DTEF Courses

Winter/ Spring Courses 2017/18

The Down to Earth Foundation inspires low impact living through courses, workshops, community events and Volunteering Friday sessions –  which all aim to aid environmental education for sustainable development.  Join one or more of these courses to learn practical, down to earth, realistic and artistic ways for low impact living, to get stuck in and have fun with other like-minded people.

Course Gift Vouchers Available.

Weaving Living Willow
Saturday 20th January 2018, 10am – 1pm
Learn living willow techniques as you coppice and weave a potted living willow tree to take home.   Click here for more info

Hand Build Pottery with Hannah Lawrence
Thursdays 8th, 15th & 22nd February, 6 – 8pm
£65 + additional £15 to fire and glaze your work
Learn hand-build and pinch-pot techniques from an acclaimed potter. With time to practice and enjoy developing your skills, while working towards your own plate, bowl and cup.   Click here for more info

Baskets from the Beach
Thursday 8th & Friday 9th March, 10am – 4pm
£95 + small change for resources
Incorporate driftwood, rope or netting from the beach into your own basket under the guidance of Lin Lovekin.   Click here for more info

Cob Blocks and Building
Sunday 18th March, 10am – 12
£8.50 Adults. Under 10s £3
Learn more about the versatile and low impact material cob. Get stuck into mixing and making cob blocks and sculptures.   Click here for more info

Homebrew Beers with Altantic Brewery
Sunday 25th March,  11am – 3pm
£8.50 Adults. Under 10s £3
Fire up a brew of spicy ginger beer and tasty nettle beer over the fire with a master brewer. Continue the two brews at home which’ll be ready to drink after a few more weeks of fermenting.   Click here for more info

Pallet Wood Furniture
2 Day Course in April, 10am – 4pm
£70 or £85 including lunch both days
Discover how to transform pallets into chairs. From splitting to carpentry techniques, craftsman Dave Morgan will lead you during this two day course.
Camping and glamping available on site.   Click here for more information

Rammed Earth Building
4 Day interactive course in Spring
£75 for 1 or more days
Build from the resources that surround you. Work alongside Tim Stirrup from Pioneer Building to dig, shape and finish a rammed earth wall.
Dates to be confirmed, participants are welcome to join us for 1 day to 4 days of the project.    Click here for more information

For more information or to book a place on any of the courses, email megan@dtef.org.uk

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