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This page lists all sorts of things that are going on in Devon that are relevant to Smallholders. These may be seminars or sales presentations organised by vets or solicitors, on-line events and DASH meetings.

We are back into our autumn programme of indoor meetings. If you have a suggestion for a topic, please contact Emma

North Devon meetings are normally held on the first Wednesday of the month, West Devon meetings are normally held on the second Wednesday of the month and East Devon meetings are normally the last Wednesday in the month.


Wednesday 4th December 6.30pm - Hacks, bodges and fixes

This December gathering will be a chance to compare stories and ideas about the DIY projects that have solved a problem on the smallholding, or performed a task for a fraction of the cost of a shiny piece of agricultural kit. As described by John Seymour, the heart of self-sufficiency is not only our ability to herd ducks or whisper to sheep, but also our practical innovation and craft skills, which usually have to be acquired through trial and error. Many smallholdings are held together with bailing twine, broken shovel handles and old feed buckets, ingeniously arranged to pen up stock or supply water. But in every place there are also flashes of genius: portable hay racks, fox-proof chicken coops, efficient wool looms, elaborate water catchment systems, and of course any number of things made out of old pallets.

DASH members are invited to come along to this informal chat to share their examples of practical wisdom (either real or imagined), bringing photos if possible, or explain a challenge that need fixing, as between us there are sure to be plenty of ideas.

CHANGE OF VENUE: Fox & Goose in Parracombe.
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This event is organized by DASH. For more information email events@devonsmallholders.co.uk