Harborough Big Green Week

The Great Big Green Week is coming to Market Harborough!

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18th - 26th September 2021

A celebration of sustainability in Harborough District.

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SATURDAY 18th September

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Saturday 18th September

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10am - 4pm

The Square, Market Harborough, LE16 7PA

Big Green Week Launch

Visit our stall at the Volunteers' Fair in The Square to find out about the events planned for the week! (And grab a slice of cake!)

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Stall Hosted by Sustainable Harborough Community

Saturday 18th September

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10am - 1pm

EcoVillage, 65 St Mary's Road, Market Harborough

Fixers Cafe

Meet the fixers to have your household items repaired. The Fixers meet in the Repair Cabin in the EcoVillage Courtyard

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Hosted by Market Harborough Fixers

Saturday 18th September

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9am - 4pm

EcoVillage, 65 St Mary's Road, Market Harborough

JUST Fairtrade Shop (Popping up in EcoVillage)

Shop from a range of ethical, sustainable and fair trade clothing in Just's one day pop-up shop at EcoVillage. Their clothing is really well made, using quality fabrics and is designed to last. They really are a great option for people and planet. Furthermore, the producers of these beautiful clothes have been paid, and their brands don’t cancel orders or refuse to pay, unlike so many big brands. Just are committed to the people who make the garments they sell.

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Hosted by JUST and EcoVillage CIC

Saturday 18th September

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10am - 4pm

EcoVillage, 65 St Mary's Road, Market Harborough

Plant and Produce Sale

Visit EcoVillage to shop from their Community Garden produce and locally grown plants and produce. Expertly overseen by the EcoVillage Gardener.

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Hosted by EcoVillage CIC

Saturday 18th September

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11:30am

Meet at St Mary's Church

Guided Walk in Lutterworth

Booking Required. £5. Learn the stories behind the iconic buildings and stunning churches, discover secret side streets and hidden gems

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Hosted by Harborough Walks

Saturday 18th September

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4pm

Meet at The Old Grammar School

Guided Walk in Market Harborough

Booking Required. £5. Learn the stories behind the iconic buildings and stunning churches, discover secret side streets and hidden gems

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Hosted by Harborough Walks

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SUNDAY 19th September

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MONDAY 20th September

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TUESDAY 21st September

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Tuesday 21st September

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11am

EcoVillage, 65 St Mary's Road, Market Harborough

Children's Book Reading

Listen to a story in the EcoVillage Community Garden (or inside if it's rainy!) Bring a picnic blanket if you can. Quinn's Bookshop are visiting EcoVillage to bring us a special storytime.

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Hosted by Quinn's Bookshop and EcoVillage CIC

Tuesday 21st September

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10am - 1pm

EcoVillage, 65 St Mary's Road, Market Harborough

Compost Jar Activity

Drop in to EcoVillage to learn a little about compost and make a tiny anaerobic composter - you can take your tiny composter home with you and watch the contents change from waste to nourishing soil. Great for kids!

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Hosted by EcoVillage CIC

Tuesday 21st September

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9am - 4pm

Harborough Market, Northampton Rd, Market Harborough LE16 9HB

Fairtrade Town Pop-up - Kilombero Rice

A pop-up stall selling Kilombero Rice as part of the September Challenge to support Fairtrade products from Malawi.

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Hosted by Market Harborough Fairtrade Town

Tuesday 21st September

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10am - 2pm

Waterloo Cottage Farm

Open Garden at Waterloo Cottage Farm

Visit the Community Garden at Waterloo Cottage Farm. A great opportunity for a look around and to ask questions about gardening and produce. Talk by Valerie starting at 10:30am - this talk be about essential oils.

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Hosted by Waterloo Cottage Farm

Tuesday 21st September

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Time TBC

EcoVillage, 65 St Mary's Road, Market Harborough

Ready, Steady, Waste Less, Cook

Cooking up some inspiration, join our culinary EcoVillagers to find ways to get the best out of your groceries to really cut down food waste... more details to follow on this fun competition!

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Hosted by EcoVillage CIC and friends!

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WEDNESDAY 22nd September

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Wednesday 22nd September

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11am

EcoVillage, 65 St Mary's Road, Market Harborough

Children's Book Reading

Listen to a story in the EcoVillage Community Garden (or inside if it's rainy!) Bring a picnic blanket if you can.

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Hosted by EcoVillage CIC

Wednesday 22nd September

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9am - 4pm

EcoVillage, 65 St Mary's Road, Market Harborough

Kid Collective and Nappy Gurus (Popping up in EcoVillage)

For one very exciting day, The Kid Collective and Nappy Gurus are taking over the Studio at EcoVillage. drop in to have a look at their lovely eco-friendly toys, learn about reusable nappies and wipes, and perhaps a little bit of shopping while you're there! A great chance to see what this lovely local company has to offer!

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Hosted by the Kid Collective, Nappy Gurus and EcoVillage CIC

Wednesday 22nd September

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10am - 4pm

EcoVillage, 65 St Mary's Road, Market Harborough

Toy Swap Table

Leave a toy, take a toy. A fun way to refresh your toy stock - bring something you have enjoyed but you are ready to part with, and pick up something that is ready for a new home!

