The Forge offers volunteers and creative individuals a place to explore the outdoor arts sector. They organise events such as the “Just So” Festival, which takes families out of their day to day lives into enchanting places and stories. They believe in the power of a moment of wonder to open a families eyes to the magic in everyday life.
For more info please visit www.wildrumpus.org.uk
Eliza Kaczynska-Nay shows us the benefits of cold water swimming.
Chainsaw Sculptor Ste Iredale demonstrates how to carve with a chainsaw.
For more info on the work that he does, find him on Facebook.
Alan and Jo Waters are expert charcoal makers with many years experience of this traditional skill from the land they coppice. Here they speak about the benefits of charcoal production using the Exeter Retort. They join with Geoff Self and Robin Rawle, designers and manufacturers of this Retort, to explain their experiences of the benefits of this method compared to traditional ring kilns – that the Retort produces more charcoal, that it has a shorter burn time, is cleaner, more efficient, easily accessible and transportable, and that it ultimately produces better quality charcoal – ideal for small woodland owners. email@example.com http://www.carboncompost.co.uk/ An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv
Sam and his wife Roxy explain the need for deer stalking in woodland management.
Here at Bentley Woodfair we see members of the South of England Hedge Laying Society (Chris Burchell Collins, Gary Moore and Frank Wright) demonstrate their skill using hazel to lay a hedge in the particular `South of England` style – with its specific use of `binders` to lock the hedge down tightly. They talk us through the traditional tools and techniques they adopt to ensure a permanent, solid, stock-proof, living hedge that will last for hundreds of years. http://sehls.weebly.com/ http://www.bentley.org.uk/ An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv
Green Wood Worker Richard Law shows us how to make the sculpture of a deer with logs and branches from his authentic Bodger’s Den in The Strid, Bolton Abbey.
For more information on the work that Richard does, please visit http://www.flyingshavings.co.uk
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Michael White, passionate forager and wild food expert, shows us how to efficiently prepare and skin a rabbit he has caught himself. Michael also points out what to look for to ensure the animal is safe to eat, details the various cuts of meat and provides top tips on how best to cook rabbit – whilst all the while showing his obvious respect for this sustainable wild food resource. http://www.ruralcourses.co.uk/ http://www.bentley.org.uk/ An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv
Andrew Wrigley explains how he manages his Woodland in The Brompton Estate in North Yorkshire.
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Artistic woodworker Arthur de Mowbray puts real heart into his craft as he shares his obvious skill and enthusiasm for designing and building a contemporary leisure boat from available timbers. He talks us through the making of `The Mighty Sparrow`, from a fourteen foot long poplar log. Arthur takes traditional boat-building methods and adapts them to suit the lighter, smaller poplar – whilst still using oak off-cuts for specific structural items. From cutting, carving, stretching and stabilising – to `wearing` the beautiful finished boat – Arthur `s respect for the wood and for his craft is clear. http://www.arthurdemowbray.co.uk/dugout-canoes.
Filmed at Bentley Woodfair http://www.bentley.org.uk/
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