WoodLots Directory

Courses & Training

Ignite - Wood Fuel Quality Assurance Training - 23rd September, Flimwell, This one-day course introduces woodfuel suppliers and users to the full range of standards and quality assurance schemes in use in the supply chain and how to produce and specify the correct type of fuel. It looks at how to ensure your woodfuel is compliant with the Timber Standard for Heat and Electricity covering the legal and sustainability criteria and the requirements of the Biomass Suppliers List.
Cost £168 incl VAT. (some discounts available)
17th Sept - Melton Mowbray, Leics, 22nd Sept - Ripon Yorkshire and 23rd Sept - Flimwell, East Sussex
Contact: Will Richardson, or Erica Spencer at Rural Development Initiatives
T: 01765 609355
PLUMPTON COLLEGE-Land based courses to inspire you. Training Venues at Plumpton, Flimwell and Netherfield, East Sussex. There is a new round of Grant Funding from RDPE and other sources, please contact us for eligibility and details.
Full time or part time courses from school programmes through to degree level. Business and employee progression, or for fun.
-Course taster days for school students
-Apprenticeships
-Bespoke courses for employers
Courses including:
Five-day Construct a 10 x 10 Oak Timber Frame, working as a team using hand tools.
Forestry, Woodland Management, Arboriculture, Chainsaw, Felling & Processing,Timber Extraction, Felling Licences, Tree Inspection for the Woodland Owner, Set Up & Operation of Mobile Elevating Work Platform, Use of Chainsaw from Rope & Harness, Tree Climbing & Aerial Rescue, Brushwood Chipper, Woodland Tree Identification, First Aid, Clearance Saws, Brush Cutters and Strimmers. Trees and Timber Apprenticeship, Pruning. Plan and Plant an Orchard.
Woodland Management. Green woodworking. Selecting and Milling Timber. Woodland Archaeology. Foundation Pathways in Forestry for School Leavers. Stock Fencing, Post and Rail Fencing, Hedgelaying, Charcoal Making.
Plumpton BN7 3AE and Flimwell TN5 7PR
Contact: Plumpton College at Flimwell Sustainable Food Farming and Forestry
T: 01580 879547
NPTC Certificates of Competence: FHA an independent centre for all NPTC Certificates of Competence, working closely with trainers,instructors & local Colleges.

The complete range for land-based operations.
All Chain Saw units, Tree Climbing, Brushcutters, Chippers,
Stump Grinders, Forest Machinery. Off Road Driving,
Tractor Driving, Safe Use of Pesticides, Tree Planting.
Contact: Fenella Godber, Field House Assessments Ltd
T: 01580 860444
SCOTT FRASER >> TREEWORK TRAINING. Lantra Awards Approved Instructor, NPTC Approved Assessor, wide & ongoing experience of commercial tree care.

Available Training: chainsaw maintenance, felling, tree
climbing & aerial rescue, dismantling, chipper & grinder,
plus new charcoal making and firewood processing
Charcoal Training Day at Wye Community Farm Saturday 24 June
Spend a day with WCF woodsman Jeff Austin to learn about the ancient craft of charcoal burning. Using WCF’s ring kiln in Brook Wood you will learn about all stages of the process; selection of timber, loading of the kiln, firing, controlling the burn, unloading and grading the charcoal.
£25.
To book your place contact WCF: info@wyecommunityfarm.org.uk
Brook, nr Ashford, Kent
Advert Start Date: 2/6/17
Contact: Richard Boden, Wye Community Farm
Making your Woodland Work for You - 3rd May 2017 - A one-day event for those who wish to understand more about this valuable asset.
The event, a joint initiative between Cranborne Chase AONB and North Wessex Downs AONB, takes place at Dinton Village Hall on 3 May from 9.30am.
Expert speakers include Nick Hoare, owner of Stourhead (Western) Estate, and Steve Russell, forestry management consultant. Topics covered will allow delegates to discover ways to keep their woodland healthy, improve the quality of habitats for woodland wildlife, make the most of tax incentives and generate income from the sale of timber and woodland products. Cost £10. Further info and booking info@northwessexdowns.org.uk
Dinton
Advert Start Date: 24/3/17
Contact: North Wessex Downs AONB
T: 01488 685440
Trauma First Aid Sussex Trauma apecialise in arbour Trauma, tourniquets, haemostatic clotting agents, extraction, specifically for this industry. Sussex Trauma offer any trauma supplies at cost for attendees.
On your site, or at one of our training locations
Advert Start Date: 18/12/16
Contact: Ian Reilly
T: 01342 824715
M: 07770 951727
Grown in Britain Training The aim of the course is to provide potential applicants and/or auditors of the Grown in Britain Standard with an introduction to the Standard, its general requirements and the different categories of the Licence and how these should be complied with.

