Training Courses

Restoring, transforming, enabling – in the countryside

Courses in Hedgelaying and Countryside Crafts

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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

Winter Courses – Dates and Locations

Training Courses in London

& the South East:

Hedgelaying

Coppicing

Hurdle Making

Austrian Scything

Wildflower Meadow Management

Pond Building

Other Traditional Skills

Date
Location
Booking
Training Course Address
Postponed to next winter’s season Ipsden, South Oxon

INTRODUCTION TO COPPICING:

– assessment of copse;                                                  – economic viability;                                                        – cutting and layering;                                                 – sorting products                                                           – deer protection

£85 – includes complimentary lunch at the Blue Tin Cafe. To book, please contact me direct at:  Hedgecraft@theoldfarmyard.co.uk

Opposite Blue Tin Cafe, Garsons Farm, Ipsden, Oxon OX10 6QU
Saturday, 16th March 2024; 10am to 4pm Gallowstree Common, Oxfordshire

INTRODUCTION TO HEDGELAYING:

£85 – includes light refreshments. To book, please contact me direct at:  Hedgecraft@theoldfarmyard.co.uk

off Horsepond Road, Gallowstree Common, Oxon RG4 9DR
Saturday, 20th  April 2024; 10am to 4pm Gallowstree Common, Oxfordshire

CREATING A WILDLIFE POND:

See entry under Summer Courses

 

off Horsepond Road, Gallowstree Common, Oxon RG4 9DR

 

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/ 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. 

Summer Courses – Dates and Locations

 

Date
Location
Booking
Training Course Address

Saturday, 20th April 2024; 10am to 4pm

 

Gallowstree Common, Oxfordshire

CREATING A WILDLIFE POND

Learn how to create a diverse and vibrant watery wildlife haven. Suitable for all projects, whether a small garden pond or a more ambitious project. Including discussion of all types of lining materials; natural through to manufactured.

£85 – includes light refreshments. To book, please contact me direct at:  Hedgecraft@theoldfarmyard.co.uk

off Horsepond Road, Gallowstree Common, Oxon RG4 9DR
Dates for 2024  TBA. Gallowstree Common, Oxfordshire

INTRODUCTION TO SCYTHING:

Please get in contact if you wish to be on our list for 2024 coursesHedgecraft@theoldfarmyard.co.uk

 

off Horsepond Road, Gallowstree Common, Oxon RG4 9DR

 

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Address

22 Marchwood Avenue, Emmer Green, Reading RG4 8UN

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0118 947 0298