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Frequently Asked Questions - Events

  • Why are Sharpham retreats so cheap?

    The Sharpham Trust is a registered charity (number: 285767) and a social enterprise which endeavours to keep the costs as low as possible by subsidising various aspects of the courses and retreats.

  • What do I need to bring on a Bat & Stargazing night?

    It's a good idea to bring the following:

    • Snack - bring a healthy snack if you get peckish along the way
    • Hat
    • Torch
    • Waterproofs
    • Good comfy shoes or wellies
    • Paper and pen if you want to take notes
    • Camera if you want to take pictures
    • Bottle of water
    • If you have your own bat detector do bring it along
  • What do I need to bring for the Forage for Food workshop?

    • Snack - our lunch will be early and the foraging walk is a long one, so bring a healthy snack if you get peckish along the way
    • Your packed lunch
    • Hat and warm clothes
    • Waterproofs
    • Good comfy shoes or wellies
    • Paper and pen if you want to take notes
    • Bottle of water
    • 2 clean glass jars (medium or small, not large)
    • A basket with a handle or similar for foraging, if you have one
  • What do I need to bring for the Foraging for Wild Medicine workshop?

    •             A packed lunch and snacks

    •             2 clean glass jars (medium or small, not large)

    •             Hat and warm clothes

    •             Waterproofs

    •             Good comfy shoes or wellies

    •             Paper and pen if you want to take notes

    •             Bottle of water

    •             A basket with a handle for foraging, if you have one (optional)

  • What do I need to bring for the Food Fermenting Workshop?

    •             a packed lunch

    •             bottle of water

    •             Waterproofs

    •             Good comfy shoes or wellies

    •             Paper and pen if you want to take notes

    •             Camera if you want to take pictures

    •             We will supply enough fresh organic veg for all the ferment types you'll be making, but if you'd like to add your own home grown (must be organic) or wild foraged produce them please bring it along

    •             2 clean screw-top jars (2 medium size or 1 medium and 1 large). Also, 2 kilner ‘clip top’ jars if you have them (half litre and 1 litre size would be good, not essential but very useful).

     

  • What do I need to bring on a Dusk Chorus or Marsh & Estuary bird walk?

    It's a good idea to bring the following:

    • Binoculars! Although if you don't have any, we can supply some
    • Paper and pen if you want to take notes
    • Camera if you want to take pictures
    • Hat & warm clothes
    • Waterproofs
    • Good comfy outdoor shoes or wellies
    • Snack - bring a health snack if you get peckish along the way
    • Bottle of water
  • What do I need to bring for the Family Wildlife Explorers Day?

    • Snack - our lunch will be a late one and the foraging walk is a long one, so bring a healthy snack if you get peckish along the way
    • Waterproofs
    • Sun cream
    • Good comfy shoes or wellies
    • Paper and pen if you want to take notes
    • Camera if you want to take pictures
    • Bottle of water
    • Insect repellent if you wish

    We advise that you wear long trousers to avoid scratches and cuts, plus please be aware that there are ticks on the Sharpham Estate. Bring tick-removal tools if you have any.