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Draw what you hear

by WoodlandsTV ~ 21 May, 2019 ~ 10 comments

Draw What You Hear is an environmental education game that enhances your sensory experience of the place you're in. It encourages you to listen much more carefully than you otherwise might, and pick out individual sounds from the entire range of hearing. This gives you a greater sense of place, space, distance, weather, and the occupants and their activities in that space and where they might be.

The second challenge of this game is to draw the shapes of the sounds you are hearing – it's likely you have never tried to do this before! There are no restrictions on your mark making potential, no right or wrong way to represent sound on paper. The act of doing this will sharpen your senses, and connect your eyes and ears to your imagination in ways that you didn't know were possible!

Filmed on Woodbury Common in Devon.

Film by Jemma Cholawo

Trees as Sources of Medicine

by WoodlandsTV ~ 3 May, 2019 ~ 7 comments

Dr Henry Oakeley, Garden Fellow at the Medicinal Garden of the Royal College of Physicians, London, introduces trees from around the world that have medicinal uses or connections. The ancient plane tree, Platanus orientalis subspecies insularis from the Island of Cos, off the coast of Greece, under which Hippocrates taught his medical students 2,300 years ago and parent of the London plane. Drimys winteri, a forest tree from Tierra del Fuego, whose fruits cured sailors of scurvy 450 years ago; along with Citrus trees whose fruits have been used for this since 1617. He talks about the olive tree, Olea europaea, source of olive oil, and the American sassafras tree, Sasafras albidum, once used to flavour children’s drinks but now the main source of the drug Ecstasy. To finish there is the pomegranate, Punica granatum and its elegant dwarf variety nana, whose juice was used in mediaeval times to treat fevers; and the fabulously ancient maidenhair tree Gingko biloba, whose extracts increase cerebral blood flow in ancient arteries to little effect, but may have more light-hearted properties. https://garden.rcplondon.ac.uk/ An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

Working with Horses in the Woods

by WoodlandsTV ~ 28 March, 2019 ~ 7 comments

Here we see Kate Mobbs-Morgan and her Ardennes horse Kipp at The Royal Bath & West Show, demonstrating their low impact timber extraction work. Kate explains how this method is particularly suited to wet, steep, small or environmentally sensitive or significant sites, where mechanical extraction might prove either impossible or unwelcome. Their emotional connection and extraordinary working relationship is clear as Kipp responds positively to Kate`s gentle voice and rope commands, to carry out the task efficiently and with enormous skill and strength.
http://www.rowanworkinghorses.co.uk/ https://en-gb.facebook.com/RowanWorking/
http://www.bathandwest.com/royal-bath-and-west-show An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

How to store faggots

by WoodlandsTV ~ 20 March, 2019 ~ 26 comments

Here campfire skills instructor Annette Stickler shows the best way to store your faggots.

This film was made for WoodlandsTV in association with Dulwich Studios.

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Mobile Saw Mill

by WoodlandsTV ~ 9 March, 2019 ~ 3 comments

In this short video Nick Keighly talks about how he started mobile milling to make use of left over logs, and the potential this machine has to help small woodland owners manage their woodlands.

With thanks for Nick Keighly

Made by Sava FIlms
https://savafilms.squarespace.com/

How to use a fire piston

by WoodlandsTV ~ 28 February, 2019 ~ 11 comments

Dustin James from bushcrafttools.com talks us through what fire pistons are, how they work and how to use it to light tinder.

This film was made for WoodlandsTV in association with Dulwich Studios.

You can watch more WoodlandsTV films here: http://youtube.com/WoodlandsTV

Celebrating Forest School Day

by WoodlandsTV ~ 22 February, 2019 ~ comments welcome

We hear from Katey Hügi the founder of Forest School Day, a new annual celebration on October 12th. The day is all about celebrating all the people involved in forest school with the aim of connecting forest schools with each other nationally and internationally.

Through their website www.forestschoolday.org you can share your own forest school days and stories of why you got involved, or look at how you can get your forest school involved in next years celebration.

With thanks to Katey Hügi

A film by Rose Dunster
https://vimeo.com/rosedunster

Woodland Management Tool: myForest

by WoodlandsTV ~ 15 February, 2019 ~ 2 comments

myForest is a woodland management tool created by the Sylva Foundation. It is a free web tool to help assess, record and manage woodland resources for owners, managers, and educators.
Here Paul Orsi shows us how you can use the app to map your own woodlands, create management plans and much more.

To find out more and to use the app : https://sylva.org.uk/myforest/home

With thanks to Paul Orsi and the Sylva Foundation
Made by Sava FIlms
https://savafilms.squarespace.com/

How to make: Natural Skin Care Products

by WoodlandsTV ~ 8 February, 2019 ~ 11 comments

Jo from Earthbound Organics shows us how you can have your own apothecary by planting desired flowers such as chamomile and calendula on the borders of your woodlands. In this video Jo makes a skin cream using dried calendula flowers, beeswax and cold pressed oil.

With thanks to Jo Ordoñez at Earthbound Organics
https://www.earthbound.co.uk/

A Mark Harrison film http://www.markharrisonphoto.com/

Stage Wood, Kent – 360° video

by WoodlandsTV ~ 13 January, 2019 ~ 2 comments

Have a look at our other woods for sale on our website https://www.woodlands.co.uk/buying-a-wood/south-east-england/

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