Friday 16 May 2014

Visit to Eco-House, Burton-in-Lonsdale 2 June

Churches Together in Settle and District
with welcome to others in Bradford Earth Care and WYAD Diocese

Visit to
Fairfield, Burton in Lonsdale
Monday 2nd June: 6.30pm

Over the years Ruth and Andy Ive have made many improvements to their home “Fairfield”,  Burton in Lonsdale, LA6 3NA   involving energy saving and eco- features.  Andy has kindly agreed to show us round.  If the weather is fine we will have a shared (Jacob’s join) picnic tea in their garden (or indoors if wet).  Features include recycled wood in the floors, heat exchange as fresh air comes into the house, a straw bale extension and a Sedum roof

Provisional programme:
1.    6pm Meet at Settle Swimming Pool at 6pm share transport to Burton in Lonsdale. Take Jacobs join.
2.    6.30pm Have shared picnic tea. (Andy will supply cups of tea)
3.    If there is a lot of us Andy can take people round in two separate groups while one group eat:  one tour at 6.30,
4.    7pm Second tour. (If there is a large group it can be split, half doing the “workshops” below)
5.    7.30pm half hour for chat/workshops in small groups on one the following topics:
1) Learn about wild flowers in flower around us.
2) Eco discussion - what should the church be doing about green issues locally? (or nationally)
3) Look at photos of Fairfield house.
6.    8. pm short eco-service (i.e. 2 green songs, reading, prayer and benediction)
8.30pm ... 9pm -  depart.

Booking would be helpful, even if only on the afternoon of the day, and especially if you need a lift:  contact Judith Allinson on: 01729  822138 / 07902753243.