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Harehope Quarry Project

Sustainable living in a natural environment

What’s coming up?

We have a lot happening in the next few months starting with our children’s art and craft season on Saturday 6 May from 1.00am – 3.30pm.  We will be doing some outdoor activities and then creatively using a variety of recycled…
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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!

Thank you for volunteering!

We had a really successful volunteer day last Saturday.  We did the usual maintenance that is always required this time of year – some of the wooden planks on the balcony were replaced, a shed roof was re-felted, the Frosterley Marble…
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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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A call to action?

The film ‘Tomorrow’ was a very positive, and in many ways, re-assuring commentary on community solutions to the crises the planet faces.  It re-affirmed again that if we want to live in a different world we have to stand up…
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Green Tourism

The Harehope Quarry Project has been awarded Gold Level rating following a Green Tourism grading visit.  We have lots of future plans for the site so we hope to retain this grading in the coming years.

Screening of the film ‘Tomorrow’

There are now just a couple of places left for the screening of ‘Tomorrow”.  These are the details: Saturday 18 March, 5.30pm start Already viewed by over 1.5 million people in France alone, and winner of Best Documentary at the…
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New recruits

We have welcomed new recruits to the project this week in the form of eight Hardwick sheep.  having completed the planting and fencing of Cave’s Batts field we have now successfully introduced the sheep to graze down the rank grass…
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River bank protection

We have been planting up the river bank at Cave’s Batts, a stretch of the River Wear between Frosterley and Wolsingham, to try and prevent further erosion.  The 120m stretch has been fenced and planted with a mix of deciduous…
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