Come and support Winchcombes first ever Seed Swap, organised by Zoe Brooks member of Stroud Community Seed Bank. Swap flower and vegetable seeds whether bought or home-saved or give a donation in exchange for seeds. You can swap seeds you don't need for those you do and we already have over 240 seed packets available, plus there will seeds available from Stroud Community Seed Bank and some of Alison's favourites saved from Foxfield LAND Centre, such as Alexanders, heritage Rye grain and Vegetable Mallow.
See Zoe's website for more details.
See how easy and fun it is to build a wood fired clay oven from the clay dug out of the garden, some sand, straw and old bricks. We'll also fire up an existing oven to cook pizza for lunch! You will get muddy so wear old clothes!
Come and have a tour of all the permaculture happening at Foxfield LAND Permaculture demonstration centre and see how you could be making changes to live more positively. We have solar thermal hotwater, solar PV electricity, wood burning cooking, an electric car and various permaculture projects such as a self-watering polytunnel, no-dig vegetable garden, mini reed bed, wildlife ponds, chicken and duck forage garden, solar trampoline hot-tub, new composting toilet and a brand new strawbale Roundhouse. See permaculture in action and get some simple ideas to take away, and have a cup of tea and a slice of cake to make the day (donations to the Permaculture Association).
Aimed at kids and bigger kids (adults!) to come and have a day of fun whilst learning all about helping wildlife and the planet. Explore Foxfield's wildlife, get creative recycling rubbish into something useful, make your own apple juice, get some food growing, make a straw basket, build with mud....Lets get the next generation inspired by nature! Concessions available.
Another chance to learn the skill of making cob - by puddling garden clay, sand and straw and help us build a new thick walled, well insulated structure for storing our apples and vegetables over winter in a frost free and rodent free environment. This will get muddy so wear old clothes and bring your wellies!
I offer personal tours of Foxfield LAND Permaculture Demonstration Centre if booked in advance. There is a charge of £5 per person, which includes a personal explanation of the project designs and any questions answered. Most people visit for at least 90 minutes and we put the kettle on for you too!
Foxfield LAND Permaculture Demonstration Centre -
Foxfield, Gretton Fields, near Gretton, Gloucestershire, GL54 5HH.
Please ring to book private tours on 01242 621152 or contact via website email.