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Practical Earth Building: Humble Heritage Workshop


From: Friday 21.06.19
at 9:30am
To: Saturday 22.06.19
at 4:30pm

Priorslynn Farm
United Kingdom



Student discounts and bursary places available

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Join us on the Scottish/English border for the first of our newly created 'Humble Heritage' workshops, a series of hands-on courses that explore and celebrate traditional buildings and the skills that go into creating and repairing them.

Event description: 

Over the two day course, participants will have the opportunity to gain practical, hands-on experience in a range of earth building techniques, including earth walling and clay plastering. Delegates will also leave with an understanding of the fascinating Clay Dabbin vernacular of the Solway Plain, and will have had a chance to discuss approaches and considerations towards the conservation of vernacular buildings in a wider sense.

Alongside the hands-on tutorials, the course will include lectures, a bonfire social in the evening (at a small extra cost to cover refreshments), and plenty of opportunity to get to know like minded vernacular building enthusiasts. A light lunch will be included in the course fee, and certificates of attendance are available for CPD purposes on request.

Places on this course are limited to allow for hands-on learning, so book early to avoid disappointment. We have two student places and one bursary place available on this course at half-price - if you are interested in finding out more, please contact us at