[permaculture] Coppice workshop, Ithaca, NY USA 6/14 & 6/15

Michael Burns michael at fingerlakespermaculture.org
Mon Jun 9 09:40:57 EDT 2008


A few spots left! Sign up for this unique event today...

COPPICE WORKSHOP
June 14 & 15, 2008
9:00 am to 4:00 pm both days

Ithaca, NY

Coppicing is a system of traditional sustainable forestry in which trees
are cut during the dormant winter season and allowed to regrow on
rotations of 5-20 years, producing an abundance of straight, fast grown
poles typically used for fencing, fuel, furniture, basketry and
construction.

Through both lecture and hands-on woodland work, this two day intensive
course will focus on the history and practice of coppice woodland
management in the UK, the potential for its development in the
northeastern United States, wood science and species selection, and the
conversion of coppiced poles into useful products.

Fieldwork will include charcoal production, chair making and green
woodworking techniques, fence construction and coppice establishment and
maintenance.

SCHEDULE

Saturday
AM - Intros, Conventional forestry, Coppice slide show, Potential for NE
PM - Visit "incidental" Coppice, Woods walk, Tree felling

Sunday
AM - Wood Science, Coppice Products, Woodworking, Fencing
PM - Charcoal, Faggots, Hedging, Design

Commuter: Sliding Scale $150 - $250 (includes lunch both days)
Residential: Sliding Scale $200 - $300 (includes lunch both days, dinner
Saturday, breakfast Sunday, and space to camp)

Mark Krawczyk, who will lead this class, is a permaculture designer,
chair maker and natural builder and resides in Vermont's Champlain
Valley. He has apprenticed with expert coppicer and woodworker Ben Law.

presented by:
FINGER LAKES PERMACULTURE INSTITUTE
a project of Cayuga Nature Center

REGISTER at:
www.FingerLakesPermaculture.org
or call Steve at 303-815-3535


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