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

Dates and locations

Training Courses Nationwide:



Hurdle Making

Austrian Scything

Wildflower Meadow Management

Traditional Building Skills


Training Course Address
Saturday, 31st October 2020 Streatham Common Community Garden Please email  Streatham Common, Streatham, London SW16 3BY
Saturday, 7th November 2020 Berrycroft Hub, Ashbury, Swindon Please book through their website. Berrycroft Farm, Ashbury, Swindon, Wilts, SN6 8LX
Saturday, 14th November 2020 Waltham Place Farm, Maidenhead Please email or phone 01628 825517. The Estate Office, Waltham Place, Church Hill, White Waltham, Berkshire SL6 3JH
Saturday, 13th March 2021 Horsenden Hill Farm, Perivale, West London Please book using the Friends of Horsenden Hill Facebook page. Horsenden Farm, Horsenden Lane North, Perivale UB6 7PQ

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. 

Dates and locations

Training Course Address
Saturday, 19th  September 2020 Kidmore End, Oxfordshire

£70 – includes light refreshments. To book, please contact me direct on:

*COVID 19: Extra precautions will be taken throughout the course due to the Coronavirus guidelines, including sanitising any shared equipment.

The Old Farmyard, Kidmore End, Oxon RG4 9AX

Get in touch

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22 Marchwood Avenue, Emmer Green, Reading RG4 8UN


0118 947 0298