, cutting, sticking and grouting. You will then be able to take away your mosaic and display your new skill. Read more »

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