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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.

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.


Saturday 15th June 10 am - Wool Day

Educational conference on fleece and fibres.

Keynote speaker Shaun Smit, Harcourt Rare breeds and - Chair of the Portland Breed Group

Shaun will speak on the history of sheep from the Ice Age to the present day. Following on from the overwhelming success of the 2018 Wool Day, all present unanimously agreed that it was important to follow up with another conference to a wider audience.

For more information go to www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wool-day-tickets-58520967790

This event is organized by an external organisation. Members should carry out their own research to ascertain the suitability of this event.


Saturday 22nd June - Sunday 23rd June - Axe Vale Show

Look out for the DASH stand at Axe Vale Show. www.axevaleshow.com

This event is organized by an external organisation. Members should carry out their own research to ascertain the suitability of this event.


Saturday 20th July 2pm - Farm Walk on the Relaxed smallholding, Cadbury Cottage

The Relaxed Smallholding is home to a few each of: Dexter cows, Boer and Diary goats, Shetland and Badger Face sheep, Alpacas and assorted poultry: West of England geese, Muscovy ducks, Bourbon Red turkeys + ‘friends’ and a variety of chickens. We smallholder for the lifestyle, love of animals and a huge desire to know where our food comes from. We have ten acres just outside Chulmleigh, North Devon – it’s Devon clay – say no more!!

We breed all our stock except the alpacas and sell most of our youngsters each year as well as a bit of meat. We also run smallholding courses (some for DASH), Family Learning Visits for ‘families’ and groups and Jack writes for Country Smallholding as well as running the popular FaceBook page Celebrating Smallholding UK. Our animals are ridiculously friendly, some more than others.

There is a limit of 30 so please book to make sure of your place. Bring cake for afterwards.

We look forward to seeing you all.

This event is organized by DASH. For more information email events@devonsmallholders.co.uk


Thursday 25th July - Launceston Agricultural Show

Look out for the DASH stand at Launceston Agricultural Show. www.launcestonshow.co.uk

This event is organized by an external organisation. Members should carry out their own research to ascertain the suitability of this event.


Saturday 27th July - Mid Devon Show

Look out for the DASH stand at Mid Devon Show. www.middevonshow.co.uk

This event is organized by an external organisation. Members should carry out their own research to ascertain the suitability of this event.


Sunday 28th July - Totnes & District Show

Look out for the DASH stand at Totnes & District Show. www.totnesshow.com

This event is organized by an external organisation. Members should carry out their own research to ascertain the suitability of this event.


Monday 29th July - Woolsery Show

Look out for the DASH stand at Woolsery Show. www.woolseryshow.org.uk

This event is organized by an external organisation. Members should carry out their own research to ascertain the suitability of this event.


Wednesday 31st July - Yealmpton show

Look out for the DASH stand at Yealmpton show. www.yealmptonshow.co.uk

This event is organized by an external organisation. Members should carry out their own research to ascertain the suitability of this event.


Thursday 1st August - Honiton Show

Look out for the DASH stand at Honiton Show . www.honitonshow.co.uk

This event is organized by an external organisation. Members should carry out their own research to ascertain the suitability of this event.


Wednesday 7th August - North Devon Show

Look out for the DASH stand at North Devon Show. www.northdevonshow.com

This event is organized by an external organisation. Members should carry out their own research to ascertain the suitability of this event.


Thursday 8th August - Okehampton Show

Look out for the DASH stand at Okehampton Show. www.okehamptonshow.co.uk

This event is organized by an external organisation. Members should carry out their own research to ascertain the suitability of this event.


Saturday 10th August 10am - 1pm - Smallholding 'Taster' Course

Only £25 (£20 for members) Pigs, Sheep, Cows, Horses.

The venue is in East Devon: Farrantshayes Farm, Clyst Hydon, Cullompton, Devon, EX15 2NQ

This event is organized by DASH. For more information email events@devonsmallholders.co.uk


Thursday 15th August - Chagford Show

Look out for the DASH stand at Chagford Show. www.chagfordshow.co.uk

This event is organized by an external organisation. Members should carry out their own research to ascertain the suitability of this event.


Thursday 22nd August - Holsworthy & Stratton Show

Look out for the DASH stand at Holsworthy & Stratton Show. www.holsworthyandstrattonagriculturalshow.co.uk

This event is organized by an external organisation. Members should carry out their own research to ascertain the suitability of this event.


Wednesday 11th September 7pm - Farm Walk (Holsworthy)

Paul Clark has invited us to visit Southcombe Farm near Holsworthy.

Bring a plate of food to share afterwards. Free event, open to all DASH members. Non members are welcome to join on the night (please bring £20 cash).

This event is organized by DASH. For more information email events@devonsmallholders.co.uk


Tuesday 1st October 6:30pm - Small Scale Pig Producers

At the Gipsy Hill Hotel, Exeter EX1 3RN

The topic is is disease surveillance.

The evening is free and supper is included.

For more information see pork.ahdb.org.uk/pig-production/small-scale-producers

This event is organized by an external organisation. Members should carry out their own research to ascertain the suitability of this event.


October - South Molton Apple Fair - See the newsletter for details

Look out for the DASH stand at South Molton Apple Fair. www.orchardslive.org.uk/events-courses/smaf/south-molton-apple-fair-apple-and-craft-show-2017

This event is organized by an external organisation. Members should carry out their own research to ascertain the suitability of this event.