Bushcraft Overnight

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Bushcraft is not just about survival, its about everyday life skills and the understanding of the natural world. From fire lighting and tool use to foraging, herbal medicine and cooking in nature.

So if you would like to spend more time outdoors, getting closer to nature, learning new skills and discovering what plants you can eat, then Bushcraft is for you!

We will cover everything on a deeper level and have the chance to explore more aspects of Bushcraft, as well as look at more ways of utilising and reconnecting with the natural environment.

We plan to cover building shelters, tool use, lighting a fire, which plants to use for cordage, ethnobotany and cooking over a camp fire. Please see our website for full details.

Camping is included in the price, whether you would like to spend the night in the woods in your newly constructed shelter, in a hammock around the woodland base camp or in a tent in the camping field.

Please bring: bowl and cutlery, mug, sleeping equipment (sleeping bag, hammock/bivy bag & tarp or tent). A spare set of practical clothing. Please bring a packed lunch for the first day.

Dates: 
16 July 2022 to 17 July 2022
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Course commences at 10.00am and finishes at 4.00pm each day
Teachers
Ryan Knight Fox
Apprentice Teachers
Cost: 
Fee: £160 per person (incl some meals, snacks and drinks)
Contact address: 
Denmark Farm Conservation Centre, Betws Bledrws
Contact name: 
Mara Morris
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01570 493358
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Ethnobotany Overnight

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Ethnobotany is not just the study of trees and plants but it is also how we interact with them and how we have connected with them and utilised them from the beginning of time.

So whether you are interested in learning about tree & plant identification or the vast amount of different ways we can utilise them in everyday life, then this is the course for you.

On this two day and one night course we will explore everything on a deeper level and have the chance to cover more species, as well as look at more ways of utilising and reconnecting with the natural environment.

We will look at ecology, herbal medicine, foraging for food, uses of different woods, natural materials for fire lighting, making cordage, herbal teas and much more!

What we plan to cover:
-Tree Identification
-Ecology
-Herbal Medicine
-Foraging for Food
-Tool use: knife, axe and folding saw.
-Fire Lighting & Cooking
-Making Ointments & Tinctures
-Woodland crafts: cordage, leaf bashing, artist charcoal, basic natural dyeing.
-Foraging pouch: make your own foraging pouch, with handmade cordage drawstring, with handmade wooden beads.

Camping is included in the price, whether you would like to spend the night in the woods in a hammock or in a tent in the camping field.

Food: As a group we will be cooking dinner on the first day, breakfast the following morning and then lunch. Learn what woods are best for different types of cooking. We will be adding foraged ingredients to each meal. Please bring a packed lunch for the first day. The food for the meals will depend on peoples allergies and diet, etc.

Equipment you need for this course: bowl and cutlery, mug, A spare set of practical clothing, sleeping equipment (sleeping bag, hammock/bivy bag & tarp or tent). Please bring lunch for the first day.

Dates: 
13 August 2022 to 14 August 2022
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Course commences at 10.00 am and finishes at 4.00 pm each day
Teachers
Ryan Knight Fox
Cost: 
£160 per person (includes some meals, snacks & drinks)
Contact address: 
Denmark Farm Conservation Centre, Betws Bledrws
Contact name: 
Mara Morris
Telephone number: 
01570 493358

The Ethnobotanist

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Ethnobotany is not just the study of trees and plants but it is also how we interact with them and how we have connected with them and utilised them from the beginning of time.

So whether you are interested in learning about tree & plant identification or the vast amount of different ways we can utilise them in everyday life, then this is the course for you.

We will look at ecology, herbal medicine, foraging for food, uses of different woods, natural materials for fire lighting, making cordage, herbal teas and more!

What we plan to cover:
-Plant Identification
-Tree Identification
-Ecology
-Herbal Medicine
-Foraging for Food
-Fire Lighting & Cooking
-Making Ointments
-Woodland crafts: leaf bashing, candle holders and artist charcoal.

