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Welcome to the third

h.Energy – sustainable Herefordshire week! It gives me great pleasure to introduce h.Energy week 2012. h.Energy continues to grow and flourish with an even greater number and diversity of events than ever before. Incredibly there will be over 100 events for the first time each of which is dedicated to telling a story of progress, innovation, ingenuity and collaboration in making a difference within Herefordshire. The week’s events will showcase many aspects of sustainable Herefordshire and includes businesses, farms, schools, and the public sector, as well as residents, community groups, conservation projects and churches. It shows that the commitment to live and work more sustainably is being taken on board across the county and is now becoming an integral way of life in Herefordshire. By drawing on the experiences of h.Energy week communities throughout Herefordshire can become stronger and more resilient, making them better able to cope with the ongoing economic uncertainty and concerns about fuel prices and scarcity. h.Energy offers individuals and groups a chance to share, learn, and see in action, a wide range of sustainable initiatives that they can then bring into their own home and work lives to work towards a happier, healthier and more sustainable Herefordshire. I would like to thank the organisers, sponsors, participants and, last but not least, you for your interest in being part of transforming our county’s approach to creating a sustainable environment. Prepare to be inspired, to challenge and think big as together we will make a difference.

Russell B Hamilton Cabinet Member, Environment, Housing & Planning

Greenearth Energy – sponsor of h.Energy 2012 Greenearth Energy has been established for over 10 years! We fitted our first solar hot water panel in Herefordshire in 2002. In 2003/4 the UK’s PV industry started to gain some momentum and Greenearth was one of the first companies in the county to install a grid connected PV system. 2004 also saw our first wind turbine go up in Bridgend and our first biomass boiler installation. Since then we have fitted over 5MWp of Solar Panels around Herefordshire, Wales and the South West. That’s more than 25,000 panels – enough to power 1000 houses! We believe this makes us the largest PV installer in Herefordshire and the surrounding counties – by a large margin! At Greenearth Energy we look at the whole picture, working together with our customers to select and install the right renewable energy system for their requirements. We supply and install Solar PV, Solar Hot Water, Biomass, Heat Pumps and Wind Turbines. We also offer a ‘whole house’ solution which includes rainwater harvesting, heat recover and eco-electrics. For more information see: www.greenearthenergy.co.uk Look out for our logo to see which h.Energy events are Greenearth installations:

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.Energy week

A guide to

Local food Access to fresh healthy food in Herefordshire should be easy given our rural environment and long history of agriculture. Growing our own fruit and vegetables and buying locally avoids energy usage – for example by avoiding long-distance transportation of food. hEnergy shines a light on local food, and highlights links with health, fitness and the local economy.

This year we have over 100 events all around the county, covering all aspects of sustainability. We have developed a set of icons showing which sustainability elements will be featured at each event. Explanations are below.

See www.herefordshirefoodlinks.org.uk for a directory of local food.

Sustainable communities

Enjoy the week!

This year more than ever, h.Energy celebrates the power of community, with community pub quizzes, shared breakfasts, community choirs and even a pop-up energy shop. Sharing our resources – as the Car Share Clubs that are springing up around the county demonstrate so well – saves energy and money, brings us into contact with new friends and neighbours, and gives us an opportunity to dream up new ways of living and working together.

Energy Efficient Homes & Buildings Making homes more energy efficient can save money as well as avoiding wasted heat. Uninsulated buildings can lose a third of their heat through walls, and a quarter through the roof. In Herefordshire a new scheme supported by New Leaf, Marches Energy Agency and Herefordshire Council is making FREE loft and cavity wall insulation available to ALL households, whether private or rental. Call the Keep Herefordshire Warm free phone number to find out more, or to get free home energy efficiency advice: 0800 677 1432.

Family-friendly event Loads of h.Energy events are great for children of all ages. To make it easier to find fun things for children to do, events with activities specially aimed at young children and their families have a ladybird mark. Find out more about the Ladybird Safari on page 41.

Travel People who commute by bike live longer, healthier lives than people who commute by car. Changing to a more active way of travelling (walking, sharing a journey with a friend or colleague, cycling or taking the bus) is the easiest way to bring exercise into our daily routines. Fewer cars also reduce air pollution and congestion and improve the quality of life in our towns. To plan your journeys for h.Energy week, check out Herefordshire Council’s Choose how you move website at www.herefordmove.org, where you will find bus, cycle and walking maps of the city and county. Or try www.twoshare.co.uk, a free service that links drivers and passengers to share journeys.

Recycling & waste reduction Recycling is far more than just sorting glass from plastics. We can save money and avoid waste by creative use of ‘waste’ materials. h.Energy events this year highlight the opportunities to swap, reuse, and repair or compost what we might otherwise throw away, in order to give it a new lease of life.

The local economy With our current banking system in disarray, we have the opportunity to start to think again about how our money is saved and spent. A number of events during h.Energy offer alternative views of the economy, while other events highlight opportunities for Herefordshire companies to benefit from the green economy.

Renewable energy Renewable energy comes from natural sources like the sun, wind, water or the tides. This is in comparison with energy from fossil fuels (coal, oil and gas), which produce greenhouse gases. There are many different ways of generating renewable energy, many of which are on display around the county during h.Energy week. Many subsidies exist to support renewable energy installations in your home or workplace. Community-owned renewables are also starting to appear around the county.

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h.Energy sponsors We are grateful to Greenearth Energy, official sponsors of h.Energy 2012. Greenearth events are signified by the above logo. We are grateful to Herefordshire Council for their ongoing support for h.Energy. Full directions to all events, including bus times, cycle access and car share options are available on the New Leaf website: www.herefordshirenewleaf.org.uk/h-energy

And finally: Live More – Use Less .. look out for these postcards at all h.Energy events this year. Join up online at www.herefordshirenewleaf. org.uk and pledge your way into the energy-saving adventure that awaits us all when we switch off the computer, get out of the car, have a go at making our own bread, take a bike ride to meet some friends and sing our hearts out with a community choir. The Live More – Use Less pledge will also offer you the option to make contact with your local community group, including groups that are part of Herefordshire’s excellent Transition Town network.

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4 Free printer repair clinic

Cartridge World stores across Herefordshire 9am–4.30pm every day except Sundays Don’t replace your printer unless you are absolutely sure that it cannot be revived. In 90% of cases we are able to make a printer work again, saving you the expense of replacing it unnecessarily, and the carbon expended in manufacturing a new machine! Simply bring your printer to our Hereford shop and we will do our best to get you printing again. It may be necessary to purchase cartridges depending what is in the machine already. We cannot guarantee to be able to effect the repair immediately, so it is helpful if you are able to leave your printer for collection a couple of days later. Contact Marius Petcu: info@cwhereford.co.uk / 01432 272 233

5 Zero energy house (No fuel bills, they pay me!): Open eco-home

Hereford High Town Saturday 13th October, 9am–4pm

hEnergy 2012 kicks off by taking over the centre of Hereford!

Highlands, Ridgeway Cross, Cradley, Nr Malvern, WR13 5JD

Find out about how to travel more healthily, spend less money on your energy bills, ‘energise’ your community, test out re-usable nappies, make compost, fund your own local pedicargo, or join a car share club. h.Energy Ladybirds will be on hand to provide fun and games for all the family.

Solar Passive House at Cradley: a ‘normal’ house converted as a DIY project. This house has massive insulation and no central heating, and gets 95% of it’s heating from sunlight. The remaining 5% is made up by a wood fired stove. Solar thermal array; rainwater harvesting; insulated window shutters; insulated doors; a heat gathering conservatory; quadruple glazing; sun tube; and 3.88kWp solar PV array. Provides c. £3500/year in savings and income.

Marches Energy Agency’s Fantastic Home exhibition will also be in town, along with Greenearth Energy’s amazing Airstream display vehicle. All this and more – plus a bustling market in High Town, Hereford. Contact New Leaf: hello@herefordshirenewleaf.org.uk

Every day, 9.45am–5pm

Ladybird Safari: families can take part in a scavenger hunt, prepared specially by a local ecologist, and look around our wildlife garden to see what you can spot. Contact Harold Armitage: haroldhrmtg@aol.com / 01886 880236

2 ‘It’s our rubbish’: Fourways nursery recycling project Fourways Hereford, 26 Vicarage Road, Hereford, HR1 2QN Dates and times tba – check New Leaf website for details. Fourways Nursery will be busy with h.Energy activities all week. There will many activities going on at the nursery including a table sale of unwanted items. Children will be busy designing and making all sorts of things out of recycled items. The nursery will also attempt to reduce paper used forever with communicating to parents through e mail or telephone. Parents and local community are welcome to join us for any activity and details of the table sale will be released shortly: please get in touch for more details. Contact Tammy Redding: 01432 279 566

6 Cwm Maddoc Community Renewables Cwm Maddoc Barns, Cwm Maddoc, Broad Oak, Hereford HR2 8QZ Saturday 13th October and Saturday 20th October, 10am–4pm A community group with four converted barns fed by a single biomass (log) boiler and communal solar hot water system. Barns converted to high ecological specification with whole house heat recovery, rainwater harvesting, high spec insulation, PV systems and various other features. All renewables and one barn open to the public. Booking through Greenearth Energy on 01981 241399. Please let us know if you plan to visit. Or just turn up on the day. Cups of tea available. Contact: dai@greenearthenergy.co.uk / 01981 241 399

7 Corte Cottage: Open eco-home

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Cartridge World stores across Herefordshire 9am–4.30pm every day except Sundays

Corte Cottage, Norton, Presteigne, LD8 2EL All week, 10am–3pm

Don’t put your dead printer into landfill - bring it to Cartridge World where we will recycle it responsibly through our WEEE Scheme (electrical waste recycling). The printer will be stripped down and all parts recycled where appropriate, for example metal parts going to scrap metal. Simply drop your printer in to any of our stores and we will do the rest: Union Street (Hereford), West Street (Leominster), Bye Street (Ledbury), Haigh Industrial Estate (Ross on Wye), Hopes of Longtown.

PV installations with an overall system size of 7.62 kWp, consisting of five separate arrays. Greenearth Energy Ltd fitted the 1st array well before the arrival of the FIT and have been back in subsequent years to add further arrays covering all the suitable areas including the workshop shed in the garden. These panels produce as much energy as we can use. A Mitsubishi air source heat pump has since been fitted by another renewable energy company for the central heating and hot water. Our property is fully insulated which also reduces energy costs. We keep bees, chickens and have a local allotment plot trying to keep our carbon footprint as low as possible.

Contact Alex Pattison-Appleton: alex@cwhereford.co.uk / 01432 272 233

Please book with Mr & Mrs J Ruby: 01544 267749.

