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Well Field Infrastructure Project receives great boost! ?>

Well Field Infrastructure Project receives great boost!

We are excited to announce the success of a funding bid from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development. This will enable us to finally purchase our compost toilet, portacabin and grass reinforcement mesh. This is a huge step-forward for Greave House Farm Trust and will allow us to develop an increased indepence as a care farm. We would also like to thank Tracy Charlesworth from the East Peak Innovation Partnership for her support.

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Have you missed us?

You may have noticed that there hasn’t been any activity on the website for a very long time.  We are still having problems with our Outlook email account linked to it.  If you want to get in touch, please don’t use the contact form.  Instead you need to email Barbara at or phone/text her on 07724505911. You can still enjoy looking at our gallery of photos which will give you an idea of activities taking place on the care…

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Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

Do you have fruit trees that you don’t feel confident about pruning yourself? You need to come to our workshop! You will learn all you need to know in order to prune your trees to keep them healthy and productive.   Saturday 11th February: 10am – 2pm including refreshements.   Please book by either leaving a comment, or emailing or phoning Barbara on 07724505911 Once a place has been reserved for you, you can use the option to pay…

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Basket Making Workshop Sunday 16th October, 2016 ?>

Basket Making Workshop Sunday 16th October, 2016

We welcome back Rachel Poole who will be teaching you how to make a traditional shopping basket or a practical log basket.  The longer day of 9.30am to 5pm will give you more time to finish  a real work of art!  Anyone who has been on one of Rachel’s courses before will know how enjoyable they are. Refreshments and home made lunch will be provided as well as all materials and equipment. Cost £50 per person   To book please…

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Get ready for the Stocksbridge Chase!

The Stocksbridge Chase is back for another year on Saturday 19th June with some exciting changes.  Instead of the very difficult 10k route we have opted for a shorter 4.6 miles with only one run up to the Trig Point.  Also we are working in partnership with Stocksbridge Community Leisure Centre so the race will start at 2pm at their Summer Fair (Moorland Drive).  There will also be a Fun Run setting off 1.15pm.  All proceeds to Greave House Farm…

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So long, fare well Graham and Cristina ?>

So long, fare well Graham and Cristina

  This week we are saying a fond “fare well” to Graham and Cristina.  Graham has been working part time as our horticultural worker for the last two years and Cristina came as a WWOOFer last September and stayed on when they became a couple.  Their consistant enthusiasm and inspiration has been a massive boost to us all at GHFT and we will miss them!  It’s now time for someone else to be blessed by them.  They are moving to…

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Herb Garden

We have exciting plans for a medicinal herb garden which we have been busily preparing beds for with the help of our current WWOOFER Jane.  We have used a ‘no-dig’ method, mulching the land with cardboard and topping it with straw and comfrey tea.  Soon we will begin planting out the herbs to match this beautiful plan by our horticulturalist.  If you would like to help us please come along to our Volunteer Work Day on Saturday 14th May or if…

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New Arrivals

Seven goslings were hatched earlier this week, causing quite a stir with visitors and Day Workers.  Then in contrast to their lively noisiness, Paul acquired two old lady tortoises – Ivy and Sparky who didn’t seem to need any settling in to their new home.  Josh and Richard, our Day Workers have been assigned tortoise monitors on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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Soay Lambs!

Spring is officially here!  We woke up this morning to find our first lamb had entered the world and as we watched from a distance we saw the second one arrive.  What a magical moment and how lovely to see the ewe’s mothering instincts kicking in straight away.  Within five minutes it was wobbling around on its little legs trying to find its first meal.