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.

Easter Eggstraviganza

Yesterday I spent a fun day working at a local housing association event in Hereford.

I took Algy and Mrs Algy the Serama chickens, and offered "decorate a pot and plant a seed" , "make a bumble bee"  and "make natural dyed bunting" as well as advice on chicken keeping, veg growing, composting and general sustainability

 Cone bees

Natural dyed bunting/flags (hapa zome)

40 children decorated a pot and planted vegetable seeds with me and around 80 passed through my stand (mainly to admire Algy and Mrs A )  :)

Moors Wood Easter Monday 2016

Well we had a BIG storm blow through here last night, so today I went down to check if any trees had fallen over.

No big trees but a lot of branches down and some smaller trees.

The wild daffodils are now spectacular. I think this year is the best display I have seen in the 19 years we have lived here!

Lots of badger activity

Yes more wild daffodils!

Bluebells are also starting to show themselves :) And primroses

Spring has definitely sprung!

One door closes, another opens!

Having spent a lot of time thinking very hard about the future, I have come to the conclusion that the unforeseen unexpected loss of my volunteer position with Garden Organic and Herefordshire Council (after 10 years of volunteering) has finally freed me to follow and enable the vision I talked about last May at The Eden Project/ Big Lunch Extras weekend (Best.Weekend.Ever!) 

One door closes, another opens and this has finally allowed me to get on with the future me. I have now completed and filed my School for Social Entrepreneurs application for a new social enterprise venture, which will encompass the volunteering activities I previously carried out.  Forms to convert my dormant Ltd company to a CIC are ready to be filed. I hope this will allow those who cannot employ me as Moors Wood (usually because they are grant funded with conditions applied) will still be able to access my expertise. I also want to carry on "to give something back" to my community and setting up a CIC seems a good model.

So, watch this space for exciting news at Moors Wood!

Moors Wood end of Feb 2016

The trees are still bare of leaves.

But, the wild daffodils are just starting to open.

I have been down at he log circle clearing and re arranging the area.

Moors Wood in mid March

We have been busy coppicing and felling various trees as well as generally tidying up.

The wild daffodils are just beginning to emerge everywhere, rather than just in the more open areas.