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We use our farm and woodland as venues for short courses 


a sample of what's been happening on the farm...


   Cumbrian basket maker Phil Bradley delivering a basket making course 

     

      

      

     


 


growing cooking and eating...

   

      

We grow a lot of our own food on the farm, and support small groups of teachers wanting to develop their food growing skills with a view to setting up vegetable gardens with their children in school.
 



   Timber frame builder Malcolm Lemmon running a 4 day course for BHMAT apprentices using douglas fir sourced locally and milled on the farm.



        

        

                                    


Another timber frame constructed under Malcolm's expert guidance - oak this time.


    

           

   

     

    
  
      


          
     

   Supporting BTCV by teaching a group of young people -developing green woodworking skills, weaving hurdles to repair
   the bankside of a heavily eroded stream..
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  and making shave horses as part of their project

          


            
                                                                                                                    the two finished shave horses



  and in the woods...

  

   

      

   

  
This ash timber frame was built on a course that ran across eight weeks. 



we also get out and about... 

We have a long standing working friendship with NECA and their community allotment project in Boldon South Tyneside. They are currently building a communal sitting area and clay oven 

   

   

   

           

   








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