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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Self-build wind turbine 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: 
7 July 2010 to 14 July 2010
Teachers
Suneil Tagore
Cost: 
£440-£380
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Permaculture Certificate course for Developing Partners

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There may be places given to people outside of the organisation. This is a publicly funded course and preference will be given to people from minority or excluded communities.

Dates: 
12 July 2010 to 31 October 2010
More dates and times information: 
Dates are yet to be finalised but they will be during week days.
Teachers
Wilf Richards
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