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Growing for Wildlife

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We are delighted to announce that we have been granted £4,000 by The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust to offer a subsidised food growing course and work with volunteers to manage our kitchen and wildlife gardens during 2021. The grant will also enable us to extend and upgrade our covered outdoor classroom area; allowing us to […]

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A Total and Utter Inconvenience!

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Last weekend we held the first ‘Inconvenience Workshop’ at Denmark Farm. Inspired by the Inconvenience Stall run during the People’s Market at Lampeter Victoria Hall. The ‘Inconvenience’ concept was coined by the motivational Cathy Streeter who is on a mission to get us all to tread more lightly.  “We are caught up in a consumer […]

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Recycling for Wildlife

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Denmark Farm Conservation Centre has become a public drop off for several types of hard to recycle plastics, as part of the Terracycle recycling programme.   TerraCycle offer a range of free national recycling programmes in partnership with brands, manufacturers and retailers around the world to enable collectors to recycle their hard-to-recycle waste. TerraCycle believes […]

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Seed Library Success

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A guest blog by Lampeter Seed Library… Lampeter Seed Library are pleased to be building on the success of our joint venture of a seed-saving workshop at Denmark Farm in September last year. We had prepared for it by planting up some dedicated beds with plants left to go to seed, some of which we […]

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Green Key for a Green Vision

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The Shared Earth Trust at Denmark Farm Conservation Centre is proud to be a member of Green Key.  Green Key is the largest global eco-label awarded to more than 2,900 tourism providers in 57 countries worldwide. Green Key offers an environmentally sustainable choice when planning holidays, excursions or business trips. Green Key Wales launched in […]

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Environmental Impact

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A SANCTUARY FOR WILDLIFE This is an article our own Jon Sayer (Trustee, volunteer, biscuit-eater) wrote for Lampeter’s local publication “Grapevine”. Their subject for this May’s edition was “Environmental Impact”.  It would be a shame for all you good people who don’t live in our lovely part of the world to miss out. The words […]

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Getting our Message Accross

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Connecting people with nature is one of the main aims of the Shared Earth Trust at Denmark Farm. Just visiting and experiencing the biodiversity here is the best way to connect with nature. However, we also like to help people make that connection by informing visitors about the things that they can see here. We […]

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Green Key to the Door in 2016

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We’re delighted to announce that our Eco Lodge at Denmark Farm has been awarded the Green Key Accreditation for environmental tourism in Wales. Not only are we the first holiday accommodation in Ceredigion to gain a Green Key award but we are the first in Wales, outside of Pembrokeshire, where the scheme has been launched during the past year. […]

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Twelve Days towards an Eco Christmas

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  As a bit of an antidote to ‘Black Friday’ and some of the more commercial and not-so-green festive practices, we’d like to share with you our top 12 ways for a greener Eco Christmas. Let’s all find ways to celebrate and enjoy the season without causing too much damage to the environment, fellow humans and planet.   1. Recycle, […]

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Support our Community Cob Oven Project

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At the end of May, a community cob oven will be constructed by volunteers from the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens who have kindly agreed to support the construction of the oven itself as a training project. However, to protect the oven from the worst of the Welsh weather we need a shelter. So we […]

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Foraged food: Wild Garlic Pesto

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May has been a joy here at Denmark Farm with warmth, rain showers and green abundance exploding from the earth and hedgerows. The spring bulbs have been stunning throughout the month, particularly the bluebells and wild garlic. The oval shaped and strongly flavoured leaves of wild garlic (Alium ursinum) are one of the first wild foods […]

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Fresh picked nettle shoots - full of vitamins & minerals

Taking the sting out of ‘weeds’: nettles

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Nettle soup: Delicious and nutritious. Nettles are a much undervalued resource growing abundantly on our doorsteps. Great for wildlife and biodiversity too.

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Grasses, sedges and rushes

Craving for Carving & Longing for Learning

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Our 2014 programme of courses and workshops is chock a block with exciting new introductions as well as some of our forever popular subjects. We will continue to be adding to this programme, particularly from May onwards, so watch this space.     Don’t forget that you can now buy course vouchers in £15, £25 and […]

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Unique Eco Christmas Presents from Denmark Farm

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We are regularly asked if we do vouchers for our courses and workshops at Denmark Farm Conservation Centre. So we thought we had better satisfy demand and help provide you with unique Christmas presents for someone special in your life. If you are struggling to decide what to buy a loved one and prefer not […]

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Twelve Sparkling Days of Eco Christmas Shopping

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    Christmas can cause headaches for many of us, who prefer not to waste money on endless, useless stuff likely to end up in landfill. But it can also be hard to completely opt out as we don’t want to be seen to act like Scrooge by our nearest and dearest. So, why not embrace […]

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

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    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 […]

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Good Green Fun at Denmark Farm Open Day

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On Sunday 16th June, from 11am until 3pm, Denmark Farm will be opening its gates to all for a long-awaited Open Day. We have not held an Open Day for two years so we are really pulling out the stops to make this a memorable one.  The event will also celebrate the finale of our […]

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Growing Success at Denmark Farm

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Now that Spring has  finally arrived, we have an exciting season of plant themed workshops at Denmark Farm Conservation Centre. So if you are a budding plantaphile and want to get your hands dirty you still have time to join us. But do book soon as places are limited and filling up fast. Field Survey […]

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Winter jobs for wildlife (and people!)

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Here at Denmark Farm we have been busy finishing-off some winter wildlife jobs, with the help of our enthusiastic volunteers.  Before the end of March approaches, there’s still time to finish a few similar jobs in  your own garden or local patch. Aberystwyth Conservation volunteers have been stacking wood from our recently coppiced hedge – all […]

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2013 is Bigger and Better for Learning

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We think that our 2013 course programme is our best ever! It certainly is our biggest ever with over 35 courses and workshops, developed in response to requests and feedback from all of you. We’ve packed in a feast of exciting new workshops around the theme of ‘Sustainable Food’: For all you budding gardeners out […]

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Warm, Woolly and Green

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The snow, wind and rain have caused a few delays to the building schedule for our eco holiday accommodation. However, we’re keeping busy in the office, stocking up on some lovely eco-friendly soft furnishings ready for our first guests. Alphabeds near Llandysul are hand-making making our beds in their water powered workshop, with sustainably sourced […]

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Carving out the future for Wildlife Where you Live

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Our Big Lottery funded ‘Wildlife Where You Live’ project reaches its grand finale in 2013, but there is still plenty to get involved in. Our 12 communities clocked up an impressive 25 nature activities in Autumn,  from a fungal forays and bat evenings, to nature-themed bench carving workshops at Denmark Farm. We have an exciting […]

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Biomass is best for Denmark Farm

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We’ve spent the last few weeks eagerly awaiting a ‘green’ roof for our new self-catering eco holiday accommodation. Unfortunately the weather has got the upper hand once again, temporarily delaying this important phase of the build. However, another exciting and major landmark has been reached this week with the commissioning our new biomass boiler heating system. […]

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Treat yourself to a woodland work-out

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It’s tempting to stay indoors at the moment, but if you wrap up warm you might just find that a day outdoors learning traditional woodland skills is a satisfying way to spend a few hours (and much nicer than a trip to the gym!). We have a number of woodland and hedge-laying workshops coming up […]

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