The course is designed for owners and managers of woodlands to find out how the Grown in Britain Standard can help complement existing management strategies, and is also designed for those in the timber and timber products supply chain to learn how Grown in Britain can help to support the marketing of compliant products. We also introduce the new woodfuel standard and how obtaining a Grown in Britain Woodfuel Licence can help you to stay compliant with RHI and Biomass Suppliers List requirements.

Courses are delivered by RDI Associates in partnership with Grown in Britain. RDI Associates is a registered training provider and courses are taken by qualified and experienced instructors.

The following dates and locations are now confirmed:
DATE VENUE
Friday 21st October 2016, Forestry Commission Offices, Alice Holt, Surrey
Friday 11th November 2016, Cumbria Local Enterprise Centre, Redhills, Penrith
Tuesday 15th November 2016, Woodland Trust Offices, Grantham, Lincolnshire

Each course costs £210.00 per person (excl VAT) which includes the course handbook and catering and refreshments for the day.
You can book a place by either:

completing the Booking Form here
e-mailing - erica.spencer@ruraldevelopment.org.uk
or telephoning - 0845 226 2890 or 01765 609355
see above
Advert Start Date: 25/10/16
Contact: Erica Spencer, RDI Administrator, Rural Development Initiatives
T: 01765 609355
Spoon Carving Course - Sat 1st Oct 2016 Learn how to carve a spoon, spatula and butter knife on this wood carving course in the Hampshire South Downs. Our tutor, Jonathan Huet will teach you how to use a knife, saw, crook knife and axe to whittle items from locally harvested green wood. Suitable for beginners and people wishing to improve their green woodwork skills.
Cost: £65

For more details and to book online, visit: http://www.sustainability-centre.org/spoon-carving-course.html
The Sustainability Centre, Droxford Road Petersfield, Hampshire, GU32 1HR
Advert Start Date: 29/6/16
Contact: Polly Whyte, Courses, Sustainability Centre, East Meon
T: 01730 823166
Roundwood Timber Framing Course - Sat 25th and Sun 26th June This hands-on beginners course covers the first step of making a small A-frame building using roundwood including:

- Preparing logs and setting up on framing bed
- Scribing and chiselling a butterpat joint
- Learning how to peg logs together

Cost £125 for both days. Price includes use of tools, materials, camping and meals. Special price as this is a new course.
Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, UK
Advert Start Date: 11/5/16
Milkmaid Stool Course - Sat 8th Oct 2016 Learn green woodwork techniques and make your own milkmaid stool on this training course in the Hampshire South Downs. Our tutor, Darren Hammerton will teach you how to use traditional hand tools and woodcraft skills to craft your stool from locally grown wood. Suitable for beginners and people wishing to improve their green woodwork skills.

The course will give participants:
- Knowledge of properties of different types of wood
- Skills in using hand tools, including a froe, carving axe, drawknife and a shavehorse
- An understanding of how to construct a stool using traditional methods

For more details and to book online, see: http://www.sustainability-centre.org/milkmaid-stool-course.html
The Sustainability Centre, Droxford Road Petersfield, Hampshire, GU32 1HR
Advert Start Date: 29/6/16
Contact: Polly Whyte, Courses, Sustainability Centre, East Meon
T: 01730 823166
Sustainable Woodland Management Course with Ben Law - 7th to 11th Nov 2016 A 5-day training course in Sustainable Woodland Management tutored by Ben Law, famous for his Grand Designs woodland house and author of 'The Woodland Way, a permaculture approach to sustainable woodland management'. The course is run at The Sustainability Centre, and at Ben's woodland nearby.
The course covers:
- Principles of woodland sustainability
- Woodland types, structure and methods of management
- Timber production, timber processing and woodland craft skills
- Promoting woodland biodiveristy
- Woodland law and social forestry
Course cost £495
East Meon, Nr. Petersfield, Hampshire
Advert Start Date: 29/6/16
Contact: Polly Whyte, Courses, Sustainability Centre, East Meon, Hants GU32 1HR
T: 01730 823166
Vert Wood Courses 2016
Laughton, East Sussex
Advert Start Date: 15/3/16
Contact: Stewart Boyle
M: 07785 726306
Free Training Courses with the Kent Heritage Trees Project The Kent Heritage Trees Project (part of The Conservation Volunteers, TCV) is offering a variety of free courses over the next 6 months.

These range from:
Winter Tree ID & Summer Tree ID
Tree Planting & Aftercare
Willow Weaving
Woodland Photography
Woodland Ecology
Wild Food Foraging

To find out more and enquire about course dates, please contact Training Officer, Tara Hall.
All across Kent (but based in Ashford)
Advert Start Date: 13/12/15
Contact: Tara Hall, The Conservation Volunteers
T: 01233 666519
Rustic Chair Making Courses 2015 Two or three places left for the Rustic Chair making course scheduled for Thursday 3rd September.
Cost £125.00 per person, discounts available for two or more places.
Please get in touch if you fancy attending.
Next course 15th September. Other dates are listed on the website.

