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.