Vintage and Cabaret Clothing

vintage clothesVintage and Cabaret Clothing

Pre-loved and fun!




Wildwood Traininglining out trees

Forthcoming Courses:


Inspiring Course in a beautiful location on Gower! 72 hour course run over 1.5 days per month October 2016 – May 2017.  £450

Learn about permaculture design, organic growing, sustainable woodland management, forest gardens, sustainable building, renewables, water management and social/urban permaculture.   Wonderful creative, custom built venue offering great learning spaces. Lead tutor Witchhazel Wildwood with guest tutors.

Accredited by the Permaculture Association (Britain). Our hosts Beth and Jo will provide tasty fresh lunches direct from the community garden. Take a look at their website for more information about this fabulous venue.  .
Please email me for further details and booking –


I have worked as a trainer for over 10 years.  See below for my qualifications.  I offer training services to individuals, groups and organisations.  Training can be run at your own venue or from venues local to Swansea and Gower.  Diploma tutorials can be by phone, email or skype too. I run practical, interactive and informative training in several related areas:

work experience groupSustainable Woodland Management

Orchard Pruning


Forest Garden Introduction

Permaculture Introduction – normally a two day course

Full Permaculture Design course – 72 hours in a two week block or can be run as one weekend per month for 6 months.

Tree Nursery Skills (Horticultural techniques using organic principles)

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My Qualifications

I have run my own woodland management business for over 10 years and hold the Certificate in Arboriculture.  I have undertaken many related short courses and  some RHS modules.   My work  includes coppice management, orchard pruning, sustainable management plans, small tree pruning, tree planting and hedgelaying.  I have worked as a trainer for Coeden Fach Community Tree Nursery (Swansea) since 2008 and I currently work as trainer in  Gardening and Conservation for Swansea Community Farm.

I hold the Permaculture Diploma (accredited through the Permaculture Association) and I am registered as a Diploma Tutor – see my tutor profile at  Please contact me if you are looking for a Personal, Design or Technical Support with your Diploma. (This can be done by email, phone and Skype if you are not able to come to Wales.)  I completed a Permaculture Design Certificate Course in 2000 (Green Adventure, London) and I also completed the Earth Activist Training with Starhawk at Ragman’s Lane in 2006.

I have a qualification in training adult learners – PTTLS

Upcycled furniture


tableUpcycled Furniture

Refurbished items of furniture, using a variety of finishes.  Shown here are two upcycled wooden side tables plus tea caddy which have been painted, hand decorated (with my own printed shell design), distressed and finally varnished.  Many one-off items are available and the stock is changing all the time.   I try to use water based paints and varnishes which are less toxic for the environment.   My furniture stock is reclaimed from items people have thrown out, which are still useful and potentially beautiful.