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Farley Cottage, Welsh Newton Nr Monmouth, NP25 5RN

Lower House Farm, Ledbury Road Tupsley, Hereford HR1 1UT

Saturday 13th October, 10am–4pm

Saturday 13th October, 10:30am–4pm

House built in 1995 to a traditional cottage design. Highly insulated walls, triple glazed timber windows, underfloor heating, wood burning stove with minimal emissions. Recently fitted 3.9kw PV panels and 10846kw air to air source heat pump which heats the house downstairs and some radiators upstairs. The owner finds the renewable energy technologies provide an automatic, gentle constant heat so that the house is always warm.

Come along to our traditional orchard and pick some apples with us, have a go at pressing them and taste the juice before it gets turned into cider. Suitable for all ages, whether you’ve never been into an orchard or you are a seasoned veteran.

The owner of Farley Cottage will be helped by a neighbour who has a ‘rent-a-roof’ PV arrangement with an energy-based Community Interest Company (profits are invested in other community energy projects) and can talk about the energy and cost savings that have been achieved at her property nearby.

Ladybird Safari: Wildplay will be there for the day, leading children’s activities.

Booking preferred 01989 770120 or just turn up.

Our beautiful orchard is set in the grounds of Herefordshire Nature Trust’s headquarters, a Jacobean Farmhouse, on the edge of the Lugg Meadow Reserve. Booking is preferred, please, but not absolutely essential. Contact Julia Morton or Laurence Green by phone or email: orchards@herefordshirewt.co.uk / 01432 356872

13 Ty Glyn Microhydro: Open eco-home Ty Glyn, Cusop Dingle, Hay-on-Wye, HR3 5HF

9 KLEEN Energy Week Kington Community Shop, 48 High Street, Kington, HR5 3BJ Saturday, 13th to Saturday, 20th October, 10am–4pm KLEEN have a Community Charity Shop for the week. This is your chance to pass on some of your treasured yet unwanted STUFF. Clear your home and your mind. Bring GOOD stuff on Friday 12th October in the afternoon. We will also be having a general h.Energy week information shop too with other events planned… look out for other KLEEN event listings on the New Leaf website or on Facebook: just look for Kington KLEEN. Contact: kleen@live.co.uk

Every day except Sunday 22nd, 11am–3pm An opportunity to visit a home and see energy saving (solid wall insulation, double glazed sash windows, triple glazed casement windows) and generation (solar hot water, micro-hydro and wood burner central heating/hot water) installations, and discuss them, including their performance, installation and cost. Our household has a negative carbon footprint. Groups of up to six, please book by phone with Ainsleigh on 01497 831 332. Disabled access to much of house and hydro scheme.

14 No compromise off grid, Presteigne: Open eco-home The Parks Barn, Presteigne, LD8 2HD Saturday 13th October and Sunday 14th October, 11.45am–4.30pm

10 Free bike safety check Full House, Unit1 Holme Lacy Industrial Estate, Hereford HR2 6DR Saturday, 13th to Saturday, 20th October, Mon–Thur 9am–3.30pm; Fri 9am–3pm; Sat 10am–4pm Give your bike a free check over by one of our experienced bicycle mechanics. If there’s any work needed we can carry that out too. We provide vocational training and meaningful work to people with special needs, so our affordable repairs and servicing also make a social contribution. Open throughout h.Energy, weekdays and Saturdays. Booking advisable and check our opening times above.

11 Bicycle and furniture recycling and up-cycling Full House, Holme Lacy Industrial Estate, Hereford HR2 6DR Saturday, 13th to Saturday, 20th October, Mon–Thur 9am–3.30pm; Fri 9am–3pm; Sat 10am–4pm Our re-cycled furniture warehouse and bike re-cycling and repair shop will be open throughout h.Energy week. We are a charity whose ethos is all about re-cycling and providing affordable furniture to those whose need is greatest. Our bicycle re-cycling and repair enterprise provides training and work for people with special needs. We have bikes for all ages for sale. Open throughout h.Energy, weekdays and Saturdays. Booking is not necessary but check our opening times above. 8

An attempt to see whether one can live off-grid without making compromises on lifestyle. The property was newly and well-insulated, and had a 2.5kW Proven and batteries installed, with renovation of wooden barn with a 1.5kW PV and solar hot water. There are two HWAM wood burners. Cooking and back-up is all LPG for heat, and generator. The success of this project is measured by gas consumption – unmeasurable since June, but winter is next. I am happy to discuss the realities of this approach and the hidden costs! Please call Peter Wright on 01544 267 659 to book. Groups of up to 4-5 at a time. Directions on the New Leaf website.

15 NCT nearly new sale Hereford Leisure Centre, Holmer Road, Hereford, HR4 9UD Saturday 13th October, starting at 1.30pm Nearly new clothes, equipment and toys for babies and children. Chance to grab a pushchair, highchair, baby bath, maternity clothes and SO much more! Everything at great prices, and helps your local NCT branch offer support for all parents with new babies. Every year these Sales prevent over 300 tonnes of baby clothes and equipment ending up as landfill so parents can save cash, and the environment, at the same time. £1 entry per family. NCT members can arrive half an hour early at 1pm with membership card. Contact Rosie Matli: rosiematli@yahoo.com / 01432 264 066

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16 Monnow Valley Arts Centre: district heating system Walterstone, Hereford, HR2 0DY Every day except Mon 15th – Wed 18th, 2pm–5pm At Monnow Valley Arts Centre there is a 60kw boiler installed to supply heat to three separate properties via an underground heat main. The pellet boiler replaced two LPG boilers and an oil boiler. The Froling P4 is one of the most advanced pellet boilers on the market. Operation is totally automatic and maintenance requirements are very low. Pellets are stored in a custombuilt 9 tonne hopper, pellets are automatically fed in to the boiler through a dust extraction system with the store being filled twice a year. Please book with Mr R Otten: info@monnowvalleyarts.org / 01873 860 529

17 From field to fork: our local food web Hellens Manor Herefordshire HR8 2LY Saturday 13th October, 2pm–3pm A talk by Fran Robinson, Chair of Ledbury Food Group. The Council for the Protection of Rural England’s national project has shown the value of local food (and drink). This talk is being held as part of the Big Apple weekend at Haywain Barn, Hellens Manor. Please note entrance costs £2 on the door.

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22 The CountrySOLE project Newhouse Farm, Almeley, Herefordshire, HR3 6LJ Sunday 14th October, 10.30am–4.30pm Sustainable off-grid self-build home, incorporating composting toilets and grey water recycling, solar and wind power, sheep’s wool insulation, recycled plastic roof tiles… and more! The large permaculture vegetable garden is key to achieving maximum self sufficiency. All welcome; light refreshments available. Contact Jeff and Carey Glyn-Jones: 01544 327 849 / countrysole@cooptel.net

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The Field, Field Lane, Eardisley HR3 6NB

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Sunday 14th October, 10:30am

Hellens Manor, Much Marcle, Herefordshire HR8 2LY Saturday 13th October, 3:30pm–4:30pm

Herbfarmacy grows a range of herbs organically which are harvested and used in a variety of herbal medicines as well as their award-winning organic skincare range.

A talk by Emily Durrant of Herefordshire Orchards Network of Excellence Talk held as part of the Big Apple weekend. The Haywain Barn has been restored with environmentally-friendly materials such as a breathable lime-based floor, sheepswool insulation, lath and wood/mineral boards.

Come for a walk around the fields guided by Paul Richards who will talk about the growing and use of herbs in skincare products. Paul has been growing herbs here for close on 30 years.

This talk is being held as part of the Big Apple weekend at Haywain Barn, Hellens Manor. Please note entrance costs £2 on the door.

20 A Greenpeace Party

Please book via enquiries@herbfarmacy.co.uk

Birch Hall, Steiner Academy, Much Dewchurch HR2 8DL Saturday 13th October, 7:30pm–11:30pm Herefordshire Greenpeace are putting on a party for h.Energy... with music from Martin Blake & friends, along with Heed the Thunder and other special guests. Food & exciting films, and all in a good cause: raising awareness and funds for Greenpeace campaigns.

21 KLEEN Energy Week Launch Party Oxford Arms, Duke Street, Kington HR5 3DR Saturday 13th October, 7:30pm–10pm With Diego Brown & The Good Fairy (twisted nursery rhymes for all ages) and The Boy & The Flatpack Band (Kington’s own zany, danceable, protest pop band) this party is an off-grid, family friendly and unplugged event with Sing-a-long-a-cabaret style entertainment. The party launches Kington’s Energy Week – for more information look for other Kington KLEEN events.

24 Join a performance of Haydn’s ‘The Creation’ St Weonard’s Church, St Weonard’s, Herefordshire, HR2 8NU Sunday 14th October, 11.30am–5pm “What’s the one thing that communities can do to become more resilient? Join a choir.” David Fleming Singers, orchestral players and audience are invited to join in a public performance, rehearsed from scratch, of Haydn’s ‘The Creation’. Donations invited of £5–10 in aid of ‘Operation Noah’, a charity working for the complete decarbonisation of the British economy by 2030. St Weonard’s church has a 3.76kWp solar PV array. Orchestra and soloists rehearsal: 11.30am–12.30pm (soup provided); chorus and orchestra rehearsal: 1.30pm–3pm (tea provided); performance at 3.30pm Booking required: please contact Richard Mynors 01981 580208 / fionamynors@btinternet.com.

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25 Apple Apocalypse! Haywain Barn, Hellens Manor, Much Marcle, Herefordshire HR8 2LY Sunday 14th October, 12.15pm–1.15pm

Monday 15th

Find out what every fruit tree needs and probably didn’t get this year. A talk by grower Norman Stanier of Dragon Orchard. (Admission included in £2 entry fee for Hellens site) This event is in collaboration with the Big Apple, see www.bigapple.org.uk

26 Moreton Wood: ecology, crafts and guided walk Moreton Wood, Ullingswick, Herefordshire HR1 3JQ Sunday 14th October, 2pm–5pm We will be holding a guided walk around the woodland, describing the work being undertaken to restore the woodland ecology, showing examples and exploring the benefits of managing woodlands for woodfuel and for the wildlife. There will be woodland craft demos and woodland creatures face painting for children, and collection baskets for woodland walks. This should be a really lovely afternoon in the woods and we are looking forward to showing people around. Contact Joanna Callaghan: moretonwood@gmail.com / 07920 851 674

27 Arkstone Mill Organic Smallholding Arkstone Mill, Kingstone, Hereford HR2 9HU Sunday 14th October, 2pm–5pm A chance to visit the organic smallholding in Kingstone where Paul and Liz Izod grow more than 70 varieties of vegetables for their local box scheme. We supply boxes in and around Hereford city. Come and see the field scale growing, plant raising and polytunnel management, and how we build fertility through green manures and compost. Refreshments by the stream if the weather is fine. If you would like to visit please let us know by Wednesday 10th October, either by phone 01981 251135 or email paul@arkstonemill.co.uk.

