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Smoking Food in a Hollow Tree

by WoodlandsTV ~ 9 March, 2018 ~ 7 comments

The Foragers are a team of hunter-gatherers who run a wild food pub in St Albans. They regularly head into the woods on foraging adventures. In this video the Foragers turned a hollow tree into a smoker, capable of hot smoking a pheasant and cold smoking cheese at the same time. A new way of cooking out in the wild.

To learn more about The Foragers and their wild experiences, check www.foragewell.com

Making Nettle Wine

by WoodlandsTV ~ 2 March, 2018 ~ 15 comments

Here we follow Michael White, experienced forager and wild food expert, as he outlines the steps to take to make delicious nettle wine. Michael talks us through the process from start to finish - harvesting the tender tips of the nettles, the additional ingredients, fermentation, straining off the sediment, bottling...and tasting the end product! http://www.ruralcourses.co.uk/ An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

Ferreting

by WoodlandsTV ~ 31 January, 2018 ~ 17 comments

Michael White is an experienced forager and wild food expert. Here he shares his ferreting expertise - talking us through how best to care for the ferrets, signs to look for when sourcing the rabbits` bury (or burrow), the ideal time of year to go ferreting, permissions and equipment required - mindful of the ethics as well as the benefits of this field sport. A passionate advocate of `nose to tail` eating - he shows a respect for the rabbit as a sustainable wild food resource. http://www.ruralcourses.co.uk/ An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

Eco Printing

by WoodlandsTV ~ 19 January, 2018 ~ 10 comments

Here in the woods at Bentley Woodfair, textiles expert, Mo Jackson, shares her knowledge and passion for experimenting with the unpredictable art of eco printing. Mo talks through the processes with enthusiasts Emma and Katie: from the importance of choosing leaves containing the most tannin (such as rose, sycamore and Japanese maple), to the use of mordants to fix this natural dye, through to the varying visual effects created by the use of different fabrics and equipment. http://mofeltart.weebly.com/; thewoollyumbrella@gmail.com; http://www.bentley.org.uk/
An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

Put Out A Campfire

by WoodlandsTV ~ 17 November, 2017 ~ 4 comments

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

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Light A Fire

by WoodlandsTV ~ 10 November, 2017 ~ 13 comments

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

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

Backyard Blacksmithing

by WoodlandsTV ~ 11 August, 2017 ~ 12 comments

Here we see Allan Course (the Backyard Blacksmith) at the Bentley Woodfair, demonstrating how to make a simple but effective hook from a six inch nail using an inexpensive, mobile forge set-up - ideal for woodland working. Allan`s skill is apparent and his enthusiasm is infectious - as he encourages us to have a go, keep safe and enjoy! http://www.bentley.org.uk/ An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

Working with Flax and Nettles

by WoodlandsTV ~ 20 June, 2017 ~ 34 comments

Here at Bentley Woodfair we see expert Allan Brown talking us through the various processes involved in preparing flax and nettles ready for hand spinning - from growing, cutting, drying and storing through to working the plant to reduce it to its most useful natural fibres. Allan uses traditional equipment, adopting specific techniques to best work the flax. We appreciate how, in times past, this would have had enormous production value - as flax and nettles were used to make all sorts of crucial items, from sails and bed sheets to clothes and cordage - and this skill still has its value today. For more info, please email: thewoollyumbrella@gmail.com
http://www.bentley.org.uk/ An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

Making Charcoal with the Exeter Retort

by WoodlandsTV ~ 6 February, 2017 ~ 73 comments

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. wildwoodcoppice@btinternet.com http://www.carboncompost.co.uk/ An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

Flower Essence in the Woodlands

by WoodlandsTV ~ 20 September, 2016 ~ 9 comments

Advanced Flower Essence Practitioner, Jenny Howarth, encaptures the essence of Woodland in a bottle and shows us how to.

For more info about the work she does, please visit
sites:
http://www.baileyessences.com
http://www.verbeiaessences.co.uk
http://www.yorkshirefloweressences.com

An http://www.caudianye.co.uk film for https://www.youtube.com/user/WOODLANDSTV

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