You can book upcoming courses and events at Monkton Wyld Court and pay by bank transfer — we will send you our bank details once we receive your booking enquiry. Please contact us if you have any questions.  

Course Bookings Terms and Conditions

Summer Fair 21st July 2018

Monkton Wyld Summer Fair 21st July 2018 11am - 4pm

 

Stalls, tours and demos, storytelling, BBQ, Pimms bar and more...

 

Entrance free - donations welcome. Parking £2 per car.

Starts On:
July 21, 2018
11:00 AM
Ends On:
July 21, 2018
4:00 PM
Summer Fair 21st July 2018
July 21, 2018
Regular (Free)
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Summer Family Week

We are excited to be offering our popular summer family week again, running from Monday 20th - Friday 24th August.  A great opportunity for families to spend time together, and a chance to experience a range of outdoor activities such as;

Bush-craft day including; den building, bow and arrow making and fire lighting

Beach day including; a beautiful cross country walk to Charmouth, rock pooling and swimming

Other activities on site include pizza making, carpentry, boat races and art and craft sessions

  

Age range 6-12 years old, price for activities £40 per child.

 

Accommodation prices; £35.00 per adult per night

£17.50 under 14's per night

Under 4's free.

Meal prices;

Lunch- £8.00 per adult, £4.00 per child

Dinner- £10.95 per adult, £5.50 per child

 

To book please contact us on 01297 560 342 or email info@monktonwyldcourt.org

Starts On:
August 20, 2018
2:00 PM
Ends On:
August 24, 2018
1:00 PM
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August 20, 2018
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Build your own wood fired cob pizza oven (See info for other dates available)

This delicious day out with expert Kate Edwards and pizza chef Charlotte Eve will give you all the skills to go home and build your own cob pizza oven. You'll learn how to source your materials, build your oven and enjoy a short introduction to cob building in general.

 

Cob ovens cost very little to make and they can be sculpted into any shape you want so there will be a chance to try your hand at sculpting too. Kate will also show you how to light and cook in your oven. Probably the best bit of the day is the mouthwatering wood fired pizza lunch you'll enjoy whilst sitting back and soaking up the view. Homemade cakes are served in the afternoon.

 

Kate and Charlotte's hands on and informative day has been featured on BBC One, BBC Good Food Magazine and The Guardian to name a few. They promise you'll have great fun on the course and hopefully the best pizza you've ever tasted!

 

Cost £160 per person including pizza lunch and homemade cakes.

 

To book and information on other dates please visit www.cobcourses.com or phone 07949 241815

 

Cob Courses | House Building & Pizza Oven Workshops in ... www.cobcourses.com Workshops on how to build a cob house and how to build a pizza oven. Learn to build a cob house, studio, shed, plus cob repairs, based in Devon, Dorset, UK.

Starts On:
September 14, 2018
10:00 AM
Ends On:
September 14, 2018
4:00 PM
£160.00
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September 14, 2018
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Scything & Land Management Course contact: info@monktonwyldcourt.org

With Simon Fairlie

6pm Friday - 5pm Sunday  (Whole course)

  6pm - 8pm Friday AND 09:30am - 5pm Saturday (Beginner course only)

  09:30 am - 5pm Sunday (Advanced course only)

 

Whole course £135 per person includes supper on Friday and lunch on Saturday and Sunday

 

Beginner course £80 per person includes supper on Friday and lunch on Saturday

 

Advanced course £65 per person includes lunch on Sunday

 

From the course leader:

Beginners often imagine that a two day course is a bit excessive, just to learn how to use a garden tool; and that is true if all you want to do is knock down weeds. But anyone who wants to mow grass on any scale will benefit from a two day course, and people who do the course come away saying "I don't know how you could cram all that into one day".

 

Two days gives you enough time to practice different peening methods; I also spend more time on grass management, and demonstrate how to make and stack a hay rack, which enables you to make hay even in changeable weather.

 

Beginners may opt to come only on Friday evening and Saturday. Improvers who have done a beginner's course with me or someone else can opt to come only on the Sunday.

 

Friday Evening:

  • Brief history and sociology of the scythe

 

Saturday:

  • Selecting the right blade and snath for the job (or making best use of what you've got):
  • Setting up a scythe and snath;
  • Sharpening;
  • Basic mowing technique;
  • How to avoid damaging the blade, and how to repair chips and cracks;
  • Basic peening demonstration.

 

Sunday:

  • Early morning mowing
  • Managing grass with scything in mind;
  • Small-scale haymaking techniques
  • Peening practice with jig and bar peen anvil

 

TO BOOK please info@monktonwyldcourt.org or telephone 01297 560342. 

 

Scythe importer and grass management enthusiast Simon Fairlie heads Chapter 7 of The Land is Ours and The Land Magazine (among other things) from his stable block offices here at Monkton Wyld Court.

 

 

 

Starts On:
September 14, 2018
5:00 PM
Ends On:
September 16, 2018
5:00 PM
Scything & Land Management Course contact: info@monktonwyldcourt.org
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Starts On:
September 14, 2018
5:00 PM
Ends On:
September 16, 2018
5:00 PM
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Starts On:
May 18, 2018
5:00 PM
Ends On:
May 20, 2018
5:00 PM
£135.00
Scything & Land Management Course contact: info@monktonwyldcourt.org
September 14, 2018
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How to build your own cob house or garden studio 4 day course. (See info for booking and other dates available)

This intensive 4 day course is run by the award winning cob builder Kate Edwards. Kate and he partner Charlotte have previously built their own pioneering cob-bale home and completed many beautiful cob projects around the UK. Kate's greatest strength is her teaching - her enthusiasm is infectious and her vast knowledge of regarding earth building is impressive. She has taught  thousands of people from around the world already how easy and affordable it is to build your home with cob.

