Category Archives: Ecology

Hidden world of Goonhilly from Eden’s Invisible Worlds Lab

These incredible images of the microscopic world of Goonhilly Village Green come from Chris Bisson at the Eden Project’s Invisible Worlds Lab. At the Gathering in May, Chris invited visitors to collect samples of flora and imprint them on petri

Hidden world of Goonhilly from Eden’s Invisible Worlds Lab

These incredible images of the microscopic world of Goonhilly Village Green come from Chris Bisson at the Eden Project’s Invisible Worlds Lab. At the Gathering in May, Chris invited visitors to collect samples of flora and imprint them on petri

Artist Blog : Paul Chaney

Artist Paul Chaney considering the agricultural possibilities of the Downs to support people: I stand on the edge of a desolate windswept and sodden bog. A brownish smudge of a hedge lays against the brownish smudge of late winter’s heath.

Artist Blog : Paul Chaney

Artist Paul Chaney considering the agricultural possibilities of the Downs to support people: I stand on the edge of a desolate windswept and sodden bog. A brownish smudge of a hedge lays against the brownish smudge of late winter’s heath.

Artist Blog : Paul Chaney

Artist Paul Chaney talks about his time updating the FieldMachine programme to work for Goonhilly Downs: “Two screen grabs from the FieldMachine – which has been programmed with crops that may (or may not) be possible to grow on the

Artist Blog : Paul Chaney

Artist Paul Chaney talks about his time updating the FieldMachine programme to work for Goonhilly Downs: “Two screen grabs from the FieldMachine – which has been programmed with crops that may (or may not) be possible to grow on the

The Village Green Society Lectures

Goonhilly Village Green was delighted to present a mixed programme of talks about Goonhilly Downs and the surrounding area. The lecture series was presented with the kind support of local renewable energy company Wattstor, whose solar powered batteries illuminated the

The Village Green Society Lectures

Goonhilly Village Green was delighted to present a mixed programme of talks about Goonhilly Downs and the surrounding area. The lecture series was presented with the kind support of local renewable energy company Wattstor, whose solar powered batteries illuminated the

Andy and Darren’s Solar Furnace

The solar furnace created for the event by artists Andy Webster and Darren Ray was a focal point for discussions around renewable energy, tribute d.i.y. acts, and the ad-hoc as a dissenting practice. The furnace performed incredibly well under the

Andy and Darren’s Solar Furnace

The solar furnace created for the event by artists Andy Webster and Darren Ray was a focal point for discussions around renewable energy, tribute d.i.y. acts, and the ad-hoc as a dissenting practice. The furnace performed incredibly well under the

Solar Furnace at sunset

Andy and Darren have been working hard on the solar furnace to heat the Happidrome. Here is it in assembly atop the building. The weather forecast is looking GOOD so it should be balmy for the Village Green Society Lectures.

Solar Furnace at sunset

Andy and Darren have been working hard on the solar furnace to heat the Happidrome. Here is it in assembly atop the building. The weather forecast is looking GOOD so it should be balmy for the Village Green Society Lectures.

The Village Green Society Lectures: Sir Ferrers Vyvyan

Estates and their owners come and go, but Trelowarren, on the edge of Goonhilly Downs, can point to 1,000 years of recorded history, the last 600 years in the hands of the Vyvyan family. For Sir Ferrers Vyvyan, it remains

The Village Green Society Lectures: Sir Ferrers Vyvyan

Estates and their owners come and go, but Trelowarren, on the edge of Goonhilly Downs, can point to 1,000 years of recorded history, the last 600 years in the hands of the Vyvyan family. For Sir Ferrers Vyvyan, it remains

The Village Green Society Lectures: Dr Caitlin DeSilvey

Dr Caitlin DeSilvey is a member of the Environment and Sustainability Institute at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus and Senior Lecturer in Environmental Social Science at the University. She is a geographer whose research explores the cultural significance of

The Village Green Society Lectures: Dr Caitlin DeSilvey

Dr Caitlin DeSilvey is a member of the Environment and Sustainability Institute at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus and Senior Lecturer in Environmental Social Science at the University. She is a geographer whose research explores the cultural significance of

Rush weaving

Had another successful site visit today with Frances Crow from Liminal and Sarah Henn of Miraclewood Outdoor when we met Ray Lawman from Natural England. During the various discussions, Sarah fashioned this – delightful! I want to do her workshop

Rush weaving

Had another successful site visit today with Frances Crow from Liminal and Sarah Henn of Miraclewood Outdoor when we met Ray Lawman from Natural England. During the various discussions, Sarah fashioned this – delightful! I want to do her workshop

The Village Green Society Lectures: Dr Jonathan Bennie

Dr Jonathan Bennie is a researcher based at the Environment and Sustainability Institute on the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus. He is also a member of the Biosciences department in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University

The Village Green Society Lectures: Dr Jonathan Bennie

Dr Jonathan Bennie is a researcher based at the Environment and Sustainability Institute on the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus. He is also a member of the Biosciences department in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University