Hands on Hedges Project


What: To organise 12 one-day hedgerow workshops demonstrating best practice management techniques and providing information on the multi-functional value of hedgerows.

When: September '10 - November '10

SEE EVENTS PAGE FOR DETAILS Watch a Youtube clip from the Crookedstone demonstration http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoUtOHUQ7M8

Where: 12 seperate locations (2 per county) a range of high profile sites have been identified but final selection will depend on the research phase of the project

Who will carry out the activity: A tender process will be initiated to recruit Hedge layers accredited to NPTC / City & Guilds Standard with experience of demonstrating their craft to the public

Who is the activity for:
- Farmers, land owners and estate managers
- Local Communities, Best Kept Town and Development groups
- Local Authority Planners and Engineers
- Landscape Architects / Planners
- Agricultural & Environmental Consultants
- Foresters and arboriculturalists
- Schools, Colleges, and Universities
- State Bodies

What will we achieve: Raise awareness of the multi-functional benefits of hedgerows
Demonstrate best practice conservation methods

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