Useful Training Courses

Our popular and really useful Micro Training Sessions are back for the Autumn. See www.foodfarmingforestry.co.uk.
These courses are ideal if you are new to woodland ownership or thinking of applying for grants from the Forestry Commission. The RHI is now offering grants for domestic users of woodfuel heating.

RDPE Subsidised Training for small rurally located businesses, not just land based. New funding released, please register your interest. EG: Horse Drawn Timber Extraction, a practical hands on 3 day course, for only £160 under RDPE, full cost £532. 6th 7th 8th October
Oak Timber Framing 5 day course £180 if you are eligible, next date 27th - 31st October, the full cost is £425. Other courses include, Coppicing, Hedgelaying, Charcoal Making, Shingle Making, Cleft Wood Hurdles and Pole Lathe Turning. Business and IT training available too, please enquire for details. read more

Gift Tokens
Don't forget you can buy gift tokens for courses run by Plumpton College, part or full payment of a course.
These make a wonderful and memorable present. Please contact Claire Gammon on 01580 879547 or email gammonc@plumpton.ac.uk for more details.
There are a number of exciting new courses for 2014, willow garden structures, gate hurdles, willow hurdles, trug making and more...

WoodNet connects timber growers and wood users in South East England, encouraging working practices that help growers to sell their wood profitably while caring for the environment.  WoodNet publishes an on-line WoodLots Directory and in partnership with Plumpton College runs training courses and events at the Woodland Enterprise Centre.

Latest Courses & Events »  (25 events)

Practical Micro Training Mornings - Plumpton College at Flimwell

Fri 5 Sept '14   9.30am - 1.30pm
With: Alex Livingstone
Venue: Plumpton College at Flimwell Centre for Sustainable Food Farming and Forestry, Flimwell, East Sussex

Ancient Woodland Restoration

Wed 10 Sept '14   9.30am - 4.30pm
With: Woodland Trust.
Venue: Plumpton College Flimwell Centre for Sustainable Food Farming and Forestry, Flimwell, East Sussex

Sussex Trug Making

Fri 12 Sept '14   9am - 5.30pm
With: Dominic Parrette
Venue: Plumpton College Flimwell Centre for Sustainable Food Farming and Forestry, Flimwell, East Sussex

WoodLots Directory »  (2016 listings)

Wanted Sweet Chestnut poles for Trug Making Chestnut poles required, 4'-7' in length 2"-4" diameter from the first section of a coppice pole (up to first set of knots). Clean bark required. Herstmonceux, East Sussex
Contact: Dominic Parrette
T: 01323 844094
M: 07957 898899
Hardwood Cordwood - West Sussex I have between 15 and 30 m3 of good processor-sized hardwood cordwood near Ockley, all felled this winter.
I can deliver with tractor and trailer within local area (No access for lorry).
(26/04/14) Ockley, Nr Horsham, Surrey
Contact: David Abbott, Sparowhatch Forestry Ltd.
M: 07896 036437 (8:00 - 5:30)

News

Felling Licences and Management Plans part of the micro training mornings

This taster morning 5th September is designed for: Anyone interested in learning about woodland management e.g. those who have recently bought or are thinking of buying a wood, those starting to manage a woodland, those involved in community woodlands.  Topics covered in brief, felling licences, mapping trees, wildlife, conservation and invasive species managemenet. To attend this half day course for only £25 please contact Plumpton College at Flimwell telephone 01580 879547. This is one of four special morning training sessions being run in September, others cover machinery, timber conversion and value of wood.

The RHI is now offering grants for domestic woodfuel heating see website https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/increasing-the-use-of-low-carbon-technologies/supporting-pages/renewable-heat-incentive-rhi

 
 
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