Malvern Enviro Week 2019

We will be holding our second #MalvernEnviroWeek from 14 - 20 October 2019 and there will be plenty for you to get involved in. Keep updated with the latest environmental information on the week by registering for our email newsletters.

Greener Living Far 0 19 October 2019

 

There will be free workshops, demonstrations, talks, walks and stalls offering advice and information. Activities include:

Marketplace

A range of stalls offering advice and information on making simple and cost effective changes to help reduce our impact on the planet. There will also be woodland craft demonstrations from Malvern Community Forest throughout the event.

Free Tree Tour Malvern's Marvellous Trees 

Join Mike on Saturday 19 October for a free tour of some of the oldest trees in Malvern, followed by a free hot drink. Booking essential: Tree Tour Malvern Marvellous Trees (will take you to Eventbrite website) 30 places available.

Free Talk: Agro-ecology - Soil, the secret weapon in the fight against climate change?

Saturday 19 October - For students of all ages, come along to this fascinating talk about agroecology - how maximising soil carbon helps to reverse climate breakdown and what you can do about it, by Jenna Higgins.

About Jenna: Jenna studied countryside management in college and specialised in arboriculture at University.  She was an arboricultural consultant before completing an apprenticeship in coppice crafts and woodland management. Along the way she continued to further her studies, learning about permaculture and how humans can live a low impact existence and trees could be incorporated within food growing systems and agriculture.

Following an illness, Jenna adopted an organic and nutrient rich diet and her passion for nature and sustainable land management only intensified and she began to focus more on agriculture and how humans could feed themselves sustainably and she began to learn more about farming methods that helped to rebuild soil, called agroecology.

Jenna has spent time volunteering on organic farms that use agroecological and regenerative principles and she currently works as a gardener, applying these principles.

There will be plenty of time for questions at the end of the talk.

Free fair-trade hot drinks for everyone attending the talk.

Please book in advance by clicking here (will take you to Eventbrite website) 

For further information on agroecology visit www.agroecologyfund.org/

20 places available.

Rag Rug Making Workshop

 

A FREE 1 hour workshop teaching you the basic techniques involved with making your very own rag rug.

This workshop is being provided by Malvern Country Market. Your tutor, Philippa, will teach you the techniques needed to create a vibrant rag rug. You will be able to practise on a hessian square that you can take away at the end of the workshop.

Rag rugs are a great way of using up unwanted clothes, that may not be good enough for the charity shop. What's even better is that once your rag rug has lived a long, happy life it can be composted.

A £5 fully refundable deposit is required to confirm your booking. Once you have signed in at the workshop, the £5 will be refunded in full.

You can book a maximum of two places per person by visiting Malvern Tourist Information Centre, located on Church Street next to the Lyttelton Well, WR14 2AY (open Mon - Sat, 10am - 5pm). CASH ONLY please.

20 places available.

Suitable for all ages but must be accompanied by an adult if under 16 years old.

To find out more about Malvern Country Market, visit their Facebook page @malverncountrymarket or visit them. The Market runs every Friday morning, 9am - 12pm at the Lyttleton Rooms, Church Street, Malvern.

Community Litterpicks

We will be organising a number of litterpicks as part of the week.  Please email engagement@malvernhills.gov.uk if you would like to get involved or organise your own community litterpick.  We can loan out equipment to any groups or organisations that have public liability cover.

 

Calling all budding photographers

View by Suga LoafResidents are being urged to take part in a special photography challenge to celebrate our wonderful environment.

Amateur photographers across the Malverns are being encouraged to share their best photos of the district including anything from the stunning landscapes and rich heritage to wildlife and people enjoying the environment.

The top ten photographs will be framed and exhibited at the Great Malvern Priory for three weeks in November/December, as well as shared on the official council and Visit the Malverns social media pages.

View from the Sugar Loaf by S Lampitt (Winner, 2018)

Photographs can be submitted by sharing them to social media and tagging us in on Twitter: @MalvernHills_DC, Instagram: malvernhillsdistrictcouncil and Facebook: @MalvernHillsUK with the hashtag #MalvernEnviroWeek2019. Anyone not on social media can submit them by emailing engagement@malvernhills.gov.uk

The closing date for entries is 5pm on Monday 4 November 2019.

 

Full terms and conditions for the photography competition:

  1. All submissions must be your own photographs, they must be good quality and include the location and a caption that starts with ‘#MalvernEnviroWeek2019’. You can tag Malvern Hills District Council as many times as you like but if you are emailing your images, entries are limited to five per person and should be sent as jpegs.
  2. Submissions must allow for Visit the Malverns and Malvern Hills District Council to share photographs freely, including, but not limited to: social media, websites, email newsletters and promotional material. 
  3. By submitting your photograph/s you are confirming that you have the permission of any individuals featured in the photograph, or that of their parent/guardian if under 16 years of age, for their image to be used by Malvern Hills District Council in our media (as listed in above in point 2).
  4. If you are under 16 years of age, please ask a parent or guardian to make the submission on your behalf, but state that it is your work in their caption or email.
  5. Entrants must not be professional photographers.
  6. Images must not be digitally enhanced or manipulated.
  7. The welfare of wildlife is of greater importance than the photograph itself. Please take care to avoid damage to the environment in the process of your photography.
  8. If emailing your images, please note that Malvern Hills District Council will not pass your personal details on to any third party; however your details may be retained in accordance with Data Protection law.


Upton Bridge

Upton bridge by R Probert (Winner, 2018)