Contact Name: Philip Harwin
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Greenwood Music is a social enterprise, which provides programmes of wellbeing activities, Greenwood craft and Woodland management courses, all set in our beautiful 40 acre ancient woodland. All our workshops are informed by the new economic foundation (nef, 2008) Five Ways to Wellbeing We reinvest 50% of our profits into our social purpose Wellbeing in Nature programme: a social prescription to the natural health service to people with multiple and complex needs.
What a great day we had with Phil on this coppicing course. It was both informative and enjoyable. We were hoping to gain some knowledge on how to maintain our woodland and Phil certainly helped point us in the right direction. We would highly recommend this course for those with no experience or some, suitable for everyone!
We will definitely be in touch with Phil for further advice on our woodland in the future.
Excellent day spent with a guy who is obviously an expert in his field (or should that be wood!??)
Phil is passionate about what he does and this came across in spades in his approach.
Re-enforced the very small knowledge I had already but taught me a great deal more!
Will definitely be seeking Phil's advice in the future!
Response from Greenwood Music CIC:Hi Richard
I attended the course in February of 2018 and thoroughly enjoyed the day.
Phil was very friendly and easy to get along with from the beginning.
The course provided a great mix of practical and theory in an amazing setting. We walked through the woodland to begin with and had a great conversation about nearly everything the woodland had to offer. We then began coppicing near the river and had lunch by the fire.
I certainly learnt a lot about coppicing and certified the knowledge I already had.
I also had the opportunity to do some greenwood crafts with the wood we cut down earlier in the day and I made two attempts at making a spatula.
I would recommend this course to anyone with an interest in coppicing with any level of prior knowledge.
I hope to return to the wood in the future to see your progress!
We spent a great day with Phil on Saturday 8th February. If you want to really get away from everything and think only about what is going on around you in the woods, then try this. We were lucky with the weather which meant we could cook our sausages and burgers on the open fire which could have been the highlight of the day, until we realised at the end that for the entire day we thought about nothing except the coppicing and getting it right for Phil. All other daily problems just faded away. Phil is so knowledgeable and his passion for woodland is very infectious. Try it, you won’t regret it.
Response from Greenwood Music CIC:Glad you enjoyed it, thanks for the nice review