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Community education
Always learning

try something new in a unique environment

Community learning programme

We offer a popular community learning programme of workshops and training throughout the year for people of all ages - from art club, yoga, mindfulness and wellbeing to rural crafts, sewing and weaving to gardening, growing, cooking and pickling to chicken or bee keeping or traditional skillsharing with our expert volunteers. Our workshops and sessions are led by industry experts, experienced tutors, skilled volunteers and established educational organisations.

If you'd like to offer your skills or discuss potential partnerships, support or funding, please contact our Learning & Community Engagement Manager, Laura Dean. Tel: 01993 772602 | Email: learning@cogges.org.uk

Our programme is currently on hold due to COVID-19 safety measures. We're looking forward to introducing a range of workshops and sessions, supported by funding from the National Heritage Lottery Fund. 

Keep checking back to see what's coming up or sign up for our enewsletter for regular updates.

Dry stone walling group
Traditional skills

Get hands-on with our rural skills sessions. Cogges is a heritage site situated over 17 acres of land and we develop traditional rural craft skills in line with our land management and heritage projects. We offer workshops, courses and skillshares in partnership with organisations such as The Wychwood Project, along with a range of skilled trainers and volunteers in woodcarving, weaving, dry stone walling, hedgelaying, scything, coppicing, crafting corn dollies, traditional cooking skills and more.

Horticulture

We offer seasonal workshops in gardening, pruning, growing vegetables and herbs, cooking with edible flowers, pickling, foraging and more. Sessions are led by Educate and our expert volunteers.

Cogges volunteer picks apples in walled garden in summer
volunteer craft stall
Arts and crafts

Let your imagination run wild and unleash your creativity at Cogges, a beautiful setting for inspiring arts and crafts. We run adult sessions in photography, felting, plant dying, drawing, sewing and embroidery, bag making and flower arranging. Or, come along to our monthly Volunteer Craft Club

Keeping animals

Join our 'Meet the animals' farmyard drop-in sessions for kids, or look out for adult courses on chicken and beekeeping coming soon.

Cogges chicken

Thanks to 

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