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Harehope Quarry

Sustainable living in a natural environment

Harehope Quarry events 2019

Following the refurbishment of the classroom at Harehope Quarry last year, we are again running  a full programme of events in 2019. There are a range of courses on offer that may be of interest from gourmet mushroom growing and…
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Seed saving with Caroline Beck, Verde Flowers

This session will cover how to harvest, dry and sow your own seed for vegetables, fruit and flowers.  Seed is always best sown fresh, and the most reliable way of doing this is to harvest your own.  Learn the best…
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Christmas Crafts and makers’ fair

Family Christmas craft workshop:Make decorations using the natural materials found at Harehope Quarry and have a go at embossing your own gift tags and cards by hand.  £6 person or £12 per family Makers’ mini-fair: At the same time browse,…
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Paper craft: Pop-up card making with Steve Dales

Learn some principles of paper engineering to make your own seasonal pop-up cards. Adults only. Refreshments provided.

Wheelie Pumpkins

Following on from our successful Pumpkin Pentathlon we will be doing a Wheelie Pumpkins event so get your pumpkins growing!  Further details to follow.  £2 per entry.  Refreshments available.

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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