Please see the "Local Events" and "Courses and Workparties" pages for dates and activities for 2011
This Christmas why not give a gift voucher for a course at Taliesin this Easter 22nd 23rd 24th April
Wood Carving with Richard Jones, letter carving or designs of your choice 1 day £45 3days £120
AND we will also be working together to make a carved arch for the entrance to Taliesin
Basket making with Trevor Leat 3 day course £120 email email@example.com for details
Winter Work 2010/2011
Nov 21 Deerproofing workparty at Potterland Hill coppice area - meet 11AM
Jan 1&2 2011 Treeplanting on Potterland Hill meet from 10AM
Information and map here
AGM and general maintenance Jan 9th - bring lunch or snack
February Coppicing weekends (dates to be finalised)
Woodlanders was a project conceived and developed by Reforesting Scotland to promote its vision for a restored landscape supporting a woodland culture. People are at the heart of this vision and are the heart and soul of this book. Ideas were drawn from archive material from the Reforesting Scotland Journal and from Reforesting Scotland's living network of people who are active in woodlands in all kinds of ways. The stories were collected by Sam Bridgewater, Heather Kiernan, Fiona Martynoga, Ray Penman and Fay Young. Many people, including authors, photographers and artists, contributed their time, expertise, writing or images free, or at a less than commercial rate, and without this support publication would have not been possible. Ian Edwards, who at the time was one of Reforesting Scotland's directors, managed the project on behalf of Reforesting Scotland and was the book's overall editor.
The book is filled with articles about people working or playing with woodlands, wood or woodland products in Britain. It covers wooden buildings, harvesting wild products, art and crafts, working with groups and the community woodland movement. In over forty personal stories we learn of the lives of people who are part of the resurgence of interest in woodland matters that marks the 21st century. Woodlanders contains both inspiring stories and a generous supply of gorgeous photographs.
Blacksmithing, bowmaking, shave horses, pole lathes, Raku pottery, kids' activities, fleece and peg looms, good food, good company, music, more...Another wonderful time at Taliesin
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Ed's photos of the AGM on 10th January can now be seen on the Winter 2009/2010 Gallery page.
Due to the likelihood of a light frost (!!) we will be doing light maintenance and collecting firewood between 11am and 1pm, rather than digging in the pond all day. Everyone still welcome and the AGM on Sunday 10th at 11am followed by a Bring and Share lunch is still as planned.
The AGM will be on Sunday 10th January at 11am and all are welcome, followed by a bring and share lunch.
Also the weekend of the 9th and 10th of January will be a maintenance weekend at Taliesin. We will be tackling various winter jobs such as removing redundant tree protectors, demolishing knotweed, and maintaining and developing paths.
You are welcome for any or all of this weekend - don't worry if you are new to it - there will be plenty of different things to do and plenty of people to show you the ropes.
The Easter courses will be on the 2nd - 4th April 2010 and the Autumn Courses will be on the 8th - 10th October 2010.
Information will be updated on the courses page as soon as more details are available.
Click here to see more information about local forestry information including a link to to Ed's informative page about coppicing, including general coppicing information and also a more local take on this valuable practice.