Come and get your hands dirty with one of smallholding training courses or sustainable skills training events. You have been watching Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall for years and reading about it every evening. Now its your turn!
If you want to own your own smallholding or keep a few chickens, or perhaps make the best use of your allotment or existing garden for grow your own, then we’ll be able to help. Most courses will take place on our working smallholding giving you the experience of life on the front line, as well as being able to demonstrate what is possible on a domestic scale, from sausage making and curing hams to keeping pigs and chickens and growing veg organically.
Courses are added throughout the year, so do come back and check, or better still follow us on Facebook. Currently we are offering the following courses:
- Depden Pig Club
- Evening Wine Tasting – What are you looking for? Thurs June 20th 7pm
- Willow Sculpture 8th July – new date added
- Animal Husbandry Courses
- Introduction to Smallholding Courses
- Gardening Courses
- Working with Willow
- Bugs and Beasties: Family Willow Workshop Tuesday 2nd April
Here is some feedback from recent courses.
The small scale shepherd, March 2012
“We would just like to say a big thanks to you both for the excellent day we had yesterday. From your knowledge and tips to the food and fantastic, welcoming atmosphere you both gave. We feel very much more confident in getting some sheep now and would thoroughly recommend the course to others. We would also come back if you ever offered any other courses of interest to us.”
“Just a short email to say thank you very much for a lovely day today. Phil and I thoroughly enjoyed it and feel its given us the confidence to venture into sheep once we’re on our new plot. We wish you all the best in your farm shop/cafe venture, let us know when you’re opening.”
Introduction to Smallholding, Nov 2011
“Having a small group was excellent, I felt we were able to ask and discuss everything that was relevant to use as individuals.”