FREE event! Join us in Hammer for a Logs4Labour woodland workout.
Saturday 24 May at 10am – 2ish.
We are delighted to be invited to Marshlands by Jo and Matt – they even have a new bridge to replace the one washed away in the deluge last month.
About the wood – it was once part of the Weald Ironworks known as ‘Pophole Hammer’. Although some evidence of the ironworks can be seen, the area has returned back to native woodland. 2.5 acres of native deciduous trees such as oak, willow, beech, lime, hazel & birch. We will be helping clear and manage the woods.
Logs available for a donation (to keep the scheme running) at the end.
Also Really Useful Log Bags £3 each.
- Bring gloves, wear boots and bring loppers if you have them, (we will have some tools to borrow).
- Drinks and cakes provided, please bring a packed lunch.
- And…waterproofs – the forecast is not great.
See you there!
Jane Devlin (on behalf of Transition Haslemere & Chiddgreen)
Click here for more details of the event (L4L-Marshlands24-May).
Looking forward to seeing you all and catching up on Green News at the Fete.
… if you can spare an hour to help…Contact Us
We will have some super smoothies, the famous Smoothie Bike and (if the sun brings the flowers out) locally made Elderflower cordial.
Join Us at Marshlands from 10am down by the River Wey in Hammer
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Come and Celebrate the International Dawn Chorus Day.
Sunday 4 May at 4:30am.
Shared pot-luck breakfast
At Sketchers Copse on Killinghurst Lane – Contact us if you need a map.
A wonderful evening making small objects using an age-old smelting technique
Want to join us next time? Use the Contact form to let us know you are interested.
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Join us in Hammer for a Logs4Labour woodland workout.
26 April at 10am – 2ish.
Please let us know if you are coming by using the contact form.
We are delighted to be invited to join Jo and Matt in their woods.
The wood was once part of the Weald Ironworks known as ‘Pophole Hammer’. Although some evidence of the ironworks can be seen, the area has returned back to native woodland. 2.5 acres of native deciduous trees such as oak, willow, beech, lime, hazel & birch. We will be helping clear and manage the woods.
Logs will be available for a small donation at the end.
Bring gloves, wear boots and bring loppers if you have them, although we will have some tools available. Drinks and cakes provided, please bring a packed lunch. See you there!
Click here for more details.
FREE Swap-it! event
NEW! Swap-it Gallery page for pictures of larger items.
Chiddingfold Village Hall on Saturday 3 May 10 am.
Join us with your useful but unwanted items, and collect items to be treasured or upcycled.
Plan your clear-out and join us for a rummage. Teas, cakes and (probably) plants for sale.
Woodland Taster Event – Saturday 22 March Woodland event 10am – 2pm
Imbhams Farm, off Holdfast
All welcome to a family oriented event in Spring Copse on Imbhams Farm.
An opportunity to visit the woods and participate in a logging session,
with a special activity for children.
The Imbhams Farm scheme offers storage facilities for logs and will
particularly suit those who do not have an area for storing and seasoning
Start 10am. Park and meet at the old dairy buildings for coffee and
10.30am: Explanation of Imbhams Farm wood fuel scheme and wood store
11am: Walk short distance to view Spring Copse and see woodland features
and work to be done.
11.30 onwards: Hands-on working log session. Activity for children with
1pm: Camp fire and stop for picnic lunch if required – bring your own
1.30-2pm: Sign up for Imbhams wood fuel scheme if required.
It will be helpful if you could let us know in advance
if you are coming, email : furnaceplace @gmail.com
or call Margaret Barlow on
07776 257 521
Free (or heavily discounted) logs
Available to members of the Community Wood-fuel group next Saturday 8 March! 10am until 2pm, in Fowlshatch Copse near Grayswood. Everyone is welcome to come and see how we work. Use the form on the Contact Us tab to let us know you are coming.Supported by Transition Haslemere, Chiddgreen and The National Trust at Swan Barn Farm. We have three woodlands where we harvest wood, and many more things besides. Fill your boot for a donation of £10. Or we have places where you can store the wood until next season.
Membership of the Hub is £40 – you may come to 2 events before we ask you to join.
||Logging Event at Fowlshatch Copse
|Location and Directions
||Fowlshatch Copse GU27 Prestwick Lane. Parking is in the entrance to Frillinghurst Wood. Walk 50 M east towards Chiddingfold and follow arrows to find the activity
|Date and Time
Saturday 8 March 2014 10am until 2pm
||Co-ordinators: Jane and Bruce Devlin (owners) mobile 07554 371954
|Tasks and equipment
||Thinning conifers, splitting logs. We will use: loppers, small ax, bilhook, saw, rake, ratchet winch and straps. Please bring your own if you can.Activities for children – collecting pinecones – bring a big bag/trug/basket.A tour of the woods and lunch around a bonfire included.
||Generate soft wood cords for seasoning; splitting/stacking logs
|Nice to know
||The wood is a Planted Ancient Woodland Site (PAWS) with an approved Management Plan for restoration. Native deciduous trees will replace the conifers. In the next few months, some Nordman Spruce for harvesting as Christmas trees will be planted in a small area: members can help with planting and nurturing their own tree(s) for a small fee.
||Due to terrain, the timber will be cut into cords of 1.2 m (4 ft lengths) for stacking and seasoning. Later in the season, November 2014, these will be transported to nearer the gate area, for cutting into logs for collection by members. Or you can take home cords or logs in your car. £10 donation requested (£15 for a big car!)
General Event Information
It is recommended that you wear sturdy shoes/boots and have a pair of gardening-gloves.
Some tools are available to borrow, but it is helpful if you bring your own hand tools on the list if you have them
Only hand tools are allowed for insurance reasons.
Under-16s are welcome as long as they are supervised by a responsible adult. Dogs are welcome, unless the event details give reasons for excluding them.
Refreshments: please bring snacks, water to drink, and lunch if appropriate.
More than 30 people joined Chiddgreen in St Mary’s Church Room for the AGM and an inspiring talk by Eva Bakkeslett. We learned about sourdough, kefir and making our own yogurt. Eva is so knowledgeable and tells a great story about her experiences. She is the only woman I know who has taken her yogurt to bed with her: it was a cold night in Prague, and the culture needed to be kept warm – body temperature in fact. So she improvised, with very satisfactory results!
We all had a go at kneading the dough, and enjoyed a sample of freshly baked bread with butter and honey. The smells and smiles were wonderful.
More information on Eva’s site
Eva was thanked by Jane Devlin, and presented with flowers and a ‘Making Chiddingfold Greener’ hessian bag.
The AGM reports are available at Chiddgreen.org.uk/about.