Woodland skills: helping rural enterprise

A group of us in Kintyre are in the process of setting up a social enterprise offering skills to create sustainable livelihoods in remote rural settings like the western seaboard of Scotland.

Our first training is on the removal of rhododendron using non-chemical methods. Rhododendron are THE number one threat to our remaining Celtic rainforest, Ferry Wood being no exception. There are plenty to get your teeth into: a great workout for body and soul!

Plus we will be making biochar using rhododendron brash. Come along!


About edwardtyler

I live in Kintyre, the long peninsula acting as a natural breakwater for the Firth of Clyde, west of Glasgow. A Permaculture and Transition practitioner, I am working with fellow community activists to co-create a resilient and vibrant local bioregion.

One comment

  1. Stephen Meloche

    Sounds cool! I’d love to get some practical experience in such a setting, as I hope to plant a 0.5 ha woodland and hedge on our coastal land (stabilised sand dunes) in the North of Scotland.

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