Blackdowns Woodfair

Every June there is an openair weekend wood fair held on a farm just off the M5 on the Blackdown Hills, which are part in Devon and part in Somerset. Several thousand local people and visitors come to see the incredible range of things made from wood, craftspeople show their woodworking skills, workshops and play areas encourage particiation and a spectator ring allows for more spectacular demonstration to be viewed, from tree felling to heavy horse logging.

Learning From The Land took wood as our fuel and a small pile of clay, and built a cob oven on site with the help of some water and a lot of participants during the day. Frank Blaker was able to show how effective such materials can be, answer people's questions and inspire a few to go away and try it for themselves.