Participants making willow tunnel

Spring is here, and with the weather getting warmer it is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in Hertfordshire’s wild side. We are working with Celtic Harmony Camp in Brickendon to provide volunteers a fantastic opportunity to spend time in the outdoors and learn traditional skills during a 4-week course as part of Celtic Harmony’s programme ‘Lavina’s Legacy’, focusing on promoting community engagement and volunteering. (Lavina’s Legacy is named in honour of a beloved Educator and volunteer Joyce, whose Celtic name when leading school groups was Lavina)

After the success of the first two courses. Lavina’s Legacy Woodland Workshops are holding a further two courses on Thursdays 11am – 2pm:

  • 18 April to 09 May
  • 16 May to 06 June

We work in small groups so spaces are limited – you can secure your place by contacting Project Officer Gareth Chalmers by email, or phone 07889 755092 or clicking the link below

Celtic Harmony Camp has a vast range of facilities, including 7 Iron Age roundhouses, 13 acres of woodland, and a heated Prehistory centre with its own Iron Age Exhibit and Palaeolithic cave. Participants can expect to learn conservation and traditional skills such as habitat creation, hedge planting and traditional fire lighting with a friendly team of volunteers. There is also an exciting opportunity to consider a future traineeship to follow an in-house skills development programme, learning ancient crafts and group leadership of Stone to Iron Age experiences.

Transport to Celtic Harmony Camp, Bourne Wood, Brickendon is provided by the Groundwork minibus. No previous experience is needed to participate in these woodland workshop’s, just an appetite for learning. So, come along and get involved and learn skills from the past for the future.

It was great meeting new people and working together, as well as having a laugh and having fun. I also liked the woodland walk and identifying different species of English trees

Raj, Lavinia’s Legacy Woodland Workshop Participant

Lavina’s Legacy, learning skills from the past for the future, this programme is an exciting prospect to get involved in: two great organisations, woodland skills and heritage work combining into one engaging prospect in the heart of Hertfordshire.

Gareth Chalmers, Project Officer at Groundwork East

We are excited to be working with Groundwork East to offer monthly Woodland Workshops as part of the Lavina’s Legacy project. The workshops are an excellent opportunity for local people to meet new people and develop conservation skills in a unique outdoor setting.”

Clare Holt-Parrella, CEO at Celtic Harmony

Thank you to lottery players for funding this opportunity