“Mowing the Meadow” 16 – 22 July 2018

Mowing the Meadow Working Week July 16th – July 22nd £170 – £ 275 fully catered.

Led by community members Jinny Sanders, Linda Southwick and Amanda MacKenzie.

A working retreat exploring summertime tasks in the gardens and on the land. We will start the week Mowing the Meadow using traditional hand tools. Other work includes weeding, pruning and mowing in our vegetable and fruit gardens and other maintenance work in the house and on the land.

Join us for all or part of the week. All meals are included, we will take turns to help our cooks prepare food, lay tables and wash up.

Our days will start with gentle stretching exercises out on the lawn with wonderful views across the valley. Mornings will be spent working on the land, afternoons will be optional free time or more work for those who are able and willing. Relaxing evenings with a reflective session to end our days, please bring a favourite contribution or reading to share if you wish.

Our community lies in the beautiful Hope Valley with lots of opportunities for walks in the peaks or along the river valleys and around he reservoirs. Good local transport links.

Please bring suitable clothing, boots and gardening gloves (we do have some spares) and lots of enthusiasm. If you wish to bring any favourite tools, you are most welcome, however we do have a good selection of tools and implements.