Big Dig Brum Launch 16th January

The Big Dig

Help the Big Dig happen in Birmingham

Are you interested in urban food growing, as an individual or part of a community group?

On the 16th January Big Dig Brum is holding a meeting at Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

As well as an opportunity to meet new groups, gather contacts and get ideas, the meeting will also include short presentations by local author and gardening journalist Alys Fowler and Dr Mike Hardman (Birmingham City University) on the need, importance and context of growing food in Birmingham.

The meeting has a number of aims:

  • To get together as many groups and individuals as possible who are interested in community growing in Birmingham
  • To provide networking opportunities between those groups and individuals
  • To set the context of urban food growing in the city and to learn from others
  • As part of Birmingham’s Participation in The Big Dig, to discover what individuals and groups want in terms of support, events and practical training over the next 12 months and beyond.

If you are an allotment group, a friends of parks group, a community allotment or grow site, or simply an individual wanting to get involved or start something new, then this is the meeting you can’t miss.

DETAILS OF THE MEETING

Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham. B15 3TR.

Start: 7.00pm

Directions to the Botanic Gardens.

For further information please contact theinnercitygarden@gmail.com or c.savage@bham.ac.uk

We look forward to seeing you there on the 16th January for what promises to be a valuable and interesting evening of debate, ideas and discussion.

If you can’t make the meeting watch this space for more information or visit growingbirmingham.org

There will be tweeting from @urbanvegwhg @BigDigBrum @innercitygarden

LAST CHANCE FOR 6 WEEK BEGINNERS BEEKEEPING COURSE STARTING 14TH JAN

bee entering hive with pollen harvest

Bee returns to the hive laden – COPYRIGHT BBKA

Beginners Guide to Bee Keeping – 6 weeks every Monday evening from 7.30-9 starting 14th January 2013 (£40)

This 6 week course will get you started with the absolute basics with practical and theoretical guidance to help you to keep your own bees.

For anyone interested in keeping bees, this is a very useful first step. Tutors: Norman and Noel from http://www.bbka.org.uk/local/birmingham/index.shtml Birmingham Beekeepers Association

ONLY A FEW REMAINING PLACES 

PLEASE CALL 0121 415 8668 OR EMAIL urbanveg@contacts.bham.ac.uk AND INCLUDE YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER SO WE CAN GET IN TOUCH AND BOOK YOU ON THIS WONDERFUL COURSE.