A good 20 or more (I forgot to count) turned out on a beautiful Februaryafternoon to learn how to winter prune an apple tree. Different tools were demonstrated, the different types of bud and the how and why of pruning explained. We were lucky to have such a perfect specimen for the skill-share tutor, Andy Bartlett, to show us a number of aspects of successful pruning. Scones, cake and cinamon apple tart and cups of tea were in plentiful supply. Education never tasted this good!
This was the first skill-share event to appear on Transition Loughborough’s new Greeniversity skill share website and the Loughborough echo were out with their photographer – so look out for photos in next week’s echo.
If you haven’t already had a look, visit the skill-share website pages at the Greeniversity here. You have to register to sign up for courses and you can offer to teach courses too. So anything you do which you might like to share with others; indian cooking, knitting socks, building websites, using twitter, arts and craft… the list is endless, why not offer it on the Greeniversity.
Next week you have the opportunity to learn about energy efficiency in the home – keeping your fuel bills down whilst cutting down on pollution; the week after save on your gardening costs by learning about seed-swapping. More courses are being added all the time – so sign up, and enjoy learning some thing new and meeting new people.