Wednesday, 18 April 2012

The roundhouse project

Forest Tots are aiming to have a roundhouse built in the Forest Garden to provide a place of shelter for drinking those all important cups of tea (or even to change a wet child into dry clothes!). The build is taking place as a joint project with the Dean Field Studies Centre (our landlords at the forest garden) and Forest tots have been put in charge of the planning and organising, with the DFSC providing the money (because we don't really actually have any!).

There is more info on the website but I thought I'd post this here too. If you know anybody who might be interested, or just want to support Forest Tots in any way you can then please circulate this as widely as you can - we need 15 people to come and help build or else the rpoject just won't happen!!!

Build a Roundhouse

in the Forest of Dean

A ten day hands-on workshop with Tony Wrench

August 19th- 31st 2012

Experience communal building and sustainable construction practices as we build a 5m diameter roundhouse with wood henge, reciprocal frame roof with turf cover and cobwood walls.    

This project is to create an educational space in the woods for Forest Schools. The roundhouse will be used by Forest Tots, and the Dean Field Studies Centre at Parkend, a children’s activity centre.  The project will use tree trunks felled at source, and recycled donated local materials. 

Camp on-site in lovely surroundings in private grounds surrounded by woodland.  Fabulous access by steam railway!

Course fees are set low - you will be doing plenty of physical work!

15 places available.  Concessionary rates are available to the first 4 who volunteer to run the catering (buying & cooking).  The course fee includes camping on site plus use of facilities at the centre: showers, common room, drying room, and kitchen.

Course: £150 including camping

Food: Suggested £6 a day (funds pooled)
Concessionary Caterers fee: £75 (4 places only)

Overnight accommodation is available at the centre for £95 for the duration of the course (must be booked in advance).  Accommodation is also available at the Fountain Inn next to the site.

For enquiries or to book please contact Debbie:

Email: Tel: 01594 562444

Dean Field Studies Centre, Parkend, Lydney, Glos GL15 4JA


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