We are looking for energetic teams to spend a constructive day using traditional skills to build the walls of our timber-framed shed. The work will involve:

  • Building straw bale walls, fixing in place and fitting a wooden framework
  • Mixing cob (a natural building material made from sand, clay, water, straw and earth) – this is the messy part!
  • Rendering walls and applying lime wash

We need groups of 10-12 people to help with this, all work will be supervised and you will be provided with enough food and drink to keep you going. Other jobs to support the day include preparing and cooking pizzas in our outdoor clay oven.

What’s in it for you?

  • Opportunity to learn new skills and develop teamwork that you can take back to the work environment
  • Supervised learning in a positive outside environment
  • Tasty local and homemade food
  • Genuine and much-needed support for a well-established and well-loved local community project – in its 20th year of providing a safe working environment for vulnerable adults and children to learn skills in gardening, cooking and bushcraft as well as social skills and access to employment.

There will be a notional charge per person to cover our costs, and further contributions to the garden project would be very welcome!

When: This will take place during April and May 2014, and is weather dependent

How to apply:  Contact Warren to apply, discuss arrangements, and how to get the most from the team challenge, both on the day and when you are back at work

For more information please contact us at – email: – tel: 07988 837951


Warren Carter and the team at the Moulsecoomb Forest Garden and Wildlife Project

The roof is finished! If one green bottle should….Finishing the cord wood walls

If one green bottle should….Finishing the cord wood walls