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Intro to Social Forestry OCN

Intro to Social Forestry OCN

Duration: 4 Days

Price: £500

Book with: Small Woods
at Small Woods Association

The Old Station
Station Road
Coalbrookdale, Telford
Shropshire
TF8 7DR
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About the Course

This course explores the use of woodlands to promote social and human wellbeing, and offers you the tools to start applying Social Forestry ideas in practice. The course will give you an understanding of the theories and evidence underlying Social Forestry whilst gaining practical hands-on experience suitable for use with different client groups. It will be delivered within a woodland setting, using a range of learning methods, to build on your existing skills and develop new ones.

The course will include:

- How woodlands promote human wellbeing
- Managing group activities and individuals’ needs
- Methods for observing changes in human wellbeing
- Mindfulness in a woodland setting
- Identifying and working in different woodland types
- Practical woodland management
- Setting up a woodland camp
- Woodland crafts and activities

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What's included in the price?

Tools, equipment and refreshments are provided and participants are asked to bring their own food and appropriate foot wear and clothing. Free parking. Courses start promptly at 9.30 (feel free to arrive from 9 for refreshments).

Rustic huts on site, camping / campervan area with stocked kitchen and wash facilities and fire pit. Café on site too! Please ask us for advice on local B&Bs and hotels.

Small Woods use only experienced professionals and woodland practitioners as tutors. We have more than 20 years’ experience of delivering courses and training and a reputation for high quality teaching and professionalism.

Small Woods courses are suitable for all levels of experience and ability and we keep course numbers low. The physical nature and/or woodland location of some courses may make them difficult for people with mobility problems. We do, however, have many years’ experience in enabling all groups to attend courses and will make every effort to ensure a satisfying experience for all.



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Course Start Dates

Tuesday 21st April 2020

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Accommodation offered
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Qualification offered
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos
  • Teen friendly