Dawn Chorus and Willow Basket Weaving – a weekend for the diaries!
On Saturday 20th April we will be getting up at Dawn to experience the early morning birdsong with a Bird identification expert, followed by one of our legendary Cotna breakfasts with fresh Cotna eggs, homemade sourdough breads and conserves, greens from the gardens and more!
On Sunday 21st April (at the more civilised Sunday hour of 11am), Sian Hill will be back by popular demand to teach willow basket weaving skills. The last weaving day was hugely popular with some impressive garden structures created in just a few hours!
Please call or email to book your place
Spring Forage cook and Dine
The first of this year’s Forage Cook and Dine events is on Sunday April 7th and we can’t wait! Join us for a day with Rachel Lambert, Cornwall’s Wild Food guru…
2013 Spring Events are blossoming!
Join us on March 17th for our first Willow Weaving workshop with expert instructor Sian Hill
Forage Cook & Feast
Rich Fruits of Autumn: feast on cobnuts & burdock, seeds and fruits of the hedgerow!
Sunday 30th September 3pm – 9pm
Cost £50 per person
Enjoy a food walk around Cotna with expert Rachel Lambert followed by a fun cooking session with Sara & a delicious evening feast together. You will identify & learn about wild & organic foods growing locally & how to prepare fantastic recipes with them!
‘I’ve had such an amazing day, I can’t believe how much I learnt’
‘It’s felt like such a treat, great people and food too – nourishment for the soul’
‘It’s just like River Cottage but more personal!’
‘I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and the amazing meal at the end of it was the icing on the cake! I shall thoroughly recommend it to others. Cotna is such a beautiful little gem’
‘Great people, great place, great food!’
Oil Painting class with the local artist, Jo Elks
Friday Mornings - 10:00 until 13:00
Cotna Eco Retreat, Gorran, nr St. Austell, Cornwall
Though designed for oil artists, these fun classes are designed for those interested in exploring the potential of their chosen medium, and will be personalised to ensure everyone can enjoy and achieve.
The venue is in the most beautiful and secluded areas of outstanding countryside. For more details and pictures of Jo’s work , see Cotna Eco Retreat Facebook page; for more details of course or classes, please contact Jo to discuss your specific requirements.
Depending on demand, other days can be arranged.
Yoga with Vasudeva: June 2012 and coming back in 2013! Dates to be confirmed.
‘It was wonderful to be given the opportunity to work with a real Indian Yogi here in Gorran. He transformed the barn at Cotna into a little piece of Kerala. The calming, peaceful atmosphere and intense daily yoga practice left me feeling invigorated and energised. Although I have been practicing yoga for over 25 years this has been the inspiration I have needed to start working on a regular daily basis at home and I am already noticing the benefits.’ (Lynne Gouldsmith)
Dowsing the Tracks of the Past
Autumn dates to be arranged
Garden, woodland & eco-building workdays: Help is always welcomed in return for helpful hints on our organic no-dig approach, lovely lunches & organic food to take away! Just give us a call.
Transition Group Meetings: Usually held 3rd Wednesday of each month, sometimes in Cotna Barn. Please call us or refer to transitionstgoran.wordpress.com for further details & dates