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Harehope Quarry

Sustainable living in a natural environment

Charcoal

We completed our first charcoal burn of the season yesterday.  The kiln is still cooling but charcoal will be available to buy in the coming week – £5.25 for a large bag and £3.15 for a small bag.  If you…
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Upcoming courses – places still available

Places are still available on the following courses: Introduction to charcoal making Saturday 2 March, 10.00am – 4.00pm Learn the basics of charcoal making – what materials to use, how to load, light and shut down a kiln and what…
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Further developments

We have been working hard on site over the winter, when the weather has permitted.  The workshop is starting to take shape and we hope to be able to use the refurbished straw bale part of the building some time…
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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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Wheelie Pumpkins

Wheelie Pumpkins Saturday 26 October, 2.00pm – 3.30pm Our pumpkin event this year will be a little different as we are supporting the Veg Cities campaign to reduce food waste.  So instead of carving a pumpkin bring along a whole…
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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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