Interested in cooking your own pizza, flatbread and more outside in your woodlands?? Well here one of our Agents, David Alty assisted by some very helpful volunteers, will show you how to build a cob oven, for you to do just that. You will see all the different stages of production from creating the cooking floor using wine bottles as insulation to mixing clay and creating your correctly proportioned cob oven.
A film for woodlands.co.uk
Do you know how to tell the difference between a cob nut and a wild nut? Fi explains how to know when the hazelnuts are ready to be picked, and how they were an essential source of protein for survival in the past.
Our guide for the Wild Harvests series, Fi Martynoga, is an expert forager and writer, living in the Scottish Borders. She has put together a most wonderful book called Scotland's Wild Harvests, and is a writer for Reforesting Scotland magazine, as well as being involved with Carrifran Wildwood (which I am invited to make a film about next year when they celebrate 20 years of success!).
A film for woodlandsTV by Jemma Cholawo, www.jemmacholawo.com
“What is the hornbeam?” says Nick Lear, who has been managing a large hornbeam wood in Sussex for more than 20 years. Often confused with the beech, very few people really know the tree and its many qualities. This film takes us on a journey from Sussex to Walthamstow in London to explore its history, its many uses, its beauty and sheer resilience. Largely forgotten by many foresters, we learn from a woodsman, an outdoor chef, an artist and a community activist what the tree really represents. Enjoy the journey from “the very best of firewood” to a Bach remedy that “revives the soul”.
A film for WoodlandsTV, produced by One Planet Media a small company who really love trees, with two woodland owners amongst its Associates.
Here at Opus Wood and Craft Fair, the British Woodcarvers Association introduce new and aspiring carvers to the various forms of wood carving. It's never too late to start carving, and the Association has a regional mentoring system to guide and support new carvers as they learn and develop their skills. We also see the progression of a piece called Kioni Young Masai Woman, as it transforms from start to finish. Thanks to Richard Pepperd and the Gloucester branch for taking part in this film.
For the novice forager, choosing the right mushrooms to pick can be a bit daunting, so in this film, Margaret Lear introduces us to a selection of easy mushrooms for beginners.
Filmed in Taymount Wood, Perthshire.
A woodlandsTV film by Jemma Cholawo, sponsored by www.woodlands.co.uk
Learn how to make a quick and easy bushcraft candlestick. In this video Annette Stickler will show you what wood to use, how to cut safely and how to construct your own candlestick, so that you can enjoy your woodland by candlelight.
Dan Spencer from DD Hammocks shows us how to set up a hammock in the woodlands. This quick tutorial will show you just how easy it is to set up your hammock for a great nights sleep where you can reconnect with nature.
Simon Bowbar from Prehistoric Bronze explains the bronze forging process of creating a prehistoric knife. This specialist skill is rarely practised in the modern day and gives us insight into the life of our Iron Age ancestors.
Here woodlandsTV are in the New Forest with Martin Noble to learn about the mysterious woodland creature, the Pine Marten. They like mature woodlands with lots of large trees to climb and build their dens in. Towards the end of the 1800's they were almost extinct but numbers are finally growing, some woodland owners are even building nest boxes up them to encourage their presence and support population growth.
A film for woodlandsTV by Jemma Cholawo