Training Courses

Restoring, transforming, enabling – in the countryside

Courses in Hedgelaying and Countryside Crafts

 

The ‘Introduction to Hedgelaying’ course includes the following:

– Assessing the hedge

– Choice of style

– Tools and sharpening (including health and safety)

– Lay your own section of hedge

– Aftercare

– Questions and answers

Dates and locations

Training Courses Nationwide:

Hedgelaying

Coppicing

Hurdle Making

Austrian Scything

Wildflower Meadow Management

Traditional Building Skills

Pond Building

Date
Location
Booking
Training Course Address
Saturday, 23rd October 2021 Gallowstree Common, Oxon

HURDLE MAKING COURSE:

£70 – includes light refreshments. To book, please contact me direct at:  Hedgecraft@theoldfarmyard.co.uk

Learn the rustic skill of weaving hazel to be able to create a garden screen, border edging, a plant climbing frame – or simply a piece of creative garden art

off Horsepond Road, Gallowstree Common, Oxon RG4 9DS
Saturday, 13th November 2021 Waltham Place Farm, Maidenhead

INTRODUCTION TO HEDGELAYING:

Please email estateoffice@walthamplace.com or phone 01628 825517.

The Estate Office, Waltham Place, Church Hill, White Waltham, Berkshire SL6 3JH
Saturday, 27th November 2021 Gallowstree Common, Oxon

INTRODUCTION TO HEDGELAYING:

£70 – includes light refreshments. To book, please contact me direct at:  Hedgecraft@theoldfarmyard.co.uk

off Horsepond Road, Gallowstree Common, Oxon RG4 9DS
Saturday, 12th March 2022 Horsenden Hill Farm, Perivale, West London

INTRODUCTION TO HEDGELAYING:

Please book using the Friends of Horsenden Hill Facebook page.

Horsenden Farm, Horsenden Lane North, Perivale UB6 7PQ

Austrian Scything Courses

The ‘Introduction to Austrian Scything’ course includes the following:

– How to set up the scythe

– Choice of blades for your own application

– Sharpening (and health and safety)

– Technique and stance

– Personal troubleshooting and observation 

Bring your own scythe if you have one or use one of ours if you haven’t. 

Dates and locations

 

Date
Location
Booking
Training Course Address
Saturday, 4th  September 2021

 near Canterbury, 

 Kent

INTRODUCTION TO AUSTRIAN SCYTHING:

For price or to book, please contact me at:  Hedgecraft@theoldfarmyard.co.uk

 

 

SOLD OUT

Saturday, 18th September 2021 Gallowstree Common, Oxfordshire

COMBINED: BEGINNER’S INTRODUCTORY/

IMPROVER’S COURSE WITH PEENING

£70 – includes light refreshments. To book, please contact me direct at:  Hedgecraft@theoldfarmyard.co.uk

SOLD OUT

Saturday, 9th October 2021 Gallowstree Common, Oxfordshire

COMBINED: BEGINNER’S INTRODUCTORY/

IMPROVER’S COURSE WITH PEENING

£70 – includes light refreshments. To book, please contact me direct at:  Hedgecraft@theoldfarmyard.co.uk

off Horsepond Road, Gallowstree Common, Oxon RG4 9DR

For all above bookings, please contact the venue directly for any administration queries; you can contact myself directly for any questions on the course itself.

Bespoke Courses

If you are an organisation or individual who would like me to run a course on your land on any particular countryside craft or conservation theme, please get in touch with me to discuss.

Get in touch

Address

22 Marchwood Avenue, Emmer Green, Reading RG4 8UN

Call

0118 947 0298