The Naturewise Community forest garden team have a working trip to Coppicewood College
We needed a saw horse, hedging stakes and some faggot wood at the forest garden, so I invited anyone from the Naturewise volunteer team to join me at Coppicewood. I work at Coppicewood as a tutor and thought this was an ideal opportunity to furnish the forest garden with things we need while sharing the skills with the team. We had an excellent day out in Pengelli woods.
We had to choose the wood we needed for our saw horse, so went to the plot with our cutting list and began to saw wood to size.
Then using a froe, wedges and beatle split the wood for the saw horse ears, and legs.
Everyone had a go at using the froe and also using the cleaving break and their knees to prise apart the split.
We want to thank Coppicewood College for giving us access for this wonderful day full of sunshine trees, and learning.
Coppicewood College run courses here at Peneglli. You can find out more by visiting their website https://coppicewoodcollege.co.uk
Do contact them and now is the time to put yourself forward if you are interested, as course fill up.