Sunday 24th May: wood-turning taster course. Come along and learn how to make dibbers and candlesticks using our pole lathe and shaving horse. The course is free although donations accepted. We will be open from 2.00 to 5.00, although you can drop in at any time. Come and enjoy Hogacre Café and learn a new skill.

Hogacre Community Wassail (orchard blessing) January 2015

Blessing the trees with Tim Healey

Blessing the trees with Tim Healey

By the bonfire

By the bonfire

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Cry Havoc Morris in full swing

 

This Friday 1st-Saturday 2nd May: We will be running moth traps (a bright light to attract moths) overnight, followed by a walk around Hogacre to listen to (and try to identify) birds singing in the dawn chorus on Saturday morning.
7:30-9:00pm: Gather in the meadow for a cup of tea; set up tent if staying overnight (see details below).
9:30pm: We’ll put up the moth trap as it gets dark and watch what arrives.
5:00am: In the morning we will close the trap as it gets light.
5:30am: Walk around Hogacre to listen to the birdsong.
6:15am: Take a closer look at the moths we have found.
7.30 – 8.00am: Breakfast (prepared by Hogacre)
8:30am: Collective clean up

All are welcome to drop in at any point to see what is going on. For the intrepid, a small number of tents will be allowed for sleeping over. If you’d like to camp overnight please let us know by 30th April (Thursday) by email at bookhogacre@gmail.com. Camping overnight will cost £10 a tent (including breakfast). Numbers camping will be limited. Please remember that even though the days can be warm around this time of year it can drop to freezing overnight so be prepared!

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Hogacre Cafe Roast Dinner and nature walk,

Sunday, 2nd December

Pre book a space at our table at one of our pop-up vegetarian/vegan roast dinners: https://cafeathogacre.com/events
We’ll be serving up a three-course seasonal feast for each and every one of you, at noon, 2:30pm and 5pm.*** Set menu – £15 (or £7 for kids) ***
Starter / Spiced winter squash soup with Natural Bread Company soda bread
Main / Nut roast served with a selection seasonal vegetables and trimmings
Pudding / Fruit crumble and ice cream
(Do let us know if you or any of your party have dietary requirements when booking – we’ll make sure that alternatives are available for you.)
*** Nature walks ***
Before the majority of our roasts we will run group nature walks, led by our resident nature expert and ornithologist, Nick. Go to Eventbrite to book your free space on to one of our walks.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/the-cafe-at-hogacre-common-17536634117