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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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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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More newcomers

Just over three weeks ago we put eighteen Wellsummer eggs into the incubator and last weekend they began to hatch.  Unfortunately we only managed to hatch five out of the eighteen.  We had a broody hen to hand and persuaded her…
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Re-using!

We had a great time re-using scrap on our children’s art session.  The challenge was to make something creative but useful.  There were planters made from plastic bottles, desk tidies and a range of containers made for storage.  The session…
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A few places remaining

We are running a timber frame self-build course in early June and there are a few places remaining.  The 3-day course teaches a range of timber frame building techniques, how to use tools safely and correctly, marking out, measuring and cutting the…
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Early foraging

The time finally seems right to start some early foraging.  The wild garlic is now well out of the ground and we can replenish our stocks of dried wild garlic to last throughout the year.  It is great to sprinkle…
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Our first lamb

A little earlier than expected but this is our first lamb.  A beautiful black Herdwick.  We don’t think the others are due until may so it may be a little lonely for a while!

Making the most of the sun

The last few days have been absolutely glorious and enabled us to get on with all sorts of jobs that we put off when he weather is miserable.  WE have also been making the most of the sunshine whilst working…
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