Fancy learning some woodland crafts? Discover the inner workings of ancient woodland and have a go at some woodland skills. This is an event for adults & young people interested in woodland conservation!

  • 19 Mar 2016
  • 11am-3pm
  • Charing

This event is set in a semi-natural ancient woodland, managed for wildlife conservation & production of traditional craft materials. Please contact info@therootsproject.co.uk for further details and to book places.

All participants must be aged 16 or above.

The day will consist of:

  • Nature walk (covering woodland management, wildlife conservation, wild foods & ancient human occupation of the area).
  • Timber technology- using traditional tools to make mallets (which can be taken home).
    Construction of structures using woodland materials & knots eg- tripods, ladders or star-gazing chairs- this activity encourages exploring materials and lots of experimentation.
  • Making fire (practical activity exploring traditional fire lighting including ignition sources, natural tinders, accelerants and fire designs for specific purposes.
    We will also calculate the approximate carbon footprint of the event (including transport to the site). We will then plant trees to mitigate this.

All participants will be encouraged to participate in further activities by joining our free regular conservation task days.

We will also encourage people to undertake the John Muir Discovery Award during their visit. This will require a further visit or additional activity elsewhere to complete (for which we will provide the necessary support and assessment).

Meet at Kings Meadow, Monkery Lane, Charing

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