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The Carbon Classroom

In July 2013 we were awarded a Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) grant to develop our 'Carbon Classroom' project. We supported local residents and communities to tackle climate change by reducing personal and collective carbon footprints. Throughout 2014 and 2015 we did lots of things to help people grow more of their own food; reduce the amount of food they waste; make better buying choices to reduce food miles and make more of their own compost. Although the CCF funded project has now finished, The Carbon Classroom continues to offer support and advice, hosts onsite visits and runs workshops and training throughout Shetland.

Training Courses and Workshops available in 2018

Growing in your Polycrub one day courses:

- Learn how to grow plants in a polycrub environment
- Gain Knowledge on how to manage your polycrub
- Gain skills to make the best use of your polycrub throughout the year

Course includes: how to plan your growing space; ground preparation and soil management; how to plan the undercover growing year; the all-important aspects of watering, ventilation and temperature control; hints and tips on growing specific vegetable varieties; pest and disease prevention and solutions. The course will also touch on plant propagation, extending the season and overwintering plants.

10th February - Mid Yell Junior High School - 10am - 4.30pm
17th February - Cunningsburgh Hall - 10am - 4.30pm
3rd March - Sullom Hall - 10am - 4.30pm


All full day course places £50 inc. VAT. Includes all course materials, handouts, tea, coffee and biscuits. Booking essential. Minimum of 10 participants needed for the course to go ahead. Click on the relevant course link below to book, or see the events section on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/turriefield or contact Penny at Transition Turriefield: turriefield@btinternet.com, 01595 870272

Introduction to Polytunnel Growing SCF one day course

- Understand different types of tunnels and how to choose what is best for you and your site
- Learn about bed layout and ground preparation and soil management
- Gain skills to manage your undercover growing environment

Similar to the Growing in Your Polycrub course but some time will be spent on types of tunnel, and site requirements.

24th March -Transition Turriefield site, Sandness - 9.30am - 5.30pm

This course is run through the Scottish Crofting Federation and is subsidised. Course places £40. Booking essential. Minimum of 10 participants needed for the course to go ahead. Please book through SCF: training@crofting.org or by phone on 01854 612220

Half-day workshops
Composting

This workshop looks at the science behind the art of making good compost. What helps it work and why it sometimes doesn’t. Compost bin options; troubleshooting; composting without a garden.

24th February - Composting - Staney Hill Hall - 9.30am - 1pm

Extending the season

Have fresh home grown produce all year round. Explore what the growing season is; learn how to keep growing for longer; best crops for overwintering.

24th February - Extending the Growing Season - Staney Hill Hall - 2pm - 5.30pm

Workshops £30 each inc. VAT or do both for £50. Includes all course materials, handouts, tea, coffee and biscuits. Booking essential. Minimum of 10 participants for each workshop to go ahead. Click on the relevant course link below to book or see the events section on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/turriefield, or contact Penny at Transition Turriefield: turriefield@btinternet.com 01595 870272

2018 Training and workshops booking links:
 

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Date

Title

Venue

Time

Booking Link

10th February

Growing in Your Polycrub

Mid Yell Junior High School

10am - 4.30pm

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/growing-in-your-polycrub-tickets-40935402892

17th February

Growing in Your Polycrub

Cunningsburgh Hall

10am - 4.30pm

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/growing-in-your-polycrub-cunningsburgh-tickets-41014916720

24th February

Composting

Staney Hill Hall

9.30am - 1pm

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/composting-workshop-tickets-40939185205

24th February

Extending the Growing Season

Staney Hill Hall

2pm - 5.30pm

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/extending-the-growing-season-tickets-40939410880

24th February

Combined Composting & Extending the Growing Season

Staney Hill Hall

9.30am - 5.30pm

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/composting-extending-the-season-day-tickets-40939589414

3rd March

Growing in Your Polycrub

Sullom Hall

10am - 4.30pm

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/growing-in-your-polycrub-sullom-tickets-40968338403

24th March

Introduction to Polytunnel Growing

Transition Turriefield site, Sandness

9.30 - 5.30pm

training@crofting.org

Please get in touch if you would like to know more about what we do. Details can be found on our contact page.