Training Courses

Restoring, transforming, enabling – in the countryside

Introduction to Hedgelaying

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

Training Courses Nationwide:



Hurdle Making

Austrian Scything

Wildflower Meadow Management

Traditional Building Skills


Dates and locations:

16th November 2019 – Waltham Place Farm, Maidenhead.
To book, please contact or phone 01628 825517.
Address: The Estate Office, Waltham Place, Church Hill, White Waltham, Berkshire SL6 3JH

7th December 2019 – Boundary Brook Nature Park, Oxford.
To book, please contact or phone Ed Munday on 01865 775476 (Ext 217) / 07712 406197.
Address: Boundary Brook Road, Oxford, OX4 4AN (beside Larkrise School)

Two-day course on 11th & 12th January 2020 – Earth Trust, Little Wittenham, South Oxon.
To book, please visit this link: or phone 01865 407792.
Address: Little Wittenham, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 4QZ

Introduction to Austrian Scything

– 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. 

Course dates and locations to be confirmed Spring 2020.


Get in touch

15 + 12 =


22 Marchwood Avenue, Emmer Green, Reading RG4 8UN


0118 947 0298