TAILOR MADE CRAFT COURSES FOR GROUPS
Here at Lower Upcott Farm, we pride ourselves in being intensely practical. This is borne mainly from having to make a full time living from wood over the last 17 years – It is our livelihood but it is also our passion.
This passion has developed into all aspects of our life so that we get great satisfaction not only from making things, but also from growing our own vegetables, eating our own meat and making our own delicious hedgerow wines. Come and experience and enjoy what we have to offer.
Gift Vouchers are available for all our courses; an original and memorable present.
Should any clubs or groups wish to do courses, then any combination of the advertised courses can be arranged for a daily fee. Other courses which we have done in the past and which we can arrange for groups include:
- Hedgerow winemaking
- Working woods the medieval way
- Unlock the secrets to identifying timber
- Woodland walk and tree identification
- Tree folklore
- Making your own plant supports / trellis, etc.
- Bentwood chair making course
- Identification of woodland flora
- From Felling to Selling (making the most out of your woodlands)
- Survival courses
Groups wishing to come for a weekend or longer will be able to choose a number of courses to suit their interests. For large groups, we shall be able to give a choice of courses for each day to suit different interests.Just ring us to discuss your needs. - We will do our very best to make your time here a great learning experience as well as great fun.
TAILOR MADE EDUCATIONAL COURSES FOR GROUPS
School or college groups are always welcome and we are able to tailor the day’s activities to suit your needs.
Ben May makes a full time living out of using traditional woodland skills and adopting environmentally sound principles and practices in order to make a range of innovative high quality products.
Mark Snellgrove is a member of the Charter Institute of Forestry and is a very experienced forester and sawmiller. He has a wealth of practical ability and forestry knowledge and a keen interest in woodland crafts.
Lorraine Smith (Larry) has a fine art background and as well as working alongside Ben, enjoys sharing her extensive knowledge of hedgerow wine making and brewing (hic!)
Ben’s mother Tessa is an experienced basket-maker and teaches the basket-making course.