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Harehope Quarry

Sustainability

Gourmet mushrooms

There are just a few places left on our growing gourmet mushrooms course.  This is a wonderful and rare opportunity to learn from Adrian Ogden of Gourmet Woodland Mushrooms so if you are interested, please get in touch to book…
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Energy upgrade

An upgraded wind turbine was fitted yesterday, so along with the PV array Harehope Quarry can now produce all of its electricity requirements. For the first time Harehope Quarry is now completely grid connected with the ability to generate all…
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Timber frame Self-Build course

We are running our second timber frame self build course this autumn.  This course will provide instruction as part of the building of workshop on site at Harehope Quarry.  Details are below but further information can be provided by the…
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Timber Frame Self Build Course

We are running our second timber frame self build course this autumn.  This course will provide instruction as part of the building of workshop on site at Harehope Quarry.  Details are below but further information can be provided by the…
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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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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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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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Living roof

It has taken three years but the roofs of both the house and the boat shed at Harehope Quarry are finally flowering well. The living roofs have struggled with the dry springs we have had for the past few years…
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Self build success

Our first self build course took pace this weekend, run  by architect Duncan Roberts.  The 3-day course provided an introduction for those wanting to build their own house, shed, workshop or even a cabin in the woods. The course introduced…
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