Sat 13th and Sun 14th April 2024
Sat 13th and Sun 14th July 2024
Please note our April course is now fully booked. Please contact us if you would like to be on a reserve list for this date.
Places are still available for July
Two days 9.30am - 4.30pm
1. Introduction to the History of Trug Making: The course commences with a talk on the history of the Trug and an insight into what you will be doing over the weekend. A Master Trug Maker will be present during the weekend to discuss Trugs and Trug Making with you, he will explain the process of trug making, its rich history and the current state of the industry.
2. Have a go: Your two main instructors will be Master Trug Maker Chris Tuppen and Craftsman Caleb Pimm. Both of whom have lots of experience in running Trug Making Courses and will guide you through the Trug making process.
The course is unhurried, and you will obtain all the support you need from the instructors.
What to Expect
A fun, practical weekend learning about the history of the Sussex trug and traditional trug making skills.
You will take home a trug that you have made over the weekend.
All materials and tools required to make your trug will be provided.
Trug making requires some strength and dexterity in the hands and course participants should be aware that sharp tools will be used and some activities will require reasonable physical input.
What to Bring
Please bring a packed lunch. Refreshments will be provided, including a homemade cake.
Parking is available at the entrance to our farm and our training room is just a short walk down our track.
Bring yourself, confirmation of your booking, a notebook and any questions you may have..
Please arrive 15 mins before the start of the course for a prompt start
To ensure all attendees get the best experience from their training we only run our courses in small groups.
We therefore must operate with a strict cancellation policy: Refunds (or booking transfers) are not given for cancellations made within 2 weeks of the course. If a cancellation is made with more than 2 weeks notice but within 6 weeks of the course date, then we will try to re-sell your tickets, if we are successful then a refund will be issued for the full amount less a £10 administration fee. If a cancellation is made with more than 6 weeks notice, then a full refund will be issued.