An event for the family! Have a go at some ancient woodland crafting skills and experience first hand how good woodland management is essential for the wildlife and plantlife that thrives here.

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

This free event is set in a semi-natural ancient woodland, managed for wildlife conservation & production of traditional craft materials.

It is suitable for children over the age of 10. All under 16’s must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Please contact carrie@therootsproject.co.uk for further details or to book places.

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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