Down to Earth Hull – Discovery Workshops

Down to Earth Hull are running a series of Workshops at ‘The Plot’ – Down to Earth’s base, at the south of Edgecumbe street allotment site in Hull

Each 2.5 hour workshop is designed to provide a practical introduction to a different topic, across a broad range of conservation and growing themes. The sessions will be very much focused on hands-on learning and are open to adults of all ages and abilities. Light refreshments will be offered.

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

Tickets for each workshop will be priced at £10 and can be purchased via Eventbrite – or via the organisation’s Facebook page –

The first in the series, All You Can Eat in Three Square Feet, took place in July, on growing things in small spaces. The next three scheduled workshops are

Thursday 20th August – Natural Feeds and Pesticides
An introduction to a variety of plants and materials that can be used to make homemade, chemical-free plant fertilisers and pesticides, including instruction on safe usage and the opportunity to make up some feeds and pesticides to take home.

Saturday 22nd August – Building Hedgehog Homes

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

Saturday 19th September – Capturing the Outdoors through Photography
An exploration of how we can connect with the outdoors by taking a more mindful and creative approach to choosing and capturing photographic subjects, including learning about some basic technical aspects of nature photography and the opportunity to submit photographs to a friendly competition.

For any general enquiries about Down to Earth Hull, please e-mail, send the group a message via their facebook page – – or call Karen on 07531191867 or Andy on 07936006452 for a friendly chat.

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