Traditional Management of Devon Hedges
The Dartmoor Hill Farm Project
A Practical Introduction with Jeremy Weiss
This six-day course will cover all aspects of the management of Devon Hedges in the traditional way and will include the following:
* Bank repairs with turf (turf hedging) and stone (stone facing)
* Tool sharpening
* Hedge plant identification
* Hedge steeping (laying)
* Management of hedgerows for wildlife conservation
* Brash management
* Efficient bonfire
* Faggot making
* Casting up
* Logging branch wood in the field
* Making biochar from hedge brash
It will be a mainly practical course, but there will be an element of theory and plenty of time for questions and discussions. The course will run from 9am until 4:30pm on the following dates:
12th and 13th of September
26th and 27th of September
10th and 11th of October
Course cost: £200
To book a place please call 01822 890912 or email email@example.com
I repair, re-handle and deal in traditional hand tools, and have recently moved to Devon – one of my customers suggested that I make myself known to you, in case you feel my services could be relevant to your members and your website.Please see my website: www.theluddite.com for more detail about what I do.
5-day camp @ The Hillyfield, South Devon.
SEPT. 2019: 2nd – 6th & 9th to 13th
A rare opportunity to study with Henry Russell, highly regarded teacher & repository of timber frame knowledge with 20yrs+ experience.
Each 5-day course aims to cover
the basics of structural traditional timber framing using a variety of different timber species and a range of wonderful hand tools on a live-build project at The Hillyfield woodland farm on Dartmoor.
- Scarfing timbers together longitudinally
- Accurate marking of timbers, mortice and tenon, and lap joints
- Layout over a drawing
- Traditional plumb-bobbing
- Oak peg making and more…
- The aim is to achieve some wall-frame and also construct an 8m span King-post to collar sling brace truss using oak and larch.
We will be looking at historic timbers and timber framing history during the course and having a jolly good time.
Suitable for any level experience and ability.
When: 2nd to 6th (&/or 9th to 13th)
September 2019 9.30am to 5pm+ each day. Cost: £460 pp (Lunch / tea included, other meals optional). Camping on site (or local hostels).
Where: The Hillyfield Woodland Farm on Dartmoor, Harbourneford, South Brent TQ10 Tools: Tools provided & b.y.o.
Booking: e: firstname.lastname@example.org
http://www.thehillyfield.co.uk tel: 07976589927
Spaces are limited & in high demand. Suggested you book early!