Saffron Walden, Essex
Advert Start Date: 21/8/15
Contact: Andy Basham, Coppice Designs
T: 01799 513401
M: 07971 642243
Spoon Carving Course Two-day spoon making course in South Yorkshire 19th & 20th September. Full tuition from two skilled woodmen in private woodland. All tools, materials, lunches and refreshments provided. Possible woodland camping overnight by arrangement. Please see website for details and booking form.

High Hoyland, near Barnsley
Advert Start Date: 3/8/15
Contact: Tom Handley
T: 01904 728695
M: 07787 176 242
Woodcarving Tuition and tree knowledge in West Wales with Ben Maxted, a
woodcarver, temperate and tropical forester and arboriculturalist of 45 years experience.

All ages and abilities catered for by lifelong woodcarver Ben Maxted who is a qualified and highly experience tutor.
Maximum persons per course = 2.
Accommodation available if needed.
£20/hr
£80/day
£300 per week.(for 2015)

Ceredigion, West Wales, equidistant between Cardigan and Aberystwyth
Advert Start Date: 22/2/15
Contact: Ben Maxted
T: 01545 580008
Chainsaw Maintenance and Felling We have two places left on our chainsaw maintenance and small tree felling course starting on 24th November;
Five days of training plus one day assessment included in the price.
Midhurst, West Sussex
Advert Start Date: 4/10/14
Contact: John Rhyder, Woodcraft School
T: 01730 816299
Track Sign and Trailing This course is inspired by the cyber tracker system of evaluating trackers and we are focusing fully on animals throughout this course. We also fully intend to catch up with some of the animals we are following.
Tracking can be viewed as a three stage process, identifying and interpreting the tracks, feeding signs, droppings and numerous other clues. Secondly piecing together these clues in order to catch up with the creature that left it. generally called trailing. Thirdly and in some ways the most important, understanding the behaviour and ecology of the species in question. with knowledge of the animal many questions about its likely whereabouts can be answered, questions such as where is this animal likely to rest and where and what is it likely to be feeding on at this time of year or this time of day? This three day course aims to cover all three of these areas.
Midhurst, West Sussex
Advert Start Date: 22/8/14
Charcoal production experience for free! Fancy getting some hands-on experience in producing charcoal? If you can volunteer your time to assist then from Tuesday 24th June to Saturday 29th in Priory Park,Reigate,Surrey (next to town centre) there will be both a ring and retort kiln set up and working leading up to the Community day event on 29th June. The produce will then be for sale afterwards.

The charcoal production is being run by Rob Sowter at Croydon Coppice and Charcoal on behalf of Reigate & Banstead Borough Council. Please contact Rob on mob. 0774 5125 049 or rsowter@hotmail.co.uk for further details.

Reigate
Advert Start Date: 5/6/13
Contact: James Canneaux, Reigate & Banstead Borough Council
T: 01737 276137
Green Oak Framing Courses Harcourt Arboretum near Oxford will be building a Cruck framed craft shelter, and renown timber frame historian, practitioner, and instructor; Henry Russell will be teaching this as a series of courses. It i€™s suitable for all: Beginners will come away with the skills and confidence to have a go at building something of their own, and improvers will get the experience of a cruck frame, and broaden their repertoire of timber species, plus hand conversion techniques; hewing and frame sawing.

Part one: 6th - 10th May, repeated 13th - 17th May: Walls and Cross frames.
Elements of traditional tenon and mortice joinery; the English tying joint, scarf joints, and of course a very beautiful €˜cruck€™ frame.
Part two: 20th - 24th May: Roofing
Principal truss and purlin construction with common rafters.
Raising: 29th and 30th June
Hand raising with a Gin pole!
The cost for each week is £375, which includes daily lunch and refreshments, and free camping on site at Harcourt.

Harcourt Arboretum, near Oxford
Advert Start Date: 9/4/13
Contact: Barbara Czoch
M: 07971 629916
Bird Song and Sign This course is not a bird identification course as such, although we will obviously point out identification features as and when we can. In fact binoculars will be less useful than you may imagine as we instead focus on the unseen and often unnoticed clues birds leave behind when going about their day-to-day lives, Clues which give away their presence to the observant. We will be studying birds song throughout the day but focussing on the dawn and evening chorus. We are also going to be out and about after dusk deciphering the sounds of the night. During the day while still refreshing on songs and calls we will be off exploring in different habitats including heathland and woodland, looking for tracks, scat and feeding signs.
Midhurst, West Sussex
Advert Start Date: 22/8/14
Green Wood Working Introduction Saturday 20st July 2013 - £50
This course will introduce you to the traditional skills involved in green wood Working. With a choice of different projects to have a go at, including pole-lathe turning, carving, making wooden gypsy flowers, tent pegs, butter knives, rounders bats and more. You will be shown how to select, cleave and rough out green logs, and how to use a selection of tools including axes, draw knives, stock knives, shave horses and pole-lathes to create items to take home.


