Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Green Wood Working Course

Green Wood Working Course

We are planning a course to take place in our 8 acre ancient woodland here in Tendring (Essex) working with green wood with pole lathe, cleaving, bodging etc.  The tutor would be an experienced wood Wright & course leader with assistants and the course would be limited to 5 trainees.  Cost would be about £85 including lunch and drinks.  Let me know if you are interested (probably later in April). 
We have installed a gate now at the wood.  The gate is a weathered old gate which we were lucky enough to be offered to fix and use (so it doesnt look out of place!) We will trade honey and egs for it.
I'm off to the Green Party Conference tomorow for 4 days look out on the news for reports (we hope)


  1. I might be interested in doing this course or a course held some other time if there are no places available. But where is your wood? Is it easy to get to without a car from Clacton? By the way, I don't know if you saw it but there was a new series started last week presented by Monty Don on BBC2 which looks at traidtional crafts and the first one was on greenwood working. If you didn't see it it should still be available on BBC iPlayer.