• Let there be light!

    Summer is here! Time for the clear roof panel to go on the yurt – that’s after we had to repair it after the mice had eaten half the felt lining over the winter. A hessian patch later and hey-presto! We can see the sky and the fluffy summer clouds scudding past Giving it a […]

  • Yum Yum

    All our own work …. sweet & juicy

  • Cob Oven – Our turn!

    After working with the project at Marland, we decided to have a go at starting our own cob pizza oven. After building the base out of stone from our site, we laid a heatproof layer by using recycled bricks from the inside of an old storage heater. Then we made a mound out of silver […]

  • The Marland School Project Visit

    The Boot Up! team were invited to come and have a look at a small project supported by Aimhigher at a special school for boys in North Devon. A brilliant shelter had been constructed by the lads, the green woodworker and his mate. The design was contemporary and very site specific, fitting into the front […]

  • Embercombe Visit – April

    A Bright and Breezy day in April the Boot Up! team visit a similar project in Devon – Embercombe. Embercombe is both a place and an organisation. It’s a 56 acre site on the west facing side of the Haldon Hills near Exeter looking out towards Dartmoor. It has mature woodland, a lake, meadows an […]

  • Blinding Success

    The day was wet so we decided to do fabric printing in The Den. The idea was to make some blinds for the windows. Fantastic colours…..and designs……. And to finish …. a birthday cake for one of the team Happy Birthday !

  • Bean Pole Forage

    ON a cold stormy day in February half term, we d ecided to keep warm by going on a forage for new growth hazel sticks to be used as bean poles. First … find a suitable tree in the far-off hedges…straighter the better The carry them back across a windy field…. easier said than done! […]

  • Seed Potato Day

  • Discovery

  • The Apprentice Project – The Finished Product

    After months of designing, planning and creating ideas to transport water across the Boot Up! site, and after a few failed prototypes, the final product was revealed. The Boot Up! Water-pot Can. Using the most abundant waste material on site, flowerpots, Meg and the Booters came up with a simple design by plugging up the […]