Author Archives: Rob

Apple Pressing Day

Community Apple-Juicing day on Saturday 18th October, Greenholme, 12pm-4pm. Everyone welcome. Bring your own apples (if you have any) and containers for your juice (plastic milk bottles work [..]

Activities, Greenholme - an experiment in permaculture

Philip on the Bewcastle Cross

A short video introduction to Bewcastle by Rev Philip Greenhalgh for the BBC in 2009.

Greenholme - an experiment in permaculture

Gentle Grain – 2nd attempt

…who stilleth the raging of the sea and the noise of his waves, and the madness of the people. (Ps 65:7) If we are to establish resilience in [..]

Greenholme - an experiment in permaculture

NHM – a great resource

We have a large shrub or small tree in front of the house at Greenholme. We have not been able to identify it since we arrived, and neither [..]

Greenholme - an experiment in permaculture

2014 Open Day

Following the popularity of our first Open Day last year, we have decided to offer another opportunity for folk to visit. This year it will be on Saturday, [..]

Greenholme - an experiment in permaculture

Enough

We never seem to hear politicians or mainstream economists challenging the mantra of economic growth, even though it is clear the planet is already suffering its devastating consequences. [..]

News for the House of Prayer

Gentle Grain – 1st Attempt

Native Americans had an abhorrence of ‘ploughing’, declaring it to be a barbaric assault on our ‘mother’ who sustains us: You ask me to plough the ground. Shall [..]

Greenholme - an experiment in permaculture

Beef or…Willow? Part 2

A recent episode of the BBC programme ‘Countryfile’ (26 January, 2014) saw our local MP criticising certain intellectuals for wanting to impose their ‘fantasies’ on the uplands in [..]

Greenholme - an experiment in permaculture

Beef or What – Part 1?

Without exception, every farm in the Bewcastle and Stapleton parishes raises beef and lamb. This requires the conversion, and the maintenance, of the land to grass. We have [..]

Greenholme - an experiment in permaculture

Met Office Weather Station

June and July were sweltering! Unfortunately we weren’t recording weather data until the second half of July, but we are now an official Met Office weather observation station. [..]

Greenholme - an experiment in permaculture