Lambing Day in Cannington

Learning From the Land was approached by Bridgwater College to put on a series of wool activities as part of their Cannington Lambing Day. The aim of the day is to bring familes with young children onto the teaching farm, … Read More

Art and Pizza in Roadwater

The village of Roadwater in Somerset has a remarkable village hall; a fabulous old building that is in constant use, surrounded by open land for playing and woodland across a stream. A team of hard-working volunteers take care of it … Read More

Water Bottle Greenhouses

Our famous waterbottle greenhouse, is made from 1500 two-litre plastic drink bottles with the bases cut off, which are threaded onto bamboo canes and fixed into a simple timber frame. We worked with a number of schools to develop the … Read More

Cob Pizza Ovens

A very fine pizza can be made in an oven built from cob – clay, sand and straw mixed together. This can be hand formed into the domed shape around a solid base of fire bricks that absorb and maintain … Read More

Power of Fire

We held a series of open days to celebrate the elements of water, fire and earth, with a range of activities for children and adults that enabled them to grasp some of the technologies in a hands-on way.

Blackdowns Woodfair

Every June there is an openair weekend wood fair held on a farm just off the M5 on the Blackdown Hills, which are part in Devon and part in Somerset. Several thousand local people and visitors come to see the … Read More

Rammed Earth – CPD Training

One of the first organisations in the west country to take sustainable building seriously was the Genesis Centre in Taunton, which at that time was ahead of its time in terms of both its own construction and its efforts to … Read More