Green Build Festival events open for booking!

We've constructed a huge programme of events for Cumbria Green Build Festival, which starts on Saturday, 1 September.

The festival runs throughout September, with events around the county and beyond.

They're all open for booking now. Here's your at-a-glance festival guide



Freegle Give & Take - Sat 1 Sept, Newbiggin near Flusco, Penrith

Free thermal curtain linings at Penrith Repair Cafe - Sat 8 Sept, Penrith

Make your own plastic-free products workshop - Sun 9 Sept, Appleby

Grow & arrange your own cut flowers workshop - Wed 12 Sept, Long Marton

Making pallet furniture workshop - Sat 15 Sept, nr Appleby

Bees & beekeeping workshop - Sun 23 Sept, nr Penrith

Alston Moor Repair Cafe - Sun 23 Sept, Nenthead

Winter kitchen garden design workshop - Sat 29 Sept, Appleby

Build a low-cost wind turbine workshop - Sat 6 Oct, Penrith

Open homes

Self-built passive house: 9am tour | 10.30am tour | 12pm tour - Sat 15 Sept, Milnthorpe

#ReadyForRain 33a Chapel Street open day - Sun 16 Sept, Appleby

Victorian industrial building converted to low-energy home 5.30pm tour | 7.30pm tour - Mon 17 Sept, nr Lancaster

Victorian terrace Passivhaus retrofit 5.30pm tour | 7pm tour - Thu 20 Sept, Lancaster

Low-energy eco farmhouse with renewables & lime 2.30pm tour | 7pm tour - Thu 20 Sept, Allonby

Bungalow with Tesla Powerwall, solar PV, electric car 5pm tour | 7pm tour - Fri 21 Sept, nr Kendal

Certified Passivhaus tour - 22 Sept, Crosby Ravensworth nr Appleby/Shap

1660s house renovation with external wall insulation - Mon 24 Sept, Caldbeck

Lancaster Co-Housing open days - Fri 7 & Sat 29 Sept, Forgebank

Community events

Alston Moor Greenprint Convergence - Sat 8 Sept, Alston

Whole-place approach to low-carbon communities - Tue 18 Sept, Kendal

Green building skills events

Whitehaven Heritage Skills Fair - Sat 15 Sept, Whitehaven

How to insulate solid walls - Tue 18 Sept, Rosley nr Wigton

How to insulate solid walls - Thu 20 Sept, Slaggyford nr Brampton

Passivhaus factory tour, Sat 22 Sept, Appleby

Retrofitting buildings for energy efficiency and weather resilience - Tue 25 Sept, Workington

Lime workshops (types of lime, flooring, insulation, pointing, render) - Sat 29 Sept & Sat 13 Oct, nr Kirkby Stephen


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