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Tuesday, 13 March 2012
WISEWOODS BUSINESS MANAGER
For further information and application details please contact:
The closing date for applications is 16th of March, 2012.
Interviews will be held on 26th of March, 2012
Monday, 17 October 2011Last winter saw a busy schedule of tree planting for the wildwood group. Working with the permaculture project at Blaeneinion at the top of Artists Valley / Cwm Einion (between MAchynlleth and Aberystwyth) we planted over 3 hectares of new native woodland on the holding, in the heart of the target area proposed for the Cambrian Wildwood. During five planting days during the season, we got involved in cutting willows, planting the cuttings, planting rooted trees and protecting the young trees with rabbit spirals. In total the Cambrian Wildwood group contributed around 270 hours work, planting about 3,000 trees out of the total of 7,500 that were planted at this site. The rest were planted by volunteers staying at Blaeneinion through WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities On Organic Farms). It was a fantastic achievement on a difficult site, where the tussocky vegetation and bed rock made challenging planting conditions. There was also some challenging weather, seeing us planting in rain and snow, as well as sunshine on occasion. For the final planting day on 20th March there was a large group out planting in warm spring sunshine, a very enjoyable way to end the season.
Tree planting is continuing at Blaeneinion this coming winter, and will be co-ordinated directly by Blaeneinion. If anyone would like to be involved please contact on 01654 781215/781339.
Wednesday, 05 October 2011For people from the West Midlands (maybe applicable to some people near the border) These are reduced price courses for those working in woodland management or agriculture, and will be held at the Greenwood Centre near Telford.
14 - 16 OCT. SUSTAINABLE WOODLAND MANAGEMENT
OCN LEVEL 3 - £87.40
Intensive 3 day course designed to provide woodland owners and managers with an understanding of managing woodlands sustainably.
7 - 11 NOV. HEDGE LAYING
OCN LEVEL 2 - £107.40
This is a 5 day practical course covering all aspects of hedge laying.
16 - 19 NOV. COPPICING
OCN LEVEL 2 - £107.40
This is a 4 day practical course covering all aspects of coppice management.
3 - 4 AND 10 - 11 NOV.
HEDGE LAYING OCN LEVEL 2 - £107.40
This is a 4 day practical course with 2 evening sessions covering all aspects of hedge laying.
You must work in woodland management or agriculture in the West Midlands region to qualify for these places.
This programme funded by LandSkills West Midlands, managed by Lantra, as part of the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE). RDPE is funded by Defra and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.
Wednesday, 15 June 2011The Smallwoods Association have a number of short courses running between August and December on everything from woodland management to volunteer training, gate hurdles and woodland pest control- plus many more. These are accredited by the Open College Network that lead to nationally recognised
The programme, with dates and costs can be downloaded below.
Autumn course programme from the Smallwoods Association
Monday, 24 May 2010If you are looking for advice and training on how to develop bilingualism in your group or organisation, then Estyn Llaw are on hand to assist you. Estyn Llaw officers are working closely with staff at the Welsh Language Board to offer the best possible support to third sector organisations by offering: language awareness training and basic skills; assistance in reviewing existing policies and practices; templates for preparing approved Welsh language schemes.
Third Sector Development Fund:
Since 2008, with the support of the Welsh Language Board, Estyn Llaw has been administering the Third Sector Development Fund which, this year, will provide financial support of up to £5,000 to third sector organisations who wish to develop progressive and innovative projects that will lead to improved services for Welsh speakers.
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