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We look forward to welcoming Margo who will show us how to make everyday cleaning products using essential oils and natural ingredients such as bicarbonate of soda, vinegar and castile soap. She will demonstrate how to make a range of great non toxic cleaners that won’t cost you or the earth.
You can try your hand at making your choice of a multi purpose spray or glass cleaner that you will take away in an amber glass spray bottle.
There’ll be time for drinks and an opportunity to ask questions too!
Tickets £13 per person, including all materials needed. Booking through Eventbrite.
About this Event
Our open evening will showcase all that Sheepdrove Organic Farm has to offer in our stunning West Berkshire location.
Our team will be on hand to answer any questions you have and to guide you around our magnificent indoor and outdoor spaces. If you are looking for a sustainable wedding venue, eco-friendly conference, event space or wellness retreat then please do join us.
Our venue incorporates the latest thinking in sustainability. It is both ethically and environmentally responsible. The impact of the building’s structure on the environment has been minimised by using recycled, renewable and local materials.
Our Venue Includes:-
- 5 Meeting Rooms
- Vaulted Dining Room
- Self Catering Accommodation
- Physic Garden
- Boathouse & Private Lake
- Natural Burial Ground
- 2,500 Acres Of Beautiful Berkshire countryside
In June our Physic Garden is at its best. Planted by the renowned herb grower Jekka McVikar, each planted bed has a theme such as:- aromatherapy, culinary herbs, apothecary herbs and medical herbs for animals. Enjoy this exceptional setting on what we hope to be a warm summer’s evening. Nestled just beyond our garden is Sheepdrove’s private lake and boathouse
We have five rooms within our venue that can be used for a multitude of purposes and has the capacity for up to 200 guests. Weddings, wakes, conferences, parties – the list is endless. Come and find out how you could use the space. Don’t miss our Rooks Nest room at the top of our tower!
Our restaurant area boosts stunning natural daylight and comes complete with an in-built pizza/bread oven.
Woodend – Our Self Catering Accommodation
Come and view our bedrooms in our converted farmhouse. We can offer en-suite accommodation for 18 people. It provides the ideal space for large family gatherings, wedding parties or conference delegates. A large farmhouse communal kitchen comes complete with with log burner and a large lawned garden area.
New for 2019! The Boathouse – Lakeside Self Catering Accommodation
Our boathouse has been recently renovated and will make the ideal place to escape from it all. Situated on the side of our lake, this one bedroomed apartment comes complete with an open plan lounge (with additional sofa bed), dining area and small kitchenette. Hexagonal bifold doors make full use of the view.
Our Natural Burial Ground – A Green and Eco-Friendly Option
Our woodland burial site offers a natural and environmentally friendly burial option. Come and take a peaceful stroll through our woodland paths and find out more about Natural Burials.
Our staff will be able to answer any questions you may have about why you should consider a natural burial as an alternative to other burial options available.
Come and learn how to make eco bricks to keep plastic out of landfill and seed bombs to grow lovely wild flowers in your garden for the bees. Join in these family-friendly environmental activities. All ages welcome. Please bring along clean dry plastic including bottles, scissors and wooden spoons.
This event has been organised by the Hungerford Environmental Action Team as part of the Hungerford Summer Festival.
Thatcham’s mission to reduce plastic waste continues on 20th July, when the third Sustainable Living Market will take place.
Thatcham Baptist church will once again be the venue for this community event. Join us for eco-friendly shopping, education/information, craft and fundraising … as well as tea and cake! Event Flyer
The aim of the market is to provide a platform for local small independent businesses to sell and promote their products. Every stallholder must have eco-friendly credentials at the heart of their business. Local charities and community initiatives are also championed at the market, with the opportunity to fundraise and promote good causes.
The need for single-use plastic is eliminated at this event through the provision of refills from Thatcham Refillable and Lonely Lentil Zero Waste. Customers can bring along their empty household cleaning/detergent bottles to refill with Jenny Kirby’s wide range of eco-friendly & cruelty-free products. Lonely Lentil keep the cupboards of Thatcham and Newbury filled with unpackaged dry foods, herbs and spices through their pop-up shop. Lydia and Amelia will fill any jar/container with only the quantities needed, saving food waste and money.
Beeswax wraps handmade by Claire Black of Thatcham-based Little B’s will be on offer again at the market, these wraps are an ingenious alternative to cling film in the kitchen for wrapping and storing food. Claire lovingly makes her wraps out of organic cotton in various eye-catching designs, along with beeswax and jojoba. The wraps, if properly cared for, will last a year.
Other goods on offer include handmade natural deodorant packaged in cardboard tubes from Dale Campbell’s PosyLondon, plastic-free soap, shampoo and conditioner bars and a variety of upcycled jewellery and textiles.
Local food producers are also championed at The Sustainable Living Market. Beechwood free-range eggs from Hampstead Norreys and freshly-baked bread were on sale at the April event. Local honey courtesy of Ben’s Berkshire Bees is always a very popular choice amongst visitors to the market.
Recycling advice will once again be readily available from Thatcham’s resident ‘master womble’ Jana Karstova-Little. The public can bring along their recycling to the event to drop off to Jana, who runs an incredible Terracycle initiative from her home. Otherwise non-recycables such as crisp packets, used dental products and pet food packaging is collected and sent off for recycling by the company, raising money for charity ‘Canine Partners’.
In April, local aspiring Attenborough Oliver raised money for The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation, his favourite endangered wildlife charity. The poster competition and ‘name the panda’ raffle helped him to raise nearly £100 for the cause! The posters submitted to the competition from local children are now being displayed to the public at Thatcham Library.
Oliver will be returning to the July market, alongside his ever supportive Mum Linda to promote recycling to the younger generation and raise more money for endangered species. A competition is being launched in local Primary schools to design a recycling poster, with the prize for the winning design donated by The Living Rainforest in Hampstead Norreys.