Thank you to everyone who has expressed interest in stirring with us at Hapstead Farm next week. Unfortunately the latest government Covid-related guidance makes it impossible for us to go ahead in the way we had hoped and we are therefore cancelling the stirring.
We are grateful for all your support and understanding . Please let us know if you would be interested in stirring in your own home and we will try and explore ways of how we could make this possible.
For further information please contact Tobias email@example.com or Selby 07874 996367.
Wishing you all the very best for the New Year and looking forward to welcoming you at Hapstead Farm CIC as soon as this is possible.
Magi comes from the Greek word Magos meaning ‘practitioner of magic’ . Magi is also the root for words like magic and imagination – this magical ability to tell a story and awaken images in another. The story of the three kings is that, on seeing a star that shone with the light of the sun, these astronomers knew that a new age was coming and they brought symbolic gifts from three great previous ages: Ancient India, Persia, Egypt. Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh were tokens of the wisdom from these previous ages.
We will stir these substances on January 6th at Hapstead Farm, as an offering to the land and the elemental world. You are warmly invited to join us in this activity and to spray this dynamized offering to the Earth or to take some of this preparation home to gift to your garden and home.
Many traditional festivals have a link to the Sun. Although it is winter, the darkest time of the year, in nature the Sun is returning and offering us a token of confidence, faith and hope. We hope this festival will be an offering to you as well as the land.
There will be soup and bread and some hot apple juice at the farm at 12.30pm followed by a short talk about this festival and the work and hopes for Hapstead Farm. Stirring will be from 2pm – 3 pm so that there is time for people to spray the land at Hapstead or get home to spray in daylight.
We would appreciate knowing if you intend to come and how many of you, so that we can plan the space for stirring and also keep everyone in their respective groups.
For further information please contact Selby 07874996367 Tobias 07593381593
To confirm you are attending please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information about Hapstead Farm C.I.C. please see our GoFundMe campaign.
Hapstead Farm C.I.C. is an Alternative Provision (AP) providing children and adults, (who may experience barriers to learning and mental health issues), with the opportunity to take a major role in the activities associated with running a 60-acre mixed biodynamic / organic farm and associated traditional rural skills. The farm is situated on the edge of Dartmoor near Buckfastleigh.
Currently there is a small group of home schooled children attending the farm on Fridays (9am to 2pm), and we are seeking a volunteer to assist with this group (immediate start). The activities are based on the following areas: Animal Husbandry, rural skills / crafts, and vegetable production. An interest in mixed organic farming, working horses, crafts and experiential learning is essential. This role may well lead to paid employment. DBS check will be required.
Please contact Tobias Goulden, telephone: 07593381593 email : email@example.com
Tobias Goulden, a longstanding member and biodynamic farmer and grower, has recently taken on the tenancy of Hapstead Camphill farm which Frankie Van Der Stok managed for many years. It is a mile from Buckfastleigh and has wonderful views from some fields, looking over Buckfastleigh right across to the coast.
Tobias’s vision fully embraces the social aspects of biodynamics and community participation and could, if successful, offer much to the area both in terms of food availability and work opportunities for young people and those with social difficulties. He has formed a community interest company with Jo Clark from ‘On the Hill ‘ and head teacher Mike Rees-Lee. A gofundme page has been set up as they need to raise funds for farm machinery.
A report on progress will hopefully go out with the next BD Group newsletter. More details and a full breakdown of costs can be found in the ‘gofundme’ link.