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Hosted by EcoVillage CIC

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THURSDAY 23rd September

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Thursday 23rd September

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7pm

Meet at The Old Grammar School

Guided Walk in Market Harborough

Booking Required. £5. Learn the stories behind the iconic buildings and stunning churches, discover secret side streets and hidden gems

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Hosted by Harborough Walks

Thursday 23rd September

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Afternoon + Evening (time tbc)

EcoVillage, 65 St Mary's Road, Market Harborough

Slow Fashion Shopping

Pop into EcoVillage for a spot of Slow Fashion Shopping.

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Hosted by EcoVillage CIC

Thursday 23rd September

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Afternoon - time tbc

EcoVillage, 65 St Mary's Road, Market Harborough

Clothing Care and Repair (Social)

Bring something from your mending pile and join us for some sewing at EcoVillage. We will have our skilled stitchers on hand for a little advice if needed.

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Hosted by EcoVillage CIC

Thursday 23rd September

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5pm - 8pm

EcoVillage, 65 St Mary's Road, Market Harborough

Sea Change Wines with Duncan Murray

A plastic free bottle of wine that contributes to freeing the oceans of plastic waste ... join Duncan Murray to learn more!

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Hosted by Duncan Murray Wines and EcoVillage CIC

Thursday 23rd September

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5pm - 8pm

EcoVillage, 65 St Mary's Road, Market Harborough

EcoVillage Evening

Live music, great food, plastic free wine, delicious coffee, wood oven pizza, marvellous salads and pastries, the list goes on! This is the usual Late Night Thursdays in EcoVillage, but Great Big Green Week is about celebrating sustainability where it already exists, so this deserves a shout-out.

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Hosted by EcoVillage CIC

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FRIDAY 24th September

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Friday 24th September

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10am - 11am

EcoVillage, 65 St Mary's Road, Market Harborough

EcoFika

Come and grab a coffee with our friendly gathering of eco folk in the Main Hall at EcoVillage.

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Hosted by EcoVillage CIC

Friday 24th September

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10am - 12noon

EcoVillage, 65 St Mary's Road, Market Harborough

Electric Car Q&A

Interested to know a little more about electric cars? Come to EcoVillage to find out a little more from an electric car enthusiast!

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Hosted by EcoVillage CIC

Friday 24th September

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10am - 1pm

EcoVillage, 65 St Mary's Road, Market Harborough

Wind Powered Car Activity

Get scientific and creative in the EcoVillage courtyard - make your own mini wind powered car using recycled items - test out different methods to refine your design!

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Hosted by EcoVillage CIC

Friday 24th September

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10am - 2pm

Waterloo Cottage Farm

Open Garden at Waterloo Cottage Farm

Visit the Community Garden at Waterloo Cottage Farm. A great opportunity for a look around and to ask questions about gardening and produce. Talk by Angus (who runs WCF) starting at 10:30am - this talk will cover Sustainable Farming and how Waterloo Cottage Farm produce their meat.

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Hosted by Waterloo Cottage Farm

Friday 24th September

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7:30pm

Methodist Church, Northampton Road, LE16 9HE

QUESTION TIME - Climate Emergency

An Evening Forum giving an opportunity to discuss the response to the Climate Emergency in Harborough District. The Panel will include Professor Heiko Balzter, Councillor Jonathan Bateman, Darren Woodiwiss.

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Hosted by Rev. Brian Davis of Sustainable Harborough Community

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SATURDAY 25th September

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Saturday 25th September

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10am - 5pm

The Square, Market Harborough, LE16 7PA

Harborough Big Green Week - Big Green Saturday

A Great Big Day celebrating sustainability in Harborough.

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Hosted by Sustainable Harborough Community

Saturday 25th September

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10am - 1pm

EcoVillage, 65 St Mary's Road, Market Harborough

Fixers Cafe

Meet the fixers to have your household items repaired. The Fixers meet in the Repair Cabin in the EcoVillage Courtyard

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Hosted by Market Harborough Fixers

Saturday 25th September

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TBC

St Mary's Precinct, Market Harborough

Harborough Chair Art Exhibition

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Hosted by Harborough Chair Art

Saturday 25th September

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11:30am

Meet at The Old Grammar School

Guided Walk in Market Harborough

Booking Required. £5. Learn the stories behind the iconic buildings and stunning churches, discover secret side streets and hidden gems

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Hosted by Harborough Walks

Saturday 25th September

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4pm

Meet at St Mary's Church

Guided Walk in Lutterworth

Booking Required. £5. Learn the stories behind the iconic buildings and stunning churches, discover secret side streets and hidden gems

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Hosted by Harborough Walks

Saturday 25th September

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9am - 4pm

EcoVillage, 65 St Mary's Road, Market Harborough

The Great Refill Revolution Bottle Count!

Let's see what a difference a refill day can make! Come and watch our tally ... bring your refillables and join in!

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Hosted by EcoVillage CIC

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SUNDAY 26th September

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Sunday 26th September

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10am - 12:30pm

Start at EcoVillage, 65 St Mary's Road

Community Litter Pick

Meet at EcoVillage and litterpick around surrounding streets and parks

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Hosted by EcoVillage CIC and Sustainable Harborough Community

If you would like to attend any of our events or just keep informed about our BIG plans for the Harborough Big Green Week,

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