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Three Sisters Equinox Camp
Sep
20
to Sep 22

Three Sisters Equinox Camp

Connect to yourself, other people and the natural world on this intergenerational wild camp-out.

Come on a journey of personal exploration and growth at our beautiful 40-acre site in Horam, East Sussex.

This weekend camp includes:

  • How we can create a healthier society for all (cultural repair).

  • Learning about group facilitation skills (Acorn leadership)

  • Community building practices and techniques (Village building)

  • Plenty of free time to relax in nature

  • All food and camping.

This is the third weekend camp in our Weaving Connection, Building Community programme (but is also available as a standalone event.)

• New Price: £95 per adult under 60 (was £245) or £65 per adult over 60 (was £145)

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Wildlings Camp for Kids
Sep
21
to Sep 22

Wildlings Camp for Kids

Wild fun and games for young people aged 7-16 years, run by experienced facilitators.

This weekend camp includes:

  • Fun and games designed to develop emotional and social intelligence

  • Creative outdoor crafts and nature art

  • Use of our woodland jungle gym

  • Pond dipping and wildlife observation

  • All food and camping.

• £65 per child

(Children under seven must be accompanied by an adult).

• New family deal for both camps (one adult and one child): £145

• Day ticket options: £55 per adult and £35 per child

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Biochar and soil health workshop
Oct
11
10:00 AM10:00

Biochar and soil health workshop

Learn how to make biochar – a special kind of eco-friendly charcoal that can be added to soil to boost its fertility and lock in dangerous carbon emissions – in this hands-on workshop.

What’s involved?

All participants will spend the day making a batch of biochar. Led by our founder, Phil Greenwood, they will fill and run the Sacred Earth kiln with some of the wood off-cuts left over from coppicing and pollarding our biodynamic woodland.

During this activity, Phil will talk about:

  • The history of biochar and how it was first used to enhance soil fertility in the jungles of the Amazon thousands of years ago

  • The principles of soil health

  • The special kind of kiln needed to make biochar

  • How to set up and run the kiln, with detailed information on temperature and timings

  • How to source the natural wood off-cuts and biomass needed to make biochar

  • How to recognise high quality biochar

  • What biochar does for the soil – and for the environment, in terms of reducing greenhouse gas emissions

  • What he adds to the biochar to create the most potent soil food possible

Practical Information

Workshop runs from 10am – 3pm. Please bring something for a shared lunch.

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North Star Camp
Nov
8
to Nov 10

North Star Camp

Learn how to live up to your true potential on our final Weaving Connection, Building Community weekend.

Come on a journey of personal exploration and growth at our beautiful 40-acre site in Horam, East Sussex (for adults only).

This weekend camp includes:

  • Learn how to understand your attributes and gifts

  • How to develop them in others

  • Understand and overcome your negative side

  • Learn how to live up to your potential

  • Renew your creativity

  • All food and camping included

This is the final weekend event in our Weaving Connection, Building Community programme (but is also available as a standalone event.)

New price: £95 per person for the weekend.

We’re also offering some day tickets for £45 per person. Contact us on info@sacredearthland.co.uk if you’re interested in this option.

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Village Builders Workshop
Jul
27
to Jul 29

Village Builders Workshop

Humanity currently faces a perfect storm of crises: environmental, political and social.

The challenges can seem overwhelming and it’s easier to withdraw into our own worlds than face up to them. But this is making us disconnected and depressed.

There is another way forward. At Sacred Earth we believe we can use the principles of permaculture to build connections with each other and the natural world in a way that creates positive change. This means positive change on a personal level and at a wider community level. The crisis we now face can actually be a positive tipping point, a chance to create new solutions for our communities, the planet and ourselves.

The Village Builders Seminar is about building communities. It takes inspiration from some of the mentoring techniques and nature-connection rituals that are successfully used by indigenous cultures and uses the principles of social permaculture to create a practical toolkit that you can take away with you.

It answers questions like:

  • How connected are we to those around us?
  • What types of practice improve our connection to self, others and nature?
  • What kind of resources do we need to build a resilient community?

Facilitated by Phil Greenwood and Deborah Benham and in run co-operation with 8 Shields, this seminar will immerse you in the concepts of cultural repair and regenerative design.

The seminar will cover:

  • types of behaviour that support unity and positivity
  • the concept of the ‘community web’ and how to create it
  • how to create a healthy culture
  • barriers to connection: what are they and how can they be overcome?
  • getting involved in your local area
  • best practices that are attainable in the short term, but with long term goals.
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 Monthly Farm Volunteer Day
Aug
31
10:00 AM10:00

Monthly Farm Volunteer Day

  • Horebeech Lane Horam, England, TN21, 9HJ United Kingdom (map)
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Come and learn all about life on a biodynamic farm. Meet our pigs and chickens and be ready to get your hands dirty!

All tools are provided, bring your own gardening gloves if you have them, a packed lunch and water bottle plus a flask of hot water/tea. Be advised there are no taps or toilets on site. A spade and toilet roll can be provided if needed!

The day will be led by Hathor and Sacred Earth farmer Emile Webber.
More information about Emile

Tell us you’re coming and we’ll let you know which entrance to use to access the site.

