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Description

Rushmere Farm's green wood stool making course teaches you the basics of working with green wood. From tree to stool in a weekend. On Saturday you will be shown through the woodlands of the farm and told about the past, present and future of the land and wildlife that surrounds you. You'll have the opportunity to discuss the properties and potential of different wood types, and to choose your wood from trees felled for you. Returning to the workshop you will be taught about the art of working with green wood, and given guidance as you split from the log and shape the components of your stool. A hearty lunch will keep you going through the day, and in the evening we often go to the village pub or make a bbq (bring your own food). On Sunday: joinery and finishing touches to the woodwork. Refuel, a hands on lesson in in seat weaving using natural hemp, and we're done. Accommodation can be booked separately through the Rushmere Farm website

What's included in the price?

All tools and materials are included. Saturday and Sunday lunch are provided and we normally eat at the pub for dinner, or bring your own barbecue food. We typically provide seasonal food to your dietary requirements. ​We would recommend staying for the nights surrounding your course as it can be tiring work, and you will enjoy relaxing into farm/woodland life, with the opportunity for an extra organic (in-conversion) farm tour. ​We would recommend staying for the nights surrounding your course as it can be tiring work, and you will enjoy relaxing into farm/woodland life, with the opportunity for an extra organic (in-conversion) farm tour.

Duration

2 days (10:00am to 5:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts

Maker


Rushmere Farm run these courses as part of a diversification plan that will enable the farm to make the progression towards ecologically sustainable, community focused farming methods. Not only will you be learning skills, enjoying the beautiful Hampshire countryside, and meeting great people, you will also be investing in a food system that has resilience, and an ecosystem of abundance. Furthermore a proportion of our income supports refugees without work.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Vision impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Hen dos
  • Father's Day
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • UK Holiday
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Mother's Day
  • Weekends
  • Romantic
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Overseas Holiday
  • Residential
  • Accommodation offered
  • Christmas
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Stag dos
  • Parking provided
  • Easter
  • Intermediate level
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Venue

Rushmere Farm, Rushmere Lane, Hambledon, Waterlooville, Hampshire, PO7 4SG