Farm Work Day – Sat 12th June, Vale Head Farm, Kinver

Community Supported AgricultureDate: Saturday 12th June, 10am – 3.30pm

Venue: Vale Head Farm, Compton Road, Kinver, DY7 5NJ

Call: 01384 351414 (Margy)  or email:

A work morning at Vale Head Farm. Please wear suitable footwear and clothing!  Bring & Share Lunch – to add to something in season provided by the farm.

A talk by guest speaker (Mark Harrison) about Community Supported Agriculture Continue reading “Farm Work Day – Sat 12th June, Vale Head Farm, Kinver”

Urban/small-space gardening one-day course – Sat 5th June

container gardeningDate: Saturday 5th June, 10am
Venue: Martineau Gardens, Birmingham (Directions)
Price: £60 (10% discount for Friends of LILI)

The course includes:

  • site analysis: soil structure and pH, size of space, orientation, micro-climate, measuring, drawing up a plan
  • choice of plants: vegetables suitable for small gardens, companion planting, wildlife-friendliness, productivity
  • containers: types, recycling, suitable plants, trees & shrubs, vegetables & herbs
  • maintenance: weed control, pruning, propagation, irrigation, mulching, pests & diseases, feeding
  • water gardens: sources of water, how to bring in light and sound, suitable plants, wildlife habitats

Free Home Energy Saving Workshop – Tues 25th May

Date: Tues 25th May
Time: 7 – 9pm
Venue: Elmfield School, Love Lane, Stourbridge, DY8 2EA

To reserve a place, please call Margy on 01384 351414 or Tony on 01384 379668, or email

Continue reading “Free Home Energy Saving Workshop – Tues 25th May”

Training on the planning system and your legal rights 7th – 9th May

Power Up 2010

It is a unique training weekend on the planning system and your legal rights to help you improve your local community.  Get the knowledge, confidence and contacts to use the system and make a difference where you live. You’ll leave feeling inspired and energized – ready to apply new skills to your local issues.

Dates: 7th– 9th May, St Albans (near London) Continue reading “Training on the planning system and your legal rights 7th – 9th May”

Permaculture 2 day course 31st July – 1st August

How to design sustainable places and lifestyles, with Angie Polkey, in liaison with Aberystwyth University

Dates : 31st  July – 1st August
Course fee : £50 – £40* (additional  £12 charge for meals provided)
Venue: Karuna Permaculture Project, Picklescott, Church Stretton, Shropshire

Free environmental training event 20th March

Global Action Plan is an environmental charity that runs a series of free training events across the country – the next free training event taking place on the 20th March in Birmingham

The purpose of the EcoTeams event is to train individuals to then go on and help train and guide community groups and others to reduce their environmental impact in a fun, educational and celebratory way. More info – along with some videos – can be found on the following website: