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£40
East Sussex - Next course on 18th May 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...
£40
East Sussex - Next course on 13th July 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...
£70
Hampshire - Next course on 27th April 2019
Our renowned expert, Louise Arthur spends considerable time over the winter months gathering and harvesting materials from hedgerows and gardens for your exclusive use. We feel spoiled as she doesn’t do this for any of her other courses! This day is a celebration of the many plant materials growing in our hedgerows, woodlands and gardens which we can use to make frame baskets of great beauty. A truly sensory course working with natural hand foraged...
£70
Cumbria - Next course on 18th June 2019
Create a decorative and functional version of the well-loved garden trug to transport and display your garden bounties; flowers veg. or kindling. An excellent introduction to basket making. Discover the smell, creak and relaxing rhythm of weaving with supple willow. No previous experience required. Hannah Ehlert trained for three years in a coppice worker apprenticeship with a variety of crafts people at the Bill Hogarth Memorial Trust. She has run successful creative green wood-working courses...
£85
Yorkshire - Next course on 27th April 2019
Introduction to making charcoal and biochar Charcoal was made in Ecclesall woods for the early steel industry. If you wander around it today you can still see the remnants of the old Q pits and the grave of the charcoal maker who met his demise there!! Come and make charcoal with a modern charcoal retort. This will be a day Spent in the lovely surroundings of Ecclesall Woods Sawmill learning about how charcoal and biochar...
£85
Yorkshire - Next course on 19th May 2019
On the one day course you will be shown how to make cord from Elm bark bast. Cut, shape, fold and stitch Elm bark to make an attractive rustic container/pot. Please let us know if you have any specific requirements or needs. Refundable up to two weeks prior to course (minus £30 admin fee). No refunds for cancellations within two weeks of course.
£95
Ceredigion - Next course on 11th May 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...
£95
London - Next course on 27th April 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...
£100
Yorkshire - Next course on 5th May 2019
Hazel Hurdle Making - a one day fence making course Hurdles are traditional fence panels that have been used for a variety of different functions over the years, from animal enclosures to walls of houses. This course will give you a chance to learn with Alistair Hayhurst who is a master of this craft. Based in Wirksworth, Derbyshire Alistair sources his materials from sustainably managed woodlands, coppicing and harvesting the materials he uses during the...
£149
Lancashire - Next course on 25th May 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...