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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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MUD!

This TED talk popped up today and as we’re all interested in alternative construction methods here at Harehope we thought we’d share it with you. Of course, as you’ll see, alternative isn’t that for everyone. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7I5BWW-0c8

Stone Age, Bone Age

Wolsingham Primary School visited last week for a ‘Stone Age, Bone Age’ experience!  Rocks and fossil hunting in the morning with a wealth of fossil corals, crinoids and brachiopods found and then living like Stig of the Dump in the…
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Strange and beautiful

Our volunteer day on Saturday 14th October involved some close observation. Our volunteers were mainly engaged in cutting back Alder which seems to love the quarry environment and recently has almost exploded across parts of the site. The simple task…
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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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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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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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