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28 Amey Herefordshire’s local produce festival This event is not open to the public Monday – Friday We will be holding a local produce festival within our offices at Unit 3 Thorn during h.Energy week. This will be open to all staff and will include locally grown and produced sales of various products (some grown by our grounds team in the middle yard) including vegetables, chutneys and crafts. We will also hold a cake sale on the Friday with all cake ingredients sourced locally. All monies raised will go into a local sustainable project.

29 Cafe@All Saints h.Energy menu Cafe@All Saint’s, All Saint’s Church High Street, Hereford HR4 9AA Monday 15th–Saturday 20th, 8am–5pm We always source great local produce from the county – goat’s cheese from Neal’s Yard Creamery, Shepherd’s ice cream and Dunkerton’s cider, amongst others. For h.Energy week we will be adding soups and puds made solely from locally sourced ingredients – butternut squash and sage soup, Breinton apple and cider tart, and more…

30 Local GP Surgeries in Bradley Wiggins’ Travel Triumph Various GP surgeries around Herefordshire – event not open to the public. Monday–Friday

Also on Sunday: 5 Zero energy house, 9.45am–5pm. See Saturday 13th for details. 7 Corte Cottage: Open eco-home, All week, 10am–3pm. See Saturday 13th for details. 13 Ty Glyn Microhydro: Open eco-home, 11am–3pm. See Saturday 13th for details. 14 No compromise off grid, Presteigne, 11.45am–4.30pm. See Saturday 13th for details. 16 Monnow Valley Arts Centre: district heating system, 2pm–5pm. See Saturday 13th for details.

Following the lead of our Olympic Gold Medalists, GPs and their staff around the county are thinking about healthy ways to travel to work. Some GPs have been doing this for years, and you will see them around the county visiting patients on their bikes. Others are just starting out… why not ask your local GP surgery if they are getting involved in the Bradley Wiggins’ Travel Triumph for h.Energy week? With many thanks to Dr Jonathon Sleath of Kingstone for taking the lead on this locally. Who else will join his slipstream!

31 From field to fork at Rainbow Nursery This event is not open to the public. Monday–Friday, 9.15am–3.15am The two to four year-old children at Rainbow nursery will conclude weeks of local food discovery with the collection of ingredients and preparation of a community meal for themselves, their families, and invited guests. During the week they will engage in: bread, butter, yoghurt and soft cheese making; apple pressing; cake baking and more, with the aim of serving only food sourced locally and processed by them. Alongside this will be a hands-on exploration of the power of wind and water.

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32 Introduction to permaculture Steiner Academy, Much Dewchurch, HR2 8DL Monday and Tuesday, 9.30am–12.30pm. Please note that this event is a course that runs over 4 mornings (8th, 9th & 15th, 16th October). Permaculture encourages us to use our individual skills, knowledge and interests, whilst drawing on traditional wisdom, science and our innate ability to observe and learn from the world around us. Whether your interest is gardening, farming, personal growth, building homes, community work, economic regeneration, business or green lifestyles, learning how to apply permaculture principles empowers you to make a positive contribution towards a sustainable and abundant future. The course costs are: £75 waged, £65 low waged, £55 concessions. Details and booking please contact Helen: 01432 840741 / helen.mr@steineracademyhereford.eu

33 Woodland walk via Elton Hall, home of Thomas Andrew Knight Leominster Bus Station, Westbury Street, Leominster HR6 8PX

Kilpeck Inn, Kilpeck, Hereford HR2 9DN Monday, 15th October, 12pm–2pm; also available on Wednesday 17th October. We think our pub could be the greenest in the UK. We have a wood-burning stove; solar water heating; rainwater recovery plant for flushing toilets; insulation minimum 100mm in the walls, ceiling and under-floor; double-glazed windows; low-consumption appliances; mainly LED/halide lights on sensor or timers; locally-sourced food; and local staff who recycle and save energy… If you would like to stay for lunch, please ring to book a table on 01981 570 464.

37 Revenge of the Electric Car: film screening and panel discussion The Courtyard Theatre, Edgar Street, Hereford HR4 9JR – part of the h.Energy Transport Forum Monday, 15th October, screenings at 2pm and 7.45pm; panel discussion at 9.30pm

Monday 15th October. Meet at Leominster bus station 9.30am (to catch 492 bus at 9.40am) back approx 4.30pm.

A sequel to ‘Who Killed the Electric Car’, this is the story of the resurgence of the electric car. See www.revengeoftheelectriccar.co.uk for more details.

A woodland walk near Richards Castle, on parts of the Herefordshire Trail and Mortimer Trail, including Mortimer Forest, Hanway Common, and passing Elton Hall, one time home of Thomas Andrew Knight, co-founder and first president of the Horticultural Society, first to crossbreed apples, and restorer of Herefordshire cider industry. Pete Blench will lead this walk for Leominster Apple Fair and Herefordshire Tree Forum, encouraging access to the countryside using public transport. This event is supported by the Bulmer Foundation. An all-day walk with some steep climbs, so may be too demanding for most children. Bring a picnic.

After the evening screening there will be a panel discussion about the issues raised in the film, and the role of cars in asustainable transport system. Panel members will include Nicolas Sergent, engineer of the River Simple Hydrogen car (designed and made in Herefordshire); Robin Coates, secretary of Colwall Greener Car Share club; Will Vaughan of Hereford Pedicargo; and head of Herefordshire Council’s Transport Strategy Team, Jeremy Callard, who will also be introducing the Council’s Local Transport Plan, currently in its consultation phase. Please check web site event listing for further details. This is a ticketed event and booking is essential via the Courtyard Box office: 01432 340 555 or see http://www.courtyard.org.uk.

More information from 01568 780886

34 Fungal rummage at the Cart Shed Devereux Wotton Farm, Norton Canon, Hereford HR4 8QN Monday 15th October, 10am–1pm Join Dave Prescott from the New Leaf team in a surreal exploration of the unbelievable world of fungi. Nature’s ultimate recyclers; reclaimers of toxic land; biological community builders; and fine soup ingredient: the humble mushroom has more to offer than anyone could imagine. We begin with a nature walk, led by local botanical illustrator Lizzie Harper, and then proceed to energetic discussions in the low-carbon Cart Shed. Families welcome. Tea and cake available. Booking preferred, contact dave@herefordshirenewleaf.org.uk

35 Natural Wastewater Treatment Neal’s Yard Creamery, Arthur’s Stone Lane, Dorstone, Hereford HR3 6AX Monday, 15th October, 11.30am–2pm; repeated on Wednesday 17th October. Walkabout with Low Entropy Systems designer Jay Abrahams of Biologic Design on the Wetland Ecosystem Treatment (or WET) System created to purify the wastewater at Neals Yard Creamery. Jay, who has lived off-grid for almost 30 years, designs constructed wetland systems which use only renewable energy to purify wastewater. Apart from the primary aim of water purification, WET Systems also provide species-rich wetland habitats. The willows on the System can be managed as coppice to provide withies for crafts or for use in biomass boilers. The Creamery also has a small wind turbine connected to the grid, a log boiler and solar water panels for hot water production… a truly sustainable site!

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Booking preferred, please contact Jay Abrahams on jay@biologicdesign.co.uk or 01886 884 721 14

8a Community owned cargo bikes for inner city 3 Hereford? 38b ’How Big a Role for the Bicycle in our Transport System?’ Courtyard Theatre, Edgar Street, Hereford HR4 9JR – part of the h.Energy Transport Forum Monday, 15th October a: 4.30–5.30pm – Join Will Vaughan from Hereford Pedicabs and Cargo as he joins New Leaf to discuss his proposal for community-owned cargo bikes (bicycles with large carrying capacity) for the city. The idea is already popular on the continent, and could be part of the solution for Herefordshire’s future transport needs. Come and join the discussions and help shape this exciting new project proposal for locally-owned, community-operated cargo bikes. b: 5.45–6.45pm – Join Cycle Hereford’s Paige Mitchell to discuss the role of the bicycle in our current and future transport system. These events are part of an afternoon and evening of transport-related discussions, film and talks including an opportunity to contribute to the Council’s Local Transport Plan (LTP), currently in its consultation phase. The council is seeking views on a number of transport issues before finalising the LTP including; car parking; 20mph residential zones; bus services; and potholes. Please check event listing for further details. Free to attend, but space is limited so you are advised to book via pete@herefordshirenewleaf.org.uk or on 07974 447905. 15


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Also on Monday: 3 Free printer recycling, 9am–4.30pm. See Saturday 13th for details. 4 Free printer repair clinic, 9am–4.30pm. See Saturday 13th for details. 5 Zero energy house, 9.45am–5pm. See Saturday 13th for details. 7 Corte Cottage: Open eco-home, All week, 10am–3pm. See Saturday 13th for details. 9 KLEEN Energy Week, 10am–4pm. See Saturday 13th for details. 10 Free bike safety check, 10am–4pm. See Saturday 13th for details. 11 Bicycle and furniture recycling and up-cycling, 10am–4pm. See Saturday 13th for details. 13 Ty Glyn Microhydro: Open eco-home, 11am–3pm. See Saturday 13th for details.

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39 Travel Choices Breakfast at Herefordshire Council This event is not open to the public Tuesday 16th October, 8am, Blackfriars office, and on Thursday 18th at Plough Lane office This is an event for Herefordshire Council employees: a free breakfast for all those who travel sustainably to work on either Tuesday 16th or Thursday 18th October – walk, cycle, bus, train, car-share etc. The offer is available to all Herefordshire Council and Hoople employees, supporting Herefordshire Council’s new Workplace Travel Plan. Further info from travelchoices@herefordshire.gov.uk

40 Happy Nappies@Southmeadows Children’s Centre Sustain your own energy, improve your health and wellbeing, build strength and flexibility with

IYENGAR YOGA Classes in and around Hereford and Hay-on-Wye with certified teacher Cori Norton Visit www.wyevalleyiyengaryoga.com or ring 07967 318404 for class timetable and more info.

Southmeadows Children’s Centre, Hollybush Walk, Hinton, Hereford HR2 6AF Tuesday 16th October, 9am–12pm At Happy Nappies we aim to promote the use of real/washable nappies. Approximately 8 million disposable nappies are thrown away in the UK every day. We will offer advice and support to people interested in using real nappies, giving real feedback from people’s good and bad experiences. We have a nappy library of many different makes of washables that have been tried and tested by the team’s little ones. Demonstrations will take place on the day and handson nappy changing time for all to take part in. Information and literature will be available to increase awareness of the environmental issues associated with disposable nappies. Drop-ins welcome. No booking needed.

