During the weekend we hold talks, demonstrations and practice sessions on a wide variety of traditional crafts and some new technologies to assist with sustainable living. A number of skilled craftsmen and women contribute.
Fitting everything we want to include into these weekends is like fitting a contortionist into a box. For that reason we have structured the weekend so there are 4 ways for you to access information:
- Talks where you can listen to someone with knowledge and experience speak on a specific topic
- Demonstrations where someone with knowledge and experience of the topic will show how it works and/or show examples
- Practical sessions where you can get hands on experience in a particular area – ask if you want more information.
- Descriptions—around the farm we have built things that are of interest for sustainability and self-sufficiency, e.g. composting toilets, root cellar, large wicking beds incorporating worm farms, dairy, honey press, camp showers. We have written descriptions with photos of how we built them, what we find good about them, problems we ran into and things we’d now change. Some are operational. Others are, actually, works in progress, but all get better with time.