Love Your Countryside festival: Charcoal Making

On Tuesday 9th September WTSWW will be running a charcoal making workshop as part of the Love Your Countryside Festival on Gower.

Bag of Gower CharcoalLed by Paul Thornton and James Davies (WTSWW staff and makers of Gower Charcoal), the workshop is aimed at people interested in woodland management, woodland owners looking to generate an income, conservation students, small woodland enterprises and others who are just want to learn the magic process of charcoal making!

It will be a relaxed, informal and informative day in the woods. A specially designed course to allow the participants to see all aspects of the charcoal making process in one day.

Get involved with loading & lighting our purpose built 6’ ring kiln, empty, grade and bag charcoal from a previous burn. With our special mini-kiln also burning through the day you will have the opportunity to learn about watching the smoke change and how to tell when a burn is complete and how to shut a burn down. The uses for charcoal and biochar will be discussed along with timber selection, siting the kilns, sales and marketing and sustainable woodland management.

Thanks to the Countryside Connections projects’ Love Your Countryside Festival we are able to offer free places on this workshop although places are limited. To find out more or reserve your place please contact Paul on p.thornton@welshwildlife.org or 07966 564372

Making charcoal on the Gower by R Killa

Making charcoal on the Gower by R Killa

WTSWW will also be in attendance at the Love Your Countryside Gower Hub event at Bishops Woods (rear of Caswell beach car park) on Sunday 14 September. Come along and see us where we will be hosting the rural woodcrafts area with demos of greenwood working and other activities. Throughout the day numerous activities will be happening on a mile long route through the Caswell Valley. It will be a great day out for all the family. For more information visit the Love Your Countryside website

 

Love Your Countryside Festival