Third annual open day for Llanvihangel Crucorney environmental group

By Staff reporter in Environment

A local environmental team held their third annual open day last week to raise awareness about sustainability issues.

The event at Court Wood, in Llanvihangel Crucorney, included charcoal-making, bushcraft, spoon carving and stool-making demonstrations and a barbecue for families who turned out.

Local experts donated their time with walks and talks regarding the importance of trees and woodland management, and held question and answer sessions on subject matters such as local birds, wildlife and the differences of various bracken and fern varieties also took place.

Music was a new addition to this year’s event, with a guitar and flute session, a harp even managed to make its way to the woods, serenading visitors as they participated in various activities.

Andrea Jackman, Secretary for CEG commented on the event, “Following on from the success of our last two open days, we were delighted to hold our third event, with even more hands-on activities for visitors to try. As the weather was so glorious for our event, this enabled our charcoal kilns to be lit in advance for the day.

“This allowed us to explain and demonstrate the process of how we make the charcoal that we sell locally. As well as getting visitors to try out the various activities we had on offer, it also gave us the chance to raise awareness and to highlight the importance of sustainable woodland management. We all had a fabulous day, the addition of the barbecue and the local cider certainly added to the atmosphere. We’d like to take this opportunity to offer our thanks to all of the local experts for their participation on the day.”

For more information on various woodland craft courses being held at Court Wood in the Summer and Autumn months, please visit http://www.crucorney.wales/ceg-calendar/ if you wish to book a course please contact Andrea Jackman via email on andreajackman476@gmail.com.

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