The Woodland Workshop, Abbey Home Farm, Cirencester, GL7 5HF
Advert Start Date: 10/2/13
Contact: Peter Murray, The Artful Bodger
M: 07531 433987
Windsor Chair Making Courses Make a double bow Windsor chair using green wood in 5 days at The Windsor Workshop. Based on a farm in West Sussex this course is suitable for all levels of experience including complete beginners.
Everything is provided including generous catering.

West Sussex.
Advert Start Date: 10/2/13
Contact: James Mursell, The Windsor Workshop
T/F: 01798 815925
Practical Ethnobotany and Plant Identification NCFE IIQ Level 4 This course focuses on the world of plants, trees and fungi covering in depth identification and uses. It is not a carving style craft course although many other traditional crafts together with bushcraft applications will be covered. A big focus will be on the seasonality of the species and how they can be used. Each block is designed to cover a certain habitat and specific area of study. Wild foods and medicines form a theme running throughout the programme. Study is weighted towards the student being able to identify with confidence a large array of plants trees and fungi to species level. Ecology and history will also be studied enabling the student to spot relationships within plant and fungal communities. It is estimate we will be covering upwards of three hundred species on this programme.
The course will run in series of three and two day blocks with one, day long, session at the end to assess winter twig and evergreen tree identification. The timetable is programmed so that students are tested on species covered in the preceding block each time they attend.
Midhurst, West Sussex
Advert Start Date: 22/8/14
Contact: John Rhyder, Woodcraft School
T: 01730 816299
Craft Course Brochure For a course brochure simply email or call me with your email or postal address & I will send out your free copy.
Wide range of courses available:
Greenwood Working
Basketry
Turning
Furniture Making
Treen
Charcoal Burning
Bow Making
Sculpture & Carving
Coppicing
& many more.....
Ashford, Kent.
Advert Start Date: 10/1/13
Contact: Alan Sage, AJS Crafts
T: 01233 820461
Training Plumpton College at Flimwell Centre For Sustainable Food Farming and Forestry domestic chainsaw, felling small trees, charcoal making, trug making,greenwood working, selecting and milling timber, woodland management,income from coppice products, construct a timber frame with hand tools, woodland archaeology, woodland management using hand tools, woodland tree identification, stock fencing, shingle making
The Woodland Enterprise Centre, Flimwell TN5 7PR
Contact: Plumpton College Centre for Sustainable Food Farming and Forestry
T: 01580 879547
Coppicing Courses 1, 2 or 3 day coppicing courses, covering basic theory, providing hands-on practical experience and a tree identification session. The sessions are set in a Woodland Nature Reserve, near Malvern, Worcestershire. With lunch over an open fire!

Two day coppicing course - Cost. including food. Ã��Ã�£115
The two and three day coppicing courses we run are an introduction to coppicing. They are a mixture of theory and practical sessions which include tree identification.
The training courses start with a walk through the woods looking at various compartments that have been coppiced over the last ten years and the benefits of coppicing and the differences between native deciduous woodland and conifer plantations.
Aspects covered on the course include planning the work area, looking at various devices, building work breaks and coppice restoration, working methods, practical coppicing, material selection, processing, and storage.
Good quality sharp tools will be provided. A certificate and full course notes along with a tree identification guide are included in the course fee.
One - one tuition also available.
Courses are run by Phil Hopkinson who is a professional coppice and woodland worker.
Worcestershire
Contact: Phil Hopkinson, Malvern Coppicing
T: 01684 574865
M: 07946 169123
Brighton Permaculture Trust Courses and Events 2012 dates
Tour of permaculture gardens 8 September
Apple Day at Stanmer Park 30 September
Practical Permaculture Gardening 6-7 October
Building with Rammed Earth and Chalk 13-14 October
Self building an Earthship 19-21 October
Eco Open Houses 25-28 October
Introduction to Permaculture 10-11 November
Eco renovate your home 17 November
Planning and Planting a Small Orchard 1 & 3 December
Introduction to Permaculture 8-9 December

2013 dates
Pruning old fruit trees 12-13 Jan
Pruning old fruit trees 15-16 Jan
Permaculture design course (building sustainable communities) Feb-May
Green Roofs 16-17 March
Building with Straw Bales 5-7 April
Self building an Earthship 12-14 April
Introduction to Photovoltaics 20 April
Mushroom Cultivation 20-21 April
Green Architecture Day 27 April
Community Orchard Training 18 May
Community Orchard Training 20 May
Forest Gardening 29-30 June
Fruit Tree Grafting 10 August
Self building an Earthship 18-20 October

