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National Beanpole Week

National Beanpole Week 2017
8-16th April. Please see www.beanpoles.org.uk for more information.

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Dorset Coppice Group Woodfair

The Dorset Coppice Group Woodfair will be held at Bonsley Wood, Durweston on 6th May 2017.

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Free entrance with entertainment.

Competition entries 50p for non-members.

Food available.

See flyer for more details. WOODFAIR 2017

DCG Taster Day

The Dorset Coppice Group Taster Day will be held on 7th October 2017

More details to follow.

Please contact David Ewers for more information.

Email: naturalwoodcraft@btinternet.com

Bobbin Wood Spoons and Spatulas Course Dates

Bobbin Wood will be holding several courses throughout the summer.

The course dates for 2017 are:-

MAY 20/21st.
JUNE 10/11th and 24/25th
JULY 13/14th
AUGUST 5/6th
SEPTEMBER 7/8th and 16/17th

I now also sell course gift vouchers, that are ideal presents.
I will also shortly be listing Woodland Ways Days for parents and children to take place in school half terms and holidays.

For more information please visit www.bobbinwood.co.uk where you will also find a link to their Facebook page.

Dorset Coppice Group Taster Day – 22nd October 2016

The Dorset Coppice Group Craft Taster Day will be held at Bonsley Woods on 22nd October.

A chance to try your hand at some traditional woodcraft either to satisfy your curiosity, or as a foretaste of a more in-depth course.

More details to follow but last years activities were :

Hurdle making, charcoal burning, willow baskets, pole lathe turning,
walking sticks , spoon carving, trug making, pyrography,
rustic furniture making, shrink pots, hedgelaying and of course coppicing

The activities take place amongst lovely woodland at our Living Classroom. You will be able to choose 4 different activities each lasting 11⁄2 hours.

We have toilets and catering facilities and there are lovely walks for anyone not taking part.

Spaces are limited, so booking is essential, do let me know if you would like a booking form.

All materials supplied
Food and drink available all day to purchase

If you are interested in signing up please contact Dave Ewers on 01202 621508 or 07588 432812 or by email: randalls.farm@btinternet.com

National Beanpole Week

National Beanpole Week 9-17th April 2016

 

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National Beanpole Week calls on gardeners to support Britain’s coppiced woodlands by choosing eco-friendly, locally-grown coppiced beanpoles instead of imported bamboo canes.

By switching to British-grown coppiced beanpoles, gardeners and growers will be doing their bit to support the environment, wildlife, rural jobs, ancient skills and traditions – and their beans.

Traditionally managed coppiced woodlands are a really important part of our countryside because they supply us with truly sustainable wood, provide an incredibly rich wildlife habitat, support hundreds of rural jobs and keep many ancient skills and traditions alive.

Britain lost 90% of its coppiced woodland during the 20th century – and to protect what remains, we need to support the coppice workers who manage these woods by buying their excellent eco-friendly coppiced beanpoles.

Dorset Coppice Group Open Day 2016

The Dorset Coppice Group will be holding their Open Day on 14th May 2016 at Bonsley Wood.

 

Come and see our members demonstrating their crafts.

 

BUILD A SHAVE HORSE DAY

November 7th

Come and spend a day at Bonsley and build your own Shave Horse. All materials supplied including tea and coffee.

Cost for the day is £80 – this includes everything.

Contact David Ewers on:

01202 621508
07588 432812

Email: randalls.farm@btinternet.com

Spaces limited. Couples can make one between them if they wish.

DCG Taster Day 10th October 2015

The Dorset Coppice Group Craft Taster Day will be held at Bonsley Woods on 10th October.

A chance to try your hand at some traditional woodcraft
either to satisfy your curiosity, or as a foretaste of a more in-depth course

Activities available are :
Hurdle making, charcoal burning, willow baskets, pole lathe turning,
walking sticks , spoon carving, trug making, pyrography,
rustic furniture making, shrink pots, hedgelaying and of course coppicing

The activities take place amongst lovely woodland at our Living Classroom. You will be able to choose 4 different activities each lasting 11⁄2 hours.

We have toilets and catering facilities and there are lovely walks for anyone not taking part.

Spaces are limited, so booking is essential, do let me know if you would like a booking form.

All materials supplied
Food and drink available all day to purchase

The cost for the day is £40 per person.

If you are interested in signing up please contact Dave Ewers on 01202 621508 or 07588 432812 or by email: randalls.farm@btinternet.com

Pea Sticks and Bean Poles now available

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Please be aware that it is National Beanpole week 13th – 19th April.

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