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South Devon, UK
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Would you like to feel inspired and confident enough to improve the future of nature? Would you like to be part of a pioneering rewilding project – an exciting land management approach for wildlife that is relevant across the world?

Spend winter rewilding this January at Lower Sharpham Farm, on the stunning Sharpham Estate in South Devon. This 8-week residential experience will allow you to gain practical, applicable skills in rewilding, woodland management, carpentry and woodwork, vegetable growing, as well as undertake nature conservation workshops to develop your knowledge and understanding of native flora and fauna.

You will live and work with a team of motivated, like-minded people and staff, all with a keen interest in nature and wildlife with personal experiences and skills to share.

Outcomes: 

  • Gain knowledge of the theory or rewilding, from its inception to different applications across the world.
  • Understand the nuance and complexity of rewilding and approaches and evaluate the Ambios approach at Sharpham
  • Gain confidence in species identification (winter plants and animals)
  • Improve competence in hands on habitat management (tree-planting, fencing)
  • Learn how to care for wild-stock – the animals rewilding the site (Mangalitsa pigs; Belted Galloway herd)
  • Learn traditional countryside management techniques, including hedge laying
  • Improve existing or develop new woodwork skills, including in traditional craft and conventional carpentry applications
  • Live healthily and learn about lifestyle choices including vegetable growing, food fermenting and wild food foraging
  • Gain confidence in public engagement and events

“My experience with Ambios was truly life changing…the sheer quantity of information and skills I learnt on this course gave my employer the confidence to hire me straight away” – previous participant.

Cost: £2750. This is a full board residential training course, inclusive of accommodation, food, training and field trips. Payments are taken in two stages: pre-placement deposit and on completion.

Ambios are a not-for-profit company and your fee will go towards helping our nature conservation training and rewilding efforts.

Apply now via: www.ambios.net/spend-winter-rewilding

Places are allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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