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Tora Smith

Tora Smith in the woods

Tora is a hobby crafter drawn to wild and foraged materials, including willows, hazel and honeysuckle, to make baskets, benches and fences.

She is trained in traditional woodland management as well as being an experienced Forest School leader.

Tora is happiest being in the woodland, especially with her little daughter Cushla, with a freshly brewed cup of foraged tea around the fire.

Through facilitating simple woodland craft activities and demonstrating of simple woodland skills, Tora wishes to help engage others in the beauty and the wonder of the woodland environment and to harness confidence in the woodland setting, furthering a positive connection in the woodland setting.

April 2019

Willow Weaving Day

April 20 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tortworth Forest Centre, off Tortworth Road
Wotton Under Edge, GL12 8HH United Kingdom
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£10 – £40 18 tickets left

Join Bec and Tora for a gentle introductory day of weaving with willow. Choose between a simple bird feeder or an egg basket and learn the basic techniques used to turn this versatile plant into something functional and beautiful. We will gather around the fire to learn about the willow tree and it’s folklore, with campfire coffee and tea flowing. Bring your packed lunch with you so that we can keep weaving all day! Both Bec and Tora have a…

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Woodland Women – Spring Herbs

April 28 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tortworth Forest Centre, off Tortworth Road
Wotton Under Edge, GL12 8HH United Kingdom
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Free – £30 15 tickets left

Please note you do not need to create a login to book tickets - simply click on Buy Now. Escape from the noise and business of the city and join us under the extraordinary trees at Tortworth Arboretum, where we will be immersed in nature, free to relax and unwind around the campfire. This April we will be joined by Tora who will take us on a foraging walk through the woodland, looking at wild herbs that help to refresh…

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