Learn a Practical Skill and about Organic Sustainable Farming
Learn a practical skill
Learn how to grow your own food, rear animals and cook. The courses cater to all skill levels and provide the opportunity to learn from organic farmers with personal experience - from a one-day basic introduction to more professional expertise - in bee-keeping, chicken keeping, vegetable growing, willow weaving, hedge laying and many others.
Whether you want to skill-up and make that step towards making your life more sustainable, learn how to live closer to the land, or get inspired and try something out as a possible career option, this is a great opportunity to try something new as well as have a fun day out on an organic farm.
Browse through our courses by category to find one that suits you...
Courses Coming Up Soon:
Introduction to organic growing
Valerie's Veggies and Plants, Feliz, Ginns Road, Stocking Pelham, Herts SG9 0JD
Suitable for those starting to grow veg, fruit or garden plants in a garden, allotment, or on a patio or balcony. Provides an overview of organic practices and how these differ from non-organic.
Food for free - foraging
Bedzed Pavilion, Hackbridge
Learn all about storing your harvest including making tasty jams, pickles and preserves. Get hands on practice as well as lots of theory and tips. Costs just £30.
Principles and techniques of organic growing
Troed y Rhiw Farm, Llwyndafydd, Llandysul, Ceredigion, Wales, SA44 6BY
Learn about the issues associated with organic growing and our increasing need for sustainable agricultural practice in a post-peak oil economic landscape. We will cover key organic growing principles.
An introduction to beekeeping
Daylesford Organic Farm, Nr Kingham, Gloucestershire GL56 0YG
Local apiarist Tanya Hawkes will guide you through the theory, equipment and bee handling skills necessary to manage your own colony of bees.
Abbey Home Farm, Burford Road, Cirencester GL7 5HF
With our resident award winning cheesemaker Clive Curtis Making our soft cheese 'dancys fancy' which has won a silver medal in the British Cheese Awards.
Carshalton Community Allotment, Westmead Allotment Site, SM5 2PW
Find out all about feeding, planting and formative training of your fruit. Hands on experience, learn the theory and take infomation home.
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