News from Jackie Carpenter and the Trelay Farm Community

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On a summer evening:  a few people from the thriving community at Trelay, co-founded by Jackie. There are members of all ages, including the latest arrival born in April.

 

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In the middle of May Roger, Jackie, Paul and Julie visited Maddy Harland, the editor of ‘Permaculture’ magazine and her husband Tim, who have a forest garden in Hampshire. During the course they admired their garden and wonderful wildflower meadow.

Danny intends to create one in the GAP area at Trelay . They look forward to developing more than one forest garden at Trelay (eventually), planting an under-layer of soft fruit and perennial vegetables in the orchard and a wildflower meadow at the bottom of Marks Meadow.

A well-deserved holiday in Norway

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 The building of Trelay’s Guest Accommodation is under way

trelay-digging-trenchesGround source heat pumps are being installed: five large trenches were dug for the pipe coils (known as slinkies) which absorb enough heat from the ground to heat at least seven of our houses.

The water passes through two heat pumps, a large pump, which is sited between Hendra and Chylosen (16kW ), and a smaller one sited behind Edhanneith (6kW).

These provide both hot water and heating and are run from the electricity supplied from the solar panels when available. The heating is still electric but we estimate will need only about a quarter of the amount that conventional electrical heating would use.

All Friends of Trelay receive a newsletter periodically.

It is published by SWESE Trelay Ltd, Trelay Farm, St Gennys, Bude, Cornwall, EX23 0NJ and edited by Daisy Walker. Learn more at www.trelay.org, 01840 230 482

info@trelay.org

 

 

 

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