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Down to Earth Hull – Discovery Workshops

By July 15, 2020Local News

Down to Earth Hull are launching a series of 10 Discovery Workshops which will begin later this month and run into spring 2021.

All workshops will be held at ‘The Plot’ – Down to Earth’s base, Edgecumbe St Allotments, Manvers Street, HU5 2HW

Each 2.5 hour workshop is designed to provide a practical introduction to a different topic, across a broad range of conservation and growing themes.

The sessions will be very much focused on hands-on learning and are open to adults of all ages and abilities. Light refreshments will be offered.

Tickets for each workshop will be priced at £10

They can be purchased through Eventbrite (opens in a new tab) or their Facebook page (opens in a new tab)

Dates and topics for the first range of sessions are:

Saturday 25th July – All You Can Eat in Three Square Feet 

An introduction to food growing in small spaces, including practical planting activity and learning about how to get the most from a minimal growing area.

Thursday 20th August – Natural Feeds and Pesticides 

An introduction to a variety of plants and materials that can be used to make homemade, chemical-free plant fertilisers and pesticides, including instruction on safe usage and the opportunity to make up some feeds and pesticides to take home.

Saturday 22nd August – Building Hedgehog Homes 

An opportunity to learn how to make a variety of different types of hedgehog home for your garden or allotment, including practical work to build homes for siting on The Plot and a look at what else we can do to support this fast-declining native species.

Saturday 19th September – Capturing the Outdoors through Photography 

An exploration of how we can connect with the outdoors by taking a more mindful and creative approach to choosing and capturing photographic subjects, including learning about some basic technical aspects of nature photography and the opportunity to submit photographs to a friendly competition.


In order to ensure participants’ safety Down to Earth Hull are adhering to the latest government coronavirus guidelines; this includes restricting numbers of attendees at sessions and ensuring physical distancing during activities. Initial sessions are restricted to 5 participants per session, though the group hope to be able to make more places available on future sessions, dependent on the developments around Covid-19.

For more information about the workshops and to book a place please use the Eventbrite link above.

For any general enquiries about Down to Earth Hull, please e-mail down-2-earth@outlook.com, send the group a message on their Facebook page (opens in a new tab) or call Karen on 07531191867 or Andy on 07936006452 for a friendly chat.

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