41 Leading Edge Turbines, Skyrrid Farm Skyrrid Farm, Pontrilas, Hereford HR2 0BW Tuesday 16th October, 10am–1pm Come and see a house which generates its own electricity from both a wind turbine and a 4kW solar PV array. Also manufacturer of small wind turbines. Talk through the practicalities and economics. Booking required. Please contact james.stoney@leturbines.com / 0845 652 0396

42 Abbey Court Farm PV Array Keeps the Cows Happy! Abbey Court Farm, Wigmore, Herefordshire HR6 9UF Tuesday 16th October, 1am–2pm

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A dairy farm pv commercial system array of 35 kW. Installed by Green Earth Energy Ltd, Pontrilas. Using Moser Baer PV panels, and SMA inverters. The Gurney family have been farming at Wigmore for the past 10 years, and looked to install PV as an aid to their ever increasing electricity bills associated with the dairy. This is a good opportunity for farmers to see a commercial installation, and learn about the benefits of a commercial system to their Agri business. If you would like to attend this event, please ring Green Earth Energy Ltd 01981 241399 or email info@greenearthenergy.co.uk 17


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Be paid to he at your home Free, practical advice on the government’s new Renewable Heat Incentive scheme Euroheat are the leading biomass solutions company in the United Kingdom. We supply a whole range of high quality split log, wood chip FOR THE HOME and pellet boilers as well as full design, and commissioning service. Our expertise in biomass solutions are second to none with over 1000 UK installations to our name. The Government have recently announced that RHI Domestic will be introduced in 2013 and will cover domestic properties. We have a range of smaller boilers that are MCS approved that are perfect for homes wishing to use a sustainable, greener heating solution whilst reducing costs. Euroheat can supply a range of boilers with both manual feed and automatic feeding systems from 9kW to 200kW. These boilers are acknowledged within the industry to be the best. To help you understand better what is available in both terms of the incentive and the correct boiler to suit your needs, we have in conjunction with h.Energy Two days and Two Times. On the 16th and 18th October at 10am and 2pm there will be a presentation (Introduction to wood burning boilers) with the opportunity to view a range of HDG boilers in our showroom, followed by a viewing of two local existing installations. We will explain everything you need to know and our expert team of designers and installers will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

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43 Introduction to Bio-mass Euroheat, Court Farm Business Park, Bishops Frome, WR6 5AY Tuesday 16th October, 10am and 2pm and Thursday 18th October, 10am and 2pm. Everything you need to know about heating with wood. These sessions will be held at Euroheat’s bio-mass training centre in Bishops Frome, and will include information about using wood for both domestic and industrial heating situations. Logs, pellets and wood chip will all be covered so you can make the right choice for your wood heating.

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Bio-mass is a fuel source derived from living organic plant matter. When used for heating it takes the form of wood chip, wood pellet and split log.

There are a multitude of log burners, chip and pellet boilers on display at Euroheat’s showroom and attendees will also get to visit two installations in the village to see how they are in situ.

Booking is essential for the Introduction to Bio-mass sessions – although Euroheat’s showroom will be also be open to visitors throughout the week days of h.Energy. Visit http://www.euroheat.co.uk/ for more information, or call 01885 491100.

44 Climate Change – Separating Fact from Fiction Bulmer Foundation, The Hereford Cider Museum, 21 Ryelands Street, Hereford HR4 0LW Tuesday 16th October, 10.30am–1pm A talk on Climate Change by Christianne Wakeham, programme leader for the Bulmer Foundation / University of Worcester Masters degree course in Sustainable Development Advocacy. This lecture forms part of the students MA course and is open to the public for h.Energy week. Find out and debate the latest facts and uncertainties about climate change.

46 WildPlay in Crooked Well Meadow, Kington Crooked Well Meadow, Kington, Prospect Road, Kington HR5 3AF Tuesday 16th October, 3.30pm–5.30pm Come out and play at Crooked Well Meadow in Kington. Explore and investigate the meadow as the day turns to night and nocturnal animals come out to play! An open access event for children aged 4–13 years. Please dress up warmly and wear suitable footwear for playing in a meadow with long grass! Access Crooked Well Meadow via the footpath from Llewellin Road. Booking not necessary but for further information contact Jo Dainty: j.dainty@herefordshirewt.co.uk / 01432 356872

47 After the clocks go back, cycling is still safe and fun: bike ride in Hereford Cathedral Green, Hereford, HR1 2NG Tuesday 16th October, 6pm–8pm Don’t be discouraged by the dark, cold and possibly(?!) the wet. Join Cycle Hereford on a gentle ride around Hereford and its outskirts to brush up on the steps you can take to be safe and be seen. Or just come along for a friendly group ride. The ride will last about two hours. No need to book. For further information contact Martin Gilleland: megilleland@hotmail.com

48 Can we have cheap energy ever again? A talk by energy expert Pete Linnell Leominster Community Centre, School Road, Leominster HR6 8NJ Tuesday 16th October, 7.30pm–9.30pm A talk by Pete Linnell, coordinator of Herefordshire Community Renewables: How much energy do we use now? Where have we got it from up to now? How long will these resources last? What could we do instead? There will be time for Q&A and discussion, as well as refreshments. Contact Herefordshire Community REnewables: www.herecomerenewables.org.uk email: tellus@herecomerenewables.org.uk No booking required.

Pre-booking for this free event is essential as space is limited.

Also on Tuesday: 3 Free printer recycling, 9am–4.30pm. See Saturday 13th for details. 4 Free printer repair clinic, 9am–4.30pm. See Saturday 13th for details. Contact the Bulmer Foundation: info@bulmerfoundation.org.uk. The Cider Museum will also be open from 10am until 5pm throughout h.Energy week.

5 Zero energy house, 9.45am–5pm. See Saturday 13th for details. 7 Corte Cottage: Open eco-home, all week, 10am–3pm. See Saturday 13th for details. 9 KLEEN Energy Week, 10am–4pm. See Saturday 13th for details.

45 Garway Primary School Renewable Energy

10 Free bike safety check, 10am–4pm. See Saturday 13th for details.

Garway Primary School, Garway, Herefordshire, HR2 8RQ

11 Bicycle and furniture recycling and up-cycling, 10am–4pm. See Saturday 13th for details.

Tuesday 16th October, 1.30pm–3.30pm

13 Ty Glyn Microhydro: Open eco-home, 11am–3pm. See Saturday 13th for details.

Garway Primary School is a rural school in South Herefordshire. It is part of the Eco schools programme, and is very committed to renewable energy and sustainability. It had installed in 2009 by Green Earth Energy, Pontrilas a 6kW wind turbine and photovoltaic panels.

29 Cafe@All Saints h.Energy menu, 8am–5pm. See Monday 15th for details. 32 Introduction to permaculture, 9.30am–12.30pm. See Monday 15th for details.

Come and view the installations on the 16th October. Booking is required. Contact Green Earth Energy, Pontrilas on 01981 241399/ or info@greenearthenergy.co.uk

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been planted. Further refreshments can be found at the Hickory Stick at the golf course, or bring your own sandwiches. Back about 1pm. Total distance about 10 miles. OS map Explorer 202 Please contact Anne Adams: 01568 780886, anneadams886@live.co.uk to book, but can arrive on the day. Bus 492 from Ludlow or Hereford.

53 SEED Homes eco-building open days Court of Noke, Pembridge, HR6 9HW Wednesday 17th October, 10am to Sat, 20th October, 4pm Another opportunity to come and have a look at our display building at Pembridge. SEED homes was established in 2009 to develop ways to provide affordable and sustainable homes in our region using locally produced, responsibly sourced materials to produce highly energy-efficient homes. Visitors will get a short(!) talk from me on what SEED is all about and a look at the materials and construction methods that we use. Questions and longer discussions can follow.

49 Business Access to Finance: workshop for SMEs The Courtyard Theatre, Edgar Street, Hereford HR4 9JR Wednesday 17th October, 8.30–10.30am Having trouble accessing finance for your environmental technology business? This event will provide a panel of speakers to highlight the best way to access business finance and outline the current initiatives available. Places are limited and need to be booked in advance. Please call 01584 838248/838249 or email metnet@shropshire.gov.uk

50 St Peter’s Centre, Peterchurch St Peter’s Church, Church Road, Peterchurch, HR2 0RW Wednesday 17th October, 9.30am–5pm Join us for lunch at the inSPIRE Community Café, run by volunteers and serving some of the best home made cakes you’ll find in Herefordshire! Café is open from 12.30pm–3.30pm, children and dogs welcome. Happy nappies will be joining the Tot Talk session in the morning to give new parents the chance to find out more about real nappies. The award winning re-design of the nave of the 12th century St Peter’s Church (encompassed a wood pellet boiler and under-floor heating ) has created a bright, welcoming and multi-functional community facility. For h.Energy week a wide selection of books focusing on the environment and sustainability will be available, as will our usual supply of domestic energy use monitors that can be hired to take home and assess how you can reduce your carbon footprint too. Contact: 01981 550372 / www.stpeterscentre.org

51 Wind & Sun Open Day Wind & Sun Ltd, Humber Marsh, Stoke Prior, Leominster HR6 0NR Wednesday 17th October, 10am–4pm Based at Humber Marsh near Leominster, Wind & Sun (estd 1984) are distributors to the PV and Wind industry and have a wealth of knowledge to share. At our site you can see in operation a grid connected 2.4kW wind turbine, a solar tracker and roof mounted PV systems. We also have a small shop offering interesting PV solutions such as the Sundaya Lighting Kit - ideal for your shed on the allotment. Come by bike! See event 52. Please let us know in advance if you are planning to visit us: contact Vicky on 01568 760671 or vicky@windandsun.co.uk

52 Easy cycle ride to renewable energy installations Meet in Corn Square, Leominster, HR6 8LR Wednesday 17th October, 10am–about 1pm Cycle ride to Wind & Sun, Humber Marsh, for a short talk on energy from Wind & Sun. Tea and coffee. On the way back there’ll be an opportunity to visit the church at Humber, and then Humber Woodland of Remembrance, a green burial ground where 1600 trees and shrubs have 22

This year we’ve been busy working towards building a large private house in the region as well as hosting Spring Greens, installing PV panels and building on our eco-paint business, so lots to show you. No need to book. Directions on New Leaf website.

54 Buzzy Bee Storytime Hereford Library, Broad Street, Hereford HR1 9AU Wednesday 17th October, 10.15am–12pm A fun bee storytime for under 5s – learn some bee rhymes, listen to bee stories and plant some grape hyacinths in pots to take home, to help feed bees after the winter.

