Please contact Sonja (01736 785 773) for more info or to book.
This newly forming group will meet once a month at the farm on the last Tuesday of each month. The theme for our first session is just a suggestion, and it is hoped that members of the group will develop and contribute ideas for future meetings.
Diana Dixon, who is part of Stanza in Newlyn and involved in Penzance Literary Festival, will take the lead for this first session.
Please bring your poems to be read and share with others, as well as paper & pen/pencil to try out some exercises to stimulate your creativity.
Experienced writers as well as novices are welcome, it is your group and will reflect the needs and desires of all who attend.
Bosavern Community Farm, near St Just, is on the road towards Kelynack & Lands End and can be reached by walking over fields from St Just or catching the Community Bus, leaving St Just bus stop, just after 11am, which will drop you outside Bosavern Community Farm entrance. The timing of the workshop will enable you to catch a return bus to St Just, leaving the Farm around 1.50pm, if needed.
The Cobhouse is situated in the Home Field, a beautiful space, full of character and will inspire us to explore our interest and joy of words. There is a woodburner, which could be lit, however we would need to supply our own fuel. While there will be an electric heater, it is advisable to wear layers of clothing, as well as suitable footwear for the particularly wet month of March.
The suggested contribution is to pay for the space and refreshments.
Please call Sonja Fairfield on 01736 785 773 or text on 07886 272 652 to let her know if you are planning to attend.
Due to continued demand we are running our 3rd ‘Introduction to Bee-Keeping’ course with Matt Pitt of The Cornish Black Bee Company and the bees of Bosavern Community Farm, St Just on Saturday 15th August 2015.
The day consists of a morning of theory, a short break for a shared lunch, and then an afternoon of practical hands-on experience in our apiary.
Matt is a great teacher and leads a very approachable, enjoyable class, suitable for all ages. This course is suitable for you if you are thinking of getting bees or if you are in your first season of bee-keeping and would like to understand more about your hives.
Class size is a maximum of 6 people, to ensure everyone gets the best experience. This means places are limited!
The course is weather dependent so we ask that you are available to come on the Sunday 16th August if the weather is poor on the Saturday.
We are aiming to keep the costs as low as possible to ensure that everyone that wishes to has the opportunity to learn about keeping bees, hence the bargain price of just £30.00- this price includes Personal Protective Equipment, all course materials, insurance, teas and coffees, and a £5 donation to Bosavern Community Farm.
If you would like more information or to book a place please email Nikki at the farm: info@bosaverncommunityfarm
or call 01736 788454.
Join us for part 2 of our cob build – we will be starting up again on Tuesday 30th June for a 10 day block until Thursday 9th July.
This time we will be building the straw bale wall and the roof. Come and help for a day or the whole block!
We are delighted to offer a one day introduction to bee-keeping course with Matt Pitt on Saturday 20th June (or Sunday 21st if the weather is poor) here at the farm.
This will consist of a half day of theory, followed by a half day of practice, looking through our very own hives at the farm.
Spaces are limited to 6 people, so please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend.
This course is free of charge, made possible through grants from A4A and the local council community chest funding, and is a fantastic opportunity to find out a bit more about these very important little creatures!