Yorkley Court is hosting the Spring 2013 Reclaim the Fields (RTF) Gathering
From the 16th – 25th of March, there will be workshops, talks, practical activities, family fun, music, feasting, festivities and much more to get involved with going on around the Farm… Starting tomorrow, the 8th of March – the RTF ‘seed camp’ will begin with a two day Permaculture workshop. The Seed Camp is open and free to all, and will be responsible for planning, making decisions and setting up the infrastructure of the Gathering. It really is your gathering, so it’s direction will be co-created by all, every decision from food to finance, through family activities to activism will be openly discussed and decisions will be made through com-sense-lore [what is learned, through common sense and open, sensitive communication]
It’s not just your Gathering, it’s about to become your Farm! – held in Trust and there to serve you – the people of this Forest and beyond – the true Beneficiaries of the Land.
Full Gathering info is available on the Reclaim the Fields Spring into Action Gathering 2013 website… rtfspring2013.wordpress.com
Who are ‘Reclaim the Fields’?
“Reclaim the Fields is a constellation of people and collective projects willing to go back to the land and reassume the control over food production.”
You can find our more about RTF on their UK website…. reclaimthefields.org.uk
For a quick back-ground info on RTF read…
If anyone needs a lift, or is driving to the Gathering – please use our lift share site!
We’ll have a Kids Space open as often as we have workshops/ story tellers/ actitivites going on for children- so if you’d like to help parents by doing something fun for the young ones for a few hours, it’ll help make the gathering more accessible to all.
Some of the Workshops we have confirmed so far – with many more rolling in – if you wish to share a skill, or do a workshop – please do. There will be a big ‘going on’ board that you can add your workshop/ talk to at anytime – but if you let us know first, we can list you on our website!
Community Composting Build (day tbc)
‘Bee for Development” with Monica Barlow.
Top Bar Bee Hive building with Nicky Wager
Forest Garden/ Agro-Forestry workshop
Foraging plants for food, fuel and dyes – with Cat (day tbc)
DIY solar panel building workshop – with Lynne (day tbc)
Fracking talk – with members of Dash For Gas (day tbc)
Planting ancient native hedge-rows, emulating the old Tithe maps
Homeopathic First Aid – with Stella (day tbc)
Coppicing and woodland stewarding workshop
Natural spinning and dying with Stella (day tbc)
Willow Weaving with Jeanette (day tbc)
Reforesting the Land, reviving the Forest Cabin tradition (day tbc)
No-Till Organic Farming – Principles and examples – Jan
Post-Capitalist Agriculture – Our CSA project on it’s way to a gift economy- Jan
Using nature to heal the world – with Gertcha (day tbc)
Panel on fighting the proposed destruction of a key wildlife haven, in the Forest of Dean!
Anti Badger cull talk, with GABS – Gloucestershire against badger shooting
Talking and sharing about WWOOF and Diggers ‘n’ Dreamers – James Dennis
Talk on bio-char stoves and heaters +What you can do with bio-char- Ed Revill (day tbc)
Herbal 1st aid and radical community herbalism- Becs and Annwen
Walks and workshops on local headgrow herbs and more- Chris Hope