Forest Garden Shovelstrode is an enchanting woodland retreat offering traditional craft courses and secluded yurt accommodation. We offer a wide range of traditional woodland craft courses and spiritual retreats including green wood working, beekeeping, hurdle making, bowl carving, spoon carving and willow basketry.
8 training courses found
Spend the morning learning to identify and forage your ingredients before indulging in a delicious home cooked meal at Forest Garden Shovelstrode. You will then be taught how to make your collection of flowers, leaves or fruits into wines, beers or ‘champagne’ around our brewing fire.
A one day course as an introduction to Bee keeping. You will learn about the management of the honey bee and different types of hives and equipment required for beekeeping.
You will learn as a group the basic principles of construction to build a clay oven. This will enable you to design and create your own clay oven for pizza or bread making at home.
Making a Stool - This course will focus on producing a beautifully crafted and unique piece of furniture and fully understanding the natural shrinkage qualities of timber for ‘dry jointing’ and making a sturdy piece without the need for glue, nails or screws. After three days you will be able to take home a stool with either a woven cord or bark seat.
This 6 day course takes you through the entire process of creating a chair from a tree. Use of pole lathe and shave horse with tradional tools and also steam bending are parts of the process that will be covered.
Join us as we take a day to begin to explore these spectacular organisms in the beautiful setting of the Ashdown Forest..
Able bodied children over the age of 10 years accompanied by one adult per child. This one day course is aimed at learning basic green woodworking skills with your child.
Spend the first part of the day foraging either flowers and leaves, or fruits, then, after a beautiful home cooked lunch, learn how to turn those basic and easily accessible ingredients into your own jarred and preserved store cupboard treats, from hergal teas, to hawthorn ketchup, to rosehip syrup. You’ll leave with a few things to take home and impress your friends.