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Learn rural skills and crafts at courses and workshops all over the UK. Countryside skills and smallholding practices are not just incredibly useful but also great fun! Learn hedge-laying chainsawing, orchard maintenance, grow your own veg, animal breeding, rearing and butchery. If you have dreams or becoming self sufficient, you'll need these skills!
Dry stone walling for beginners - 2 days including artisan locally sourced lunch. A fun, informal and uplifting experience for all. Cheshire, Derbyshire and Lancashire.
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Dry stone walling for beginners - 2 days including artisan locally sourced lunch. A fun, informal and uplifting experience for all. Cheshire, Derbyshire and Lancashire.
Lancashire - Next course on 12th October 2019
£149
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 two days. They are open to all abilities and ages, and involve the rebuilding of...
Green woodworking - make a traditional hay rake one day course
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Green woodworking - make a traditional hay rake one day course
Wiltshire - Next course on 13th October 2019
£75
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
Bespoke candle making workshop - Edinburgh
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Bespoke candle making workshop - Edinburgh
Midlothian - Next course on 28th September 2019
£45
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. - You will learn about the different fragrance options (essential oils v fragrance oils) you...
A Practical Dry Stone Walling Workshop  Central London
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A Practical Dry Stone Walling Workshop Central London
London - Next course on 2nd November 2019
£85
'Hands-on' practical participation in learning about DSW techniques including; Foundations, Cheek Ends, Tie Stones, Jumpers, Fingers, Shims, Through Stones, Lintels and Top Stones. (One over two, two over one !!) These one day workshops are a 'hands on' introduction or improvement for DIY and interested persons of all ages and abilities aged over 16yrs. You will build a DSW and learn the heritage and craft overview and geological terms of the different material, the engineering terms and descripton of stones used. You will receive, and discuss, an overview into the...
Spoon carving at Walderchain Wood
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Spoon carving at Walderchain Wood
Kent - Next course on 28th September 2019
£80
Your tutors will guide you through the process from selecting a log through to a completed spoon. The session includes: * Tool review - an overview of the various tools available for spoon carving and similar projects * Timber selection - what type of wood and what parts of the log are best and what to avoid * Spoon design - overview of the proportions and features of spoons for different uses * Cleaving/splitting timber - use of axe and froe for reducing thickness of wood * Safe and effective...
Basic beekeeping
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Basic beekeeping
Shropshire - Next course on 13th June 2020
£55
Basic beekeeping at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm. An informal but comprehensive introduction to beekeeping, including a brief history of the honeybee and similar insects, and their use in the garden and agriculture. Course participants will gain an understanding of the bee’s lifestyle, individual duties and contribution to the colony’s life and development. You will learn how to identify the queen, worker and male drone bee before selecting equipment and suitable locations for hives. General handling and manipulation of bee colonies will be covered, together with honey production, extracting, processing...
Make a shave horse at Sallerton Wood
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(17)
Make a shave horse at Sallerton Wood
Devon - Next course on 30th May 2020
£170
These two-day courses teach a wide range of green woodworking techniques whilst making your own traditional green wood shaving horse using timber sourced within the woodland. The topics covered include the properties of green wood, cleaving techniques and the use of traditional hand tools and equipment such as draw-knives and pole lathes. A shave horse is a fundamental piece of kit needed by all green woodworkers and it will be yours to keep at the end of the course, and the course fee is less than the cost of buying...
A Dry Stone Walling Workshop Bedfordshire
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A Dry Stone Walling Workshop Bedfordshire
Bedfordshire - Next course on 9th November 2019
£65
One-day dry stone walling course. A unique opportunity to take part in constructing a 2m high, Permanant Dry Stone Boundary wall, in the heart of the Bedfordshire countryside. Probably the tallest DSW structure in the region !! These workshops are a 'hands on' experience to the introduction or improvement for DIY and interested persons of all ages over 16yrs. You will assess the ground and setting out of building pins, batter frames and lines. You will stack out material in the appropriate manner and commence building. You will position foundation...
Willow sheep, hares, angels, hens & cockerels with Phil Bradley: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
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(25)
Willow sheep, hares, angels, hens & cockerels with Phil Bradley: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
Cumbria - Next course on 24th September 2019
£78
Hens: 4th June 2019, 26th Nov; Hare 9th July; Sheep: 24th Sept; Deer 4th Oct; Angel 6th Dec 2018 and 6th Dec 2019. For availability on this course please see our website above, thank you. Willow Hares: make a life size willow hare to nestle in your garden border - looking alarmed - as they do. Willow Deer: spend your day creating your very own life size small willow deer – some 2 ½ - 3ft high - to graze in the corner of your orchard (if you’re lucky enough...
Introduction to Sustainable Beekeeping
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Introduction to Sustainable Beekeeping
East Sussex - Next course on 12th October 2019
£40
Would you like to know how to keep bees sustainably, on a small scale? Or are you just intrigued to know what goes on inside that enigmatic wooden box...Maybe you have heard about the plight of our bees and want to understand how to best help them. 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...

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