Coppicing and Thatching Spar Workshops

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Sat 10th Jan 2009 – Coppice Workshop
Sun 11th Jan 2009 – Thatching Spar Workshop

Book your place with Bill Acworth 01488 683253
Email = acworths (at) littlehiddenfarm.co.uk

Event details

Sat 10th Jan 2009Coppice Workshop
   Little Hidden Farm, Hungerford Newtown, Berkshire.
   Fee £20 (£10 students) which goes to FARM Africa.
   Help to create some new habitat for the rare Duke of Burgundy butterfly and learn some new skills at the same time! Tuition will cover the basics of how to coppice effectively and habitat management. Discover the value of coppice to wildlife as we open up Primula-rich glades.

Hot woodland lunch provided. Dress for outdoor work and bring a strong pair of work gloves. Tools will be provided. At the end of the day we hope to sell off some of our hazel produce – walking sticks, bean rods, firewood, etc. Your fee goes to helping FARM Africa with their work in East Africa.

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Sun 11th Jan 2009Thatching Spar Workshop
   9.00am to 1.00pm
   Little Hidden Farm, Hungerford Newtown, Berkshire.
   Fee £10 which goes to FARM Africa.

Learn with master thatcher Bob Bolton. Thatching Spar making session at Little Hidden Farm, using hazel. Find out how to transform the hazel into spars in the age-old manner.

Dress for outdoor work and bring a strong pair of work gloves. Tools will be provided. At the end of the day we hope to sell off some of our hazel produce – walking sticks, bean rods, firewood, etc. Your fee goes to helping FARM Africa with their work in East Africa.

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