Full details and bookings: www.brightonpermaculture.org.uk
Brighton area
Contact: Avis Carter, Brighton Permaculture Trust
Deer in the High Weald Workshop Deer in Woods - the Good, the Not So Good, and the Future.
Your chance to hear Jamie Cordery from the Deer Initiative, an expert in deer management in woodlands.
Find out about deer managment grants from the Forestry Commission.
You can book a FREE place online at
www.hw-deer-workshop.eventbrite.com
Bedgebury, Kent
Contact: Matt Pitts
T: 01580 879959
Forest School & Environmental Education Level 3 Training We are running our next Forest School Level 3 Training this October at Bentley Wildfowl, near Halland.
Please find a link to more information about this here: http://www.circleofliferediscovery.com/adultfacilitationprogramme.htm
Last years participants said:
"This was not just a FS training; you took the group through some personal development too, thus enabling us to pass this approach on."
" There was an excellent variety of information and activities. Variety of facilitators and the setting was also fantastic."
East Sussex
Contact: Marina Robb, Circle of Life Rediscovery CIC
T: 01273 814226
M: 07966 514469
Woodland ground flora in new and established woods Learn how to recognise what is already valuable in particular ancient woodland indicator species before you start a management regime. We will examine the pros and cons of planting vs natural re-generation and look at sources of planting stock, and consider the issues of protected species and the dangers of invasive plants. For fees & further details at www.floralocale.org
Leith Hill, Surrey
Contact: Flora Locale
T: 01672 515723
Pole Lathe Turning - 18/19 August This is a 2 day course based at the Green Wood Centre. The course will cover all aspects of pole lathe turning including: selection of suitable wood, splitting and forming a billet, setting a pole lathe, turning techniques, tool selection and sharpening.

The course tutor will teach individuals according to their own needs and experience and will work on a range of simple and complex turning projects.

Completion of the course can contribute to the OCN Level 2 Woodland Crafts Course.

Course cost ã 150.00
Coalbrookdale, Shropshire
Contact: Harriet Wood, Small Woods Association
T: 01952 432769
Woodland Education EarthCraftuk CIC offer a range of outdoor woodland education opportunities. Levels 2 & 3 OCN Forest School Practitioner Training; Forest School CPD; Kent County Council Camp Fire Management Award; together with a range of accredited/experiential programmes for groups of 8-10 people. Developing levels of Emotional Intelligence through traditional woodland skills and the natural environment.

Also offer Freelance: Qualified Bushcraft Instructor, Forest School Practitioners, Archery Instructor, Woodland Management & Handcrafted Bespoke Bushcraft Knives.
The Blean, Canterbury, Kent
Contact: Clair Hobson, Earthcraft UK CIC
Green Wood Working Spoon carving is an enjoyable way to learn the fundamental principles of green wood working. You will have the opportunity to use a range of specialist tools, including axes, froes, crook knives, saws and scrapers. Everyone will leave with a spoon that they have designed and made
The Woodland Workshop, Abbey Home Farm, Cirencester, GL7 5HF
Advert Start Date: 18/12/12
Contact: Peter Murray, The Artful Bodger
M: 07531 433987
Woodworking & carpentry short courses and evening classes We run courses for all abilities in woodworking and carpentry. So tuition on making furniture to fix and second fix carpentry.
See our website for more details.
Worcestershire
Contact: Jon Cooper
T: 01432 851235
M: 07968 343174
New Courses for 2011 at the Green Wood Centre, Shropshire August 27-28 Woodland Tree Bogs £200
Learn how to design and make a woodland toilet suitable for most woodland locations and uses.

September 8 Shingles and spars £80
Learn techniques for shingle and spa making using oak and hazel. The course will teach you how to evaluate and get the most from the source timber.

September 9 - 10 Gate Hurdles £150
Make and take home a traditional gate hurdle using cleft Ash or chestnut.

September 9 - 10 Volunteer training £150
Be the best leader you can and deliver rewarding volunteer experiences while meeting the needs of the task.

September 16 Woodland and timber measuring and estimating £75
Techniques for measuring, estimating and evaluating the size volunme and value of standing staked timber.

September 19 / 23 and October 20 / 21 £800 Forest Schools OCN Level 3 Leader Qualification
This is a 7 day course to enable participants to run a Forest school programme based on their own site to a recognised high standard.

October 1 and 14 Tool sharpening OCN Level 2 £150
This course covers sharpening edged tools such as axes, bill hooks, chisels and knives to a very high professional standard.

October 1- 2 Introduction to Small Woodland Management OCN Level 3 £150

The course is designed for woodland owners and managers who want to create a woodland management plan. The course investigates the different woodland attributes which effect woodland management decisions and covers the following main areas:

October 14 - 16 Sustainable Woodland Management OCN Level 3 £300

Intensive 3 day course designed to provide woodland owners and managers an understanding of managing woodlands sustainably.

Our courses take place at the Green Wood Centre in the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site. Basic Accommodation is available in our camping huts for £5 per night.