Dates: 
26 June 2022
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Course commences at 10.00am and finishes at 5.00 pm
Teachers
Ryan Knight Fox
Cost: 
£60 per person (includes lunch, campfire snacks and drinks)
Contact address: 
Denmark Farm Conservation Centre, Betws Bledrws
Contact name: 
Mara Morris
Telephone number: 
01570 493358

An Introduction to Bushcraft

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Bushcraft is not just about survival, its about everyday life skills and the understanding of the natural world. From fire lighting and tool use to foraging, herbal medicine and cooking in nature.
So if you would like to spend more time outdoors, getting closer to nature, learning new skills and learning what plants you can eat, then Bushcraft is for you!

On our one day Bushcraft course you will learn all the basic skills needed to start your journey in Bushcraft and get more connected with nature.

What we plan to cover:
Shelters: You will learn to build various woodland shelters, from a debris A-frame shelter to a tarp shelter for a hammock or bivy bag. We will also show you various knots.

Tool Use: You will be learning how to use a knife, folding saw and axe safely and learning various knife grips. You will then be making wooden mallets and pegs, a pot hanger and learning to split wood safely.

Fire: Learn about fires, from safety and finding wood to fire lays and lighting a fire with a fire striker & flint and steel. Discover various natural tinders, how to find dry wood and have a go at lighting a fire using a tinder bundle.

Cooking: Make a pot hanger to cook some food over your own fire.

Ethnobotany: You will learn to ID a mix of trees and plants which you can use for fire lighting, herbal first aid or that you can eat.

Dates: 
27 May 2022
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Course commences at 10.00 am and finishes at 5.00 pm
Teachers
Ryan Knight-Fox
Cost: 
£60 per person (includes lunch, campfire snacks and drinks)
Contact address: 
Denmark Farm Conservation Centre, Betws Bledrws
Contact name: 
Mara Morris
Telephone number: 
01570 493358

An Introduction to Forest Gardening

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A two day Introduction to the principles of Forest Gardening. Suitable for anyone interested in creating a productive and low maintenance food growing area.

A forest garden is primarily a food-producing habitat, based on the model of a natural woodland in its early stages of development. Comprised of several layers – and usually including fruit and nut trees, fruit bushes, perennial vegetables and other useful plants – it can be tailored to fit any garden. With careful design, a forest garden will be low maintenance and highly productive for many years to come. This course will cover:

- Concepts and principles of forest gardening
- Food crops and other benefits of forest gardens
- Forest garden design and grouping of plants
- The basics of plant selection and establishment

There will be a chance to have a go at designing a simple forest garden and a special visit to the diverse forest gardens at Angie’s smallholding. No prior knowledge will be assumed, though participants may wish to learn more about some specific gardening and fruit growing techniques, such as pruning, after the course.

Dates: 
4 April 2022 to 5 April 2022
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Course commences at 9.30am to 4.30 pm each day
Teachers
Dr Angie Polkey
Apprentice Teachers
Cost: 
£110
Contact address: 
Betws Bledrws
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Mara Morris
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An Introduction to Permaculture

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A two day Introduction to the principles of Permaculture Design. Suitable for anyone seeking to live and work more sustainably.

This course aims to give you the foundation tools of permaculture design so that you can create more sustainable ways of living and working. It will give you a good grounding in the core elements of a permaculture approach including the ethical framework that underpins it, the principles from nature that it draws on, and a design framework for applying them. You will be able to explore and consider the issues that matter to you in your life and work, and learn about practical examples of permaculture in a range of contexts. You will also consolidate your learning by undertaking a short, small group design exercise during which you will develop a permaculture design for a designated area.

By the end of the Introductory course you will be able to:

- Explain what permaculture is and how it draws upon and puts into practice insights from the field of ecology;
- Describe ways in which it can be applied, with reference to a range of examples;
- Identify ways in which you may be able to use permaculture design in your life
- Carry out a basic permaculture design using the tools provided.

Dates: 
2 April 2022 to 3 April 2022
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Course commences at 9.30 am and finishes at 4.30pm each day
Teachers
Dr Angie Polkey
Apprentice Teachers
Cost: 
£110
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Betws Bledrws
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Mara Morris
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01570 493358
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Traditional Hedge-laying

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A unique opportunity to spend two days developing your traditional hedge-laying skills with expert countryside craftsman Peter Drake.

