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Harehope Quarry

Sustainable living in a natural environment

Teachers’ course: Inspiration with natural materials

Come and get some inspiration for teaching with natural materials.  The workshop will look at ideas and activities for the classroom, school grounds, Forest School and fieldwork visits as well as the opportunity to try some practical projects. Refreshments provided…
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Self build course

This is a hands-on practical building course introducing the principles of the Walter Segal method of timber framing through the construction of a small structure on-site at Harehope Quarry. Practical instruction will be supplemented by an evening talk on Saturday.…
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‘The Most Boat’ weekend

Make the ‘most boat’ you can from a single sheet of plywood using basic DIY skills.  The one-sheet skiff can carry a small adult or young person and can be paddled, rowed, even sailed or driven by a small electric…
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Teachers’ course: Inspiration for teaching rivers

Come and get some inspiration for teaching rivers.  The workshop will look at ideas and activities for the classroom, school grounds or fieldwork visits. Refreshments provided but bring a packed lunch to supplement some food cooked on a fire (weather…
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Teachers’ course: Inspiration for teaching rocks and soils

Come and get some inspiration for teaching rocks and soils. The workshop will look at ideas and activities for the classroom, school grounds or fieldwork visits. Refreshments provided but bring a packed lunch to supplement some food cooked on a fire…
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Printing by hand: Woodblock printing with Steve Dales

Create and cut your own design in a plywood block and print by hand on high quality paper. The technique you will learn on this short course is known as White Line Woodblock or Provincetown Printing. An easy technique, which…
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A one-day introduction to growing gourmet mushrooms, with Adrian Ogden of Gourmet Woodland Mushrooms

The aim of this course is to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to grow their own gourmet mushrooms outdoors.  Anindoor session will cover the biology and ecology of mushrooms and fungi and the important role that mushroom mycelium…
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Spring crafts and makers’ mini-fair

Spring crafts:Join our family craft workshop to make homes for wildlife and spring decoration using the natural materials found at Harehope Quarry. Fire and hot chocolate to finish (weather permitting).  £6 person or £12 per family Makers’ mini-fair: At the…
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