2017 Events



Make 2017 the year you really get out into the woods and learn some new skills! 

 

Try one of our courses and learn about trees, making things with wood and spending quality time outdoors. Most of the courses last a day and are priced to allow just about anyone to attend.


Date Course Cost Calendar
January
TBD Workday Free
February
18th February Fire Masterclass
Don’t gawp at Ray Mears on the telly making fire in the pouring rain, learn how to do it yourself! Dive into the magic and practical skills of fire-making. This will include the basics of kindling, selecting wood, starting fire in wet and windy weather, using the ‘fire steel’ and also having a go at using the bow-drill. No experience necessary.
£55.00
TBD Workday Free
March
TBD Workday Free
11th March Find your Inner Axe Maiden and Warrior
A repeat of 2016's popular course! Become really proficient at chopping, sawing and stacking firewood. Ever wanted to step up with an axe to a big log and ‘twack’ - see it split neatly into useful sizes? If so, then this day is for you. It’s a real ‘back to basics’ and learn to tackle any size or type of log day.
£55.00
April
TBD Workday Free
8th April Going Birch Crazy again!
Repeat of our successful course held in 2016. A day in celebration of our native birch, including birch tapping for wine and other drinks, how birch trees grow and colonise land, getting the knowledge to become a superstar of fire and firewood, and all the healing aspects of this wonderful tree. We guarantee you’ll become a Birch Champion after this course!
£55.00
29th April Passionate about Pine
Pine grown as a plantation crop often gets a bad press but it is actually an amazing tree, offering fast growth, wonderful construction materials, and a wide range of healing and herbal tonics from the resin, bark and needles. An experiential day led by Sophia Campeau and Christine Meadows that will turn you into a pine fan.
£55.00
May
TBD Workday Free
6th May Spoon Academy
Ever fancied learning how to make a lovely wooden spoon or spatula? This is your chance to spend a great day with Jill Swan of ‘Treedomwoods Spooncarving',and learn all the techniques of cutting, carving and finishing off the transformation of green wood into a fine spoon. Knowledge of some basic whittling techniques would help as the day is more of an‘intermediate’day than last year's beginners course.
£55.00
20th May Quirky Quercus – Loving that Oak
A day of immersion in the wonderful world of the famous oak. Learn about its life-cycle, its many uses and products, as well as practical skills with management, pruning and growing.
£55.00
June
TBD Workday Free
July
TBA Summer Camp
Come and join us at our Annual Summer camp in Lower Vert Woods in the last week of July. We come together as individuals, couples and families to make a new family for the week and really go deep in experiencing the woods vibe and culture. We aim to blend a lovely mixture of working with the woods, making things, playing lots of games, cooking and eating together, making music and sitting round the fire ‘hanging out’.
TBA
August
TBD Workday Free
September
TBD Workday Free
October
TBD Workday Free
November
TBD Workday Free
December
TBD Workday Free

Other 2017 courses on Hornbeam, Pine, and making a stool to be announced.


Lower Vert Woods is a beautiful mixed woodland in East Sussex, close to the village of Laughton (6 miles from Lewes). The woods are host to rare butterflies, owls, buzzards and wild orchids. After 40 years of neglect they are being managed and returned to native hardwoods. It is a great place to hang out, learn new skills, absorb lots of cool information, and make super things with your hands. Check us out on our Facebook Page –‘Vert Woods Work Days’.
Information on our courses in 2016 can be found here.

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