Tuesday, 28 August 2012


Earlier this month I ran a sign making & banner making workshop at Farm2Grow care farm in Staffordshire Moorlands.

On the day we learned basic sign writing skills and used experimental print techniques, and eco- paints (we also made traditional egg tempera paint using the eggs laid by the chickens on-site) to create various signage for the Farm open day, to direct people on site, and also made some smaller scale herb labels.

Herb labels made by particpants on the sign making workshop, using experimental print methods- now varnished and ready to be put out in the herb planters!
This week I have been working to complete the banners we started in the workshop ready for the event day on Saturday 1st September. I'm looking forward to seeing the banners up on the day, and promoting the Farm.
Yurt and signs- veiw from the permaculture forest garden

I am also installing and designing the new shop space, which will be opening to co-incide with the event day. The shop will contain local wares and hand made items. The shop will be opening regularly after the event day and we are currently looking for local produce and craft items to sell from the shop. Please come along to the event day or get in touch if you have items you would like to sell.

Completed banners in the shop space which is being developed
So, there's now less than 1 week to go to the FREE farm open day event on Saturday 1st September 10 - 4. Come along to see  rare breed animals, skilled craft demonstrations and craft stalls. There will also be live music and a fresh home grown food as well as a face painter and balloon modeller in the children's corner. Or just come along to sit and relax and enjoy the panoramic views. There are some wonderful raffle prizes on offer (purchase of raffle ticket required- which can be bought on-ste on the day). The main prize is a weekend away in a beautiful Mongolian yurt, and a prize for meal for four at the Famous Black Lion pub in Consall or entry to Consall Hall Gardens- these are just a few of the prizes to be won.

Farm2Grow is situated on the A522 Leek to Cheadle Road ST90AZ. Public transport is 32 or 32A Hanley to Cheadle (get off at blakely lane kennels) from cheadle same bus in reverse.  From Leek - No.16 Leek to Hanley- get off at plough bank wetley rocks and then follow the signs. If you have difficulty finding us or want to know more please call on 07766836006. Please come and help us celebrate the work we have achieved so far, and get involved with an inspring project.

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