Due to the difficulty of maintaining social distancing, our onsite courses are cancelled. If you have booked a course and have not heard from us already, please do not worry as we are working hard to contact everybody to reschedule bookings. If you have any queries about any courses, please get in touch via email at courses@wildwoodtrust.org.

Jo in her forest garden

February 20th – Rewild Your Garden Online Event

Saturday 20th February

10.30am – 12.30pm

In a society that has lost its connection to nature, learn how to rewild your own space. Come and join our panel of experts via Zoom for 3 talks linking the concept of forest gardening with that of rewilding and find out how everybody can play their part in helping to make more space for wildlife.

Talk 1: Forest Gardening. Speaker, Jo Barker.
Find out more about how this inspiring ecological gardening technique, meets many human needs and increases wildlife and wellbeing. Based on principles found in nature, forest gardens will need less and less work over the years whilst providing more and more yields and increasing biodiversity. Jo believes there is a way to eat and use every single plant and that we can reduce impacts of many of our significant challenges with this knowledge by growing food, sequestering carbon and increasing biodiversity.

Talk 2: Rewilding. Speaker, Anne Riddell.
A talk examining the pros and cons of bringing back large herbivores and carnivores to modern Britain.

Talk 3: Wildlife in your Garden. Speaker, Steve Kirk.
Find out about the roles and niches of the plants and animals in your garden and the ecosystem services they provide.

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March 8th – UKHab Webinar Training Course

Monday 8th March

10am – 3.30pm

Tutor: Lesley Mason PhD ACIEEM – Freelance Botanist & Ecologist – UKHab Accredited Trainer

The UK Habitat Classification (UKHab) is a new comprehensive classification system for vegetation habitats which has many uses in conservation and land management. UKHab is set to replace the Phase 1 Habitat Survey currently used by ecological consultants in Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (PEA) of development sites.

UKHab will also be used as part of the Biodiversity Net Gain metric calculation for new developments.

This one day course comprises 3 Zoom webinar sessions covering:

Introduction and overview of the UKHab
UKHab survey: How to code and map habitats
Using the UKHab Field Key to habitats (includes practical tasks)
Sessions will be 60 to 90mins each to allow time for participant interaction, questions and breaks. Limited to a maximum of 15 participants. Participants will be contacted via email to arrange webinar sessions.

NB. Participants may wish to download the UKHab documents in advance of the course from the website here: https://ukhab.org/

We will be practicing using the Field Key in session 3, so a printout of the key will be very useful.

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Important Information:

  • Minimum ages for all courses is 16years unless specified.
  • All courses must be paid for at the time of booking and are non-refundable unless cancelled by Wildwood.
  • For all online courses participants will need a webcam and microphone.