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Harehope Quarry Project

Sustainable living in a natural environment

Finally!

What a good week!  We have got the main part of the new roof on the straw bale workshop and we have finally just received planning permission approval to extend the workshop and upgrade the wind turbine. This means we…
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Pumpkin celebration

The Pumpkin Pentathlon was a real celebration of autumn.  There were some beautifully carved pumpkins, some fantastically sporty pumpkins and some worthy pentathlon winners.  Ollie won the sportiest looking pumpkin with his aquatic theme, closely followed by Matilda’s ballet shoe…
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Experimental logging!

Following storms over the past few winters there are a lot of fallen trees on the ‘Tip                                      End’ at Harehope Quarry.  The…
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MUD!

This TED talk popped up today and as we’re all interested in alternative construction methods here at Harehope we thought we’d share it with you. Of course, as you’ll see, alternative isn’t that for everyone. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7I5BWW-0c8

Stone Age, Bone Age

Wolsingham Primary School visited last week for a ‘Stone Age, Bone Age’ experience!  Rocks and fossil hunting in the morning with a wealth of fossil corals, crinoids and brachiopods found and then living like Stig of the Dump in the…
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Strange and beautiful

Our volunteer day on Saturday 14th October involved some close observation. Our volunteers were mainly engaged in cutting back Alder which seems to love the quarry environment and recently has almost exploded across parts of the site. The simple task…
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Autumn Volunteer Day

Our autumn volunteer day is coming up on Saturday 14 October.  These days run between 10.00am and 3.30pm and we provide refreshments and a light lunch. Saturday’s session will concentrate on improving access to the site and scrub bashing to maintain…
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Where I live

Twelve Year 1, 2 and 3 pupils from Frosterley Primary School visited Harehope this week as part their work on ‘Where I Live’.  They looked at why people had first come to  live in Frosterley, studied old photographs to find…
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Digital connections.

One of the things we like to encourage at Harehope is engagement with the arts. Over the years we have built up an archive of arts projects from painting and printmaking to animation and digital arts. Last week one of…
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Work continues on the workshop

Work is continuing on refurbishing the workshop.  The original roof has been removed and and new frames have been built so we can increase the angle of pitch of the roof to allow room for storage.  We are hoping that we obtain…
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