Meadow Orchard is open every Saturday from 12-4pm for volunteering and visitors.
See below for lots of events, regular groups, workshops and seasonal celebrations taking place.
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Regular open days
Saturday 9th February another active session with Vie from 12-4pm coppicing and pruning
Saturday 16th February yet another active session, this time with Patrick. Day-workshop 10am-4pm with organic vegan lunch provided for those staying all or most of the day (donations welcome) scything pruning and coppicing as required.
Saturday 23rd February
Open day for visitors and volunteers 12-4.00 topic to be decided
Saturday 30th February open to visitors and volunteers 12 noon-4pm focus to be decided
Mal is starting a group to share what she has learned about bees and their welfare, and to invite others to contribute and learn with her. Sat 9th and 23rd February, from 12.00 to 1.00pm
If you need glasses or hearing aids, don’t forget them because we will be watching and listening to the bees. If it is too cold for bees to fly, we will be in the roundhouse and Mal will bring a topic for discussion.
Tree Ogham: create a personal tree of life calendar; a unique art journal inspired by folklore , tree wisdom and observation of the Meadow Orchard. Guide you’re soul through the turning of the year, following the cycle of the Ogham Celtic Tree Of Life Calendar. Make a keepsake, to treasure for years, or to give to a loved one. A year long magical workshop of self discovery and exploration in a small committed group. We can relax, learn and have fun together; making this a healing part of our lives. Basic art materials will be provided and books for reference; feel free to bring any favourites of your own. Work in any medium you choose. Add poems or written observations if you wish. Each month we will make loose leaves to combine at the end of the celtic calendar year. Tea and cake for energy or bring snacks to share!
Every month on the first Sunday 2-4pm. Suggested donation £5 per session.
To book please contact Sharon by email Elfinarts1 [at] gmail [dot] com
Or text 07462 664755
Every Thursday from 9.30am-1pm: Family Forest School for children accompanied by parents/carers: Be part of creating a wonderful fire-cooked meal, connect with nature and learn new skills in a supportive and nurturing environment with experienced forest school leaders and guest teachers. Cost £20 (includes food) adults, over 5s half price, under 5s free. BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Please contact Maggie at micromacrowoods @ gmail.com www.facebook.com/micromacrowoods
Joanna Macy Group
Last Tuesday of the month, 1.30pm for 2pm start to finish at 5pm
This group is based on the work of Joanna Macy for people who love planet earth, are willing to feel and share their pain about the environmental crisis we face and are, or want to be, part of the new paradigm for social and environmental justice. This is a confidential group. It is essential to talk to Geraldine before joining: 07821298867 Donations welcome. Bring food to share if you wish.
February 14th Love under the stars: A magical night of music and stargazing for lovers, singles, families and friends. 6:30pm – 10pm with warm bonfire, hot drinks and snacks, live music from 7-9pm. Astronomy and stargazing on all evening until the event is over at 10:30pm, telescopes and astronomer provided.
The Moon, Mars, Uranus, the Orion Nebula (M42), the Pleiades (M45) will all be in the sky on the night. Bring your own food or drink to share if you wish, please dress with warm clothes! Tickets are £5 (plus booking fee), limited spaces available.
Get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/love-under-the-stars-tickets-55126724517 No one turned away on the door for lack of funds.
19th February 6.30-9.00pm North London Full Moon Gathering (see Facebook of this name for more info) and Sacred Mandala Healing are coming to the Meadow Orchard for the Snow Full Moon. This is open to all women but women only. There will be a fire, music and an hour long gong bath in the cobhouse. Spaces are limited so please book with Nicky Freedman (firstname.lastname@example.org). Cost £4 (£1 for MOP and £3 for another charitable cause).Bring your own mats and rugs.
Sunday 24th February: AGM for Meadow Orchard Project 2-4pm at the Meadow. Please note only paid up members can vote at the AGM. Membership details are on the website.