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Danny Hodgson Hand Powered Traditional Land Based Skills

Newchapel, Llanidloes

Telephone: 07834 240559

web: www.handpowered.co.uk

We use traditional skills to help people manage their land in an ecologically friendly way. This means using traditional hand tools and age old techniques, including scything, hedge laying and drystone walling. We offer both contract work and tuition for those looking to learn these ancient rural crafts and manage land in a sensitive and sustainable way.

Rural Craft Courses

17th February 2024: Tool sharpening workshop

Tymhorau Dyfi, Machynlleth (Price varies according to number and type of tool(s))
Learn to sharpen your hand tools with us at this drop-in session. Bring along your own gardening tools that need repairing.

24th February 2024: Hedgelaying Course

Newchapel, Llanidloes
Learn to hedge lay on a range of different types of hedge using only hand-tools.

6th April 2024: Meadow management talk

Tymhorau Dyfi, Machynlleth (£15)
We will discuss how to manage a meadow for maximum biodiversity with focus given to the annual cycle of a meadow.

7 April 2024 Peening Day
Free, Newchapel, near Llanidloes

Peening is crucial step in the routine maintenance of the Austrian scythe. International peening day falls on the first Sunday of April every year, and is a highlight in the scything year. It marks the start of the scything season for many, and we will be celebrating with cake, peening tuition and lots of scythe chat. Hope you can join us.

20th April 2024: Earth Day

Llanidloes town centre (Free)
Join us for a range of fun activities to celebrate the joy of the natural world.

27th April 2024: Hedgerow basketry

Belan Bluebell Woods, Llanidloes, (£79 per person)
Learn the principles of basketry using foraged materials (brambles) to create a beautiful basket.

Saturday 22nd June 2024: The 'Real' Hay Festival

The 'Real' Hay Festival: Saturday 22nd June 2:00-9:00pm, celebrate the Summer Solstice with a range of outdoor activities: Scything, working horse demos, crafts, bar and food. Newchapel, Llanidloes, SY18 6BS (Free)

20th July 2024: Scything Workshop

Tymhorau Dyfi, Machynlleth (£75)
This scything course will cover set-up, mowing technique and maintenance of the Austrian scythe.

7th September: Besom Broom making

Belan Bluebell Woods, Llanidloes, (£79)
Learn to make your very own witches' broom, made from natural materials off the farm.

28th September 2024: Foraging course

Belan Bluebell Woods, Llanidloes, (£79)
Come and learn about the bounty of the autumn hedgerows with us.

16th November 2024: Wattle Hurdle-Making Workshop

Belan Bluebell Woods, Llanidloes, (£79)
Learn to make a beautiful hazel hurdle using only hand-tools.

Danny Hodgson Hand Powered Traditional Land Based Skills
Danny Hodgson Hand Powered Traditional Land Based Skills
Danny Hodgson Hand Powered Traditional Land Based Skills
Danny Hodgson Hand Powered Traditional Land Based Skills
Danny Hodgson Hand Powered Traditional Land Based Skills
Danny Hodgson Hand Powered Traditional Land Based Skills
Danny Hodgson Hand Powered Traditional Land Based Skills
Danny Hodgson Hand Powered Traditional Land Based Skills
Danny Hodgson Hand Powered Traditional Land Based Skills
Danny Hodgson Hand Powered Traditional Land Based Skills
Danny Hodgson Hand Powered Traditional Land Based Skills

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