Useful Training Courses

Our popular and really useful Micro Training Sessions are back for the Autumn. See www.foodfarmingforestry.co.uk.
These courses are ideal if you are new to woodland ownership or thinking of applying for grants from the Forestry Commission. The RHI is now offering grants for domestic users of woodfuel heating.

RDPE Subsidised Training for small rurally located businesses, not just land based. New funding released, please register your interest. EG: Horse Drawn Timber Extraction, a practical hands on 3 day course, for only £160 under RDPE, full cost £532. 6th 7th 8th October
Oak Timber Framing 5 day course £180 if you are eligible, next date 27th - 31st October, the full cost is £425. Other courses include, Coppicing, Hedgelaying, Charcoal Making, Shingle Making, Cleft Wood Hurdles and Pole Lathe Turning. Business and IT training available too, please enquire for details. read more

Gift Tokens
Don't forget you can buy gift tokens for courses run by Plumpton College, part or full payment of a course.
These make a wonderful and memorable present. Please contact Claire Gammon on 01580 879547 or email gammonc@plumpton.ac.uk for more details.
There are a number of exciting new courses for 2014, willow garden structures, gate hurdles, willow hurdles, trug making and more...

WoodNet connects timber growers and wood users in South East England, encouraging working practices that help growers to sell their wood profitably while caring for the environment.  WoodNet publishes an on-line WoodLots Directory and in partnership with Plumpton College runs training courses and events at the Woodland Enterprise Centre.

Latest Courses & Events »  (16 events)

Horse Drawn Timber Extraction in Sensitive Areas. Only £159 with RDPE Subsidy

6-8 Oct '14   9am - 4pm
With: Frankie Woodgate
Venue: Plumpton College Flimwell Centre for Sustainable Food Farming and Forestry, Flimwell, East Sussex

Tree Inspection for the Woodland Owner

Tues 7 Oct '14   9.30am - 4.30pm
With: David Kavannagh Spall
Venue: Plumpton College Centre for Sustainable Food Farming and Forestry, Flimwell, East Sussex

Introduction to Chainsaw Use and Maintenance and Cross Cutting for the Domestic User

Thurs 9 Oct '14   9.30am - 4.30pm
With: Alex Livingstone
Venue: Plumpton College Flimwell Centre for Sustainable Food Farming and Forestry, Flimwell, East Sussex

WoodLots Directory »  (2053 listings)

Hazel Wanted I am looking for standing hazel, 5 to 7yrs old, for hurdles and spars, any area, if you can help please phone or text and I will return call, thank-you.
(07/01/14) Wilts, Hants, Dorset
Contact: Jilli Watson
M: 07810 715184
Felled Timber For Firewood Hardwood We are currently looking to purchase parcels of wood for firewood. Large chewy trunks considered any length. Would prefer delivered approximately 56 ton wanted but will consider more or less

Good rates paid depending on size and quality.
(30/12/13) Hampshire
Contact: Russ Moore
M: 07736 510000

News

Felling Licences and Management Plans part of the micro training mornings

This taster morning 5th September is designed for: Anyone interested in learning about woodland management e.g. those who have recently bought or are thinking of buying a wood, those starting to manage a woodland, those involved in community woodlands.  Topics covered in brief, felling licences, mapping trees, wildlife, conservation and invasive species managemenet. To attend this half day course for only £25 please contact Plumpton College at Flimwell telephone 01580 879547. This is one of four special morning training sessions being run in September, others cover machinery, timber conversion and value of wood.

The RHI is now offering grants for domestic woodfuel heating see website https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/increasing-the-use-of-low-carbon-technologies/supporting-pages/renewable-heat-incentive-rhi

 
 
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