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£40
East Sussex - Next course on 30th March 2019
Would you like to know how to keep bees sustainably, on a small scale? Many people would like a colony of honeybees in their garden, and on this course I will show you how a hive works, and how to keep your bees happy and healthy with minimal intervention. Topics covered include: What type of hive Where to site your hive Overview of sustainable management Swarming Equipment needed Costs involved Plants for your bees There...
£75
Wiltshire - Next course on 31st March 2019
Make your own traditional wooden rake to take home. This course is a great opportunity to learn new skills in a beautiful Woodland setting Discover how to cleave the wood with a froe and shape with a drawknife and shave horse. Have a go at making rake tines using the tine cutter. This course will be run at our site near Warminster. Maximum course size 6 candidates
£50
Buckinghamshire - Next course on 13th April 2019
Indulge in a fun morning of seasonal springtime flower arranging. Join the wonderful team from Rhubarb & Roses and learn the art of creating a beautiful springtime posy. Made to your own design, you will learn and explore; The tools and rules for flower arranging including choosing flowers and vases. How to consider balance, colour and shape when arranging blooms. The effects created by different floral & foliage combinations. This course is suitable for all...
£95
London - Next course on 23rd March 2019
Learn the ancient art of stained glass in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and make your own panel to display in your home. Whether you're a beginner who's never handled glass or someone who has approached this craft before Stephen will follow your every step and make sure you leave with a stained glass panel you'll be proud of. Stephen is a stained glass artist who loves a modern approach and strives on creativity. He...
£40
East Sussex - Next course on 23rd March 2019
This is designed for people who have either attended the Introductory course and would like more information, or those who already keep bees and need to understand more advanced management techniques and methods, but within the ethical/sustainable framework This course is also aimed at those who have been keeping bees conventionally but would like to understand a more bee-centred approach. There will be an assumption that you are familiar with beekeeping principles and terminology, but...
£98
East Sussex - Next course on 30th March 2019
A One Day Beekeeping Experience A great experience for anyone interested in Bees, or considering taking up Beekeeping. You will learn in a small group all about this cherished insect, getting the opportunity to see inside a working Beehive. Taking home; a certificate, a pound of honey, a bee related gift and notes about the honey bee. Course Programme: Saturday 9.30am - 4.30pm 1. Introduction to Bees Learn all about these incredible creatures; the different...
£148
East Sussex - Next course on 5th April 2019
This will be a fun, practical, hands-on day introducing you to some of the basic tools and techniques of greenwood working. You will enjoy cleaving, chopping and shaving greenwood, using a shavehorse and turning on a pole-lathe. During the day you will make several things to take home. Course Programme: One Day, 9.30am - 4.30pm 1. Introduction To Greenwood Working A brief introduction to greenwood working and the tools and wood we will be using....
£149
Lancashire - Next course on 13th April 2019
Would you, your friends or your family enjoy a fun and informal session building a real dry stone wall in a stunning countryside setting? Get out in the fresh air, be next to nature, and restore an important feature that defines the British landscape. Dry stone walling is a positive and relaxing experience which promotes mindfulness and boosts wellbeing in an inspirational, natural environment. Delivered by highly qualified craftsmen and instructors, these events span over...
£95
Ceredigion - Next course on 6th April 2019
Growing some of your own produce is one of the most empowering experiences going. Join us on a beautiful smallholding in the wild, wild West of Wales to learn organic gardening techniques. This day is ideal for beginners as well as experienced gardeners looking to learn how to nurture delicious home grown fruit and vegetables with a greater resilience around our changing climate, with little to no fuss at all. This accessible, hugely informative and...
£45
Midlothian - Next course on 20th March 2019
Held in the lovely rural village of Temple just 15 miles south of Edinburgh, our half day candle making workshop will give you the basic skills to create a scented container candle made from 100% soy wax choosing from a selection of fine fragrance oils. Our groups are kept small (a maximum of 10) to allow for individual attention. Workshop Content - Overview of the different types of wax and their differences in candle making....