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Carpentry for Women Natural Builders

This popular course is an introductory course for women who feel they lack the carpentry that invariably belongs to all building projects, be they straw bale, earth or stone. No experience necessary. The course is for women only.

Over the five days of this course you will be led through all the essential parts of constructing a building, from sub …

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Off Grid Solar Energy

This one day course covers both practical and theoretical aspects to designing and installing your own off-grid solar PV system.  The course will cover the basic maths and physics involved, and well as all the practical skills for undertaking your own installations.


4th August, 2018


Coed Talylan Cost: The cost of the course is banded
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Working with Clay

This course is for people who would like to learn the technical aspects of making renders and plasters of natural clay and pigments, build with clay to make structurally sound components for garden and house walls, and learn how to protect and decorate them. At the same time, the course seeks to summon the feeling of indigenous creation with one …

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Mushroom Cultivation

This two day course will provide you with a background in the fascinating world of fungal biology and the core principles and practices that underlie the art and science of mushroom cultivation. By the end of course you will have everything you need to start growing your own mushrooms at home, on your farm, or in your community, including the …

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Biochar and Soil Carbon

Come and join us for this one day course and learn how to make and apply biochar at Coed Talylan a 70 acre woodland in the Brecon Beacons, Wales.
We will take you through the whole process of traditional charcoal making using a ring kiln as well as looking at other methods specifically used to produce biochar.

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Rocket Mass Heater

Join us on this 3-day course and learn everything you need to know to construct a Rocket Mass Heater from start to finish using recycled and easily sourced materials. The design utilises a clay cob finish and the preparation and application of cob as a building material will be covered in detail on the course. The Rocket Mass Heater Stove …

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