For more information and booking please se the website.
Coalbrookdale, Near Telford, Shorpshire
Contact: Harriet Wood, Small Woods Association
T: 01952 432769
Log Building Course Centre Line Dovetail. Log cabin course one of chance first and only time to be taught this logbuilding method in the uk. To be held at Dan's Woodenways Yard and Taught by Guest Lecturer from the Intrnational Log Builder Association, "Higgs Murphy". Course will run from 19-27 August.
Including nearby logcabin or oakframe accommodtion and lunch. Cost £500.
See http://www.woodenways.com/site/html/courses.html for images.
Devon
Contact: Dan Franklin, Woodenways
T: 01823 672774
M: 07970 969856
Greenwood courses Greenwood courses

Willow Husbandry 12 Feb 2016; 4 Mar 2016 £35pp
Find out how to propagate, grow, harvest, sort and dry willow for living structures and basketry

Living Willow Seats 12 Mar 2016 £65pp
Create a living willow seat for your garden, to your own design. Weave a hood, arms and back support, and have a living herb seat, or oak slab seat. Be sure to have somewhere to plant it though! Finished seats are approx 6’ high x 20” diameter, and you’ll need to be able to get them home!

Introduction to Green Wood Work 16 April £60pp
A great introduction to Green Woodwork. Complete your first project on a pole lathe and/or shaving horse, and make a mallet amongst the bluebells in the woods. Find out about working with, not against, the wood.

4 Day Green Wood Workshop:
13-16 May 2016 £200 per person
Suitable for the beginner and the improver, spend four days getting to grips with green wood techniques: sawing, axing, shaving and pole lathe turning. Make a stool, a pole lathe and/or a shaving horse, or produce a range of smaller items such as gates, garden seats, besoms, carved spoons and bowls.
(*there is an extra charge of £60 for pole lathe materials)

Baskets and Willow: 4-5 June 2016 £110pp
Transform sweet smelling willow into a beautiful and useful basket; no experience needed. Using tried and tested techniques and a variety of willow basketry weaves, you'll go home with a round-base basket and the techniques to be able to make more.

Spoon Whittling 11 June 2016 £55pp
Come along and play with some green wood - this course is aimed at the novice outdoors-man or outdoors-woman, and will cover axe and knife safety, tool selection and instruction in spoon whittling! You will take home a finished spoon. Please indicate at the time of booking whether you are right- or left- handed

Bore Place, nr Sevenoaks, Kent
Bore Place, nr Sevenoaks, Kent
Contact: John Waller, Underwoodsman
T: 01892 740303
M: 07788 748618
Thatching course - Round house in woodland Opportunity to learn thatching in hands-on way, in beautiful woodland.

Join our thatching team to make the roof for the woodland education centre. Thatching is a growing industry again and a very enjoyable craft to learn. We will be lead by a master thatcher and all aspects will be covered.
The past few months has seen the roundhouse develop into what is now a sturdy frame, made entirely from materials found in the local area. A 1 acre area has been coppiced to produce the hazel for the wattled walls, and oak and ash has been used in the main frame. Clay and manure is ready for use on the walls.
Many local people have helped with work including BTCV volunteers, children and local people.
During the coming weeks school children, the refugee and youth services will be part of our summer programme.
Places are limited and booking is essential.
Nr Pluckley/ Ashford, Kent
Contact: Karen Wydler, Touch Wood Trees
T: 01273 380855
M: 07867 683169
2011 OCN Courses at the Green Wood Centre, Shropshire The 2011 Green Wood Centre course calendar is now available.

OCN accredited courses in: Coppicing, Hedgelaying, Coppice Products, Small Woodland Management, Woodland Monitoring and Evaluation, and more.

All courses are taught by tutors who have many years experience and are practitioners in the areas they teach. The courses are designed to provide the basic knowledge needed to allow course participants to continue to practice and improve their skills and are suitable for any one wishing to improve their knowledge to a recognised standard.

