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12Jun2011: Cottage Farm Open Day - renewable energy

12Jun2011: Cottage Farm Open Day

Come and see how Cottage Farm have reduced their energy bills to near zero and how you can make similar savings on your farm or house.

As part of the National Superhomes scheme (, Cottage Farm will again be opening its doors to the public.

Cottage Farm is an organic sustainable farm raising native breeds and selling produce locally. It is powered by renewable energy with near zero use of fossil fuels, having reduced its carbon emissions by over 100% (as assessed by the Cornwall Sustainable Building Trust) and practicing carbon neutral living and farming.

Visitors will be able to see and ask questions about
· the various energy saving steps taken
· the various methods of renewable energy generation employed and its benefits
· we may also discuss organic farming methods and localised sustainable food production

Arrival time: 14:00 - 14:30 Start time: 14:30

14:00 - 14:30 - coffee and cake
14:30 - 15:15 - presentation and questions – what we do, why we do it and what are the benefits (as given at Royal Agricultural College, various conferences and also in the House of Commons to a group of MPs and visitors)
15:30 - 16:00 - The Low Energy House tour: insulation, devices, water heating, space heating, heat store
16:00 - 17:00 - External tour: PV panels, wind turbine, solar thermal panels, wood processing, bore hole water, bio diesel production
17:00 - 18:00 - Organic farm walk: sheep, cattle, geese, wood, hedges and trees, orchard and more

Attendance will be limited to 15 participants, so it is essential to book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please book here: and click on 'Register Online'. Alternatively, send us an email at, stating number of people attending, names and address.

Looking forward to welcoming you
Paul & Celia