Field to Fork – The Art of Sustainable Living
May 27th – 31st 2020, Cornwall, UK
We all seek connection; to ourselves, to one another, to the land, and to the food which we eat.
Most of us dream of living more sustainably. Growing our own food is an empowering leap towards embracing sustainability.
Whatever outdoor space you have, urban or rural, be it a few pots on a patio, a garden, an allotment or a small holding, you can get growing. To feed yourself and your family real whole food.
Maybe you’re just starting out, or want to deepen your current experience.
This course will fire up your inspiration and feed it with the practical skills that will help transform your plans into reality.
During the course we roll up our sleeves and work together on seasonal tasks in the gardens and polytunnel, such as;
- What to sow, when and how using biodynamic principles
- Learning about successional sowing/planting
- Understanding soil health using no-dig methods
- Utilising organic techniques to create compost and liquid feeds for crops
- Harvesting the seasonal food growing here on the farm in late Spring
- Foraging the abundant wild fare from our woodlands and hedgerows.
We also look inwards and practice reflecting the principles of caring for our land back upon ourselves, by;
- Spending time in our field kitchen, preparing and feasting together in daily holistic cooking workshops.
- Learning simple systems of self-care that connect and unify us to our surroundings.
- Finding time together through daily movement, yoga and meditation classes.
- Leaving space to just be in the surroundings of nature.
Harewood Farm is 25 acres in the heart of the Tamar Valley; an AONB, WHS, SSSI and SAC.
With woodlands, meadows, a polytunnel, vegetable gardens, river frontage, yoga deck, field kitchen barn, and a hen paddock, it is the perfect place to unwind and connect with yourself and to nature.
This Field to Fork Course takes place in late Spring.
This time in the season is all about nurturing new growth. Working on the land can help us reconnect to the natural rhythms and cycles that we can so easily become detached from. It inspires our cooking with diversity and possibility.
The Field to Fork courses are taught and guided by Jo Tytherleigh, owner of Harewood Farm, with Hayley North and Kate Allen from the team.
For Jo, her relationship to food is found through connection to her 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.
Hayley has dedicated her working life to understanding the food energetics of ‘optimum nutrition’ utilising real whole foods. One of her missions is helping people understand the relationships between what they eat and how they feel. When people eat her meals, they feel not only fed but energised and completely nourished.
Kate finds her connection to the natural world and to wild things through cooking, fermenting, and foraging. Plants for her create a personal medicine and a wisdom of belonging. She finds joy in sharing the things she discovers – through teaching and fostering similar connections for others – passing the sparks of magic and alchemy into other people’s lives.
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.
Camping at Harewood Farm with your own equipment and bedding – £10 per night
Alternatively, there are comfortable B&B options in the local village of Calstock that we recommend and can organise for you.
Course – £355 per person
Includes all tuition, meals, drinks and snacks
Price does not include accommodation or travel costs
* Full recipe pack and course notes from the weekend
* Take away treats such as ferments, pickles, preserves
Arrival & Departure
Arrival is ideally between 2pm and 4pm on 27th 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 the departure morning and you can plan to leave throughout the day at any time, depending on your travel arrangements.
Getting to Harewood Farm:
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.
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.
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.