Archive for April, 2012

Summer Workshops 2012

April 9, 2012

Through Future Tracks I will be hosting the following workshops during the Summer all will be loacated in West Cornwall.

12th April – Paper Making (with Headsintheclouds). Learn to make your own paper.  Cost £15.00. Contact  Francesca on  0784 2888645 / info@francescastella.co.uk

21st June – Sustainable Artists Materials (with HeadsintheClouds). Learn to make your own paper and artsists charcoal. Contact  Francesca on  0784 2888645 / info@francescastella.co.uk.

23rd Jul – Gypsy Basket Making @ Plan-It Earth. Weave your own baskets using  willow and hedgerow materials. Cost £15.00. Contact Rachel.planitearth@googlemail.com

26th Jul – Family Bushcraft @Plan-It Earth. Cost £15.00. Contact Rachel.planitearth@googlemail.com

30th Jul – Spoon Carving @ Plan-It Earth. Learn to carve your own spoons. Cost £15.00. Contact Rachel.planitearth@googlemail.com

2nd Aug. – Bushcraft Fire making and Cookery @ Plan-It Earth. Learn to light and safely manage a fire to then cook on!  Cost £15.00

Contact Rachel.planitearth@googlemail.com

13th Aug. – Bushcraft Fire Making and Cookery @ Plan-It Earth. Learn to light and safely manage a fire to then cook on!  Cost £15.00

Contact Rachel.planitearth@googlemail.com

16th Aug. – Family Bushcraft @Plan-It Earth. Cost £15.00. Contact Rachel.planitearth@googlemail.com

23rd Aug.Family Bushcraft @Plan-It Earth. Cost £15.00. Contact Rachel.planitearth@googlemail.com

28th Aug – Gypsy Basket Making @ Plan-It Earth. Weave your own baskets using  willow and hedgerow materials. Cost £15.00. Contact Rachel.planitearth@googlemail.com

30th Aug – Foraging and Wild Food @ Plan-It Earth. Come for a walk and learn some useful plants to eat, heal and use. Cost £15.00. Contact Rachel.planitearth@googlemail.com

Girls Go Wild! – July 2011

April 9, 2012

During the Summer holidays we were pleased to host at Plan-It Earth the Girls Go Wild! project, where 6 girls and their Mums were invited to take part in a 2-day camping and bushcraft adventure with loads of activities designed to increase participants confidence within the natural world, themselves and with each other.

Activities included:

  • Setting up camp with Bell Tents.
  • Wild Food Walk.
  • Wild Tea tasting with Netles, gorse flowers and Goosegrass.
  • Making Fire with strikers and matches
  • Safe campfire management.
  • Preparing and cooking fresh mackerel.
  • Camp cookery.
  • Storytelling.
  • Night walk with bat detector and moth trap.
  • Making natural herbal remedies and beauty treatments.
  • Slackline walking

For most of the participants this was the first time they had camped out and many of the activities were new to them. Here are some photos fgrom the two days…

Campsite Complete

Fire Demonstration

 

Wild Teas...Can you guess whats in them?

Lunch...yum yum

Moth trap on Night Walk

Slacklining

 

Taking the Tents Down

A great few days with all participants getting something out of the experience that they can take back to their own lives.

Many thanks to Rachel and David @ Plan-It Earth Eco project, Windrose for facilitating the herbal remedies and Julie for co-facilitating with me.

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Survival School – June 2011

April 9, 2012

Another school holiday and the Survival School opens for St Ives ECM to come along and make our own throwing spears from card and garden canes, which then are used to hunt “The Beast”.

Preparing to hunt "The Beast"

The Best is found. Aim! Fire!

 

This game helps participants learn new knots, tying & lashing, adapting and modifying spear designs, tracking and moving quietly; as well as learning to throw a spear!

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Survival School – April 2011

April 9, 2012

Another school holidy and another Survival School Day @ Plan-It Earth for St Ives Schools ECM.

This time we were passing on safe use of knives to make thowing sticks which were then tested out on the “tin can alley”.

Throwing the sticks on the range.

Lots of fun was had by all, blazing sunshine and some useful skills learnt.

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Bushcraft Day – 12th February 2011

April 9, 2012

We were pleased to host another Bushcraft day for the pupils from St Ives E.C.M. schools cluster.

The itinerary was Fire + Clean Water, passing on the following skills:

The weather on the day was atrocious! It poured down all day without even a break for 10 mins, but the kids were having a great time and coped amazingly well under difficult circumstances.

Hooray! Successful and safe firelighting.

It was also decided that nettle was the most exciting tea, gorseflower the most colourful and also the best taste…well thats what the adults thought anyway!!

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