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Travelling to and from the weekend by train and, if you look hard enough, bicycleA successful CEL Weekend was held on 30 May - 1 June 2003 near Rathmell, Settle, North Yorkshire. We had Walks, Discussions, Display of CEL Resources, Environment Friendly Food, Lovely Countryside, Green Christian Songs, Indoor and Outdoor Activities. We shared experiences of working to care for the natural world both inside and outside our churches.

 
Some
Highlights
Solar Eclipse at dawn 31 May 2003 Solar Eclipse at dawn 31 May 2003
Lapwing nest and 2 eggs
In Rathmell churchyard examining wildlife ...
Solitary bee
 
Arriving and departing by..
Settle train
and bicycle
Discussions and lunch
 
Visit to..
Growing with Grace the organic greenhouses run by the Quaker Co-operative. We bought most of our vegetables from here.
What are they growing?
Chinese vegetable salad
Mixed planting
Beans (for nitrogen), maize (to make a pole for the bean to climb up) and pumpkin for... pie?
 
and to ..
Brocklands the new green woodland burial ground near Rathmell
 
And a detour to..
Limestone pavement at Winskill Stones - a Plantlife Nature Reserve.
50% of mainland Britain's limestone pavement occurs in North Yorkshire
 
Sourcing
the food
At Airton Farm shop, in preparation for the weekend, searching for local produce. The lamb chops come from Ripon. They will be selling their own lamb from Airton in autumn
Meat processed at the Cutting house at Skipton Aucton Mart is sold under the name "Dalesfresh". Often the animals go straight from the farm to the slaugherhouses at Gisburn or Ilkley.
Putting up a poster about the weekend.
L - Locally produced
O - Organically grown
A - Animal friendly
F - Fairly traded
Demonstrating the LOAF place-mat
that CEL has prepared.
Tucking in to the LOAF meal
Wildflower walk
..via an old barn that still has use wooden cattle-stalls. The previous evening the local farmer had given us a talk on how Foot and Mouth affected the area
This barn has some fertilizer stored in it temporarily..
At the summit of Whelpstone Crag



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