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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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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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