EVENTS & WORKSHOPS

Sustainable Foods, Aquaculture, Fermentation, Algae, Hydroponics, Robotics, 3D Fabrication, Permaculture
Green Lab events Aquaponic workshops

We run a series of workshops and events for you to get involved in – catering for children from KS2, student and adult learning. Whether you want to learn a vocational skill or just be a part of the conversation.

Our cultural programme offers a mixture of free events and affordable workshops, we hope to encourage everyone to come into the space and be a part of the Green Lab community.

Hydroponics

Learn hydroponics

 

Learn how to build your own hydroponic growing system. Hydroponics grows crops without soil. They are often planted in a membrane or alternative substrate and they are fed with nutrient rich water rather than taking nutrients from the soil

In this workshop you will learn how a hydroponic system works, how to build one using locally and easily sourced materials and how to grow happy healthy crops.

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Aquaponics

learn Aquaponics

 

Learn how to build your own aquaponics growing system. Aquaponics is a combination of hydroponics and aquaculture, growing crops without soil. Rather than adding nutrients to the water the fish supply the nutrients from there waste. 

  In this workshop you will learn how an aquaponics system works, how to build one using locally and easily sourced materials and how to grow happy healthy crops.

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Oyster Mushroom

grow mushrooms

 

Learn how to prepare, mix and inoculate a substrate to sprout your own mushrooms.

In this workshop you will learn about the sterile procedures and ideal conditions to grow your mushrooms. You will also be shown how mushrooms can grow on coffee and beer grain waste. You will get to take home a mushroom grow bag that you can harvest your own mushrooms from once they have fruited.

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Kombucha

Brew Kombucha

 

Learn about the health benefits of fermentation and the importance of including good bacteria in your diet. You will learn specifically how to brew Kombucha, an ancient fermented tea.

The workshop will include a tasting and flavouring session as well as a SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast) and set of brewing guidelines for you to take home and brew your own kombucha.

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Laser cutter

Learn to laser cut

 

Learn how to laser cut your own press fit structure. Laser cutting is an accessible form of digital fabrication and rapid prototyping.

In this workshop you will learn how to create cut files using appropriate software and also how the machines work. You will design, cut and assemble a press fit structure made from plywood with an engraved section. You will develop an understanding of the most resourceful way to work with a laser cutter, minimalising waste.

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3D printer

Learn to 3D print

 

Learn how to 3D print. 3D printing is now a common place tool for fabrication, eliminating waste and of-cuts and allowing small scale professional production.

In this workshop you will learn how a 3D printer works and the materials you can print with – from man made polymers to food. We will teach you to make your own design files using appropriate software and we will discuss material choices. You will design and print a small scale structure.

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Robotics

Learn robotics

 

Learn robotics programming for precision agriculture. Robotics role in agriculture is increasing, from automisation to precision planting the future holds great potential for there role in our food production.

In this workshop you will be shown how automisation helps us grow food around the lab. You will work with our Scara Dobot robot arms and Bebop 2 drone, learning how to programmatically control a robot for agricultural uses such as planting and seed germination.

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Permaculture Principles

Permaculture

 

Learn permaculture principles. Permaculture is a form of agriculture that creates an ecosystem that is sustainable and self-sufficient.

In this workshop you will be taught the principles of growing with permaculture principles, working with nature rather than against it, utilising design as a way to increase sufficiency. You will learn the importance of crop rotation, water management and regeneration.

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