Woodland

Pericles has outreach projects at two local organic and Biodynamic farms, where the teams learn a number of woodland crafts, as well as managing a small woodland and helping on the farms.

It is our aim to develop and expand the project in collaboration with Tablehurst and Plaw Hatch Farms, with the following objectives:

Educational: To create an ongoing programme of activities based on woodland management and to train participants in related skills with help from visiting experts in the field. This will include activities such as coppicing, charcoal burning and woodland crafts, in addition to taught input on natural heritage, local history and traditions.

Production based activities: To supply logs and charcoal locally. This will involve developing and expanding a small network of customers who we already supply.
To supply Pericles with coppice and other wood products for use in the craft workshops.
To develop the capacity to produce other woodland related products.

Farm support: To assist with and learn skills from participation in farm related activities such as harvesting, hedge laying and animal husbandry.

Environmental: To initiate and maintain ecologically sustainable activities and resources such as rural craft skills and products, tool recycling, environmentally aware work and storage structures using on site materials, and a wood fired pottery kiln.

Community: To integrate project participants into the local community through their participation in community oriented activities.
To support the local community through the provision of useful services. 
To provide employment for local woodcraft and forestry experts. 
To encourage and support the continuation of rural skills and knowledge.