Lawrence Weston Community Farm

Courses and Workshops

courses

We run a mixture of accredited and non accredited courses at the community farm. We often run half day / day workshops including Spoon Making, Spinning Wool, Living Willow Construction and Hurdle Making. We are an Approved Ascentis delivery centre and can offer accredited courses in Beekeeping, Gardening and Animal Care. Please contact Kerry Rowe - Education Coordinator 01179 381128 kerry@lwfarm.org.uk for more information.

"Excellent course. First hand advice and sharing of experiences was invaluable. Location was very good for practical discussion and demonstrations. Would thoroughly recommend" A workshop attendee




Spoon Making

Saturday 25th May 10am - 4pm £45

Make a useful utensil from absolute scratch! Starting with a log you will use traditional greenwoodworking tools to; split, axe, shave, carve and whittle yourself a spoon. You will rough out a blank, hollow out the bowl and refine the shape, as well as discussing the safe use of tools and the properties of different woods. Wooden spoons are invaluable in the kitchen or when camping. Creating something with your hands is a fantastic way to 'unplug and unwind', espcially if outside in nature. This day will set you up with some basic greenwoodworking skills so you will be able to make other small items. Info will be given on the best knives to purchase if you want to keep whittling away at home.
This course is held outside in our Water Vole Woodland. There is uneven ground. Please call if you want to check access needs before booking. Adults only. Please bring lunch. Hot drinks provided.
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carved spoon

Fire by Friction: An Introduction to the Art of the Bow Drill

Sunday 26th May 10am - 2pm £30

A great way to learn a basic survival skill. Creating an ember and fire with a bow drill is hard work and requires perseverance but leads to a fantastic sense of achievement! We will learn the basic principles of fire lighting without matches, how to select materials, prepare a tinder bundle and nurture the precious spark into a flame! Bow drills will be supplied to use and ideas given for how to make your own at home. This course is held outside in our Water Vole Woodland. There is uneven ground. Please call if you want to check access needs before booking. Adults only. Please bring lunch. Hot drinks provided.
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bowdrill

Introduction to Volunteering

Mondays 10am - 1pm June 17th and 24th, July 1st and 8th 2019

Into to Volunteering

Talking Tables

Tuesdays 10am-1pm June 4th - 23rd July and 1st October - 19th November

Talking Tables

Herbal First Aid

Saturday 29th June 1-4pm £30

There are many plants in our gardens and hedgerows, either cultivated or weeds that can be used for herbal First Aid. Common plants such as Calendula and Plantain are extremely versatile and healing. Having a well stocked First Aid cabinet, means you'll be prepared for life's little accidents and making your own medicines is empowering and fun! When you make your own medicines, you know exactly what's in them and can tailor them to your own needs. Creating your own medicines also allows you to connect more deeply to nature and yourself, and are not tested on animals or have such a negative impact on the environment. In this workshop we will take a short walk around the farm and learn about how to identify and collect important plants, and make a healing herbal salve to take home. NB. This workshop will be looking at the bumps, knocks and minor aliments of everyday life, not emergency First Aid.
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Herbal First Aid

Lawrence Weston Community Farm
Saltmarsh Drive
Bristol
BS11 0NJ

0117 938 1128

office@lwfarm.org.uk

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Opening times

Open all year Tuesday to Sunday.Free entry.

9.30am - 4.30pm

Closed on Mondays, but open for Bank Holiday Mondays.

Registered Charity No: 1046563. Company No: 03040752.