Logs4Labour Sunday 2 November

A pinch and a punch for the first of the month! Whilst it is still mild, collecting seasoned logs before they get damp is an important job. Join us and help to process last year’s seasoned timber piles, and you will be rewarded with a boot-load of logs.

Renewing our insurance this month, so donations are especially welcome 😉

More details about our scheme on Fowlshatch Copse web pages

And if you want to buy a short stove or a long candle take a look at the new on-line store.

 

Woodland Workshop – Kindling

STOP PRESS – New Time 3 pm Please let us know if you are coming using the contact form.

Ever wondered why those nets of kindling you get in the supermarket cost £4 or £5? We think it is definitely worth figuring out how to make your own.
Come along to Fowlshatch Copse on Sunday 21 September 10am  3pm and have a go at developing your skills – safely! We have a number of small axes to be used, but if you have your own bring it along.
Please use the contact form to let us know if you are coming along and how many people. Dogs and children welcome. (We will send a map,and directions!)
Since we cannot all be chopping at the same time, please also bring something to eat and share. Everyone will be able to collect some kindling for free – the cold weather is on its way. Log Bags for sale £3 each.
We are also happy to answer questions about the Logs4Labour events for the 2014-15 season.

More information

Event summary

Map

Risk Assessment

Wonderful Woodfuel

Bags of logs for collection.
Bags of logs for collection.

Take a look at the gallery. 12 people, 2 cakes, litres and litres of squash, and more than 10 bags of logs, and a much tidier wood! Thank you to all who came, and if you want some logs there are a few leftover. Contact us to sort out a time if you want to collect unseasoned hardwood logs (perfect for next winter!) Full bags are £5 each – and you get to keep the bag!

Marshlands L4L Saturday 24 May

log bagFREE event! Join us in Hammer for a Logs4Labour woodland workout.
Saturday 24 May at 10am – 2ish.
We are delighted to be invited to Marshlands by Jo and Matt  – they  even have a new bridge to replace the one washed away in the deluge last month.
About the wood –  it was once part of the Weald Ironworks known as ‘Pophole Hammer’.  Although some evidence of the ironworks can be seen, the area has returned back to native woodland.  2.5 acres of native deciduous trees such as oak, willow, beech, lime, hazel & birch.  We will be helping clear and manage the woods.
Logs available for a donation (to keep the scheme running) at the end.
Also Really Useful Log Bags £3 each.

  • Bring gloves, wear boots and bring loppers if you have them, (we will have some tools to borrow).
  • Drinks and cakes provided, please bring a packed lunch.
  • And…waterproofs – the forecast is not great.

See you there!

Jane Devlin (on behalf of Transition Haslemere & Chiddgreen)
Click here for more details of the event (L4L-Marshlands24-May).

Free Event – Saturday 26 April 10am Woodland Revivial

Join Us!

FREE event!

Join us in Hammer for a Logs4Labour woodland workout.

26 April at 10am – 2ish.
Please let us know if you are coming by using the contact form.

We are delighted to be invited to join Jo and Matt in their woods.
The wood was once part of the Weald Ironworks known as ‘Pophole Hammer’.  Although some evidence of the ironworks can be seen, the area has returned back to native woodland.  2.5 acres of native deciduous trees such as oak, willow, beech, lime, hazel & birch.  We will be helping clear and manage the woods.
Logs will be available for a small donation at the end.

Bring gloves, wear boots and bring loppers if you have them, although we will have some tools available. Drinks and cakes provided, please bring a packed lunch. See you there!
Click here for more details.

Events for Spring Greens!

Woodland  Taster Event – Saturday 22 March Woodland event 10am – 2pm

Imbhams Farm, off HoldfastHhh logo v 2
Lane, GU272EX

All welcome to a family oriented event in Spring Copse on Imbhams Farm.
An opportunity to visit the woods and participate in a logging session,
with a special activity for children.

The Imbhams Farm scheme offers storage facilities for logs and will
particularly suit those who do not have an area for storing and seasoning
wood.

Start 10am. Park and meet at the old dairy buildings for coffee and
introductions.

