Welcome to our website...
Here we want to tell you all about Crasken Eco Centre. We are an ancient site dedicated to harvesting energy from the elements and providing ecological weddings, events and functions here in Helston, Cornwall. Its not easy being green, but we are striving to develop systems that can provide clean energy to this beautiful venue from which we have hosted Weddings to couples throughout the country.
The venue itself is what is called a Long Barn which has been hired to brides and grooms and social events since 2009. We proud to say we have successfully hosted 50 weddings at our venue, 30 music events/festivals with top Dj's and bands from Cornwall and beyond, flown in from various corners of the globe. We are always exploring new ideas and have hosted a wide spectrum of events such as an art exhibition, a ghost hunt on Haunted Cornwall, 3 anniversaries, 10 birthday parties, a holistic fayre, a yoga retreat, childrens parties, Caberet Banquet Dinner, Samhain and Beltane celebrations, christenings, wakes and themed music events such as steam punk and the pirate party. Please contact us for further inofrmation.
The farm itself is home to a small community of like-minded individuals who share an interest in ecological living. We have been developing a field community project over the years of which we dream of being off grid.
The systems we currently have in place include solar arrays providing power to our venue, solar water heaters providing hot water to our showers and toilet facilities, solar power provided to our work shop, solar power provided to our homes in the field community, wind turbine and solar system providing power to pump natural spring water to the venue. Wind turbines are set to be installed this Autum to provide power to each home in the "off grid" field community. Some residents have already installed their own systems using a combination of wind and solar power. Where these systems have been installed we do on occaision have to use our back systems to mains power when they need maintenance.
Projects we currently are working on include our 15 meter polytunnel from which we aim to grow all our own organic food, chicken utopia of which we hope to eat our free-range eggs, the edible garden project of which we hope to grow fruit trees, bee hive cultivation and the ongoing crasken garden restoration project of which we work to unearth the beautiful gardens and courtyards.
Our philosophy is to offer you joy, at a price that doesn't cost the earth....
Duncan & Tammy