Workshops

Workshops

Our workshops are half-day or evening (approx 3 hours) and can be tailored to suit any group. If you would like any further information or have any questions just use the contact form.

We are happy to deliver workshops in most locations across England and Wales; 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. If you have any questions, or would like more  information, please use our contact form on the right.

If you would like to book onto one of our workshops please check the Calendar for dates, times, locations and booking info, to see if we have one running in your area.

Calendar

Infusing Oils

A workshop where you can 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
  • Aromatherapy/massage
  • Beauty products
  • Natural Remedies 
Bottled oil infusions

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.

Soil with a worm
Earthworms are the best indicator of biological soil health

Hedgerow Fruit Leather

Apricot Fruit Leather

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)

Fruit Leather - natural
Fruit Leather Rolls

Corn Dolly

Traditional Craft Workshop

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.

Corn Dolly
A Glory Braid - traditional corn dolly

Edible Perennials

Covers the theory of the How, Why and What

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.

Edible Perennials
Ramsons - Allium ursinum, known as wild garlic