See our website: http://www.greenwoodcentre.org.uk/ProfessionalShortCourses.htm or Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Greenwood-Life/129923490360740 for more details.
Shropshire
Contact: Green Wood Centre
T: 01952 432769
Charcoal Course Learn about the dark art of charcoal making on this two day course. Lead by experienced National Trust Rangers in the wonderful setting of Fyne Court, we'll take you from log to finished product through the whole process from stacking and lighting the kiln to marketing the final product. There will also be the option of spending the evening discovering the wildlife and grounds of Fyne Court guided by the Rangers. Cost £50 per person booking essential. Food provided, accommodation will be camping on site (please bring your own tent/sleeping bag etc.). Course starts 09:30 4th September and finishes 14:00 5th September 2010.
Fyne Court, Taunton, Somerset
Contact: Nigel Garnsworthy, National Trust
T: 01823 451587
WALKING STICK MAKING WORKSHOPS Make your own walking stick. A one day workshop. materials etc supplied.
Brighton (outskirts)
Contact: Chris Hore, Stanme Organics
M: 07912 447461
GENERATE REVENUE FROM YOUR WOODLAND WITH REALLY WILD BUSHCRAFT If your woodland is perhaps overstood or generating little revenue, REALLY WILD BUSHCRAFT would like to use it in a sustainable and well managed way to run bushcraft courses for young people and adults alike. In return, we'll help manage your rides and coppices and/or provide you with an income from your land. Our instructors are properly trained by the Woodcraft School so you'll be in safe hands. Ideally, mixed woodland with nearby parking and a water source. PLEASE DO CALL! Thank you.
Within 45 minutes of Brighton preferred
Contact: Steven Shove
T: 01273 500858
M: 07771 520515
MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MAKING WORKSHOPS Workshops teaching didgeridoo making, Native american flute making, and drum making using natural materials.
Stanmer Park, Brighton
Contact: Chris Hore, Stanme Organics
M: 07912 447461
Lantra Forestry, chainsaw, firearms & shotgun training We can offer Lantra approved chainsaw, pesticides, brushcutter, firearms and shotgun training courses. Also NPTC chainsaw assessment. We can also offer bespoke courses in many other woodland skills including fencing, deer management, knotweed control etc
All areas covered
Contact: Ian Millward, Millward Forestry
T: 01737 245104
F: 01737 225619
M: 07831 644838
WEST DEAN COLLEGE Short Courses - Summer 2013 Woodworking, Furniture Making and Wood Related Short Courses Summer 2013:

Success with Hand Planes, May 10 - 12, £217. NEW
This new, intensive hands-on course will show woodworkers how to get the best from hand planes, old or new. Learn how to achieve a truly sharp plane sole and a razor sharp curved edge on your blade, before practising techniques for planning and accurate use of the shooting boards.
Tutor: David Barron

Shaker chair making, May 26 - 31, £480
Learn how to make an individual Shaker ladderback chair. You will work with seasoned ash using rotary planes to shape the legs and rails, steam-bending the back legs and slats and hand shaping other timber parts, before seating with Shaker tape or twisted paper rush.
Tutor: Phil Shipley

Repairing and caring for furniture, using traditional and contemporary methods, September 1 - 5, £390
Gain a practical understanding of the methods and skills to care for your favourite pieces of furniture through a mixture of talks, demonstrations, one-to-one and group teaching by West Dean's Conservation of Furniture tutor, Norbert Gutowski


Furniture making skills - for beginners, September 15-20, £488
Learn hand skills which are sustainable in a home workshop, as you work through each stage in the construction of a specially designed side table. You are shown the principles behind sharpening and maintaining tools (using your own or the College's). Other topics include understanding wood grain, setting out and cutting mortise and tenon joints and oil finishing. This course is aimed at anyone wishing to acquire the skills to work with hardwoods, as a stepping-stone to making your own furniture.
Tutor: Tom Kealy

Rustic furniture from coppiced wood, September 22 - 26, £419
On this practical course all students make a garden or conservatory chair from freshly cut greenwood using simple tools.
Tutor: Jon Warner

Fine furniture techniques - a steam bent and inlaid tray, October 25-27, £238
Learn key furniture making techniques - including steam bending, moulding, grooving, veneering and marquetry - as you make a stylish oval serving tray with steam-bent sides and a base inlaid with simple marquetry.
Tutor: Toby Winteringham


Wood, carving and turning
Greenwood spoon and bowl making, July 27 - August 2, £656. NEW
This new Summer School offers a complete guide to the process of carving spoons and small bowls from greenwood. A range of traditional wood carving tools will be used and plenty of one-to-one teaching will allow you to learn the skills at your own pace. Having grasped the basics of spoon carving, you can go on to make further spoons, exploring different woods (some sourced from West Dean Gardens!) or carve a bowl.
Tutor: Nic Webb

Woodcarving for beginners, September 6 - 8, £214
After learning about timber and the use of hand tools, practise some carving exercises to develop your hand skills before you embark on a relief-carving project based on natural forms.
Tutor: Ted Vincent
Nr Chichester, West Sussex
Contact: West Dean College
T: 0844 499 4408
Rural Courses offers a wide range of day courses including Wild Food and Foraging, Ferreting, Game Preparation and much more. Rural Courses is run by Michael White from an idyllic location deep in the Kent countryside. He offers a unique opportunity for people to come and learn a wide range of authentic rural skills in a relaxed environment and beautiful surroundings.
(03/012/13)
Near Cranbrook, Kent
Contact: Michael White
T: 01580 890459
TRUFFLE HOUND TRAINING, TRUFFLE LAND SURVEYS, TRUFFLE CULTIVATION, WILD MUSHROOM FORAYS, WILD WOODLAND FORAY & FEAST, WILD MUSHROOMS & TRUFFLES
Contact: Melissa Waddingham, Mycomel
M: 07896 156664
Spoon Carving Saturday 1st June 2013 - £40 Spoon carving is an enjoyable way to learn the fundamental principles of green wood working. You will have the opportunity to use a range of specialist tools, including axes, froes, crook knives, saws and scrapers. Everyone will leave with a spoon that they have designed and made themselves.

