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Learning basic horticulture skills including propagation, preparing land, plant maintenance, controlling weeds, and food production. This course runs at Wormingford on Wednesdays and Thursdays for 17-24’s and 25+ (no upper age limit) 10am - 4pm.

Learning a range of woodland skills including coppicing, hedgelayering, charcoal making, spoon carving, whittling and habitat improvement. Includes cooking in the woods. This course runs at Halstead on Thursdays 10am - 4pm.  No age restrictions - eldest so far 78!

Young People -  Land  Based Skills

Learning a variety of Land Based skills including horticulture, woodlands, countryside and enviroinment, landscaping, land management and habitat protection and management you will get a real overview of Land Based Studies. This course is for 17-24 year olds who are not otherwise in Employment, Education or Training. Halstead and Wormingford options available.  Weds & Thursdays.

Countryside & Environment

Participants will be able to customise their learning by specialising in one of three key areas including Habitats, Land Management and Man-made structures in the environment. This course runs at Wormingford on Stow Maries on Tuesdays, 10am - 4pm and as part of Woodlands and Land Based Skills at Wormingford on Wednesdays & Thursdays also 10am - 4pm.

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We are now back!  Contact us now to check availability on all our courses! You can start at any time during the year.


Places still available for Halstead - Woodlands and Land, including a free lunch! Why not come and give it a try!

Free transport also available from anywhere in the Braintree District - contact us now to register!  Rolling starts so if you miss the first ones it doesn’t matter.

Friendly, relaxed atmosphere with supportive staff.

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We are delighted to be able to advise our courses are now back up and running at Wormingford, Stow Maries and Halstead!  All with additional social distancing and safety measures in place.  Our online courses are also still available for those unable to attend physically.  If you are interested in joining us please contact us on 01787 228269 for more information and to check availability. Why not come and see if you want to join us?

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