55 Swapping event in Plough Lane Council office This event is not open to the public. Wednesday 17th October, 11am–2pm The Employee Action on CO2 Group is organising a Swapping Event for employees to swap clothes, books, bric a brac, produce, DVDs, CDs, ornaments, jewellery etc that they don’t want or need for things they do want or need! It’ll be held in the Atrium, Plough Lane. Any items left over will be donated to charity.

56 Blowing in the wind! Tredilion Market Garden, Tredilion Abergavenny, NP7 8BG Wednesday 17th October, 11am–1pm Tredilion Market Gardens, Abergavenny has recently had a wind turbine installed by Green Earth Energy Ltd. The Evance 9000 5k wind turbine is ideal for farms and large homes that are exposed to the prevailing wind direction. The site will be open on the 17th October for you to go and inspect the turbine and get a feel of the physical size, size of site required and how quiet it is. The Evance is the UK’s leading turbine with over a 1000 installed across the country. Please contact Green Earth Energy Ltd: 01981 241399 or info@greenearthenergy.co.uk to book a time to view the wind turbine. 23


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57 Tregout Farm Ground Mount Solar PV Installation Tregout Farm, Crossway Newcastle, Monmouthshire NP25 5NS Wednesday 17th October, 11am–2pm

61 Let’s RE-energise the Local Economy! Great Hall, Bishop’s Palace (entrance off Broad Street) Hereford HR4 9BN Wednesday 17th October, 7.30pm–10pm

Come and view a 15 kW framed ground mount solar pv array, together with a 10kW roof mounted system. Both systems are good examples of how you can save on your energy bills. Booking required. Please contact Green Earth Energy Ltd: 01981 241399 or info@greenearthenergy.co.uk

58 Renewable Energy on the Duchy of Cornwall Estate Duchy of Cornwall, New Barn Dewsall, HEREFORD HR2 8DA Wednesday 17th October, 2pm–5pm Come and join this tour of the Duchy’s renewable energy installations, with a briefing by David Curtis, Land Steward Eastern District. The tour will provide background information on the Duchy of Cornwall, the Hereford Estates and the Duchy’s carbon reduction programme, plus a viewing of the ground source heat pump installation at the New Barn office and a walk to Dewsall Court Farm and Monkhall Farmhouse to view a Solar PV installation and Biomass Boiler. Refreshments to follow. Please pre-book with Ginny: gclifton-hadley@duchyofcornwall.org or 01432 356 546

59 A Hereford Tree Walk Starting from Victoria Footbridge, Mill Street, Hereford HR1 2NT Wednesday 17th October, 3.30pm–5pm Nic Howes leads a short walk for Herefordshire Tree Forum. The walk will start in Hereford City, and take you out into the surrounding countryside as an introduction to the pleasures of getting out of the city without using a car. There will be information about local trees and hedgerows, and also some information about Herefordshire Nature Trust. This walk is supported by the Bulmer Foundation.

60 The Sun Inn, Leintwardine Sun Inn, Rosemary Lane, Leintwardine, Herefordshire SY7 0LP Wednesday 17th October, 7.30pm Come and visit The Sun Inn for an informal chat about the history of the pub and to have a look around. The Sun Inn is listed by CAMRA as one of “Britain’s true heritage pubs” and “possibly the most unspoilt pub in the country”. Ideal for walkers and cyclists alike, and dog friendly. Locally-brewed award-winning real ales, plus local cider, together with wines, organic lager and traditional soft drinks. Simple bar menu using local products. The Sun is a classic example of a Parlour Pub and is listed as an historic Grade II building, essentially a village pub with a Victorian garden. A new extension incorporates local sustainable timber and is insulated to a very high standard. In addition the building has many environmental and sustainable technologies. These include a heat recovery plant from the beer parlour store, with all surplus heat to find its way to a central accumulator, under-floor heating, low-energy lighting plus rainwater harvesting and Hot Water Solar heating providing additional hot supply to accumulator.

Energy costs mount every day and Herefordians spend a huge amount each year on energy, in our housing and our businesses – but at present nearly all of that leaves the county and is lost to the local economy. Can we use that money in new ways to re-energise the county’s economy? With presentations from keynote speakers, Herefordshire REconomy group will pose the question “how can we create a range of new options for Herefordshire, so that what we spend on energy and energy-efficiency circulates in the local economy helping to make it resilient and sustainable?” Please book in advance: by email to info@reconomyherefordshire.org or by text to 07957 348885; £3 admission to cover costs.

62 Future of Fashion Night The Jailhouse, 1 Gaol Street, Hereford HR1 2HU Wednesday 17th October, 8.30pm–midnight The Jailhouse club in Hereford opens its doors to showcase the best in fashion from Herefordshire. Think models, live music, DJ, cocktails, canapes and workshops to learn some sewing basics! Bring along a max. of 4 good quality clothes items, accessories or shoes to swap upstairs - if you bring your pre-loved goods along at the start of the evening you get a ticket to exchange for others after the fashion show. This event is FOR 18 YEAR-OLDS AND OVER ONLY and ID will be required. This event will charge entry; check the website and facebook page for further details and how to get tickets http://thejailhouse.wordpress.com/

Also on Wednesday: 3 Free printer recycling, 9am–4.30pm. See Saturday 13th for details. 4 Free printer repair clinic, 9am–4.30pm. See Saturday 13th for details. 5 Zero energy house, 9.45am–5pm. See Saturday 13th for details. 7 Corte Cottage: Open eco-home, all week, 10am-3pm. See Saturday 13th for details. 9 KLEEN Energy Week, 10am–4pm. See Saturday 13th for details. 10 Free bike safety check, 10am–4pm. See Saturday 13th for details. 11 Bicycle and furniture recycling and up-cycling, 10am–4pm. See Saturday 13th for details. 13 Ty Glyn Microhydro: Open eco-home, 11am–3pm. See Saturday 13th for details. 29 Cafe@All Saints h.Energy menu, 8am–5pm. See Monday 15th for details. 35 Natural Wastewater Treatment. 1130am–2pm. See Monday 15th for details. 36 Kilpeck Inn – the greenest pub in the UK? 12pm–2pm. See Monday 15th for details. Stop press! Additional event at the Apple Store Gallery (see event 71). Live performance tonight from local poet and artist Allen Fisher, 7pm–8.30pm.

For more information see www.suninn-leintwardine.co.uk

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63 Staunton-on-Wye Primary School – an eco-school Staunton-on-Wye Primary School, Staunton-on-Wye, HR4 7LT Thursday 18th October, 9.30am–3.30pm Come and see our award-winning new building with its many sustainable features. Have a guided tour of our school and its grounds to see how we teach about and practise sustainability on a daily basis. The school has been involved in education for sustainable development for over a decade and has been awarded the eco-schools green flag five times. Refreshments available. This venue is accessible to buggies. Plenty of interesting outdoor space for children to explore. Booking required. Contact Karen Williams on kwilliams1@staunton-on-wye.hereford.sch.uk or 01981 500331

64 Fifty Shades of Grey Wisdom St Andrew’s Meade, Allensmore, Hereford HR2 9AG Tea/coffee and bara brith 10–10.30am; presentation and conversation 10.30am–12pm We are frequently urged to be more thoughtful about the way we use the earth’s resources but rarely consider how effectively we are using our human resources. In Herefordshire we have an above average and growing proportion of over 50 year olds living in the county. We believe the diverse experience and wisdom of this section of the county’s population is an under-used and under-valued resource. This event is one of a series of New Leaf led conversations designed to help us identify a programme of activities in this field. Booking required. Contact Shirley Garner: 07557 123932 or shir1951@aol.com

65 Anaerobic digester tour, Woofferton Evergreen Gas Ltd, Barrett’s Mill Ludlow, Shropshire SY8 4AH Thursday 18th October, 10am–1pm Evergreen Gas has developed a range of small-scale, modular AD plants with electrical outputs from 50 to 250kW that are ideal for farms and rural communities and designed to digest variety of feedstocks. Join a tour of their demonstration plant at Woofferton, a scaled-down version of the range with an electrical export capacity of 7.5kW and full on-site heat use. Evergreen Gas is based on the A49 north of Leominster, just outside Woofferton. Booking preferred. Contact: caroline@evergreengas.co.uk

66 Church Farm, St Weonards Church Farm, St Weonards, Herefordshire HR2 8NU

67 Greenearth Energy 10th Anniversary Party at Treago Castle This event is not open to the public (*except for 50 invites – see below) Thursday 18th October, 1pm–3pm

Greenearth Energy Ltd are celebrating their 10th anniversary by kind invitation of Sir Richard and Lady Mynors at Treago, St Weonards. Treago is a fortified manor house, built in 1500. The Mynors have had installed Solar PV and Solar Thermal to make savings on their heating and electricity bills for themselves and their two holiday cottages. As part of our celebrations we will be holding tours around Garway and St Weonards showcasing our installations of different renewable energy technologies including Solar PV, Wind, Biomass, Solar Hot Water, Whole House Heat Recovery and Rainwater Harvesting. These informative tours will cover topics from surveys to installation, site factors for determining which technology to install, government incentives and our campaign for ‘Whole House’ energy efficiency. Most of these venues will also be open to view during h.Energy week. For more information please contact Liz Egerton: info@greenearthenergy.co.uk *50 invites are available on a first-come basis. Contact Liz Egerton: 01981 241399 or info@greenearthenergy.co.uk

68 Happy Nappies@Springfield Children’s Centre Springfield Children’s Centre, Belmont Avenue, Hereford HR2 7JF Thursday 18th October, 130pm–3pm Happy Nappies offer advice and support to people interested in using real nappies, giving real feedback from people’s good and bad experiences. We have a nappy library of many different makes of washables that have been tried and tested by the team’s little ones. Demonstrations will take place on the day and hands-on nappy changing time for all to take part in. Information and literature will be available to increase awareness of the environmental issues associated with disposable nappies. Contact Liz Burchell for more information: lizburchell@hotmail.com

69 Tour of Wyevale Nurseries HQ Wyevale Nurseries, Kings Acre, Hereford HR4 7AY Thursday 18th October, 2pm–4pm Wyevale Nurseries invite professional landscapers who are interested to find out more about the work of the nursery or seeking a source of landscape plants, to register to attend this event. The tour will show aspects of container plant production and an overview of the offer of service at Wyevale Nurseries HQ. Wyevale Nurseries is managed with attention to good stewardship of the land, rotation of crops and minimal environmental impact. The tour will be conducted by Chris Bennewith, the Wyevale Cash and Carry Manager, and will finish with refreshments. Please book in with Sheila Jackson: 01432 845200 or sheila@wyevale-nurseries.co.uk

70 ‘Fruits of Paradise’ concert All Saint’s Church, High Street, Hereford HR4 9AA

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Thursday 18th October, 4pm–6pm

At Church Farm, St Weonards, life is never quiet with a large dairy herd. This farm enterprise uses alot of electricity and PV seemed to be the perfect renewable energy answer to the large electricity bills. The 30kW system was installed by Greenearth Energy Ltd, Pontrilas, and as part of the company’s 10 year anniversary, Church Farm is part of an invitation-only event on October 18th. Contact Greenearth Energy: 01981 241399 or info@greenearthenergy.co.uk for more info.

