Field to Fork – The Art of Sustainable Living

May 2nd – 6th 2019, Cornwall, UK

Come and spend time with us at Harewood Farm in East Cornwall. Experience living in tune with nature and enjoy a deeper relationship with the land.

Field to Fork – The Art of Sustainable Living

May 3rd – 7th 2018, Cornwall, UK

Come and spend time with us at Harewood Farm in East Cornwall. Experience living in tune with nature and enjoy a deeper relationship with the land.

Do you dream of living a more simple and sustainable life?

Want to grow your own food, perhaps on a piece of land of your own?

Already taken the first steps and now want to dive more deeply into this way of life?

Would you like to learn ways that could bring a touch of country life to your urban garden or allotment plot and become more self-sustainable in the city?

During this hands-on course we will work together on seasonal tasks in the gardens and polytunnel. We will harvest the food that we grow here, forage abundant wild fare from the woodlands and hedgerows and spend time in our field kitchen creating and feasting.

Body, mind and soul is nourished by spending time outside on the land, enjoying active practices and moments of stillness on our yoga deck and the various outdoor shelters around the farm.

In the evenings we will celebrate our meals by the fire’s side.

This Field to Fork Course takes place over the early May bank holiday. At this time in the season, it is all about tender new growth. The garden is full of potential, new life in all its enthusiasm abounds! Working on the land helps us reconnect to the natural rhythms and cycles that we can so easily become detached from.

For example, we ask the question: ‘What is seasonal food’?

Nowadays because we can buy whatever we want, whenever we want it from one supermarket or another, we have lost touch with what grows when.

When is the Asparagus season? When should I buy tomatoes? How can I choose the best strawberries that actually taste like I remember them tasting?

This used to be common knowledge since there was only seasonal food to eat, or food was preserved to make it last beyond its season.

During this course you will:

* Harvest what is growing on the farm in May and prepare it together in daily holistic cooking workshops. Truly developing the field to fork principles.

* Sow and plant out the next cycle of crops for the season ahead using biodynamic principles. Learn about successional planting/sowing.

* Build and create various plant supports for the edible flowers and vegetables in the gardens.

* Look at organic ways to create compost from waste and feed and cultivate our crops with simple plant based recipes.

* Relate the principles we practice on the land back to ourselves. Learn simple systems of self care that connect us to our surroundings through daily movement, yoga and meditation classes.

* Leave time to just be in the surroundings of nature.

About Harewood Farm

Harewood Farm is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (ANOB) and is a Site of Specific Scientific Interest (SSSI). The farmland is held in a bow of the river Tamar with views of the Devon woodland and countryside across on the opposite banks. There are no major roads close by, nor is it on the flight path from airports. This gives it a unique, secluded, spacious and peaceful energy.

Course Facilitators

The Field to Fork courses are taught and guided by Jo Tytherleigh and Hayley North.

Jo and her partner own Harewood Farm. For the last 5 years, it has been their home after moving from the faster pace of city life in Brighton. This transition has allowed for a deeper fulfilment and clearer feeling of being alive.

For Jo, the relationship to food is found through her connection to the environment. Life has become deeply informed by the intimate relationship she has with the landscape around her, the changing seasons, being out in the elements and nurturing growth.

Jo and Hayley have been playing and working in retreat kitchens plus practising Yoga and movement together for several years.

They recognise the relationship between the two and are thrilled to have this opportunity to collaborate and to share their passion for the land, the food that grows there and mindfulness practices with you.

Accommodation Options

For those who want to fully immerse themselves in this experience there is the option to camp on the land. Here you can take advantage of our hot water inside-out shower and our compost loos with a view! Some camping equipment is available. We can discuss your requirements.
Alternatively, there are comfortable B&B options in the local village of Calstock that we recommend and can organise for you.

Price

Course – £295 per person

Includes all tuition, meals, drinks and snacks
Price does not include accommodation or travel costs (see below)

PLUS

* Full recipe pack and course notes from the weekend
* Free copy of The Holistic Kitchen Ebook by Hayley North

Accommodation Costs

Camping at Harewood Farm with your own equipment and bedding – £10 per night

Arrival & Departure

Arrival is ideally between 2pm and 4pm on Thursday 2nd May, allowing time to settle in and orient yourself. Particularly if you are camping, you will want time to set up. Drinks and snacks will be available from 4.30pm and a welcome gathering at 5pm.

Breakfast will be provided on Monday morning and you can plan to leave throughout the day at any time, depending on your travel arrangements.

Getting to Harewood Farm:

Car
The postcode at Harewood Farm is PL18 9SQ. Once we know if you are planning to arrive by car, we will send out detailed instructions about how to find us.

Train
The village of Calstock is on a direct line from Plymouth, the journey is one of the most picturesque in the country and takes approx half an hour. Plymouth is 3 and a half hours from London Paddington. Upon arrival at Calstock we will collect you from the station for the 5 minute journey to Harewood Farm.

Other
There is a bus that runs into Calstock from Tavistock or Callington, the nearest towns. We can collect anyone arriving into the village and transport them to the farm.

Terms & Conditions

  • Payment is in full at the time of booking.
  • If you need to cancel your booking, please notify us in writing as soon as possible. Cancellation is effective from the date we receive written notification.
  • We offer a full refund for cancellations made more than 8 weeks before the start date of the course.
  • For cancellations made after this date and prior to 2 weeks before the course incur 50% of the full balance.
  • For cancellations made within two weeks of the course, we are unable to offer a refund, but you are welcome to give or transfer your place to a friend.
  • We reserve the right to postpone or cancel a course or change a course leader in the event of illness or for any other reason. We will refund in full any fees paid.

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