Farlands Outing

Transition Wilmslow have  booked a 2-hour tour of a small holding in Hayfield called Farlands, run by James and Sarah Ellson   http://farlandsholidaycottagepeakdistrict.blogspot.com/p/the-cottage-is-part-of-smallholding-of.html

James Ellson emailed TW offering to present a lecture for us. We thought we should meet and visit him first, and enjoy a guided tour of his venture . At our last TW meeting, the best date for those of present and interested seemed to be Sat 4 May, so we have booked 10.30 – 12.30 and paid £60.00 for this. If we fill all 12 places, that’s  £5 each. There’s parking for 5 cars, so we can arrange to share lifts.

James describes his venture as    ‘a smallholding of several acres that we are developing, where possible, on permaculture principles. There is a vegetable garden, a bee hive, and plenty of bird activity. We make our own marmalade and other jams. We are keen on recycling, and renewable energy. Our aim is a greener, more self-sufficient way of life’.      So as you can see very much in keeping with our area of interest.

If there’s enough interest  perhaps we could plan a walk and a picnic afterwards. Do let us know at transitionwilmslow@gmail.com  as soon as possible if you’d like to come.