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Fordhall Organic Farm

Fordhall Organic Farm

Event Start :
Sep 15th 2021 10:00am
Event End :
Sep 15th 2021 12:00pm

Felting at Fordhall

£20 per person, booking essential

For more information and to book call 01630 638696

Join environmental arts co-ordinator Suzanne Antoney to learn the traditional craft of needle-felting.

Suzanne will show you how to use the pricking process to create small felted items, inspired by your own imagination. A little take home memento of your farm craft experience. The session will also include a
short demonstration on fleece preparation using wool from our Fordhall sheep. We will provide all the materials you need to design and produce your own individual piece.

Sessions will be hosted in our accessible Straw Lodge and are suitable
for ages 16+.

 

About the Festival

Shropshire Wildlife Trust and Zero Carbon Shropshire have joined forces to invite you all to celebrate our fantastic local nature, when later this summer, they launch The Shropshire Love Nature Festival. With a multitude of events running county wide, the festival aims to involve and enthuse us all with our beautiful natural surroundings and with the many simple things we can do together to help protect and restore it.

The festival will shine a light on the triple crisis of climate change, ecological breakdown and nature disconnect, while highlighting and celebrating some of the fantastic solutions being put into place, right here in Shropshire – from the simple, to the positively trail blazing.

Through fun, thoughtful, family friendly, interactive and informative activities, the festival will help us get connected, get informed and make a difference for the future of our county and beyond.

 

About the Venue

Fordhall Organic Farm is England’s first community owned farm and has been organic for over 65 years. Owned by a charitable community-benefit society, The Fordhall Community Land Initiative.

The farm is open to the public as an enjoyable and educational resource year round. Fordhall Farm led the way in organic farming after the war led by the late Arthur Hollins, and after being saved from development in 2006 by Arthur’s children Charlotte and Ben Hollins through a pioneering national campaign, it is now owned by over 8000 community shareholders.

Facilities

  • Disabled Access
  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Guide Dogs

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