At this session, we will cover:
- What green woodworking is
- Aims and principles of our group
- Basic safety principles
- The participant agreement
- An introduction to some key tools used in green woodworking – axe, straight knife, hook knife, drawknife
You will leave the day having made a sculptural object from a log.
Tea/coffee provided. Please provide your own lunch.
There are adult and concession tickets available for this workshop. However, we aim to be as inclusive as possible, so if you are unable to pay for any reason, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07802 654051
Prior to the session
Please register as a BPCG volunteer here
Tick “Green Woodwork” (and anything else you might be interested in getting involved in!). Registering doesn’t commit you to anything, but does provide us with a simple way to collect and store your details securely.
Please also add
Any additional needs that you may have and/or health issues that we should know about.
In notes at the bottom, add any relevant experience you already have (don’t worry, none is required!).
12.00 Introductions and tea
Followed by discussion about green woodworking, the day ahead, and filling in the Green Woodworking participant agreement
Introduction to tools, techniques and safety
13.00 – Continue with tools, techniques and safety, with the end goal of making something to take home!
15.30 – De-brief, Q&A, signing participant agreements
16.00 – Pack away
What to bring
Footwear: your most sturdy shoes please! Walking boots (or steel toe caps if you have them) are ideal. We can’t allow open-toed footwear (sandals etc.) in the Green Wood Corner.
Lunch: places to buy lunch are a bit of a walk away, and we have a fairly tight schedule, so best to bring something with you. There are facilities to warm food up.
The greenhouses are located in the centre of Brockwell Park, beside the tennis courts. https://goo.gl/maps/
On arrival, any volunteer at the greenhouses will be able to direct you to the Green Wood Corner.