Jo Clarke

Abney Park Cemetery, Stoke Newington High Street, Hackney, London, N16 0LH


Thanks to ongoing support from the Worshipful Company of Turners, we are opening up for monthly volunteering days to develop our workshop.

From October 2017 we will be open on the first Friday of each month.

Come and help us to develop our workshop space and learn to build chopping blocks, saw horses, shave horses and pole lathes.

No previous experience necessary. Volunteering is open to over 18s who are physically and mentally able to participate. Please let us know if you plan to attend, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Community workshop

Every Thursday we open up the London Green Wood workshop and tool shed and welcome anyone who has attended our introductory course or has previous green woodworking and tool sharpening experience. There is no formal teaching but there are people around to advise. We ask those who can to make a small donation to help with the upkeep of the workshop (tea, coffee, new tools etc). Tools and wood are provided.

If you'd like to join the Thursday  community workshop please get in touch and tell us about your woodworking experience, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Introduction to green woodwork course

Taught over 4 consecutive Thursdays, this course is designed to give participants an introduction to green woodworking using an axe and a knife. Suitable for complete beginners, those who have carpentry experience but are new to green woodwork, and those who have done a little green woodwork and would like to learn more. This course is also an induction to the community workshop at Abney Park and participants are invited to continue using the workshop after the course.

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Short courses

We also teach one day courses for adults, for families in the school holidays and run sessions for home educating families throughout the year.

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