Hi all, this is the inevitable notification that due to the Covid-19 virus we will not be running any events at Three Hares for a little while until we have more of a grasp on the situation.
We had thought that some outdoor work like tree planting, done with properly acknowledged social distancing and with a small group, may have been able to continue this Sunday, 29th March, but obviously now with lockdown in place that will not be possible.
We will re-assess the situation as soon as lockdown is lifted, as we understand the benefits of being outdoors on physical and mental health, as well as the importance of continuing to look after the land and trees at Three Hares.
We have been looking at the possibility of running eco-therapy days for folk in need of it, NHS workers with burnout, as an example, and will keep you posted. If you have any ideas or are interested in this please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
In the mean time, if you can, appreciate the pause that this situation has brought. Cheer on nature as it begins to heal itself.
We are in the final year of our initial 5 year lease engaging local communities with the Three Hares Woodland, around the values of Well being, Biodiversity and Education.
For us to secure a lease at £1/year for 99 years, we need to continue our community campfire days alongside further outreach to schools, local people and volunteer groups. It’s a very exciting time to get involved!
All applicants must be available for a training weekend 1st and 2nd February 2020. Project Coordinator applicants must be available for an interview on Sunday 26th January.
Project Coordinator Role (1 paid position until at least June 2020, thereafter depending on funding)
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Campfire Coordinators/Facilitators (1-6 paid facilitators to deliver two events per year)
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Application deadline for above posts is Monday 20th January 2020. Please email email@example.com with your questionnaire.
As per our most recent community consultation we have organised Friday afternoon forest school sessions for young people, supported by Scottish Wildlife Trust.
We are beginning the first of many free MONTHLY COMMUNITY CAMPFIRE DAYS on the 28th July.
Campfire days will be the LAST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH and will vary in flavour, from ecotherapy to foraging, conservation work (tree care to land care), heritage/identification skills and more. They will all include community, nature, learning and fire!
This day will revolve around prepping the land for PATH BUILDING AND PATH RESTORATION to begin improving access for wheelchair and buggies to your local woodland. We will begin this by building a path through the marshy section of the land that gets difficult to cross in the winter!
We will also do land/river care (LITTER PICKING) & tree care work, the latter using tools kindly up-cycled and donated by The Edinburgh Prison for us to use! Big thank you to the workers and we hope to use them for the first time this weekend.
Food to share or not share, water and clothes for all Scottish weathers.
Number 15 bus leaves from Bruntsfield, alternatively the number 37 leaves from Princess Street.
Buses arrives to Glencorse barracks in 35-40 minutes (£1.70) & there will be clear signs from there.
Please post here if you are travelling from Edinburgh & we can coordinate bus trips and car shares.
It’s happening now! Today! Get yourselves down to Three Hares to help with protecting our young trees with deer guards and weeding the base of the trees to stop growth competition.
Also, a shout out to get in touch if you know anything about a mycelium tea that is a less labour intensive way to remove the grasses etc from the base of newly planted trees. We are keen to use this method so email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help.
It is with much disappointment that we have to cancel the hut build celebration this weekend and rearrange for another date. Today Dalkeith Police contacted Three Hares to inform us that Midlothian Council had been in touch with them, reporting that we were planning an event without a Public Entertainment License. There is no chance to get this license in three days.
We obviously think this is ridiculous but as we were officially warned by the police that if we went ahead with the event we would be committing a criminal act we have to cancel. Going ahead with it would jeopardise future events at Three Hares and would result in action being taken by the police against us. The officer who phoned did commiserate with us but had to act on the complaint made by the council.
However, we will keep you informed of when we can have a right proper shindig to celebrate!!
We have begun the hut build! The first day (Monday 30th July, 2018) consisted of much draw knife action debarking the larch poles. The scent and the colour of the bark were wonderful! Ash mallets were also created. A really great group, full of enthusiasm, are taking part in this project. We look forward to more volunteers joining us on Saturday to raise the structure. Come along!
Here is the schedule for the Hut build at Three Hares. If you can make
it along for even one day it would be most appreciated! you can either
drop in, or email Mark and let him know when you can come
(email@example.com). Days start at 9:30am. There are also still paces left on the course but this must be booked:
Thursday 26/07/18 Materials by trailer and horse from Lea Farm to site
Saturday 28/07/18 Set up, dig foundations, build framing bed
Monday 30/07/18- Saturday 04/08/18 – Roundwood Timber Frame Building
COURSE (Must be booked)
Saturday 04/08/18 Barn Raising
Monday 06/08/18 Floor plates on
Tuesday 07/08/18 Joists on
Wednesday 08/08/18 Ridge plate up
Thursday 09/08/18 Rafters on
Friday 10/08/18 Rafters on
Saturday 11/08/18 Roof on
Monday 13/08/18 Roof on
Tuesday 14/08/18 Floor down
Wednesday 15/08/18 Studs in
Thursday 16/08/18 Studs in
Friday 17/08/18 Windows and door in
Monday 20/08/18 Windows and door in
Tuesday 21/08/18 Cladding
Wednesday 22/08/18 Cladding
Thursday 23/08/18 Cladding
Friday 24/08/18 Party