Hedge-Laying at Fordhall

Our last volunteer weekend was focused around hedge-laying. This is a traditional and dying skill that we, at Fordhall, feel is important to learn and sustain. Hedge-laying is a form of hedgerow management that manipulates the branches in a manner that encourages them to thicken and strengthen. This in turn, provides excellent habitats for birds and wildlife.

Once again, the weekend brought together a fantastic mix of people of all ages and skills from around the country. Hedge-laying training requires a great deal of team work which enabled volunteers to get to know each other well.

Everyone really enjoyed their weekend and are keen to return. As a result, we have organised a days experience on January 14th and another full weekend course on 24-25th February. There is a £20 charge per day which, includes all training and food. Camping facilities are an additional £10 per person.

For further information or to book a place please contact Sophie on 01630 638696 or project@fordhallfarm.com.