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CHARCOAL MAKING IN A SUSTAINABLE WOODLAND
VENUE: COED PANTEG WOODLAND OUTSIDE FERRYSIDE ON THE CARMARTHEN ROAD.
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday the 2nd and 3rd May. 10 til 4 p.m (Subject to change if heavy rain is forecast)
You will learn all about small and medium scale charcoal making. The course will be hands on. You will be making a batch of charcoal over the two days. You will participate in the process from start to finish and hopefully go away with a bag of charcoal you have made.
We will be using oil drum kilns that can be cheaply made and used by anyone with access to a small amount of wood to charcoal. We will also demonstrate the use of a larger 6’ Ring Kiln.
During the weekend you will learn all about the charcoal making process, the uses of charcoal, what wood to use and how to prepare it, bagging, using and market the product.
Over the course of the two days we hope to show you the coppiced woodland, appreciate the woodland ecology, view newly planted woods and see the various interesting projects ongoing at Coed Panteg
Refreshments will be provided but you will need a packed lunch on Saturday, on Sunday we will cook on our charcoal so bring something for a barbeque. You will need suitable strong clothing for working in the woodlands and in making charcoal, strong boots and gloves are essential.
You are welcome to camp in the woods or on the field in approved pitches. Toilet facilities are basic and there is no running water. Parking is limited on site.
A FEE OF £30 IS PAYABLE IN ADVANCE TO COVER OUR COSTS. PAYMENT SHOULD BE BY CHEQUE. PLACES ARE LIMITED SO BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. APPLY TO MIKE EVANS, WOODLAND COOP LTD, 3 VICARAGE CLOSE, FERRYSIDE. SA17 5SU. THE COURSE MAY BE RESCHEDULED TO A DIFFERENT WEEKEND IF HEAVY RAIN IS FORECAST FOR THAT WEEKEND.
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