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Harehope Quarry Project

Sustainable living in a natural environment

North Pennines Smallholders

I thought some of you might be interested in the North Pennines Smallholders (NPS).  Hare hope Quarry is a member and their events helps us to share information and expertise.  New members are always welcome. The North Pennines Smallholders (NPS)…
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The Green Man

The myth of the Green Man is something we use a lot with school groups, whether looking at the seasons or for adding something mystical to a Forest School day.  So we were very keen when Liz Gill, one of…
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Green Men everywhere

We ran a Green Man clay day this weekend.  Nine of us started with the same materials and nine very different Green Men were created.  Our thanks go to Liz Gill for facilitating this day and showing patience with some…
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NE Permaculture Convergence

For the second year running the NE Permaculture Convergence was a great success.  People from across the north east participated in workshops at Scotswood Natural Community Garden.  There were a whole host of workshops on offer including ‘Alpine strawberries in…
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Eggs and the colour test

As many of you will know we do an egg round in Frosterley and sell any surplus eggs at the gate to Harehope Quarry, when we have them.  Having a flock of hens we rarely buy eggs but for some…
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100% sheep’s wool neck buff

The Herdwick sheep we introduced earlier this turned out to be great characters and have done a good job of grazing the field.  However, our lack of experience shows now we have come to shear them.  Initially an attempt was…
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Time of abundance

Finally all the hard work in the allotment earlier in the year is starting to pay off.  Salad, courgettes, peppers, peas and beans are all being picked and the tomatoes and cucumbers are beginning to show promise. In the orchard…
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New developments underway

Work is finally underway for the planned improvements at Harehope Quarry.  This week saw us start the refurbishment of the strawbale workshop.  This will become a focus for rural skills courses and for making products from the natural materials produced on site.  A…
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Permaculture Convergence – one month to go!

Come and join us on the on Sat 29th Jul in Scotswood Natural Community Garden in Newcastle. We are organising a daylong ticketed event where Participants are able to take part in three 1h long sessions on variety of permaculture…
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The Most Boat

Our next event on 15 and 16 July is an exciting opportunity to create your own boat out of one sheet of plywood.  Places are limited.  Full details are in our events section.