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QR composting at Harehope Quarry

There are still a few places on the QR Composting talk this Saturday if you are interested.  The details are below but refreshments are available on arrival from 10.15am or come and enjoy a walk on site beforehand. Quick Return…
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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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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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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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Quick Return compost making. Talk by Andrew Davenport, Gardener’s Cottage

This introduction provides an insight into the ‘Quick Return’ method of composting and how to get maximum benefit out of available garden and kitchen waste resources. Includes history, theories, types of bins, compostable materials, the system and methodology, using the…
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New recruits

Winston the tup and two other ewes joined our small flock of Herdwicks last night.  They seem to have settled in well and Winston was delighted to be part of a larger Herdwick flock!  We’re hoping for lots of lambs…
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Experimental logging!

Following storms over the past few winters there are a lot of fallen trees on the ‘Tip                                      End’ at Harehope Quarry.  The…
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North Pennines Smallholders

I thought some of you might be interested in the North Pennines Smallholders (NPS).  Hare hope Quarry is a member and their events helps us to share information and expertise.  New members are always welcome. The North Pennines Smallholders (NPS)…
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Eggs and the colour test

As many of you will know we do an egg round in Frosterley and sell any surplus eggs at the gate to Harehope Quarry, when we have them.  Having a flock of hens we rarely buy eggs but for some…
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