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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.

Over the summer months we don't have indoor meetings. A series of farm walks will take place in June, July and August. If you would like to host a farm walk, please contact Emma


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.


Saturday 24th August 10am - SW Hampshire Down Club demonstration and BBQ

The SW Hampshire Down Club have Master Butcher Viv Harvey coming to do a demonstration & then afterwards a BBQ at Little Barton Farm near Ashburton.

There is also an opportunity to look around the flock of Hampshire Downs plus rams & lambs.

DASH members would be very welcome, tickets are £5 each, to cover the demonstration & BBQ. Cheques made payable to HDSBA SW Club. For more information and to book, contact Rose Haynes rose@grawley.co.uk or call 01409 261577 mobile 07946145996.

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


Wednesday 4th September - Managing rare breeds

Venue near Combe Martin, further details to be comfirmed.

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


Tuesday 10th September - Widecombe Fair

Look out for the DASH stand at Widecombe Fair. www.widecombefair.com

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.


Wednesday 2nd October - Managing work/life balance in smallholding

Venue near Combe Martin, further details to be comfirmed.

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


Wednesday 9th October 7pm for 7.30pm - Humanimal Trust Talk

At the Rydon Inn in Holsworthy.

The talk will cover the background of the Trust, the benefits of a One Medicine approach, what the Trust does, how we raise awareness, examples of research studies we fund/support as well as how people can get involved.

Our speaker, Tracy is a singer songwriter and lives in Appledore, North Devon with a Greyhound, a black moggie (who wandered in one day and decided to stay) and two hens. She is passionate about wildlife and nature and feels that the concept of ‘One Medicine’ is crucial in a world where openness and unity is the key to progression for all. She dreams of one day keeping a goat, so any pointers would be greatly appreciated!

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


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.