The natural world is a treasure trove of learning and wisdom...
Acorn Education is dedicated to integrating nature and education, and providing experiential learning for all of the senses.
Seeking to improve our connections to the natural environment and gain a greater awareness, a sense of place, a sense of history, roots and culture, arts, crafts, skills and knowledge.
Workshops at Westmill Farm
Our aim is to create a safe and nurturing environment for all to explore
nature and express themselves.
Skep Making and Skep Beekeeping Days
Learn about skep beekeeping, visit the bee garden, then practice
Storytelling Workshop 'Telling Taller Tales'
An opportunity to improve your storytelling, learn enchanting techniques, tricks of the trade and a tale, or two, or three...
Wild Food, Wild Medicine
Join a wild food and wild medicine foray, make tinctures and balms, discover the medicines of the beehive
Bark Horns and Willow Whistles.
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Wild Food Foraging .
A day of exploring the fields, hedgerows, woodlands and wetlands of Westmill Farm. Learn the identification and uses of various roots, berries, seeds, leaves and funghi for food and drink, medicines and pigments.
Wood Wise Day
Brush up on your Tree I.D. and discover which woods are good for which purposes. Learn some fun nature awareness techniques. Then practice fire lighting skills, whittling and green woodwork.
Thursday 28th May 10-4 Plant Wise Day
Brush up on your plant I.D. Then learn about wild foods, dyes and pigments, string and rope, medicines, magic and folklore.
A whole day of learning about bows and arrows. then shave down your own bow stave and fletch some arrows ready for target practice.
Making Bark Horns
Learn about the time honoured Grass Green Horns of British and European Folklore... then create horns and whistles and reeds and make some traditional noises!
Besom & Broomstick making
Come along and make some sustainable brooms and brushes from Birch, Heather, Broom, Bramble, Hazel, Ash and Willow.
Natural Pigment Days
Experiment with plants, minerals and natural materials. Creating pigments and pictures
Outdoor Skills & Ancient Technology Days
Learning and practicing a myriad of natural crafts and skills
Eco Wind Westmill Windfarm Public Open
Join in with a range of acticities beneath the graceful turbines
Gather and sing sacred songs and share food cooked on an open fire
Skinning, Curing & Tanning
Traditional work with furs, skins and hides (families/adults)
To Westmill Farm: From the A420 take the Turning signposted Highworth and
Kartong Festival of Arts, Music & Culture
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BBC RaW Cities Festival, Trafford Centre,
'Folklore and Mythology of Smithcraft & the Forge'
News and Events:
Marcham and Frilford Archaeology Open Day
Storytelling at Swindon Festival of Literature
Children & Families Day
Methyglynn and Barks Horns at Highworth May Day