Come and celebrate our local apple heritage in a unique performance of wassail, exuberant traditional music, poetry and more! This is a lively and unpredictable musical journey from the wild apple forests of Kazakhstan via the silk roads to English cider orchards. The concert is free to attend due to generous support from the Herefordshire Orchards Network of Excellence (HONE) and All Saint’s Church. The performance is split into two 40 minute slots, and is

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appropriate for all ages, so bring the family. There will be apples and juice available. HONE will provide information on its work with small scale orchards, with heritage varieties available to taste, and the cafe will stay open late to offer an apple-inspired menu. Booking preferred. Contact Emily Durrant: e.v.durrant@gmail.com. Donations welcome to the Church of England’s Children’s Society.

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71 Live, Neutral, Earth: live poetry Apple Store Gallery, 3 Bridge Street, Hereford, HR4 9DF

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72 Alternative approaches at Hereford Sixth Form College Hereford sixth Form College, Folly Lane, Hereford HR1 1LU Thursday 18th October, 7pm–9pm

A guided tour of the College’s energy efficient Business Studies block. This will be followed by a talk from invited speakers on ‘Alternative Finances & Economics’. More details to follow. Free drink & cake. Booking preferred (for numbers), by telephone 01432 355166.

73 Dirty Oil – a KLEEN film showing The Oxford Arms, Duke Street Kington, HR5 3DR Thursday 18th October, 8pm The film Dirty Oil is a hard-hitting documentary about Tar Sands, Shale Gas, Fracking etc.

74 Co-ops Showcase Local Food Co-op Stores around the county Friday 19th October, 9am to Saturday 20th October, 7pm Around the county Co-ops will feature a display of locally sourced products for h.Energy week, along with information about the Co-op’s own energy saving activity. Herefordshire Co-ops are also stocking h.Energy brochures in the run up to h.Energy, as well as leaflets about Keep Herefordshire Warm, a new project that offers free loft and cavity wall insulation to all homes in the county. Find out more by visiting your local Co-op and picking up a leaflet.

75 Eco School Tour – Whitchurch Primary School Whitchurch Primary School, Ross-on-Wye HR9 6DA Friday 19th October, 9.30am–3pm Come and join the pupils for a tour of their Eco-School, wonderful school grounds and campfire in their Forest School. Booking required. Contact Donna Powell: admin@whitchurch.hereford.sch.uk / 01600 8890571

76 Ecohere Celebration

No booking required. For more information contact: keen@live.co.uk

This event is by invitation only

Also on Thursday:

The Ecohere sustainable communities project is now in it’s second year. This event is the first time that all our communities will ‘get together’.

3 Free printer recycling, 9am–4.30pm. See Saturday 13th for details.

Friday 19th October, 10am–1.30pm

4 Free printer repair clinic, 9am–4.30pm. See Saturday 13th for details.

A unique opportunity to share experiences, hear how other people have developed projects and involved their communities and of course, eat a delicious local lunch!

5 Zero energy house, 9.45am–5pm. See Saturday 13th for details.

For more details contact Mary Burton: mary@herefordshirenewleaf.org.uk

7 Corte Cottage: Open eco-home, all week, 10am-3pm. See Saturday 13th for details. 9 KLEEN Energy Week, 10am–4pm. See Saturday 13th for details. 10 Free bike safety check, 10am–4pm. See Saturday 13th for details. 11 Bicycle and furniture recycling and up-cycling, 10am–4pm. See Saturday 13th for details.

77 Bredwardine Village Market with a solar twist Bredwardine Village Hall, Bredwardine, HR3 6BZ Friday 19th October, 10am–1pm

16 Monnow Valley Arts Centre: district heating system, 2pm–5pm. See Saturday 13th for details.

Monthly produce market/coffee morning with an h.Energy theme. Our PV panels are now in their 3rd year; data from several panels in the area will be on display.

29 Cafe@All Saints h.Energy menu, 8am–5pm. See Monday 15th for details.

No booking required.

13 Ty Glyn Microhydro: Open eco-home, 11am–3pm. See Saturday 13th for details.

39 Travel Choices Breakfast, Plough Lane, 8am. See Tuesday 16th for details. 43 Introduction to Bio-mass, 10 am and 2pm. See Tuesday 16th for details. 53 SEED Homes eco-building open days, 10am–4pm. See Wednesday 17th for details.

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78 ‘Touch Wood’ Open Day Widows Wood, Bogmarsh nr. Holme Lacy Friday 19th October, 10am–4pm Demonstration of pole-lathe turning by Maurice Clother in his covered workshop at Widows Wood. Come and learn about this ancient art of turning wood without electricity. You can even have a go yourself – no experience necessary! Visitors can find out more and book onto ‘Touch Wood’ courses in green woodworking, including Introduction to Pole-lathe turning, Making a Pole-lathe, Making a Shave Horse, Making a Stool, etc. Refreshments available around the camp fire. Open Day – no booking required, but may be worth ringing if travelling to the site by car to check on available parking space: 07813 598343

79 People and Permaculture Talk Hereford Library: Woolhope Room, Broad Street, Hereford HR1 9AU Friday 19th October, 11am–12pm Author of ‘People and Permaculture’, Looby Macnamara will talk about her book. She will describe how permaculture is not just about land-based activities but can be applied to all apsects of our lives including caring for ourselves and others as well as the planet. It is an excellent guide book for those that would like to make changes in their lives and live more creative low-carbon lives. Tickets can be reserved at the library: 01432 383600

over six years and include solar PV (1.75kWp), solar thermal hot water heating, a 2.5kW Proven wind turbine and a battery store. It is not easily reached by public transport but ample parking is available for visitors by car. We will be happy to show visitors around the installation. Tea and cakes available. Booking required – contact Peter Gunn-Wilkinson: 01981 550700 / petergw@btinternet.com

83 “Drying the Grain” Solar PV Billingsley Farm, Little Dewchurch, Herefordshire HR2 6PH Friday 19th October, 2pm–4pm David Watkins of Clehonger Court, has had two solar pv installations completed by Green Earth Energy Ltd, Pontrilas. His main priority in investing in renewable energy was to reduce his electricity bills and make a commitment for his children for their future in farming. Book to view the 25kW farm installation on his grain dryer at Billingsley Farm. Please contact Green Earth Energy Ltd: 01981 241399 or info@greenearthenergy.co.uk to book.

84 Callow Parish Hall Solar PV System Callow Parish Hall Hereford HR2 8DD Friday 19th October, 2pm–4pm Callow Parish Hall had solar pv panels installed this year by Green Earth Energy Ltd, Pontrilas. Come and have a look at a village project set to benefit all who use the hall. Please contact Green Earth Energy Ltd: 01981 241399 or info@greenearthenergy.co.uk to book.

80 Buzzy Bee Storytime Ross-on-Wye Library, Cantilupe Street, Ross-on-Wye HR9 7AN Friday 19th October, 11am–11.30am A fun bee storytime for under 5s – learn some bee rhymes, listen to bee stories and plant some grape hyacinths in pots to take home, to help feed bees after the winter. No need to book

81 Happy Nappies@Springfield Children’s Centre Tot Talk and Early Days

Also on Friday: 3 Free printer recycling, 9am–4.30pm. See Saturday 13th for details. 4 Free printer repair clinic, 9am–4.30pm. See Saturday 13th for details.

Springfield Children’s Centre, Belmont Avenue, Hereford HR2 7JF

5 Zero energy house, 9.45am–5pm. See Saturday 13th for details.

Friday 19th October, 12pm–2pm

7 Corte Cottage: Open eco-home, all week, 10am-3pm. See Saturday 13th for details.

Happy Nappies will offer advice and support to people interested in using real nappies, giving real feedback from people’s good and bad experiences. We have a nappy library of many different makes of washables that have been tried and tested by the team’s little ones. Demonstrations will take place on the day and hands-on nappy changing time for all to take part in. Information and literature will be available to increase awareness of the environmental issues associated with disposable nappies.

9 KLEEN Energy Week, 10am–4pm. See Saturday 13th for details.

82 Sustainable energy sources at Lyons Hall Barn: Open eco-home Lyons Hall Barn, Stockley Hill, Peterchurch, HR2 0ST Friday 19th October, 2pm–5pm

10 Free bike safety check, 10am–4pm. See Saturday 13th for details. 11 Bicycle and furniture recycling and up-cycling, 10am–4pm. See Saturday 13th for details. 13 Ty Glyn Microhydro: Open eco-home, 11am–3pm. See Saturday 13th for details. 16 Monnow Valley Arts Centre: district heating system, 2pm–5pm. See Saturday 13th for details. 29 Cafe@All Saints h.Energy menu, 8am–5pm. See Monday 15th for details. 53 SEED Homes eco-building open days, 10am–4pm. See Wednesday 17th for details. Stop press! Additional event: Recently-insulated Almeley Village Hall is hosting local companies offering advice on energy saving measures. Refreshments available. HR3 6LB. 12pm–4pm

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Over the weekend, Low Carbon Ledbury has six open eco homes on display, showing wood chip boilers, composting, hen keeping, PV installations, Solar Thermal panels, log storage for woodstove, Passiv Haus completed June 2012, 60% reductions in gas & electricity by lifestyle and technology changes, pond & wetland sewage system, rainwater harvesting, plus a woodland walk around Ast Wood with the wood’s owner. All events are listed separately (Woodland Walk, Wahroonga, The Moors, The Coach House (Hazle Farm), Glen Helen, Dragon Orchard, Castle Orchard), or join the CYCLE RIDE (event 103) and see them all!

