Woodland Tales - The Dorset Coppice Group
John Holman welcomes you to Edition
40 of Farm Radio.
Click on the signpost to find your way to "Chalk and Cheese" and "Levels and Moors" items.
first of our "Woodland Tales" sees Geoff Pagotto talking to Mandy Joyce,
who heads up Dorset Coppice Group's inspirational Living Classroom
project. He caught up with her at their new permanent educational
building, situated at the top end of Bonsley Wood.
Woodland Tales - Charcoal Burners
Woodland Tales - Charles Buckler and Major
Charcoal burners are elusive characters hidden in the depths of
woodland with only the whiff of smoke giving away their whereabouts.
Geoff Pagotto managed to find three taking a break from harvesting their
charcoal and he heard exactly what the motto "A woodland that pays is a
woodland that stays" really means.
and sheep farmer Charles Buckler for Pear Ash Farm, Pen Selwood is
passionate about horse power - single horse power and Geoff Pagotto
caught up with him and his 15 year old, 18 cwt Shire horse called
"Major" as they cleared up some felled timber.|
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