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Acton Scott Historic Working Farm

Contact Name: Sarah Green

Telephone: 01694 781307

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Wenlock Lodge
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Acton Scott Historic Working Farm
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Acton Scott Historic Working Farm's Courses

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...
Breadmaking course at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm. Join us for a day of breadmaking and learn how to make loaves to be proud of! You will try out a range of dough making techniques using different flours and learn how to shape your dough into loaves, rolls and Mediterranean breads. One of your loaves will be baked in the wood-fired bread oven in the farm’s Bailiff’s Cottage. You will leave with the bread you...
Make a Chestnut Gate Hurdle at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm. Spend a satisfying day developing your woodworking skills crafting a rustic gate hurdle from sweet chestnut. First you will cleft and peel the wood, then shave the rails and staves with a draw knife. Then you will mortise the staves by hand and carve tenons, before fitting it all together, clenching over the nails in the traditional way. The finished hurdle will be approximately...
Introduction to Blacksmithing course at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm. This one-day, structured course introduces beginners to some fundamental metal forging techniques. Step-by-step demonstrations will be given, and participants supervised and encouraged as they apply the techniques to making a piece of ironwork to take home. With only two participants per course, you will receive plenty of individual attention from the tutor. Tutor: Frazer Picot With only two participants per course, Frazer can be flexible....
Summer Dyes from the Countryside - one day course at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm. Take a basket and wander through the meadows, investigate the hedgerows and gardens to identify and collect traditional dye material in season. Berries and barks, roots, flowers and fruits all provide wonderful natural ingredients. Participants will prepare dye baths of vibrant and glowing natural colours and dip and dye samples to take home. The historic use of dye plants and...