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Well done chippies!

In 2018 we saw many aspiring women woodworkers come to our land to learn the basics of carpentry.

It has been an absolute pleasure to see how these women went from never having used tools much to use such as an impact driver, chop saw and circular saw with confidence.

The courses continue in 2019. We have added an extra …

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Mycogeneration: Fungal Convergence

When: October 5th & 6th, 2018

Where: Coed Talylan, Llangadog

Cost: £50

Fungal mycelium from an unidentified species of fungus, growing across a decomposing leaf. The mycelium is the vegetative part of the fungus and is made up of a mass of thread-like hyphae. Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. May.[/caption]

This weekend gathering of mycophiles is open to those who have …

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Carpentry – Volunteer Week

4th-10th of March 2019

We invite all keen wood workers to come to our woodland and enjoy a week of carpentry and green woodwork here at Coed Taylan. You will be able to enjoy our woodland and the wonderful resource for wood work that it brings just at the break of spring!

Over the last year we have had the …

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The Rocket Mass Heater

Here is our rocket mass heater: A classic j-shaped rocket stove. It is made of firebricks and housebricks, cob and ducting. It burns very cleanly, and stores the heat tremendously. It was built in our woodland cabin, a suspended wooden structure, which has very little thermal mass.
Installing this mass heater means that the cabin now can regulate its temperature …

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By Sara Tommerup

In April we ran a course at Coed Talylan in South West Wales, just for women. The course was a carpentry course and introduced women with little to no prior skills to build with timber. Although this may not sound so extraordinary, it is an achievement because of the surprisingly low number of women in the carpentry …

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Carpentry for Women Natural Builders

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

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

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Mobile Landworkers Cabin – For Sale

Last year Sara Tomerup built the first prototype mobile landworkers cabin. It is our hope that we can help a new generation of farmers find their way back on to the land, living more closely with the land, using temporary mobile housing like this as a means to getting themselves established.

We are selling this first cabin to raise money …

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Latest Newsletter, Issue No.7

In this, our summer newsletter of 2017, we have links to updates about our current projects as well as the courses and events we promote on behalf of our members.

Follow the link below and thank you for your support.

Newsletter, Summer 2017, Issue No.7



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OPD Jam: Review

In April we ran an experimental “OPD Jam”. Twelve adults, two children and a dog set about trying to write an OPD application in a weekend. Of course, this was a little over ambitious, really, the goal was to get a feel for the practical aspects of writing an OPD application.

For those of you new to the term “OPD” …

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A People’s Food Policy

Published on the 26th June 2017, A People’s Food Policy is a grassroots initiative offering direct policy recommendations for a better food and farming system in the UK. It is a collaboration between the many groups and organisations active in the food sovereignty network and those working for a more just and sustainable food system.

Currently, the work is being …

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