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Devon Association of Smallholders

Courses are only available to members. Non-members should join DASH by following this link. If your membership has lapsed you can renew here.

130 Introduction to Green Woodworking
Venue: Clifford Barton
Cost: £100
Tutor: Alasdair Kilpatrick
Provided: Tea, coffee and biscuits. All tools and materials.
What you need to bring: Packed lunch. Please wear appropriate clothing, sturdy shoes are essential absolutely no sandals or flip flops please.

Who is this course designed for?

No experience is needed and families are welcome so come along and learn some new skills whilst having a great time!

The course will cover the following:

Learn how to select and use native trees to make a variety of items. We will look at how to make the most out of our native tree species in a way that promotes the health and diversity of the woodland environment.

Alasdair will take you through the selection process and uses before moving onto the art of Green Woodworking. Provide the knowledge, tools and materials needed to take you through each stage of the Green Wood processes before you use a pole lathe. Turn as many items as you like using a variety of local hard woods and unlock the full potential of this ancient craft.

No experience is needed and families are welcome so come along and learn some new skills whilst having a great time!

Training Officer: Carolyn McAllister
Beech Meadow Farm Northlew Okehampton EX20 3NG
email: training@devonsmallholders.co.uk
Phone: 07737 055 618

Pay by faster payments:
Bank Account Name: DASH
Bank Account Number: 31351460
Bank Sort Code: 77-09-21
Bank: Lloyds
Reference: your membership
number and course number

Cheques can be sent to:
DASH Training
Beech Meadow Farm
EX20 3NG
Make cheques payable to Devon Association of Smallholders

To book your place on a course please email or phone to check availability. training@devonsmallholders.co.uk 07737 055 618

Please note: If for any reason you need to cancel your place on a course, 2 weeks notice prior to the course date will be required to receive a full refund. If you have reserved a place, please make sure we receive payment 3 weeks before the course (6 weeks for non-members). Thank you.

Most of our courses are aimed at adults and are quite intensive, so they are not aimed at children. If you would like to bring a child on a course please discuss it with the training manager before booking. It is assumed that bookings you make are for adults. Only people who have paid the course fee are allowed at the training venue. Do not bring pets or other animals to the training venue unless you are required to do so as part of the course. Most venues are working smallholdings and dogs or other animals (even if left in your car) are disruptive and compromise biosecurity.