Working in the outdoors and growing things is a wonderful distraction for anyone whose time is spent working in an unnatural urban environment.
With this in mind Forest Harvest runs a number of courses on self-sufficiency and bee keeping, but also other activities to encourage people into the open air.
Run Your Own Courses:
The shelter in the woods at Woodmill is a great venue to run courses contact us for more information.
If you would like to deliver your own courses we are here to help with a venue. We also offer an online booking service so you don’t have to be available all day to take calls.
Together with Forest Harvest there is also a better platform for advertising and marketing,
joint newspaper advertising, promotion as a group through organisations such as the National Forest Company or simply word of mouth.
Instructing others is also a good way to supplement your earnings, raise finance to develop your own hobbies or even turn skills into careers
An example of someone needing a new venue last year was make a clay oven. This year we are making our own clay ovens on one of the volunteer days, come along to see how it is done.
Volunteer for the Day:
If you are looking for other hobbies and interests, or working with other like-minded people then try one of our volunteer days, everyone welcome. It is an opportunity to learn new skills or utilise old ones. It comes with as many drinks and homemade biscuits as you want.
Clearing the orchard of brambles
If you are looking for greater involvement then may be manage the ducks on the pond.
These came naturally to the pond only two years after it was formed.
We are also looking for someone to make regular visits to record and photo fauna and flora.
These can then be recorded throughout the seasons.
Good eyesight is an advantage… smaller fingers even better!
Spot the Heath Butterfly
Spot the Tawny Owl
There are only a limited number of spaces for our volunteer days so please see the calendar for the dates of volunteer days.
We also have a small test question, how would you deal with the nettles below?
Forest school is a growing concept that has been in the UK for 20 years and is only just becoming better known. It involves open air creative activities where children can have a lot more control on what they do. Without realising it the kids learn maths, science and problem solving at the same time as having fun.
Most schools have forest schools on their agenda or are already including them in their schedules.
As the demand is ever increasing Forest Harvest is organising a group to achieve Level 3 practitioner. The course will be delivered by a qualified Forest School Trainer.
Students will be able to use this qualification to work independently with schools or to become part of our own forest school club in 2018.