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Presently we are seeking funds for our new exciting project to build an experimental archaeological early medieval roundhouse from hazel and willow.

The project will be overseen and constructed by by local archaeological wood expert Hamish Darrah, who recently constructed the roundhouse pictured, as part of an MSc at University College Dublin.

We hope to offer volunteering opportunities to work alongside Hamish and support him in coppicing and collecting hazel from within East Lothian and in some elements of the build. The experience of being outdoors, working with your hands and with others has huge therapeutic potential.

We also hope this project will help us to forge links with other interested local community groups.

A major part of the project will involve passing on skills and hopefully promoting the importance of coppicing both in the development of sustainable skills and in the importance of woodland coppicing for biodiversity.

This project will provide the garden with a very unique space, that will be used for, meetings, meditation and possibly as a bird hide.

Please contact us if you would like further information about this exciting venture that will help us in our commitment to developing practical hands on skills.

More information from Hamish Darrah