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Harehope Quarry Project

Sustainability

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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Charcoal making

We completed our first charcoal burn of the season last week and both small and large bags of charcoal are now available to buy for £3 and £5 respectively.  The burn produced about 30 bags in total. Trees are routinely…
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Wittering on Wednesday

Having dragged our feet for years and shunned all social media we are finally going to dip our toes in the water.  We are taking it slowly and attempting to do a post a week and it seems fitting that…
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Working for a future in Frosterley – archive

The Harehope Quarry Project have been awarded funding to ‘kick start’ a project in Frosterley to look at how Frosterley can become more sustainable in the light of climate change and peak oil. We are starting the project with a…
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