Seeing Nature in a New Light
11th July – 17th July (Garden opening times) – Walking the Wildflower Meadow – Chance to walk amongst the flowers, insects and butterflies of our wildflower meadow. Access with garden ticket.
Tuesday 18th July – Dawn Scything – (6am – 9am) – Help cut part of our wildflower meadow – mowers and helpers welcome. Breakfast provided. Free event. Meet in Brantwood car park.
Saturday 22nd July – Butterflies of Brantwood – Guided walk through Brantwood gardens and estate to study and identify our range of butterflies and day flying moths. Details and bookings: Hilary Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01524 298680/07946 026670. Free event. Meet in Brantwood car park.
Thursday 27th July – Discovering Brantwood’s moths – Get close to the night flying moths at Brantwood! Moth traps will be put out at dusk in the gardens to see what is attracted to the lights. Details and bookings: Hilary Smith, email@example.com Tel: 01524 298680/07946 026670. Free event. Meet in Brantwood car park.
As some of these activities are weather dependent it is recommended that people ring in advance to confirm they are going ahead.
BRANTWOOD MEADOW GROUP
At Brantwood on Coniston Water we are building a small Biodynamic Practice Group to carry on the inspiration of the Brantwood Soil Life Project. Spanning seven years, this work explored the values and potential for biodynamic land management of pasture, taking us on a fascinating and unexpectedly journey in working with land. Applying the BD Preparations, taking soil samples for laboratory analysis and chromatography, and spending a day every six months connecting with the Meadow through Spiritual Science Observation, we recorded it’s changes throughout the year.
This little group now offers possibilities to attend specific biodynamic Work Days throughout the year, to become a Brantwood Volunteer and to join the Wednesday Morning work in the garden’s apple orchard, cared for using a Biodynamic approach.
We are a remarkable collection of people! From the former Head Gardener and Estate Manager of Brantwood, to a long standing practioner of Biodynamic Gardening who has been a great support to Lancaster Steiner School, we also include a local farmer, a woodland owner, a young foraging plant expert and a couple who have worked in the Camphill Communities with Biodynamics and now live locally. There is always room for more!
Connected to the group are events which are a part of the Brantwood cultural life – these include the Dawn Scything morning in July, mowing hay in the part of the Meadow where outdoor theatre takes place.
Please contact me, Vivian Griffiths, Group Co-ordinator, if you would like more information
PHONE/TEXT. 07931 373235