85 Stoke Lacy and District Community Power: Local Produce Market, Apple Juicing and Breakfast Stoke Lacy Village Hall, Stoke Lacy, Bromyard, HR7 4HG Saturday 20th October, 9.30am–12pm Come and join us for this celebration of local produce and reduce your food miles by supporting local food production. Apple juicing service available (bring your own apples to be juiced), produce market (including fruit, vegetables, preserves) and locally sourced breakfast. In addition there will be information about Home Energy Efficiency and the opportunity to test drive a Renault Twizy electric car. Booking not required. For more information contact: gill.pinkerton@btinternet.com

86 Bees at Hereford Library Hereford Library, Broad Street, Hereford HR4 9AU Saturday 20th October, 10am–12pm; bee-keeping talks and displays available until 4pm Family fun in the library, bee face painting, make a bee rhyme book, fingerpuppets, crafts and more. Come and see live bees making honey, upstairs in the museum too. Suitable for pre-school children and up. Booking not required. Also available: Beekeepers from The Wye Valley Beekeepers’ Association and the Herefordshire Beekeepers’ Association will be in the Woolhope Room with displays and information about honey bees and how we can all do our bit to help them. The library has lots of books about beekeeping that you can borrow, as well as lots of books in the Green Life collection. This event is in the Woolhope Room, accessible by stairs only. If you have any concerns please contact the library. 34

87 A DIY path to a net zero carbon home Parlors Bank, 11 Hergest Road, Kington, HR5 3EQ Saturday 20th October, 10am–4pm Information and discussion about the renovation of our home to reduce its energy needs while also generating our own energy where possible. Also electric vehicles including an electric garden tractor. Data available on the performance of the 3.5kWp roof mounted system installed since 2005. Another 3.5kWp system can also be viewed. Energy monitoring systems, battery backup system, wood stove, solar thermal system and high levels of insulation also on show, plus 3500litre rainwater harvesting system. Summary talks at 11am and 2pm. Booking not required. Contact Gordon Coppock: g_coppock@hotmail.com / 01544 232 722

88 Paradise Farmhouse: Open eco-home Paradise Farmhouse Presteigne LD8 2NH Saturday 20th October, 10am–4pm This is one of a series of ‘pop-up’ events with a new format for Eco Homes. Based at Paradise Farmhouse Presteigne there will be talks on ‘Log and Pellet Boilers’ and ‘Getting ready for Winter in the Czech Republic’, followed by a question and answer session on renewables, plus a chance to see the Thermal Imaging Camera in action. This will be supported by open Eco Homes nearby. See our website www.lightfoot.org.uk for details of the day and other events. There is no need to book, but if you know you can come, Mandy would appreciate a call on 01588 630683 or e-mail mandy@lightfoot.org.uk so she knows how much cake to make.

89 Woodland Walk, Ast Wood A Low Carbon Ledbury event @ Ast Wood, Baregains Lane, Ledbury, HR8 2JR Saturday 20th October, 10am–12pm Ast Wood is a beautiful 17 hectare ancient, semi-natural woodland and is currently being managed as a model of multi-purpose, sustainable management and resource production for local use. Please book with Steve Betts: 01531 632270 / gsbetts27@gmail.com

90 Wahroonga: Open eco-home A Low Carbon Ledbury event @ Wahroonga, New Street, Ledbury, HR9 2EL Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st October, 10am–5pm A Passivhaus newly built by local builder Mike Whitfield Construction (AECB member). Details include superinsulation, (sheeps wool & cellulose) triple glazing, MVHR (mechanical ventilation with heat recovery), low energy lighting, draught free at 0.25 air changes/hr. Re-used Welsh slates, lime render and local timber. This event will give you all the details of this energy standard. Booking preferred by email to Ruth Busbridge: ruth.busbridge@gmail.com

91 The Coach House, Hazle Farm A Low Carbon Ledbury event @ The Coach House, Hazle Farm, Dymock Road, Ledbury HR8 2HT Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st October, 10am–5pm Two-thirds reduction in energy costs using low energy lights and appliances, a grid connected PV array, a Clearview Logstove fuelled by home timber, and some lifestyle changes. Four years of monitoring to show the benefits. An eco barn built with recycled bricks and tiles, local timber and high levels of insulation. Log Storage system for drying the logs to 10-15% moisture. Woodland Management produce and information available. Booking preferred – contact Paul Kinnaird: paul@barrscourt.com / 01531 634788 35


92 Glen Helen: Open eco-home A Low Carbon Ledbury event @ Glen Helen, Elmsdale Road, Ledbury, HR8 2EG Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st October, 10am–5pm A 1950’s house in town, eco-improved recently with a Biomass log & pellet boiler, a wood burner, Solar Thermal and Solar PV, rainwater harvesting and high levels of insulation. Installers will be available during the event. Booking not required but for more information please contact Liz Harvey: 01531 631718

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that brings people closer to what we do here on the farm. Talks will be given on the Green Deal and Energy Monitoring and Management, which are two of the latest hot topics in the renewable world. Prior knowledge is not necessary as the event is aimed at being accessible to all – bring the family along and explore some of local flora and fauna around Caplor Farm. Children can take part in our very own wildlife challenge to see how many things they can spot along the Caplor Trail. There will also be craft activities on offer. Please email John Powell: john@caplor.co.uk with your name and the number of people likely to attend the event.

97 St Weonards Church Solar Panels St Weonards Church, St Weonards, HR2 8NU

A Low Carbon Ledbury event @ Dragon Orchard, Dragon House, Putley, Ledbury, Herefordshire HR8 2RG Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st October, 10am–5pm An eco house situated in a Cider Orchard with a number of low carbon features including a Pond & Wetland system for sewage treatment. The orchard is part of a Community Supported Agriculture scheme and makes award winning Cider, Perry and Apple Juice Booking preferred – contact: Ann Stanier 1531 670071 / ann@dragonorchard.co.uk

94 Zero carbon travel by bike to and from Caplor Energy Meet at Elgar Statue, Cathedral Green, Hereford Saturday 20th October, 10.30am–5.30pm Group ride led by Cycle Hereford. The ride is timed to arrive at 12 noon, when Caplor Energy’s Open Day begins. We will lead a bike ride back from Caplor Energy after the Open Day closes at 4pm. In the intervening period, we will lead a short ride to meet a member of Woolhope Woodheat in a local wood to learn about this innovative biomass scheme and its local environmental benefits. We will start from the Statue of Elgar in the Cathedral Close, Hereford. Meet at 10.30am and depart by 10.40am. Bring a roadworthy bike, your bike lights, plenty of water. Packed lunch/ snacks always a good idea too. Finishing time of 5.30pm is an estimate.

95 Community Apple Crushing Lady Hawkins School Grounds, Kington HR5 3AR Saturday 20th October, 11.30am–3.30pm KLEEN and Wildplay and others team up with Lady Hawkins School for a lunchtime of fun, food and activity. Bring washed apples and bottles to take home your own fresh juice. Outdoor Cooked Refreshments, Wild Play Activities, Greenwood Crafts and Orchard Origins Celebration. Open to all. Come by bus, bike, or foot, or share a lift with family and friends. Contact: kleen@live.co.uk

96 Caplor Energy Uncovered Caplor Farm, Fownhope, Herefordshire HR1 4PT Saturday 20th October, 12pm–4pm The event will provide an opportunity to come to Caplor and experience a tour around the farm to see renewable energy in practice. This will include a chance to to walk our brand new route

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Saturday 20th October, 12pm-4pm 16 solar panels have been installed in the double-dip of St Weonards Church. Come along and hear all about them and other Archenfield Transition initiatives. Contact Richard Goddard: rpgoddard@gmail.com

98 ‘Growing Local’ Educational Garden with Cooking on the Allotment Court Farm, Tillington HR4 8LG Saturday 20th October, 12pm–4pm Come and see Growing Local’s educational garden and experience cooking with the freshly picked produce. Pat, Heather and Lisa will be on hand to show you what children from our County’s primary schools are achieving ‘on the plot’. Pick the produce and cook on outdoor cooking equipment. Learn more about growing your own and how Growing Local is helping to connect growers to their local community. Groups are welcome throughout the week by arrangement. No booking required for Saturday Event. For group bookings during the week Contact: info@ growinglocal.org.uk / 07813622890 or see email from website www.growinglocal.org.uk

99 Beginning Beekeeping Hereford Library, Broad Street, Hereford HR4 9AU Saturday 20th October, 2pm–3pm Cliff Rose, Chairman of the Wye Valley Beekeepers’ Association, will give an illustrated talk about beginning beekeeping as a hobby. The talk will take place in the Woolhope Room of Hereford Library. Only accessible via stairs, please contact the library if you have any concerns. Booking not required but for further information please contact Anne-Marie Dossett: amdossett@herefordshire.gov.uk

100 Monnington Court: House and stud farm Monnington Court HR4 7NL Saturday 20th October, and Sunday 21st October, 2pm–4.30pm Monnington has attempted to tackle several environmental issues: heating a large historic house with heat pumps; re-using stable waste for energy and avoiding the problems of a muck heap; heating an indoor swimming pool from a lake; and using solar panels for both hot water and electricity. A tour of this beautiful historic Herefordshire site is followed by tea and cake. Booking preferred – contact: john.bulmer@virgin.net 37


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101 The Moors: Open eco-home A Low Carbon Ledbury event @ The Moors, Aylton Court Road, Aylton, Ledbury, HR8 2QH Saturday 20th October & Sunday 21st October, 2pm and 3.30pm An Edwardian cottage powered by renewables. 2.6 kW pk PV array on garage roof, providing 2.5 MWhrs in last 12 months. Also 30 tube solar thermal system providing hot water between March and October, and helping with water heating in winter. 8 kW Burley Brampton woodburner providing most heating, all wood from our own woodland from tree felling and coppicing. Also see our garden, veg growing, polytunnel, orchard, chickens, composting and woodland – all managed organically. There is plenty to keep children of all ages occupied and interested – some activities may also be on offer, eg drawing, bug hunting and seed planting. Booking essential for each tour, contact Sarah Blenkinsop: moorswood@tiscali.co.uk or phone 07951 407872.

102 The Fownhope CRAG Pub Quiz Fownhope Memorial Hall, Fownhope HR1 4PG Saturday 20th October, 6.30pm–9.30pm Not in a pub but certainly a quiz! Bring your own bottle and we’ll provide a locally sourced Ploughman’s before you test your knowledge of all things green (and not so green) against other h.Energy regulars and not-so-regular. What’s the carbon footprint of a pet hamster? How many flights to New York equal one cheeseburger? How DID the Americans save the day in the final scenes of Day after Tomorrow? We don’t know either, but we will do on the night! Join us in teams of four (or come on your own and join one of the catch-up teams) for an evening of fun and mind-numbing questions – there will be a prize! Price: £20 per table, £15 for for a family table. Anyone know who wrote Greensleeves, by the way? Tickets available from Mike Simmons: info@fownhopecrag.org.uk or phone 01432 860225.

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103 Cycle Ride around Low Carbon Ledbury A Low Carbon Ledbury event @ Ledbury Market House, Ledbury HR8 1DH and return (approx 15 miles) Sunday 21st October, 9.45am for 10am–3pm Starting from the Market House in Ledbury, this 15-mile moderately paced cycle ride will visit all the six homes under the Low Carbon Ledbury scheme, with time to assess the various eco initiatives. BYO Picnicking at Dragon Orchard. Accompanied children welcome. Bike hire available at Ledbury Cycle Hire (www.ledburycyclehire. com) near railway station, including child-back tandem. Booking preferred, contact Bella Johnson: register@comecyclingledbury.com / 01531 635432

04 Castle Orchard: Open eco-home 1 and permaculture garden A Low Carbon Ledbury event @ Castle Orchard, Putley, Ledbury, HR8 2RH Sunday 21st October, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm An oak cruck-framed Eco-house built by Mike Whitfield. Features include local timber, high levels of insulation and green energy. Permaculture garden for food and herbs. Booking essential for each tour. Contact Rowan McOnegal: rowanmconegal@hotmail.com or phone 01531 670075.

