Profitable Hedgerows with Machine Demos, 2nd December 1000-1400
Gray’s Cider Farm, Tedburn St Mary EX6 6AN
Presentation by hedgerow expert Ross Dickinson, followed by farm Walk, demo of tree shears, branch logger etc. and lunch.
Please contact Katharine Lowrie Katharine.firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend.
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!
Due to popular demand we have slotted in an extra Dry Stone Walling course at Bigbury on Sea on the 27th of July. You can find full details and book a place here: https://www.drst.org.uk/pg/course/coursedet.aspx?id=93