Hedge-U-cation

Hedge-U-cation provides land, art and craft-based educational and therapeutic activities for children, young people and adults. We hold Forest School outdoor learning sessions, including bushcraft, wild food foraging and environmental education. We run a range of workshops sharing traditional crafts and skills such as woodworking, blacksmithing, coppicing and basket-making. We offer group sessions where we prepare meals together, combining edibles collected on our wild foraging walks, food grown in our gardens and allotments, and locally sourced produce.

We believe that learning new skills together in an outdoor environment promotes resilience, helps to improve social, emotional, mental and physical well-being and strengthens communities.

Forest School

Forest School

We are pleased to announce that Hedge-U-cation Forest School is now open! We are based in Collaford Wood, Blackawton, Devon. We run Forest School sessions for all ages, including forest arts, bushcraft, forestry skills such as coppicing, environmental conservation and more.

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Therapeutic Horticulture

Therapeutic Horticulture

COMING SOON: Horticulture is widely recognised as a therapeutic activity. Hedge-U-cation offers social and therapeutic horticulture sessions for young people and adults in the South West. Gardening activities, from cultivating herbs and flowers to growing vegetables and tending shrubs, are

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Wild Cookery and Homegrown Nutrition

Wild Cookery and Homegrown Nutrition

Hedge-U-cation runs wild cookery and nutrition group sessions; combining edibles collected on our foraging walks, using   locally sourced  produce for our ingredients. The aim of the wild food and homegrown nutrition group is to inspire confidence and creativity in

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Workshops – Sharing skills

Workshops and Courses

Hedge-U-cation facilitates workshops and activities, sharing traditional skills and crafts such as woodwork, metalwork, coppicing, basket-making, horticulture, wild food foraging, and growing and preparing food. We also hold sessions exploring mindfulness, music and performance. We foster a family-centred approach, and

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Wild Food Foraging

Wild Food Foraging

Hedge-U-cation holds wild food foraging walks and plant identification workshops, with Chris Hope, aka Ipso Phyto. Chris is the wild plant and foraging educator from The Wild Plant Guide. You’ll learn about our most common and useful wild plant species,

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Hedge Kids

Hedge Kids

Hedge Kids is a children’s area for events. We provide both a sheltered and outdoor play space for children of all ages. We play games, make music with our Junk Band, do story telling, singing, face painting, arts, crafts and

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Volunteer with us

Interested in volunteering? If you have an interest in outdoor learning, heaps of enthusiasm and a can-do attitude, we'd love to hear from you!

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