Marcesent is a leafy word meaning “to wither but not fall off.” During the autumn deciduous trees cut their losses and tuck up under their duvets for the winter, weary of the shortening days and falling temperatures.
The trees at Hill Holt Wood might be thinking of giving up on the year but WE still have a lot to cram into the calendar. In fact we’ve just returned from not one, but two more Share Learn Improve visits! The lovely folks over at Sheffield NUS were kind enough to invite us over to their mini-farmers market where we helped sell produce in the morning before wandering off to discover some of Sheffield’s innovative businesses. A highlight of the peregrinating was the New Roots stall (just along the road from Sheffield University) were there was no hierarchy to the staff model. Colourful Moor Market is resplendent underneath it’s timber roof but unfortunately the nearby Real Junk Food Project’s Sharehouse Market was closed so we didn’t get a chance to sample the pay-as-you-feel catering there. Head over to their website for more information.
We’ve also been across to visit the Centre for Sustainable Energy to have a look around on another trip out as part of the Growing Up Green Programme. This was followed by a visit to the Avon Wildlife Trust.
Once again its that time of year for the Lincolnshire Construction week and once again Hill Holt Wood were there running a Straw Bale building workshop. During the week hundreds of youngsters passed through and gave it a go. We were particularly happy that our new apprentice Callum got stuck in and was soon running the reciprocal roof demonstrations himself!