St Agnes Green Doors

16 - 17 Sep 2017

Bird's Wood

Energy-saving improvements

  • Water management
    Water management
  • Sustainable building materials
    Sustainable building materials
  • Lifestyle change
    Lifestyle change

Location

Chiverton-Mt. Hawke road
Mount Hawke
TR4 8BD

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Opening times

16 - 17 Sep 2017
Open Sat 16th Sept between 10 and 4
and
Open Sun 17th Sept between 10 and 4

Guided Tours at 3 p.m. each day

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BIRD'S WOOD is a 4-acre woodland permaculture site.  Your hosts, Jez & Helen have been promoting permaculture at our Green Doors open days for several years.  This year, Jez will give a talk/tour at 3 each day (but don't expect it to finish by 4 !!)

Jez & Helen say: "Each year, more of our plans and ideas have organically evolved, and come to fruition.  An occasional but regular visitor to our site recently commented ' .. now I can see the method in the madness.'  If you have visited us before, we invite you back to check our progress.

We are especially interested in carbon capture, building soil fertility, and experimenting with no-dig techniques.

As usual, there will be home-made scones and our blackberry jam to sample, all washed down with a carbon-capture cuppa whilst browsing our permaculture reference books.

We want to be a shining example of low-impact living, though we are not yet able to live at Bird's Wood full time.

So come and look at Bird's Wood if you are interested in any of the following: Bees (in polystyrene hives), compost toilets, bio-char, working with reclaimed materials, permaculture zoning, raised beds (on tarmac), lazy beds (hugelkultur), or forest gardening.  On Sunday 18th there will be a display of solar cookers, too, and if the weather is suitable, some solar cooked food.

 

 

 

 

 

Location

Chiverton-Mt. Hawke road
Mount Hawke
TR4 8BD

View on map

Opening times

16 - 17 Sep 2017
Open Sat 16th Sept between 10 and 4
and
Open Sun 17th Sept between 10 and 4

Guided Tours at 3 p.m. each day

This event has now finished.

Just turn up

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