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Sustainable Living Skills Courses

 Soon to be available at Yarde Orchard - a range of 'hands-on' courses teaching sustainable living skills, run by Treehuggers.



How to make your own charcoal

How to build and use a clay oven

The craft and culture of cider making

An introduction to green woodworking

Spoon carving

Chopping, stacking and drying wood the Westcountry way

How to build a rocket stove

Orchard management and pruning


The wonder of willow

Coppice management

Woodfired cookery

Practical methods for sustainable living

Practical permaculture

Volunteer conservation group skills

Forest School practitioner training


Treehuggers run sustainable living skills courses and volunteer conservation group training, carry out habitat management work, specialise in orchard management, create upcycled furniture and art, and deliver team building events. Treehuggers is led by Simeon Day.


"He has established a reputation for his range of sustainable living skills courses on charcoal making, clay oven building, cider making and green woodworking where his engaging manner, sense of fun and enthusiasm are inspirational, giving participants the knowledge and confidence to have a go at home."