Also on Saturday: 3 Free printer recycling, 9am–4.30pm. See Saturday 13th for details. 4 Free printer repair clinic, 9am–4.30pm. See Saturday 13th for details.

05 The Community at Canon Frome Court: 1 life, laughter and sustainability

5 Zero energy house, 9.45am–5pm. See Saturday 13th for details.

Canon Frome Court, Canon Frome, Herefordshire, HR8 2TD

6 Cwm Maddoc Community Renewables, 10am–4pm. See Saturday 13th for details.

Sunday 21st October, 2pm–5pm

7 Corte Cottage: Open eco-home, all week, 10am-3pm. See Saturday 13th for details.

Come to Canon Frome Court, home of an intentional community, and gather ideas for your next steps towards lower impact, lighter carbon living. Sharing work and produce, skills and resources makes our lives easier, lighter and more fun.

9 KLEEN Energy Week, 10am–4pm. See Saturday 13th for details. 10 Free bike safety check, 10am–4pm. See Saturday 13th for details. 11 Bicycle and furniture recycling and up-cycling, 10am–4pm. See Saturday 13th for details. 13 Ty Glyn Microhydro: Open eco-home, 11am–3pm. See Saturday 13th for details. 16 Monnow Valley Arts Centre: district heating system, 2pm–5pm. See Saturday 13th for details. 29 Cafe@All Saints h.Energy menu, 8am–5pm. See Monday 15th for details. 53 SEED Homes eco-building open days, 10am–4pm. See Wednesday 17th for details. 74 Co-ops Showcase Local Food, 9am–7pm. See Friday 19th for details.

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Find out more during a walk and talk around the garden and the farm that, managed to organic principles, cossets wildlife whilst providing much of our food, some of our woodfuel and gloriously cosy socks. This year the emphasis is on people-power: You can do it too! Tea, squash and home made cake served throughout – with a slice free to all arriving on foot or by bike. We have a play area on the front lawn – swings, slides and a climbing frame – and animals to look at! No booking needed. Directions and more info on New Leaf website or phone 01531 670 623

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2 Wood View Cottages, Hereford HR4 7PG Sunday 21st October, 3pm–5pm This semi-detached house built around 1910 has a 30 tube solar thermal hot water system and is insulated on six sides, with external timber cladding or internal. There is a beautiful straw bale summer house in the garden that cost hours of patient work by Frank Hemming and a total cost of about £800 for materials… well worth the visit. The house is 200 yards from the Hereford side of Breinton Church. There will be a tour of the straw bale house at 3pm followed by a tour of Anita’s house at 4pm. Please arrive promptly for the 3pm start of this visit. Please contact Anita to book: anita@anitasancha.co.uk

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1 Information Marketplace Hereford High Town 2 ‘It’s our rubbish’: Fourways nursery recycling project HR1 2QN 3 Free printer recycling Cartridge World stores, every day except Sun 4 Free printer repair clinic Cartridge World stores, every day except Sun 5 Zero energy house: Open eco-home WR13 5JD, Every day 6 Cwm Maddoc Community Renewables HR2 8QZ, also Sat 20 7 Corte Cottage: Open eco-home LD8 2EL, All week 8 Farley Cottage NP25 5RN 9 KLEEN Energy Week HR5 3BJ, Sat 13–Sat 20 10 Free bike safety check HR2 6DR, Sat 13–Sat 20 11 Bicycle and furniture recycling and up-cycling HR2 6DR, Sat 13–Sat 20 12 Apple Picking for All HR1 1UT 13 Ty Glyn Microhydro: Open eco-home HR3 5HF, Sat 13–Sat 20 14 No compromise off grid, Presteigne: Open eco-home LD8 2HD, also Sun 14 15 NCT nearly new sale HR4 9UD 16 Monnow Valley Arts Centre: district heating system HR2 0DY, Every day except Mon 15–Wed 18 17 From field to fork: our local food web HR8 2LY 18 EVENT CANCELLED 19 Growers working together for a long-term orchard future HR8 2LY 20 A Greenpeace Party HR2 8DL 21 KLEEN Energy Week Launch Party HR5 3DR

39 Travel Choices Breakfast at Herefordshire Council (event not open to the public) also Thu 18 40 Happy Nappies@Southmeadows Children’s Centre 41 Leading Edge Turbines, Skyrrid Farm HR2 0BW 42 Abbey Court Farm PV Array Keeps the Cows Happy! HR6 9UF 43 Introduction to Bio-mass WR6 5AY, also Thu 18 44 Climate Change – Separating Fact from Fiction HR4 0LW 45 Garway Primary School Renewable Energy HR2 8RQ 46 WildPlay in Crooked Well Meadow, Kington HR5 3AF 47 After the clocks go back, cycling is still safe and fun: bike ride in Hereford HR1 2NG 48 Can we have cheap energy ever again? HR6 8NJ

22 The CountrySOLE project HR3 6LJ 23 Walk at Herbfarmacy HR3 6NB 24 Join a performance of Haydn’s ‘The Creation’ HR2 8NU 25 Apple Apocalypse! HR8 2LY 26 Moreton Wood: ecology, crafts and guided walk HR1 3JQ 27 Arkstone Mill Organic Smallholding HR2 9HU 28 Amey Herefordshire’s local produce festival (event not open to the public) 29 Cafe@All Saints h.Energy menu HR4 9AA, Mon 15–Sat 20 30 Local GP Surgeries in Bradley Wiggins’ Travel Triumph (event not open to the public) 31 From field to fork at Rainbow Nursery (event not open to the public) 32 Introduction to permaculture HR2 8DL also Tue 16 33 Woodland walk via Elton Hall, home of Thomas Andrew Knight HR6 8PX 34 Fungal rummage at the Cart Shed HR4 8QN 35 Natural Wastewater Treatment HR3 6AX 36 Kilpeck Inn – the greenest pub in the UK? HR2 9DN also Wed 17 37 Revenge of the Electric Car: film screening and panel discussion HR4 9JR 38 Community owned cargo bikes for inner city Hereford?

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74 Co-ops Showcase Local Food Fri 19 – Sat 20 75 Eco School Tour – Whitchurch Primary School HR9 6DA 76 Ecohere Celebration (invitation only) 77 Bredwardine Village Market with a solar twist HR3 6BZ 78 ‘Touch Wood’ Open Day, Widows Wood 79 People and Permaculture Talk HR1 9AU 80 Buzzy Bee Storytime HR9 7AN 81 Happy Nappies@Springfield Children’s Centre HR2 7JF 82 Sustainable energy sources at Lyons Hall Barn: Open eco-home HR2 0ST 83 “Drying the Grain” Solar PV, Billingsley Farm HR2 6PH 84 Callow Parish Hall Solar PV System HR2 8DD

Sat 20

63 Staunton-on-Wye Primary School – an eco-school HR4 7LT 64 Fifty Shades of Grey Wisdom HR2 9AG 65 Anaerobic digester tour, Woofferton SY8 4AH 66 Church Farm, St Weonards HR2 8NU 67 Greenearth Energy 10th Anniversary Party at Treago Castle (event not open to the public) 68 Happy Nappies@Springfield Children’s Centre HR2 7JF 69 Tour of Wyevale Nurseries HQ HR4 7AY 70 ‘Fruits of Paradise’ concert HR4 9AA 71 Live, Neutral, Earth: live poetry HR4 9DF 72 Alternative approaches at Hereford Sixth Form College HR1 1LU 73 Dirty Oil – a KLEEN film showing HR5 3DR

85 Stoke Lacy Community Power: Local Produce Market, Apple Juicing & Breakfast 86 Bees at Hereford Library HR4 9AU 87 A DIY path to a net zero carbon home HR5 3EQ 88 Paradise Farmhouse: Open eco-home LD8 2NH 89 Woodland Walk, Ast Wood HR8 2JR 90 Wahroonga: Open eco-home HR9 2EL, also Sun 21 91 The Coach House, Hazle Farm HR8 2HT, also Sun 21 92 Glen Helen: Open eco-home HR8 2EG, also Sun 21 93 Dragon Orchard HR8 2RG also Sun 21 94 Zero carbon travel by bike to and from Caplor Energy 95 Community Apple Crushing HR5 3AR 96 Caplor Energy Uncovered HR1 4PT 97 St Weonards Church Solar Panels HR2 8NU 98 ‘Growing Local’ Educational Garden with Cooking on the Allotment HR4 8LG 99 Beginning Beekeeping HR4 9AU 100 Monnington Court: House and stud farm HR4 7NL, also Sun 21 101 The Moors: Open eco-home HR8 2QH 102 The Fownhope CRAG Pub Quiz HR1 4PG

Sun 21

49 Business Access to Finance: workshop for SMEs HR4 9JR 50 St Peter’s Centre, Peterchurch HR2 0RW 51 Wind & Sun Open Day HR6 0NR 52 Easy cycle ride to renewable energy installations HR6 8LR 53 SEED Homes eco-building open days HR6 9HW, Wed 17 – Sat 20 54 Buzzy Bee Storytime HR1 9AU 55 Swapping event in Plough Lane Council office (event not open to the public) 56 Blowing in the wind! NP7 8BG 57 Tregout Farm Ground Mount Solar PV Installation NP25 5NS 58 Renewable Energy on the Duchy of Cornwall Estate HR2 8DA 59 A Hereford Tree Walk HR1 2NT 60 The Sun Inn, Leintwardine SY7 0LP 61 Let’s RE-energise the Local Economy HR4 9BN 62 Future of Fashion Night HR1 2HU

103 Cycle Ride around Low Carbon Ledbury HR8 1DH 104 Castle Orchard: Open eco-home and permaculture garden HR8 2RH 105 The Community at Canon Frome Court HR8 2TD 106 Anita Sancha’s House and the Straw Bale House HR4 7PG

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Full directions to all events, including bus times, cycle access and car share options are available at: www.herefordshirenewleaf.org.uk/h-energy

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From Monday 10 Sep to Sunday 28 Oct Get out on your bike Log your rides Free prize draw entry for each ride logged Weekly prize draws to win Kindle readers and book vouchers Log your rides and see full details at :

www.lovetoride.net/herefordshire

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h.Energy 2012 brochure  

Brochure of sustainability-themed events around Herefordshire, 13-21 October.

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