The Woodland Workshop, Abbey Home Farm, Cirencester, GL7 5HF
Advert Start Date: 10/2/13
Contact: Peter Murray, The Artful Bodger
M: 07531 433987
CHAINSAW TRAINING & assessment units 30.1, 30.3 & 31. Woodcraft School.
West Sussex.
Contact: Caron Buckingham, Woodcraft School
T: 01730 816299
COPPICE SKILLS & GREEN WOODWORK est 14 years. Coppicing & felling; pole-lathe turning; hedgelaying; basketry; hurdle & chair making; living willow structures.
Nr Sevenoaks
Contact: John Waller, Underwoodsman
T: 01892 740303
M: 07788 748618
FURNITURE MAKING & Design / Furniture Restoration & Conservation courses. City & Guilds VRQ Level 2 & 3, HND. Trad Upholstery NCFE.
Contact: Barry Feldman, South Kent College
T: 01303 858237
BASKETRY TUITION beginners & improver courses. Will travel for Groups.
nr Arundel
Contact: Christine Llewellyn
T: 01243 551056
GREEN WOODWORKING courses by arrangement on a one-to-one basis.
Essex/Herts borders.
Contact: Robin Fawcett, Woodworks
T: 01992 711054
CHARCOAL MAKING 1 Day Course. Have fun learning the old craft using a modern 40 Gallon Drum. Friendly & informal hands on training. We also show you how to make your own artists charcoal.
Nr Tenterden, Kent
Contact: Guy & Jane
T: 01580 850312
M: 07940 534010
WOODLAND COURSES. Learn about woodland management, tree identificaton and uses, woodland flowers, basic woodland archaeology, or spoon making in our wood. Leaflet available now.
Hampshire/Sussex border
Contact: Kester Westcott
T: 02392 595147
COURSES: Coppice management, bentwood chair making,
willow work, pole lathe turning, charcoal burning,
hedgelaying, coracle making, timber identification,
strength grading of oak, timber framing, and more.
W.Sussex
Contact: Diana Rowsell, Weald & Downland Open Air Museum
T: 01243 811464
F: 01243 811475
CONTEMPORARY CHAIR MAKING COURSES Discover, learn & explore the art & craft of designing & making your very own chair! Short courses (7 days) offered twice yearly from the Chaircreative workshop
nr Faversham, Kent.
Contact: Alun Heslop
M: 07740 644715
RURAL CRAFT COURSES, LANTRA instructor for hedgelaying, coppicing, continous woven hurdles, garden products.
Sussex/Surrey.
Contact: John Lindfield
T: 01403 251778
M: 07850 598397
NPTC PESTICIDES & MACHINERY TRAINING & ASSESSMENT PA1, PA2, PA6, brushcutter, grinder, chainsaw, chipper.
Contact: Ian Gower
T: 01622 675130
M: 07946 525298
WOODLAND SKILLS TRAINING chainsaw domestic & NPTC CS30/31/32. Brushcutter domestic & NPTC cert.
Pevensey.
Contact: Jim Chatton, ETC
T: 01323 461559
CHAINSAW TRAINING/ASSESSMENT basic chainsaw to climbing, tree surgery, rescue. LANTRA instructor.
Tonbridge
Contact: Richard Olley, Kingswood Tree Services
T: 01732 811162
M: 07973 226727
CD: HOW TO MAKE A HAZEL HURDLE Diagrams, photos & videos showing every stage.
YURT FRAME MAKING Courses at
Stanmer Park, Brighton.
Contact: Matt Boysons, Future Roots
T: 01273 324740
SPOON CARVING, pole-lathing and general green wood working projects. Individuals and small groups.
Battle, East Sussex
Contact: Richard Ely
M: 07890 375282
BEECHWOOD TRAINING chainsaw, brushcutter, climbing, rescue, pruning, tree inspection, report writing. FASTCo Reg,
Lancing
Contact: John Harraway & Simon Holmes, Beechwood Training
T: 01903 756153
M: 07831 651090
HURDLEMAKING courses available all year.
Bletchingley.
Contact: Paul Matthews, Hedges & Hurdles
T: 01883 843686
M: 07958 331203
CHICHESTER COLLEGE 1 day Wood machine safety courses & Trend router, 2 day timber technology, Full-time furniture making.
Contact: Christian Notley, Chichester College
T: 01243 786321 Ex 2154
INFORMAL WOODLAND DAY: 1 Day Course to learn about coppicing and green woodworking. Hands on training in a fun enjoyable day. Campfire cooking.
Nr Tenterden, Kent
Contact: Guy & Jane
T: 01580 850312
M: 07940 534010
 
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