Our horticulture courses vary by season throughout the year and cover the following subjects:
- Vegetable and fruit growing: Growing food from seed, planning and soil management.
- Orchard pruning and management: Fruit tree pruning, care and propagation.
- Horticultural machinery use: Risk assessment, maintenance and safe use of petrol powered mower, brush cutter and hedge trimmer.
Middlesbrough Food Partnership aims to make the town a place where local people can eat good quality, healthy food that is easy to buy, offers value for money and is produced locally wherever possible.
Middlesbrough Environment City is working in partnership with Incredible Edible in the North East of England to create kind, confident and connected communities through the power of food.
For over 10 years Middlesbrough has been a Fairtrade Town and has ran a full range of events and campaigns. Middlesbrough successfully renewed its Fairtrade status in March 2018.
Middlesbrough Food Power is working to tackle the rising level of food insecurity across Middlesbrough, by supporting people with effective advice, useful skills and a strong support network. Creating an easy sign posting tool and confidence throughout organisations and individuals wanting to make a change throughout Middlesbrough.
This year’s Town Meal is on Saturday 15th September 12 – 4pm in Centre Square, Middlesbrough between the Town Hall and MIMA.
The Town Meal is a celebration of the growing projects that have run throughout the year, with community groups and individual families reaping the rewards of growing their own fruit and vegetables in locations across the town. Donations of this produce go towards the Town Meal which is cooked by school cooking staff from Middlesbrough schools. The meal is free to all who attend.
Cold Homes are unpleasant to live in and can make health conditions worse. We can help make your home warm and keep you healthy during the winter months.
Smart meters are the new generation of gas and electricity meters, which replace the traditional meters in our homes. These are currently being rolled out to households and the Government intends that every home will have been offered a smart meter by 2020.