The Contemporary Hempery – Hemp Harvest Retreat 2024

Join Kitty & Claire from The Contemporary Hempery at Wakelyns for a special hemp weekend

Friday 23 – Sunday 25 August 2024

Join us for a weekend of immersion in connection, connection with the land, with fellow peace lovers, with delicious wholesome food from the farm, with shared work, with learning and with fun, music and dancing.

Your ticket includes all activities and all meals, soft drinks, tea and coffee for the weekend. Meals will be prepared by the Wakelyns Bakery using, where ever possible, produce grown on the farm. Alcohol from the bar in the funky bar is not included – bring cash or card.

Arrival is from 2pm on Friday. We will gather in the yard at 6pm for a welcome chat followed by supper. We are very happy to announce a private screening of a superb film for Friday at 8pm (can’t say what just yet!).

Saturday we begin at 8 am with a warm up and stretch out with Kip Fits. This is no ordinary work out! Kip guides us through a fun and funny routine, guaranteed to have you laughing out loud while moving your body before breakfast at 8.45am.

Dividing in to groups we move to the harvest, there are various tasks we need to accomplish, more detail on the day. August is also fruit picking time at Wakelyns, another joyful activity to take part in.

Harvest day will finish at 5, time to rest until the Saturday night feast! More delicious food from the Bakery at 7pm, a brilliant band and dancing in the barn. A celebration of harvest and the good things to come for our tribe.

A relaxed start to Sunday, after breakfast we hear about Circularity from Rachel Kan of Circular Earth, a little of the history of growing hemp in Suffolk from Claire and a demo/workshop by Kitty, taking raw straw through to fabric in one morning.

After lunch, our final meal together, Sally Cradock guides us through a hypnotic sound journey/gong bath outside in the meadow, tea will be served with a chance to talk and share followed by our good byes, packing up and going home.


12 VIP passes (5 rooms by 12)

A stay in the main House

Breakfast included

Lunch each day

Evening Feast

All events, talks & special program

Shared luxury accomodation

twin or double rooms x 4 triple room x 1


10 POD passes ( each pod sleeps 2)

Stay in the unique pods on site in the fields

Breakfast Incuded

Lunch Each day

Evening feast

All events, talks & special program

Each pod has basin/toilet and power sockets


50 CAMP passes

Camp out with your own tent in the grounds

Breakfast Incuded

Lunch Each day

Evening feast

All events, talks & special program

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