woodworking, hands holding hammer

At Hedge-U-cation we run workshops sharing traditional skills and crafts, from woodwork, metalwork and basketry to wild food foraging and making preserves. We hold mindfulness, music and performance sessions.

We foster a family-centred approach and welcome family groups and individuals.

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

We also feel that skill-sharing encourages independence, increases confidence and self-esteem in individuals and can help to reduce social anxiety.

That’s why we structure our courses to be inclusive and accessible for everyone, including people living with mental and/or physical health issues, people with complex needs, children exhibiting challenging behaviour, people from hard-to-reach communities and the long-term unemployed.