Our resident herbalist Alice also runs weekly volunteer days on a Thursday.

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Monthly Farm Volunteer Day
Jul
27
10:00 AM10:00

Monthly Farm Volunteer Day

  • Horebeech Lane Horam, England, TN21 United Kingdom (map)
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Monthly Farm Volunteer Day

Cost - Free

Coming? Let us know!

Come and learn all about life on a biodynamic farm. Meet our pigs and chickens and be ready to get your hands dirty!

All tools are provided, bring your own gardening gloves if you have them, a packed lunch and water bottle plus a flask of hot water/tea.

Be advised there are no taps or toilets on site. A spade and toilet roll can be provided if needed!

The day will be led by Hathor and Sacred Earth farmer Emile Webber.

Tell us you’re coming and we’ll let you know which entrance to use to access the site.

Our resident herbalist Alice also runs weekly volunteer days on a Thursday.

Phone: 07443664582

Email: emilehsk@hotmail.com

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Making Leather Belts and Bags
Jul
22
10:00 AM10:00

Making Leather Belts and Bags

  • Low Weald East Sussex United Kingdom (map)
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Making leather belts and bags

Cost - £60

Book your place

Join designer and craftsman Mark Gilbert for an introduction to making hard wearing leather belts and bags. A day workshop that will take you step by step through the practical and creative process of making useful objects out of leather.

Overview

We will begin at 10am in the yurt where we will begin with introductions and intentions for the day. After which participants will be able to see and feel examples of a range of leather working projects that can be used as inspiration and as reference throughout the day. Then participants will design and make a leather belt and then move onto the creation of a small leather bag. Mark’s aim is the create a relaxed and friendly environment in order to promote creativity, questions and discussion.

Who is the workshop for?

This workshop is suitable for any adult that has an interest in learning some basic techniques for joining leather while crafting in a small group. Through the course of the day Mark will guide and support participants to design and make a leather belt and a leather bag which they will take away with them at the end of the workshop.

Practical information

Although the yurt boasts a log burning stove please bring warm clothing and practical footwear. The leather making will occur on the wooden floor of the yurt, however if you prefer to sit while you craft then you are more than welcome to bring a portable camping type chair. Tea and coffee will be available throughout the day but lunch will not be provided. Please bring a bottle for drinking water, snacks and something to share for lunch.

Free parking is available at the Hillside Drive car park in Horam. It is a pleasant twenty minute walk along the Cuckoo Trail from Horam to the site. The walk offers a perfect way to begin decompressing before you arrive. Please contact the workshop organiser (details below) if you have access needs which require you to park closer.

Phone: 07984 601756

Email: markgilbert@live.co.uk

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Flint Knapping
Apr
29
10:00 AM10:00

Flint Knapping

Flint knapping is the prehistoric art of shaping flint through a gradual process of lithic reduction to create arrow heads, knife blades and other stone tools.

Join master flint knapper Feathers for a fun and fascinating day exploring this ancient art and develop a skill which requires both embodiment and intentionality.

Overview

By the end of the day you will be sure to have crafted into being an arrow head, a rough tool or even a working blade. Both larger flint and smaller more delicate work will be explored. We look at pressure flaking, platform preparation, shaping and general usages.

Who is the workshop for?

A great introduction to the art of flint knapping, this workshop is suitable for beginner and intermediate flint knappers alike. Feathers will be providing expert one to one tuition so wherever you are on your flint knapping journey, you’ll find this workshop useful, challenging and enjoyable.

Practical information

The cost of this workshop is £65, including all tools, teaching and materials. Please bring warm clothing and practical footwear. Tea and coffee will be available throughout the day but lunch will not be provided. Please bring a bottle for drinking water, snacks and something vegetarian to share for lunch, or your own packed lunch if you’d prefer not to share.

This workshop will take place on Saturday 29th April between 10am and 5pm. Free parking is available at the Hillside Drive car park in Horam. It is a pleasant twenty minute walk along the Cuckoo Trail from Horam to the site. The walk offers a perfect way to begin decompressing before you arrive. Please contact the workshop organiser (details below) if you have access needs which require you to park closer.

Details

Date:

April 29

Time:

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cost:

£65

Event Category:

Courses and workshops

Venue

Low Weald

Low Weald East SussexUnited Kingdom

Organizer

Alice Bettany

Phone:

07921 993497

Email:

alice@sacredseeds.org.uk

Website:http://sacredseeds.org.uk/

 

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Sacred Seeds Herb Garden Weekend Volunteer Day
Nov
19
10:00 AM10:00

Sacred Seeds Herb Garden Weekend Volunteer Day

Come and get dirty in the Sacred Earth herb garden! Wheelbarrowing, weeding, raised bed construction, mulching, path building – and of course watering and tending to the herbs – is all on the cards.

All tools are provided, bring your own gardening gloves if you have them, a packed lunch and water bottle plus a flask of hot water/tea. Be advised there are no taps or toilets on site. A spade and toilet roll can be provided if needed!

The day will be led by Sacred Earth resident herbalist Alice Bettany. 

Tell us you’re coming and we’ll let you know which entrance to use to access the site.

Our regular herb garden volunteer days usually take place on Thursdays.

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