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Courses are for suitable for all levels but are for job seekers, allowance claimants, income support claimants, employment support allowance claimants, incapacity benefit claimants, people claiming Universal Credit, and people in low paid temporary work only.
Nature Crafts Fridays 1pm-4.00pm 8th,15th,22nd September and 13th 20th October. Nature crafts offer a captivating bridge between artistry and the natural world, enabling us to capture and preserve its elegance in novel ways. Through techniques like natural cyanotype printing, flower pressing, and moss art, enthusiasts unlock an enchanting world where creativity meets the serenity of nature. We will engage with nature, fostering mindfulness and a deeper appreciation for the environment. These crafts not only invite us to slow down but also inspire conversations about sustainability and the importance of preserving Earth's treasures. In a world that often rushes by, nature crafts offer solace—a chance to intertwine imagination with the natural world's splendour. As we indulge in these timeless techniques, reminding ourselves of the artistry that resides both within us and the world around us. To book a place please complete this form. There will be a maximum of 8 spaces available. If you have any questions please contact Make and Mend Thursdays 1-4pm The sessions have a focus on making and mending – the kind of activities that you might get up to in your garden shed. The weekly session takes place in our fully equipped Boiler House woodworking workshop. During these sessions you will make household items like chopping boards, shelving, stools and tables. You will also be able to bring things from your home and shown how to repair them. Don’t worry if you have no previous experience in woodworking, there will be a trainer to help you through your projects. These sessions and all materials are provided for free! To register your interest please complete the following form here foraging well-being Wednesdays 10am-2pm Mushroom Growing and Biomaterials Wednesday 10am-2pm Find out how to grow your own delicious edible mushrooms at home! The course runs over 4 days and it consists of theoretical and practical parts. Participants can make their own mushroom bags to take home. New dates coming soon! To book a place on this course click here. skills you’ll learn more information For any more information please email or ring 0161 465 6954.
Green Skills Employability Courses Various dates
The main topics of the course include Fungi and their life cycle, Common growing techniques, growing mediums and their prep, cloning and transfer techniques, log cultivation, Intro to mycelium based materials
A variety of nature based skills and education, from mushroom growing to woodworking, to creating art from natural materials.
4th, 11th, 18th, 25th of October Mindful nature walk where you can learn foraging skills including safe identification of plants and fungi, how to process foraged goods, herbal medicine growing, foraging and processing. Whether you're a curious beginner or a seasoned explorer of the outdoors, this course offers a comprehensive and engaging introduction to fungi and tree identification. Our knowledgeable instructor, Ladislav, will guide you through an immersive learning journey that combines theory with practical application. During the course you will learn how to identify edible, poisonous, and unique mushrooms using key characteristics. Understand the ecological factors and habitats that foster different mushroom growth. Develop essential safety guidelines to ensure responsible foraging. Connect with fellow enthusiasts and share experiences in a vibrant learning community. To register your place on the course please complete the following form here Ecology Gardening On this practical course we’ll find out what it takes to grow and garden in harmony with nature by learning about three key themes: healthy soil, beneficial wildlife, and seed saving. We’ll try out different techniques and methods for ecological growing, from creating a ‘no dig’ vegetable bed to sowing a mini meadow. As part of the course, we’ll also visit Manchester’s first sky garden Castlefield Viaduct to see how the National Trust have created a place where both nature and people can thrive in the city. To register your place on the course please complete the following form here
Running for 8 weeks from 14th September until 2nd November
8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th November
Wednesday 1-4pm 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th October