Craft courses are held at Prince Charles’ Highgrove Estate.
The Prince’s Foundation will welcome students to converted outbuildings near the Royal House in Gloucestershire, where they can learn the pros and cons of woodworking, textiles and more.
The foundation will take over the grounds and gardens at Highgrove, where organic farming is the first in many years.
The 72-year-old prince recently decided not to lease the 900 hectare organic farm on the estate because he has no time to become king.
While Charles will continue to refer to Highgrove as his home, the Queen’s Sandringham Estate in Norfolk will be where he continues his agricultural endeavors.
Constantine Innemée, Project Leader at The Prince’s Foundation for more than a decade, said, “The Prince’s Foundation’s goal has always been to provide access to training and development in craft skills and other craft pursuits that are very often threatened due to their lack of knowledge.
“By developing a new base in the south of England, we can offer new opportunities to keep these valuable skills going in a part of the country that has a lot of talent but where there are no ways to use and develop them always available.
“Highgrove is synonymous with craftsmanship and aesthetic excellence. The hope is that this new base within the property will allow this influence to permeate every element of the programs on offer. “
“Hundreds” of students are expected to enroll for the various courses each year, with Highgrove enrolling “within months” of 2021, according to The Daily Telegraph.
The Prince’s cousin, David Linley, the Earl of Snowdon, Vice President of the Prince’s Foundation, will teach a course in fine woodworking.