Just wanted to spread the word about this upcoming event that may be of interest. E-mail us to reserve your spot.
Hands-on Coppice Establishment and Conversion Workshop - Free!
Saturday 2/25 - 10-4:30
The Sawyer Homestead, 556 King Pond Road, Woodbury Vermont
with free public talk to follow from 6-7:30 at All Together Now - 170 Cherry Tree Hill Road in East Montpelier
Join Mark Krawczyk (co-author of the forthcoming Coppice Agroforestry manual) and siblings Annie and George Sawyer at the beautiful Sawyer homestead in Woodbury, VT for a free, hands-on coppice conversion workshop Saturday February 25th. During this daylong workshop we'll begin to implement a management plan for a 7 year, rotational coppice woodlot, converting an existing 15 or so year old stand of red maple into a multi-purpose, polewood-producing forest stand. We'll spend the day felling polewood, limbing the produce, exploring potential value-adding opportunities, thinking about and discussing the design and layout of coppice systems, learning how to use a number of different traditional tools and techniques and have an opportunity to view the workshop of Dave Sawyer, master windsor chairmaker.
This is a unique opportunity to participate in the development of a new expression of an ancient forestry system with lots of potential to help support and manifest homestead fuel and craft wood security on a small scale. We'll all likely learn something new about woodland management, value-adding processes, ecological design, and effective, efficient group work.
Dress warm as we'll be working outside all day. If you have hand saws, a bill hook, loppers and clippers, or an ax, please bring. Bring a lunch (there will be some soup and bread) and we'll have hot beverages on hand along with plenty of core-warming work to keep you busy.
Space is limited for this event so please contact us if you intend to come. Also, because the weather is difficult to project, we want to be sure we have your contact information in the case of inclement weather and a need to reschedule. For more information, e-mail Mark Krawczyk or call 802-999-2768.
Best wishes and happy felling!