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What's on at The Fold

Dear friends,

We crossed the longest day of the year and are now moving towards harvest. Everything is buzzing! Spring has set the longings, desires and dreams from winter into motion and now we are in full flow. Sometimes it feels like there is more going on than we can handle.

It is a good time to remember that asking for help is not a sign of weakness, but a sign of knowing what we want and what we need. Communicating this can be the source for connection, beauty and joy.

In this spirit we are looking for new people to join our team. See the work opportunities below.

What intentions do you want to manifest until autumn? What do you need to make it happen. Whatever it is, we wish you the support you need.

Below you find the things that are happening at The Fold this month. Among them a high quality Beekeeping course and something that we wanted to do for a long time: a vegbox scheme.

We hope this newsletter finds you well and we wish you lots of summer joy,
The Fold crew

Featured Course

Natural Beekeeping Course

Sat 22nd July - Sun 23rd July
9am - 5pm
The Fold Care Farm
£100 incl. food (camping and breakfast optional extras)

A weekend of exploration into the beautiful world of the honeybee, with the wonderful 'Bee The Change' team from Bristol. 

They have recently returned from a natural beekeeping research trip around Europe, and will be discussing what they have learnt, including how the Polish tree-beekeepers make tree hives. 

This course will be a holistic approach to sustainable beekeeping and will include:

  • Natural history of the honeybee
  • Culture surrounding the bee
  • History of beekeeping
  • Beekeeping around the world (emphasis on Tree-Beekeeping)
  • Sustainable beekeeping practices
  • How to collect a swarm
  • How to work with varroa (and not against it)
  • Medicinal properties and uses of honey, propolis, wax etc
  • The pollination crisis and how to help bees

Booking and more information

Contact Lucy via farm@thefold.org.uk or call her on 0771 991 5653

Find out more...

More upcoming events

Find all of them on our website or on Facebook.

Folding Pages Book Club

1st Tue of the month
6.30pm
Cart House
£2

Brand new monthly book club.

Find out more...

Local Food
and Craft Market

Sunday 23rd July
11am - 3pm
Covered Market Barn
Free

Opportunity to shop local, ethical and seasonal.
 

Find out more...

Café Spiritual
 

1st Wed of the month
11am - 12.30pm
Cart House
On donation basis

Coming out of the Shadows

Find out more...

Sewing for the Terrified

24th - 27th July
9:30am - 12.30pm
The Cutting Shed
£120 for 4 classes

Essential grounding in sewing know-how, covering a variety of techniques.

Find out more

Netwalking
 

1st Wed of the month
9.30am - 10.30am
Meet in the Cafe
Free

Walking whilst networking. 

Find out more...

Stained Glass Taster Day

Saturday 29th July
10am - 4pm
Natural Therapy Centre
Cost: £70

Create a piece of stained glass under the guidance of experienced tutor Liz Huppert.

Find out more...

News from The Fold

Work opportunities

We are looking for people to join our team in various roles. Please help us by spreading the word to people who might be interested.

Café Manager

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and organised team player to lead the Fold Café and take it forward.

  • Do you have catering and catering management experience?
  • Are you an enthusiastic team player with a mature attitude, good leadership, organisational and communication skills?
  • Do you want to help develop The Fold Café as an inclusive community cafe where delicious nutritious food and valuable conversations are promoted?

Cleaner

Do you enjoy giving love and care to spaces? Are you looking for a part time job? We are looking for one person or a team of two to keep our Cafe, Cart House and office tidy.

For more information about these vacancies see: www.thefold.org.uk/team

Fold History Gallery

For our 10th anniversary we went through our archives of old photographs and created a photo gallery that shows the long history of The Fold and the farm it was before.

Click on the link below to get a flavour for the story of this place.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B95XxibaQsElZDBuQkZRT3ZkYWc?usp=sharing

News from the Farm

Fold Vegbox Scheme

This summer the Fold Farm is trialling a small weekly veg box scheme.

The £10 boxes are packed with freshly-picked organic produce grown here on the farm. The contents will vary each week, but will contain a mix of salads and leafy greens, roots veg and summer crops like courgettes, tomatoes and aubergines.

You can order a one-off or weekly veg box, to collect from the Fold on any day of the week.
Email farm@thefold.org.uk or call Laura on 07476 810 680 for more information.

Farm Shop News

More fresh vegetables!

After our farm has increased its growing capacity, the Farm Shop now stocks more fresh, organically, homegrown vegetables than ever.

Enjoy!

News from our Studios

Hamps Wines is extending his range of wines with 20 new additions.

Highlights of these new arrivals:

Albarino & Gigondas

For those with with a summer thirst Hamps has acquired new sparkling Ciders and Perry from "Once Upon A Tree" at Much Marcle.

Look forward to seeing you

New Artists Collective in Studio 3

We are excited to have visual artists as part of our studio community again: John Barrett, Dora Williams and Kieran Arkins.

The majority of production in the studio surrounds the practice of painting, drawing, illustration, artist book production, printmaking and photography. In addition to our collaborative and personal projects we will be providing regular classes for the general public from the late summer.

At present they are busy preparing for exhibitions in Cheltenham, as well as teaching in local Colleges and Universities.

Their Facebook page is: Malvern Contemporaries

Beautiful Silver Jewellery

Silver Tree Studio are pleased to now stock Ana and Saffron Phoenix's beautiful hand made silver jewellery.

They are sisters who share a love of making silver and gemstone jewellery, inspired by the natural world.

Have a look at their website or pop into our studio, so that you can see and handle some of their pieces - a beautiful gift for someone or a treat for yourself!

www.saffronanaphoenix.co.uk

Special Guests on site!

Green And Away in Holywell

All of July we are having Green & Away bringing good vibrations to our site. They finished setting up their amazing temporary events space and over the course of this month they will host many private and public events.

Here are two you can join:

Ecopsychology Gathering
Thursday 13th July - Sunday 16th July

Botanical Painting Course
Wednesday 26th July - Thursday 27th July

They also offer the opportunity for families and friends to camp down in Holywell for £10 per night, when no event is on (mainly during weekdays), enjoying the gorgeous atmosphere of living off grid and sleeping close to nature for a night or two.

More information:
https://www.greenandaway.org

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