During the period May 17th to June 14th 2019, there will be an exhibition of a selection of images from the Feeding Body and Soul project at Ruskin Mill College as part of the Nailsworth Arts Festival.
Entrance to the exhibition is free. Full details and opening times here.
Founded over thirty years ago in the beautiful Horsley Valley, Ruskin Mill College has since grown to encompass two historical wool mills, acres of hillside woodlands, Gables Farm, where students grow and sell biodynamic livestock and produce, and run the world’s only biodynamic fish farm. Ruskin Mill College’s craft curriculum stems from the cultural history of the area, with such sessions as weaving and felting, green woodwork, animal husbandry, and metalwork in the Iron Age Forge.
The college offers a rich and varied curriculum and opportunities to develop communication, social, work and living skills, leading to increased independence. Activities include practical land-based and traditional craft activities including animal husbandry, fish farming, woodland management, horticulture, catering, drama and art, with communication and functional skills embedded throughout the day and residential provision. At Gables Farm and the market garden, students help to grow and harvest healthy biodynamic food, and prepare meals in the college canteens, café and households. Students can achieve awards, accreditation and qualifications both through college courses and external placements.
There is spacial closing night event featuring troubadour, balladeer and storyteller Ewan McLennan, where we will be celebrating everything local. Full details here.