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Sustainable Living Skills Courses

 'hands on' training at Yarde Orchard from Treehuggers.


How to make your own charcoal

How to build and use a clay oven

The craft and culture of cider making

Brewing beer the Belgian way

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

Green roofs

Practical permaculture and sustainable living

Volunteer conservation group skills

Forest School practitioner training


 Treehuggers is a co-operative of skilled crafts people and artists who run sustainable living skills courses and volunteer conservation group training. They carry out practical habitat management, orchard management, create upcycled furniture and art, and deliver team building events. Treehuggers is led by Simeon Day.


"Simeon 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."

 For information on Treehuggers courses or projects call 07789 267017