Wed, 22 May|
Dry Stone Walling - Two Days
Are you looking to acquire a new skill? Want to know how to repair walls on your land or in your garden? Or simply want to know more about these quintessential features of the Cotswold Landscape? Join us for 2 days to pick up this traditional skill.
Time & Location
22 May 2024, 09:45 – 23 May 2024, 16:30
FarmED, Station Rd, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton, OX7 6BJ
About the Event
About the Event -
We are pleased to offer a 2-day practical course introducing Cotswold dry stone walling. Combining theory and plenty of practice, the course will give participants with little or no experience of the craft the opportunity to dismantle and rebuild a field wall using traditional techniques.
By the end of the course, participants will have understood and put into effect the key principles involved in the build and maintenance of these quintessential features of the British countryside. They will also have shared an enjoyable and worthwhile outdoors experience in the company of others.
The course will take place at FarmED, and all necessary tools and equipment will be provided. The course will also include tea and coffee on arrival and lunch in the FarmED cafe. Participants will receive a Certificate of Achievement on completion of the course.
Who Is The Event For?
This course is for anyone who wants to have a go at dry stone walling. You may be considering a career in the land-based sector, or would like to see if you have an aptitude for dry stone walling. You may simply be curious about the craft dry stone walling, or be thinking of developing it as a hobby. You may be considering taking it up in a voluntary capacity, or adding it to a portfolio of land-based skills. If any of these, this course is very likely to suit you. Working in a relaxed atmosphere alongside others keen to learn the basics of the trade, you'll gain a firm grounding in the key principles of dry stone wall repair and maintenance - and an appreciation of the importance which these structures play in the British rural environment.
The course will be led by Jeff Green, a LANTRA-qualified dry stone walling professional based in Bath. Jeff holds the LANTRA Certificate of Competence in Instructional Techniques and is a professionally registered member of the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain. He is a member of the National Trust’s Regional Advisory Group and a volunteer Ranger at the Trust’s Dyrham Park site. He holds a FAIB Certificate in Emergency First Aid at Work. Since 2019, he has built, restored and maintained a variety of field and residential dry stone walls in the region, including prestigious projects in the city of Bath.
Delivery of our mission is a collective effort and our values embrace inclusivity and diversity. We don’t want price to be a barrier to anyone visiting FarmED or attending our events. Read more about our tiered pricing policy here.
If cost is a barrier to you attending, then please do ask us for financial support. The FarmED Bursary offers free or subsidised places to those that will benefit most.
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Pay it forward and help us to support other people’s learning experiences.£175.00Tax: VAT included
Our recommended price that covers our costs£150.00Tax: VAT included
Our solidarity price for those who will benefit most.£125.00Tax: VAT included