Come and learn the techniques of fruit tree pruning, with an introduction covering the what, where, when, why and how to prune. Following on from a successful fruit tree pruning workshop in February, this time we are concentrating on our community orchard’s stone-fruit trees. The session will be run by Karen Limbrick, a Garden Organic/Three Counties Traditional Orchard Project ‘Orchard Champion’ and member of Marcher Apple Network. Please bring secateurs, loppers, pruning saws or bowsaws if you have them. Stout boots and gardening gloves are essential. Some tools will be available on the day. £25 per person. Early bird booking discount of £5 if booked before 25th April 2019. 10am-1pm
This May Half Term, join us in our Pokémon Lab, staffed by Professor Spindle! Professor Spindle’s area of research is the habitats of the wild pokémon. Trainers who visit the lab will look at pokémon and similar animals; divide pokémon into the different types of plants and animals and document pokémon known only to the trainers to be entered into Professor Spindle’s Pokedex. Finishing by going around our meadows working out the habitats of different wild pokémon. 1pm-2.30pm £4 per accompanied 3-11 year old, booking advised.
This workshop is all about the joys of fair weather eating. You will make sensational salads, perfect picnics and sweet treats to enjoy on all those lazy Summer days. With her flair for foraging and her gardening knowhow, Milly will show you how to prepare delicious dishes
using local herbs, vegetables and country produce. As always, you’ll go home with lots of your day’s achievements so bring plenty of containers! £35 per person, booking essential.
Get to grips with scything at this one-day course run by Natural England site manager, Simon Cooter. We will include: introduction to scything, setting up the snath, the angles of the blade, honing the blade, mowing technique and practice, hay meadow management, cutting different vegetation and sharpening and peening. We will be using alpine scythes but participants are welcome to bring their own. Boots or good shoes are required and clothing suitable for the weather. £50.00 per person to include all equipment. Booking essential.