10.30am: Explanation of Imbhams Farm wood fuel scheme and wood store
facilities.

11am: Walk short distance to view Spring Copse and see woodland features
and work to be done.

11.30 onwards: Hands-on working log session. Activity for children with
Maggie.

1pm: Camp fire and stop for picnic lunch if required – bring your own
picnic.

1.30-2pm: Sign up for Imbhams wood fuel scheme if required.

It will be helpful  if you could let us know in advance
if you are coming,  email :        furnaceplace @gmail.com

or call Margaret Barlow on
07776 257 521

Logs4Labour

Free (or heavily discounted) logs

Available to members of the Community Wood-fuel group next Saturday 8 March! 10am until 2pm, in Fowlshatch Copse near Grayswood.  Everyone is welcome to come and see how we work. Use the form on the Contact Us tab to let us know you are coming.Supported by Transition Haslemere, Chiddgreen and The National Trust at Swan Barn Farm.  We have three woodlands where we harvest wood, and many more things besides. Fill your boot for a donation of £10. Or we have places where you can store the wood until next season.

Membership of the Hub is £40 – you may come to 2 events before we ask you to join.

Information Logging Event at Fowlshatch Copse
Location and Directions Fowlshatch Copse GU27 Prestwick Lane. Parking is in the entrance to Frillinghurst Wood. Walk 50 M east towards Chiddingfold and follow arrows to find the activity
Date and Time

Saturday 8 March  2014  10am until 2pm

Contact Co-ordinators: Jane and Bruce Devlin (owners)   mobile 07554 371954
Tasks and equipment Thinning conifers, splitting logs.  We will use: loppers, small ax, bilhook, saw, rake, ratchet winch and straps. Please bring your own if you can.Activities for children – collecting pinecones – bring a big bag/trug/basket.A tour of the woods and lunch around a bonfire included.
Objective Generate soft wood cords for seasoning; splitting/stacking logs
Nice to know The wood is a Planted Ancient Woodland Site (PAWS) with an approved Management Plan for restoration. Native deciduous trees will replace the conifers. In the next few months, some Nordman Spruce for harvesting as Christmas trees will be planted in a small area: members can help with planting and nurturing their own tree(s) for a small fee.
Logs Due to terrain, the timber will be cut into cords of 1.2 m (4 ft lengths) for stacking and seasoning. Later in the season, November 2014, these will be transported to nearer the gate area, for cutting into logs for collection by members. Or you can take home cords or logs in your car. £10 donation requested (£15 for a big car!)

 

General Event Information

It is recommended that you wear sturdy shoes/boots and have a pair of gardening-gloves.

Some tools are available to borrow, but it is helpful if you bring your own hand tools on the list if you have them

Only hand tools are allowed for insurance reasons.

Under-16s are welcome as long as they are supervised by a responsible adult. Dogs are welcome, unless the event details give reasons for excluding them.

Refreshments: please bring snacks, water to drink, and lunch if appropriate.

Community Wood-fuel Launched

The first ‘Logs for Labour scheme was a great success on Saturday 15 February, despite stormy weather.

The idea, supported by Transition Haslemere and Chiddgreen, is aimed at bringing local woodlands into sustainable management, and providing a source of affordable and renewable fuel.

25 volunteers joined Jane and Bruce Devlin in their woods near Grayswood to help move and process fallen trees into suitable logs for wood-burners. All those who wanted logs loaded up their cars, and there were still logs galore left at the end. Surplus logs are available to members to collect for a donation.

Membership costs £40 for 2014, and a donation of £10 is suggested for a ‘boot-full’ of logs. Money is spent on necessary chain-saw work to make the woods safe for volunteers, basic equipment like saws and loppers used at events, and to cover the cost of refreshments.

The next events are planned on Saturday 8 March, and Saturday 22 March. More information on the Transition Haslemere or Chiddgreen websites.

If you have some woodland and you can offer logs in exchange for help, the organisers would love to hear from you.

 

A joint ‘Logs for Labour’ Scheme supported by Chiddgreen and Transition Haslemere

Loads of Wood - The Original Renewable Fuel
Loads of Wood – The Original Renewable Fuel