 

 

Each day begins with theory and the rest of each day is spent gaining hands on experience. You will be working on a cob roundhouse project on site. Kate will cover building regulations and planning as well as foundations, walls, doors and windows, roof options, clay plasters and lime renders. You will leave the course with all the knowledge and skills to go away and start your own cob building project. This workshop promises to be a life changing experience for anyone looking to find a sustainable and affordable solution to building their own home or smaller structure.

 

Absolutely no previous building experience is necessary. 

 

Other course dates:  May 21st - 24th  /   June 18th - 21st  /  July 9th - 12th  /   September 17th - 20th

 

To book or for further information please visit  www.cobcourses.com or phone 07949 241815

 



Starts On:
September 17, 2018
10:00 AM
Ends On:
September 20, 2018
5:00 PM
£580.00
How to build your own cob house or garden studio 4 day course. (See info for booking and other dates available)
September 17, 2018
4 Day Course (£580.00)
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The Sensory Herb Apprenticeship Foundation course

This 1 year foundation course, taught over 4 residential weekends Friday-Sunday, can stand alone or can lead onto further years of practitioner training. 

 

You will compile your own Herbal Materia Medica of the plants covered on the course. This involves detailed observations through drawings, photos, pressing parts and making notes to create your beautiful Sensory Herb book.

 

The Sensory Herb Apprenticeship Foundation course will introduce you to plants to use when you or your family are ill, and deepen your connection to the land by getting to know the herbs that grow around you.  Whether you live in the countryside, or your only contact with plants is in a flowerpot, we will take you step by step into the world of herbs.

 

Our residential apprenticeship in the beautiful Dorset countryside and gives you the opportunity to work hands-on with over 40 medicinal plants which grow on site. Understand off-the-shelf herbal remedies and alternatives to pharmaceutical medicines. Learn about herbs of the hedgerow, meet a new world of medicinal plants and a community of like-minded earth-lovers! This is a year-long foundation course with 100 hours of contact time. 

 

Established in 2009, the apprenticeship is designed to give you the knowledge and skills you need to incorporate herbal medicine into your daily life. Your senses, heart and intellect will be opened to the ancient, magical and practical art that is herbal medicine.

 

Half your time on the course will be spent working hands-on with plants and the other half will give you the technical and medical grounding to apply herbs to healing. We underpin all your study with the rhythms and structures provided to us by nature — the cycle of the seasons, the lunar cycle, the growth and decline cycle of plants. You will graduate with practical tools to creatively blend ritual, art and medicine to develop your own healing practice that you can share with others.

 

Throughout the year, you will compile your own Materia Medica, your personal herb reference book full of pressed plants, drawings and all the information you learn. We’ll train you to use our unique set of Sensory Herb tools which connect you with the energetics of plants. Working in this way facilitates meaningful, memorable relationships with plants. Sensory Herb Practice is a craft. Creativity and art infuses all our work and teachings.  Alongside knowledge in botany, medicine making and the human body systems, the course guides you to develop your own creative plant folklore. 

 

Don’t worry if you haven’t picked up a pencil since school or if you judge your own art harshly. We ease you through the process step by step. Exploring your own creative soul while being part of a supportive community of like-minded students and alumni is all part of the journey.  You will be amazed what plants can help you discover about yourself.

 

The foundation year can be taken as a stand-alone course, but also serves as the gateway to our further two-year, Sensory Herb Practitioner training. 

 

For more information and to book, please visit: 


www.sensorysolutions.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

Starts On:
September 28, 2018
5:00 PM
Ends On:
September 30, 2018
4:30 PM
£1,850.00
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Building With Straw Bales 2 Day Course

This action-packed weekend course is run by Dorset straw bale builder Phil Christopher, of Huff and Puff Construction. Phil believes passionately in bringing all the wonderful benefits of straw bale building to a wider audience, and in addition to his work for Huff and Puff, he is on the board of Straw-bale Building UK (SBUK), promoting straw bale building and best practice in the UK.

 

Your weekend starts with an introductory session on the Friday evening, followed by two days of both theory and hands-on building of a load-bearing straw bale room. No previous building experience is required! What you’ll learn on this course should give you enough knowledge and confidence to start your own project.

 

The course fee includes your accommodation and all meals at the wonderful Monkton Wyld Court. So you can immerse yourself in the course, get to know everyone and ask all the questions you want, perhaps over a drink in the evenings at the on site pub, all followed by a good night’s sleep!

 

Course details: Friday evening: Arrive for dinner at 6pm 7pm - A presentation about straw bale building in the UK, covering history, types of construction and its many benefits, including answering your questions.

 

Saturday and Sunday: A combination of theory and practice, building a load-bearing straw bale room. We’ll cover the following: - Planning your build - Planning and Building Control - Foundation types - Carpentry and sourcing timber - Selecting and preparing bales - Building bale walls - Framing doors and windows - Fitting top beams - Compressing the straw - Roof options - Wall finishes All interspersed with lovely meals, tea, cake and biscuits.

 

Finish on Sunday will be at 5pm latest.

 

Please book via the book button or below. You can also visit www.huffpuff.me/training and emailtraining@huffpuff.me, or call Phil on 07770 565656 with any questions. Cost: £250

Starts On:
April 26, 2019
6:00 PM
Ends On:
April 28, 2019
5:00 PM
Building With Straw Bales 2 Day Course
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April 26, 2019
6:00 PM
Ends On:
April 28, 2019
5:00 PM
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June 1, 2018
6:00 PM
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June 3, 2018
5:00 PM
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