It’s tempting to stay indoors at the moment, but if you wrap up warm you might just find that a day outdoors learning traditional woodland skills is a satisfying way to spend a few hours (and much nicer than a trip to the gym!).
We have a number of woodland and hedge-laying workshops coming up in the next few weeks:
On 24th November (10 am to 4 pm) we have our regular volunteer day. This month, local woodland worker and trainer Tony Eames is with us. We’ll be making habitat and log piles, side pruning and coppicing, as well as trimming back along our trails and in our woodland. No need to book, just come along with your lunch and outdoor clothing (lifts from Lampeter can be arranged).
Then on 15th December (9 am to 4 pm) we are holding a coppicing workshop at Denmark Farm led by local woodsman Bob Shaw. As well as learning the ancient art of coppicing using hand tools, you will also learn about the sustainable uses for the materials produced. Places are limited so booking is required (soup will be provided for lunch). No previous experience necessary.
Bob will also be leading hedge-laying workshops on 11/12 January 2013 and 19/20 January 2013 in Llanafan (part of our ‘Wildlife Where you Live’ project, working in partnership with Pentir Pumlumon).
Places are limited so booking is required – you must be able to attend for at least 2 full days, and must also have some previous experience of using hand-tools ( why not come along to the coppicing workshop first to learn the basics?). A deposit of £25 is required to secure your place – this will be refunded following attendance.
For all activities, bring outdoor waterproof clothing – all tools and safety equipment are provided.
For more information on any of these workshops, please contact us.