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EVENT Starting an Organic Allotment 1
DATE Saturday 9 February 2008, 1.30pm - 4.30pm
An ideal course for new allotment holders or anyone wanting to ‘go organic’ on an established allotment. Delivered as a series of six half-day workshops with two opportunities to participate in either Spring or Autumn. Run by Sally Cunningham, a former deputy head gardener at Garden Organic Ryton, this comprehensive course covers the following topics : planning your plot, soil management and compost making, seed sowing and growing, growing unusual crops, organic pest and disease control, weed control and problem busting.
Spring course - Part One of a series of six courses.
The dates for the other five parts of this course are : 23 February, 15 March, 5 April, 26 April, 17 May.
Places are limited and are allocated on a first come, first served basis. To secure a place, phone the bookings team 024 7630 8224.
VENUE Garden Organic Ryton
TICKETS Members 125; non-members 150. (for the whole course)
DETAILS 024 7630 8224 / www.gardenorganic.org.uk 
 
EVENT COVENTRY CYCLING CAMPAIGN MEETING
DATE Monday 11 February 2008, 7.30pm
 
VENUE Coventry City Council
TICKETS free
DETAILS 024 7645 2437 / covcyclic@yahoo.co.uk www.coventrycyclist.org.uk
 
EVENT BIRD SURVEYING WORKSHOP [Session 1]
DATE Thursday 14 February 2008, 2pm
This workshop is for the non-professional who is interested in helping us to survey bird populations for local projects in Warwickshire. The workshop includes both indoor and outdoor sessions to help you to improve your recording techniques using BTO survey methods.
BOOKING ESSENTIAL - contact the Reserves Team 024 7630 8993 to reserve your place.
Organised by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust.
VENUE Brandon Marsh Nature Centre, Brandon Lane, Coventry CV3 3GW
TICKETS 3 - payable at time of booking.
DETAILS 024 7630 8993 / www.warwickshire-wildlife-trust.org.uk
 
EVENT CONSERVATION WORK : River Arrow
DATE Saturday 16 February 2008, 10am
Join volunteer warden Steve Godfrey for a practical work party helping to manage the River Arrow Local Nature Reserve in Alcester. 
Full training given. Organised by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust.
VENUE River Arrow Local Nature Reserve, Alcester
- please meet in the car park of Ragley Mill Lane at grid reference SP088580.
TICKETS free
DETAILS 024 7630 8993 / www.warwickshire-wildlife-trust.org.uk
 
EVENT CONSERVATION WORK : Snitterfield Bushes
DATE Saturday 16 February 2008, 10am
Join the volunteer team at Snitterfield Bushes Site of Special Scientific Interest, Snitterfield, for a practical woodland work party.
Full training given. Organised by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust.
VENUE Snitterfield Bushes Site of Special Scientific Interest, Snitterfield
- please meet at the nature reserve car park off the Bearley Road at grid reference SP200603.
TICKETS free
DETAILS 024 7630 8993 / www.warwickshire-wildlife-trust.org.uk
 
EVENT CONSERVATION WORK : Clowes Wood and New Fallings Coppice
DATE Sunday 17 February 2008, 10am
Join volunteer warden Ron Hill for a woodland work party at Clowes Wood and New Fallings Coppice Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Full training given. Organised by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust.
VENUE Clowes Wood and New Fallings Coppice Site of Special Scientific Interest
- please meet at the woodland entrance off Wood Lane, Earlswood at grid reference SP101743.
TICKETS free
DETAILS 024 7630 8993 / www.warwickshire-wildlife-trust.org.uk
 
EVENT CONSERVATION WORK : Crackley Wood
DATE Sunday 17 February 2008, 10am
Join volunteer warden Jon Holmes for a practical woodland management session at Crackley Wood Local Nature Reserve, Kenilworth.
Full training given. Organised by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust.
VENUE Crackley Wood Local Nature Reserve, Kenilworth
- please meet at the entrance to the wood off Crackley Lane at grid reference SP289738.
TICKETS free
DETAILS 024 7630 8993 / www.warwickshire-wildlife-trust.org.uk
 
EVENT CONSERVATION WORK : Hampton Wood
DATE Sunday 17 February 2008, 10am
Join volunteer warden Dave Solliss at Hampton Wood, Barford to work in this beautiful ancient woodland and its associated water meadows alongside the River Avon.
Full training given. Organised by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust.
VENUE Hampton Wood, Barford
- please meet at the entrance on the Sherbourne to Hampton Lucy road at grid reference SP254600.
TICKETS free
DETAILS 024 7630 8993 / www.warwickshire-wildlife-trust.org.uk
 
EVENT CONSERVATION WORK : Rough Hill Wood
DATE Sunday 17 February 2008, 10am
Join volunteer warden Val Kendrick at Rough Hill Wood Site of Special Scientific Interest, Studley to assist in the management of this wonderful old woodland.
Full training given. Organised by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust.
VENUE Rough Hill Wood Site of Special Scientific Interest, Studley
- please meet at the car park off The Slough (the A448) at grid reference SP052637.
TICKETS free
DETAILS 024 7630 8993 / www.warwickshire-wildlife-trust.org.uk
 
EVENT CONSERVATION WORK : Ryton Wood
DATE Sunday 17 February 2008, 10am
Join volunteer warden Mike Slater at Ryton Wood Site of Special Scientific Interest, Ryton-on-Dunsmore for a woodland management session in the largest wood in Warwickshire.
Full training given. Organised by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust.
VENUE Ryton Wood Site of Special Scientific Interest, Ryton-on-Dunsmore
- please meet at the car park, which can be accessed via an access track off the A423 near the Bull and Butcher pub at grid reference SP384726.
TICKETS free
DETAILS 024 7630 8993 / www.warwickshire-wildlife-trust.org.uk
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