You will learn the benefits and techniques of hedgerow management including singling and high pruning as well as laying. The principle aim is to give you as much ‘hands-on’ traditional hedge-laying experience as possible. The course will involve laying an established but newly planted hedge, never been laid before, mostly consisting of hazel, hawthorn and blackthorn, and filling in gaps with new tree saplings. We will be laying an approx 25-20 m hedge in the local Ceredigion style.

The hedge is a boundary hedge on a property just a mile or so from Denmark Farm. We will meet first at Denmark Farm to look at some different hedges, already laid and in different stages of development, around the nature reserve.

Peter will also cover health and safety and the basics of tool maintenance. All tools and equipment will be provided. Please come dressed for cold and wet weather and bring a packed lunch and a flask.

Dates: 
29 January 2022 to 30 January 2022
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Course commences at 9.00 am and finishes at 4.00 pm each day
Teachers
Peter Drake
Apprentice Teachers
Cost: 
£110
Contact address: 
Betws Bledrws
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Mara Morris
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01570 493358
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ACE - Activating Cultural Emergence

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Join Looby Macnamara, author of Cultural Emergence, for this pioneering experience to discover tools for positive cultural evolution. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the global activation and development of Cultural Emergence.

Looby invites you to join this in-person Cultural Emergence weekend course at Applewood. During this course people will come together to ask the following questions:

How can we facilitate cultural change?
What do we want the new culture and new story to look like?
What part can we play in helping it to emerge?

We will look at the many levels of culture, right through from our own personal culture and patterns of being, to the global context. We will share tools, techniques, processes and ways of being, thinking and seeing differently. Each person is adding their own unique voice of insight and wisdom to create exciting, engaging and illuminating experiences. You will learn how to use the toolkit in your own lives to become more intentional in making your relationships kinder, more connected and truly regenerative. You will be invited to contribute to the ongoing, evolving, global conversation of how we can use Cultural Emergence to manifest action and momentum in enhancing positive connections for individuals, families, groups and communities of all types.

Dates: 
10 June 2022 to 12 June 2022
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Arrivals on friday afternoon or Sat morning, departures on sunday afternoon. You can camp or travel in for the days.
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sliding scale from £95, bursary places available as well
Contact name: 
Emma
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07786 262 864
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CEED - Cultural Emergence Effective Design

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The CEED (Cultural Emergence Effective Design) course is an adventure into manifesting our goals and visions with Looby Macnamara and Jon Young. You are guided to make a design for yourself using the Design Web (created by Looby) for any area of your life you wish to enhance.
This training will give you the confidence and skills to design any aspect of your life. You will gain design skills and tools ready to take forward and do more designs.

There will be 2 phases to this course. The pre-design reflective phase and then the active design phase.

The reflective phase will be a deep reflective process called the Renewal of Creative Path which will prepare the ground for effective design.

The course has videos, audios, comments forum, class community, 3 live group calls with Looby and Jon and 3 smaller group tutorials with the CEED team.

Dates: 
17 January 2022 to 7 March 2022
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As soon as you enroll you get access to the reflective process of Renewal Of Creative Path, the active design phase starts on 17th Jan. There will be whole group calls with Looby and Jon and alternate weeks of smaller group tutorials with the CEED team,
Teachers
Jon Young
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Cost: 
sliding scale from £95, bursary places available as well
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Emma
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07786 262 864
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PEACE - Peace, Empowerment And Cultural Emergence Retreat

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Join Looby Macnamara, Leona Johnson and Regina Paul for this nurturing experience to discover tools for positive cultural evolution.

This is an exciting opportunity to connect, relax and have fun with the author of Cultural Emergence on her land. Come and enjoy fires under starry skies, deep and meaningful conversations, connection time with the more than human world and songs and laughter together.

This module of the Cultural Emergence toolkit gives us the opportunity to deeply connect with ourselves, each other and the more than human world. It is an experiential journey to finding peace and empowerment within ourselves. We can carry these tools forward to emerge a peaceful culture in our own lives.

Dates: 
8 August 2022 to 14 August 2022
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Arrivals on Monday 8th afternoon, departures on Sunday 14th after breakfast
Teachers
Regina Paul, Leona Johnson
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Cost: 
Sliding scale from £450
Contact name: 
Emma
Telephone number: 
07786 262 864