Work alongside Farmer Tim and learn then ancient art of hedge-laying. In this hands-on hedge-laying course you’ll lay a hedge from start to finish, including:
Hedge-laying creates a living, natural boundary to a livestock field or garden. It’s the natural old-fashioned way to stock-proof your field for sheep or cattle. Using little more than a billhook, an experienced hedge-layer can create 20 metres of laid hedge in a day. The challenge is on to see how much you will lay!
Hedge-laying season and hedge-laying courses run from October to March, so be prepared to get wet and muddy. We know you’ll go away being amazed with what you have achieved in a day.
Before heading out to the fields we will teach you the theory of hedge-laying. You’ll learn when & why you might want to lay hedges before looking at techniques, tools and regional variations.
Head out to the Humble by Nature fields where Farmer Tim will demonstrate how to use the tools safely and lay a section of hedge. Then it’s time to have a go yourself.
Farmer Tim will be on hand to help and guide you to create your own section of laid hedge.
The course will finish with tea and cake and the opportunity to ask any further questions.
The whole day was relaxed, informative, and fun.
And, despite the energy expelled in hacking my way through brambles and blackthorn, I think I put on weight - the food was so good.
A really good practical guide, lots of hand on experience and great fun. Would thoroughly recommend this course to anyone who really wants to learn this great craft.
The great food sustained us all and a great hands on day - creating a "layed" hedge.
|Sat 21st October 2023||-||£130.00||Sold Out|
|Sat 11th November 2023||-||£130.00||Sold Out|
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Hedge-Laying runs from 10am until 4pm and includes a delicious farm lunch.
Much of the day will be spent outside in the field and you may get muddy. Please check the weather for NP25 and dress appropriately, including:
– Layers, including weather-proof outdoor clothing and boots
– Thick gardening gloves to prevent scratches
We will provide all the hedge-laying tools.
Humble By Nature's exceptional resident farmer Humble by Nature farmer Tim grew up on a farm and has been farming…