Introduction to Building a Wind Turbine

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The course is hands-on, so those who come will get experience in all aspects of building a wind turbine from scratch. This includes carving blades from wood, hand winding copper coils, working with magnets, setting resins and welding a steel mounting.

Dates: 
16 July 2010 to 18 July 2010
Cost: 
£100 to £450 depending on means
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Introduction to Beekeeping

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The course is aimed at people who are interested in taking up bee-keeping or wanting to learn more about bees. It aims to provide a background into practical beekeeping and an afternoon session with the bees. It is designed as a taster session to see if people wish to pursue beekeeping further. We will look at the basics of bee-keeping, hive construction and siting, managing bees, where to get bees and equipment and the importance of bees in the environment.

Dates: 
5 September 2010
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Arrival is around 9.30 am for tea/coffee/introductions etc. for a 10.00am start. All courses include a free lunch using products grown on the smallholding itself wherever possible. Lunch is usually a simple vegetarian meal.
Teachers
Jonathan Garratt
Cost: 
£48
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Introduction to Beekeeping

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he course is aimed at people who are interested in taking up bee-keeping or wanting to learn more about bees. It aims to provide a background into practical beekeeping and an afternoon session with the bees. It is designed as a taster session to see if people wish to pursue beekeeping further. We will look at the basics of bee-keeping, hive construction and siting, managing bees, where to get bees and equipment and the importance of bees in the environment.

Dates: 
17 July 2010 to 18 July 2010
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2 day course. Arrival is around 9.30 am for tea/coffee/introductions etc. for a 10.00am start. All courses include a free lunch using products grown on the smallholding itself wherever possible. Lunch is usually a simple vegetarian meal.
Teachers
Jonathan Garratt
Cost: 
£96
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Introduction to Beekeeping

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The course is aimed at people who are interested in taking up bee-keeping or wanting to learn more about bees. It aims to provide a background into practical beekeeping and an afternoon session with the bees. It is designed as a taster session to see if people wish to pursue beekeeping further. We will look at the basics of bee-keeping, hive construction and siting, managing bees, where to get bees and equipment and the importance of bees in the environment.

Dates: 
14 August 2010
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Arrival is around 9.30 am for tea/coffee/introductions etc. for a 10.00am start. All courses include a free lunch using products grown on the smallholding itself wherever possible. Lunch is usually a simple vegetarian meal.

Please wear suitable clothing for the afternoon’s event of looking at live bee hives. Some boots (Wellingtons are best), long sleeved top, long trousers and some washing up type gloves (‘Marigold’ type from most supermarkets are particularly suitable). Beekeepers protective clothing will be provided

Cost: 
£48
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Beekeeping

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This is a 6 week introductory beekeeping course covering the
following topics:
• Tools and equipment
• Management
• Maintenance
• Pests & Diseases
• Hive making
• Plants for bees
The course is designed for non-beekeepers, with a desire to
take up the hobby. The course will include inspection of the
Offshoots beehives, weather permitting. Veils and gloves will
be supplied - sturdy footwear and long trousers are essential.
If you are allergic to bee stings this course is not for you.

Dates: 
3 July 2010 to 7 August 2010
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Saturdays, 9.30am - 3.00pm

Traditional Skills - a 6 week course

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We run a 6 week course covering Traditional skills and crafts
including:
• Dry Stone Walling
• Introduction to Beekeeping
• Charcoal Making
• Potager Gardening
• Woodland Management & Tree Propagation
• Making Greenwood Coppice Products (ie. hanging baskets)

Dates: 
8 September 2010 to 13 October 2010
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Every Wednesday, 9.30am - 3.00pm

Practical Basic Stone Masonry

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This course is all about making useful stones for building simple buildings. Included is boning stone (making a flat surface), quoin making (making corner stones), pitching (striking off large mass of stone to leave rough face), punching (finer face) and foundation in building and setting out (using made stone). We will be using both Blue Lias limestone and Penant sandstone.

Whether you're looking to enter the trade as a Stonemason, expand your knowledge of working with stone, involved or interested in restoration and conservation, or perhaps own a stone property in need of maintenance, this course is the ideal place to begin.

Dates: 
4 September 2010 to 5 September 2010
Teachers
Master Stonemason Saul Nicholas
Cost: 
£180-£115 depending on circumstances
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Self-build wind turbine weekend course

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This is a practical course on building a wind turbine from scratch. It includes carving aerodynamic blades from wood, winding electric coils, welding mountings, assembling electronic control systems and full installation on a tower. By the end of the course, participants will have built a large fully working turbine that will be in use at Coed in a variety of applications for many years to come. Basic theory of how to capture, manage and store energy from the wind will also be covered. The designs used are based on the Hugh Piggott axial flux.

Dates: 
9 July 2010 to 11 July 2010
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6pm Friday -- 6pm Sunday, see also full week course 7th-14th
Teachers
Suneil Tagore
Cost: 
£290-£230
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