Stepping into our Natural Heritage was a project that promoted the development of heritage skills to volunteers, running from March 2014 to January 2016. This project was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund through the National Lottery.
What Are Heritage Skills?
Heritage skills are traditional and historic skills, many of which are now seen as dying arts. Examples include:
- Fruit tree pruning
- Apple pressing
- Vegetable growing
- Jam making
- Wild food foraging
- Cider making
- Cheese making
- Shelter construction
Why learn them?
Developing heritage skills can enable you to:
- Bring local history alive
- Connect activities to the natural landscape
- Improve biodiversity
- Create beautiful and/or functional objects
- Gain the satisfaction of learning new skills
- Create delicious food and drink
How to get involved
There are opportunities to develop your heritage skills through volunteering with us. This may include hedgelaying and coppicing during our regular work parties or giving demonstrations and workshops during our festivals and other events.
If you would like more information of you have any questions, please email volunteering or phone 01865 407792