funding from BMSDC this autumn and winter we are able to offer more greenwood
working training to enable you to learn the skills and help us
complete our big shingle roof project.
Parties 9.00-4.00 Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays AND 10-3.30 Saturdays
from October 23 to end March 24
Learn the skills needed to convert locally sourced
greenwood into roof tiles and battens
Free green gym workout outside in the natural environment
of our old orchard
Enjoy the company of like-minded people, make new
friends, build community networks
Listen to the sounds of nature all around you, including
Lower your carbon footprint by learning how to use
traditional hand tools and human energy instead of fossil fuel, and get
fitter/stronger as a result!
Find out how the ancient woodland practice of coppicing
Lock carbon into the reinstated Long House for decades!
Help complete the shingle roof of our new education space
Interested, and want to
find out what's involved before committing? We can offer you a
half day Taster Session to give you a flavour of how things work at
is the time, energy and expertise of local volunteers that underpins
and supports everything we do at Orchard Barn - from conservation
projects in our
traditional orchard, work on and around the barn, to helping to
reinstate our 1580 timber frame Long House. Read our 21-22 Annual Report to find out who,
how and what volunteers achieved.
Come and get
involved in the Long House roof shingle making project
Above - the
shingle making team earlier in 2023, and below the Sweet Chestnut
shingles they've made fitted onto the Long House roof.
We've made one fifth of
Can you help us complete the rest?
Shingle Roof project report
A day in
the woods - read
about Karyll Browne's experience
explain why they like working at Orchard Barn