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Still moving forward

Our refurbishment of the classroom in the quarry is moving forward and we can at least now start to put things back together.  It seemed like a very long session  of pulling apart!  The new compost loos are now ready…
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Events this year

We have just added our events for this year to the website.  The first event is not until August so we can continue to refurbish the classroom.  However, events will include a children’s art day in the summer holidays, teachers’…
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Frosterley and Stanhope Christmas trees

The Christmas trees for Frosterley and Stanhope have been felled and both will be put up for early December.  The Harehope Quarry Project has taken responsibility for the Frosterley tree for many years now, with support from additional helpers from Frosterley…
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Pumpkin celebration

The Pumpkin Pentathlon was a real celebration of autumn.  There were some beautifully carved pumpkins, some fantastically sporty pumpkins and some worthy pentathlon winners.  Ollie won the sportiest looking pumpkin with his aquatic theme, closely followed by Matilda’s ballet shoe…
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Permaculture Convergence – one month to go!

Come and join us on the on Sat 29th Jul in Scotswood Natural Community Garden in Newcastle. We are organising a daylong ticketed event where Participants are able to take part in three 1h long sessions on variety of permaculture…
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The Most Boat

Our next event on 15 and 16 July is an exciting opportunity to create your own boat out of one sheet of plywood.  Places are limited.  Full details are in our events section.

Charcoal making

We completed our first charcoal burn of the season last week and both small and large bags of charcoal are now available to buy for £3 and £5 respectively.  The burn produced about 30 bags in total. Trees are routinely…
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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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First signs of spring

I know it is still only January but it felt like spring in the quarry this morning.  A great time to get out and about and explore.  There is lots to see at the moment; goosander fishing in the river,…
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‘The Most Boat’ parent and child weekend

Make the ‘most boat’ you can from a single sheet of plywood using basic d.i.y. 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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