Welcome! Moors Wood is a small private woodland owned and managed by Sarah and Ian Blenkinsop as a nature reserve and as a sustainably managed source of various wood products.

Sarah is a freelance Environmental Educator, Lecturer and Forest School Leader. Based at her own site at Moors Wood, Sarah provides fun natural/recycled craft workshops; play or storytelling sessions; eco themed parties; workshops on food preservation, setting up an organic garden, setting up a composting area or keeping chickens; or training courses in various woodcraft and play skills. These services are available for adults and/or children. Sarah is also very happy to come to you and deliver any of the above, or to give talks to groups.

Follow the links to find out more about what is on offer. Please click on the photos if you need to make them larger. Also visit Sarah's other site, The Compost Bin, for more general info and advice on sustainable living.

Busy with preserving the harvest

At this time of year I am busy taking my own advice and doing lots of preserving.

 Open freezing, batch cooking for the freezer, dehydrating, chutney and jam making, drying seeds and making cider, wine and hedgerow liqueurs.

New benches in action :)

We had a half term Herefordshire Forest school meet up at Moors Wood today, and the new benches were duely named :)

Much fun in the woods was had by all :)

New Serama Chicks

And in other news we have new Serama Chicks :)

These are the only know certain offspring from Algy the Cockerel :)

Garden Organic Masters Conference 2016

Because I am a Three Counties Traditional Orchards Champion and  now a Worcestershire Master Composter ( yes I managed to get back to being one!)

I am again one of the family of Garden Organic volunteers :)

So yesterday I drove to Ryton to attend the annual conference - always a highlight of my year :)

My first workshop was on natural dyeing

I made this :)

I feel another craft interest blooming :)

Drying my dyed silk hankies on the marquee bunting line

After an excellent lunch we had more talks, another workshop choice ( I did composting creatures :) )

Then tea and cake!

An excellent day, spent with lots of friends as usual :)

Off to The Green Gathering

I'm off for a week  to join in with the fun in the Permaculture area at The Green Gathering. Giving some talks and some workshops on composting, chicken keeping and veg growing.

I'm taking Algy the Serama cockerel with me.

I have a new tent as well :)

The Garden Festival Hellens Manor 2016

As usual we went off to Hellens Manor for the annual Garden Festival there.

For details of what I was up to see their event page.

This year I gave a talk about Preserving Natures bounty 

The Marque I had all weekend for Moors Wood events

Lots of info about chickens and composting and crafts

Composting workshop on Sunday

We did some Hapa Zome  in the wood with some of the same children as last year :)

And made dens for people and soft creatures :)

Fabulous weekend as always - hard work but great fun.

New Serama chicks.

Pearl today hatched out the last of the four fertile eggs so we now have chicks :)

Tudorville Community Centre Make Do and Mend cafe.

Today I spent some time participating in this event, with composting, chicken keeping and planting advice and some craft activities.