Dry stone walling courses available

Enrol for CAFRE dry stone walling courses at Greenmount Hill Farm, Glenwherry via: www.cafre.ac.uk

By Terence Henry,

Sustainable Land Management Branch, CAFRE

CAFRE will hold two dry stone walling training events on Friday September 6 and Saturday September 14 (start time: 10am) at CAFRE’s Greenmount Hill Farm, Glenwherry.

The courses will give participants the skills and knowledge to repair and maintain dry stone walls to:

n be stock-proof;

n maintain biosecurity with neighbouring farms;

n comply with EFS and NICMS Agri-environment Scheme requirements; and

n be of a type and style used in that locality.

Each training course will take place for one day and will include both a classroom session and on site practical. Course content will include health & safety, types and styles of dry stone wall, site preparation, stone selection and wall building.

Participants are asked to bring strong work gloves, steel toe-capped boots, warm outdoor clothing and a packed lunch/drinks. Safety spectacles may also be required.

If you would like to enrol for one of the Dry Stone Walling training events in the Agri-Environment section, please visit: www.cafre.ac.uk/industry-support or telephone CAFRE admin on 028 9442 6880.


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