Rural Skills Group

Some of you have met Julie who comes into the centre on Tuesdays and Thursdays and have been able to visit her farm at Longburton. Julie is happy to welcome you onto her farm to learn about a variety of interests and the great life outdoors. You can take part in a variety of experiences, including learning how to bottle-feed lambs, take part in ‘Foster a Farm Animal’ Scheme which includes caring for the chosen animal on a regular basis, making bird boxes, planting trees, making a wormary, learning about conservation and how to grow vegetables from seed ready to be sold at market.

We are developing a working group to work on the land with Shane, who has vast experience in all things rural – such as hedge-laying, tree-planting, coppicing and hurdle-making.

There may be a chance for some students to camp out overnight and sleep under the stars (and under our supervision), learn how to make a camp fire, how to cook, and find out who can manage to spend a night without a TV to watch

Watch out for more information after Easter and let us know if you want to be included.

Written on Tuesday, March 27th, 2007 at 11:51 am by Julia. Filed under News.

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