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Working with Wood Weekend


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Give yourself a treat this Easter weekend - both days are bookable independently at £45 per day, but if you can now book both days for just £81 (£63 concessions)

On Saturday, you will learn some of the basic techniques of traditional woodland management and coppice craft in a mindful, calm and clear environment in the tranquil natural setting of Coed Gwern.

On Sunday, you will learn about some of the basic skills, tools, and techniques of green woodworking.
We will gather and harvest material and explore practical and beautiful ways to shape wood and produce useful products.

Get a basic introduction to the pole lathe, shave horse, chopping blocks, and carving tools, as well as learning how to sharpen tools and clamp your work.

The emphasis is on cultivating a holistic perspective of the well-being of both people and place.

Your tutor is Gareth Fysh-Foskett, a former Buddhist monk who has spent much of the past decade living, working and meditating in woodlands.

The two days will run from 10am – 4.30pm, and include break periods for tea and lunch.

Some of the day will be held in silence, but there will be opportunities for discussion as well as independent learning.
There will be exercises that are both physically active and co-operative, as well as periods of inward reflection.

Participants are asked to bring their own weather-appropriate outdoor clothing (waterproofs, wellies, sunblock etc.) and a packed lunch, though tea and healthy snacks will be provided. You can also order a delicious vegetarian packed lunch from CAT for £10 with your course and we can cater for special diets.

Make it a mini-break.

At CAT we offer self-catering, B&B, half board and full board accommodation on-site, in both en-suite private rooms and shared dorm rooms from as little as £20/night.
Call us on 01654 704 952 to book - or email courses@cat.org.uk

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