Author: Mara

About Mara

Facilities & Events Manager at Denmark Farm, often making the coffee and showing people where to park!

Mushroom Magic

This week’s blog post has been written by Daniel Butler who was teaching on the Aberystwyth University (SELL) Ecology of Fungi course run here at Denmark Farm last weekend. Although the leaves are still on the trees (Good God, it’s late November!), apparently snow is its way and most mushrooms are starting to look distinctly … Continue reading Mushroom Magic »

Helping to ‘Rewild the Child’

A recent article written by By George Monbiot, and published in the Guardian states that  “A week in the countryside is worth three months in a classroom.” It continues “What is the best way to knacker a child’s education? Force him or her to spend too long in the classroom. …An overview of research into … Continue reading Helping to ‘Rewild the Child’ »

Permaculture Magazine gives Eco Lodge thumbs up

A few weeks ago we were delighted to welcome Rozie Apps, from Permaculture Magazine, to stay for a long weekend. She found our new Eco Lodge “well thought out and the local markets and countryside enticing”. “Freshly picked flowers from the wildflower meadow, tea, coffee and biscuits were waiting for us on the table, our pre-ordered butter … Continue reading Permaculture Magazine gives Eco Lodge thumbs up »

Autumn…Season of mists and… learning new skills (apparently!)

    Early September can be a magical time of the year with cool bright mornings, butterflies and bees busy making the most of the nectar, dew covered blooms, blackberries ripening in the sunshine and mists of course! It seems that the end of the summer also marks a clear change in our consciousness to start learning … Continue reading Autumn…Season of mists and… learning new skills (apparently!) »