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Workshops are half-day or evening (approx 3 hours) and can be tailored to suit any group; the cost of booking a workshop varies and is dependent upon the actual workshop, your budget and location.
Browse our selection of workshops for Spring/Summer 2020 below.
- For dates, locations, times and prices see listings below the relevant workshop.
Unfortunately due to the current situation with the Coronavirus we are unable to take any bookings and do not have any workshops running.
We are hoping to be going again by autumn. If you are interested one of our workshops please register your interest on the form to the right.
Infused oils are the basis for many products, from soaps to skin balms, salves to dipping oils. Learn the techniques for infusing oils and the many wonderful uses for them:
- Suitable Oils and their properties
- Types of infusion
- Techniques & how to store
- Dipping oils
- Flavoured cooking oils
- Beauty products
- Natural Remedies
Identify your Soil
Our soil gets it’s main defining characteristics from the parent rock which lies beneath it; this governs the type of soil that is created, which in turn affects what will successfully grow in it.
The UK has one of the most diverse geologies of anywhere in the world, this can change drastically in very short distances and means that your soil can be totally different to soil that is a few streets away or in the next village. Historical land usage can also play an immense role.
Bring a small jar of your soil to this workshop and learn how to identify what type your soil is, how to measure it’s key nutrients and techniques for regenerating it naturally.
Fruit leather is an easy and absolutely fantastic way to preserve fruit. With all the health benefits and flavour of the fruit retained and correctly stored it will last not only until next year’s harvest but well beyond (5 years has been known).
It is even better when this food has come for free; foraged from the hedgerows (season allowing; with just sugar and a lemon to be bought).
Learn how to make this treat that is so wonderful it very often gets eaten before it can reach storage. (Out of season fruits other than hedgerow ones will be used)
Surrounded in folk-lore, myth and mystery – a corn dolly was traditionally woven out of the last sheaf of wheat cut at the end of the harvest. Whilst weaving your own Glory Braid (traditional style of Corn Dolly) to take home, you will learn some amazing facts about this age-old traditon.
Being a harvest tradition this workshop is best run late summer. Materials supplied.
Traditional Craft Workshop
A lot of people are put off growing their own food by a lack of time for what they see as a constant task; a perpetual round of sowing or planting, weeding and digging before they can get to the pay-off of harvesting. Buying new seeds/plants each year is also a put-off if you are on a tight budget.
There is another way; there are a multitude of perennial plants that are edible, reducing the cost and the workload at the same time.
Covers the theory of the How, Why, What and Where
Talking with Trees
Trees Talk to Each Other in a Language that We Can Learn
- Find out about their family bonds & relationships
- How they communicate & interact
- Learn how to see their energy fields
- Hear their heartbeat & pulse
- Hugging allowed but not compulsory
- Workshop suitable for outdoor woodland area
- You will never look at trees in the same light again
Lotions 'n' Potions
The village wise-woman/cunning-man was a cross between apothecary/healer, midwife and wildcrafter – a mainstay of their practice was their knowledge of making lotions ‘n’ potions.
- Oil Infusions
- Health & Safety Considerations
A theory workshop exploring types and ingredients