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Essex Rural Skills Project

Aims and Activities

We are a charitable organisation governed by the Rural Communities Council of Essex, with partner organisations to deliver rural, employability and skills courses for the whole community. We are funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund.

Address

Old St Andrews School, Wormingford Community Education Centre, Church Lane, Wormingford, CO6 3AZ

Phone

01787 228269

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Activities

Carpentry

Description Carpentry • Materials – types of wood, storage, identifying different woods • Working with wood – hand tools, types of joints, finishes and treatments....

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Environment and Conservation Skills

Description Participants will be able to customise their learning by specialising in one of three key areas....

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Horticulture

Description Working on areas of new and established growing areas, this course will cover: • Propagation – sowing, cuttings, and dividing plants • Preparing land – understanding the soil, organic material, and conditions • Plant maintenance – pricking out, supporting, pruning and pest control • Controlling weeds – identifying different types of weeds and how to control them This course runs at Wormingford on Fridays, 10 am–4 pm....

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Mixed Trades Construction

Description Learning Basic construction techniques with this introduction to lots of different trades including bricklaying, carpentry, plastering and tiling – a good basis for plenty of DIY skills which can be developed further....

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Woodland Management

Description Woodland / Land Management An outdoor experience in local woodlands, learning woodland management and conservation by coppicing and clearing areas, improving the area for wildlife, creating habitat piles and creating products using traditional greenwood craft techniques....

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