Public Courses & Events

Basket Making

Berry Basket

Make a small round basket perfect for collecting berries using traditional stake and strand method and with a variety of willow. You will also be shown how to insert a handle.

Course Dates: Sunday 8th September 2019

Time: 10am to 4pm

Price: £60 per person

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Husbandry

Foundation in Husbandry Skills (2 days)

If you are interested in growing more of the food you eat each week, and wish to do so in a natural, ethical, time-honoured and sustainable way, mindful of the rhythms of nature, then our Husbandry Skills courses are probably for you!

Weekend 13th and 14th July 2019

Price: £120 – Duration: 2 Days

Time: 10am to 4pm

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Basket Making

Gathering/Foraging Baskets

Create a colourful basket using a variety of materials including Dogwood and Willow. Bring any interesting cuttings that can be included in your basket. Wisteria, Hazel, Dogwood, Corkscrew Willow etc.

Course Dates:

To be confirmed for 2020

Time: 10am to 4pm

Price: £120 per person

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Gifts

Gift Vouchers

Gift Vouchers are available for all our courses – and you can specify a course for the recipient, or let them choose for themselves. Simply decide whether you wish us to send a voucher for £60 (for any of our one-day courses), or £120 for a two-day course.

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Basket Making

Harvesting Baskets made from Willow

Willow has been the essential material for making baskets across northern Europe for centuries. Robust yet lightweight, a willow basket is the ultimate sustainable container.

Course Dates: Weekend 5th and 6th October 2019

Time: 10am to 4pm

Price: £120 per person

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Hedge Laying

Hedge Laying

Hedge laying is a skill which is being re-invigorated nowadays with farmers being encouraged to return to the ‘old ways’ of hedgerow management.

Course Dates:

Weekend 12th and 13th October 2019

Time: 10am to 4pm

Price: £120 per person

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Husbandry

Introduction to Husbandry Skills (1 day)

If you are interested in growing more of the food you eat each week, and wish to do so in a natural, ethical, time-honoured and sustainable way, mindful of the rhythms of nature, then our Husbandry Skills courses are probably for you!

Sunday 9th June 2019

Price: £60 Duration: 1 Day

Time: 10am to 4pm

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Painting

Painting with Sheep (one day course)

OK, so you won’t be using an actual sheep to paint with, and nor will they be coming in to join you in the class, but you will nonetheless be using combed, dyed sheep’s wool, soap and elbow grease to paint pictures!

Course Dates:

Saturday 9th November 2019

Time: 10am to 4pm

Price: £60 per person

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Basket Making

Plant Supports, Dragonfly Embellishments

Learn how to weave an obelisk plant support for climbing plants using green willow and a dragonfly sculpture. You will be using a selection of coloured willow to make the obelisk and pre-soaked willow for the dragonfly. All tools and materials provided, however if you have secateurs please bring them to the workshop together with a sturdy banana box to use as a former.

Course dates: To be confirmed for 2020

Time: 10am to 4pm

Price: £60 per person

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Woodwork Skills

Spoon Carving (1 day course)

This is a beginners class, no experience in using wood, knives and axes is necessary. If you have some experience then this will help you progress faster.

Course Dates:

Sunday 15th September 2019

Time: 10am – finish 5 / 5.30pm

Price: £60 per person

Max 8 students

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Stone Walling

Stone Walling

The main purpose of the course is to equip you with the knowledge and confidence to build a stone faced structure. It need not be limited to walls or boundaries – how about a sculpture or terrace in your garden?

Course Dates:

Weekend 28th and 29th September 2019

Time: 10am to 4pm

Price: £120 per person

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Special Event

Summer Celebration Day

Join us to celebrate the harvest, this year’s new arrivals on the hill and the summer season in all its glory. The day will be a chance to see what we get up to here at The Husbandry School and get involved with some fun activities for all the family.

Date: Saturday 27th July

Time: 10am to 4pm

Price: FREE!

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