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Sunday 22nd August 10am - 1pm Smallholding Taster Course

with Emma and Jon Hillier
The course will take place at Farrantshayes Farm in East Devon, just minutes from the M5. Emma and Jon Hillier bought this former commercial farm in 2016 and now run it as a smallholding alongside their day jobs. You will get the chance to cover the basics of paperwork for cattle, pigs and sheep as well as take a tour of the farm and meet their Devon Ruby cattle, pedigree herd of woolly Mangalitsa pigs famed for their charcuterie (one of only 26 herds in the country) Welsh Badger Faced sheep and horses. We can answer questions on fencing, feeding, setting up your smallholding, taking animals to the abattoir and general animal husbandry. Endless opportunities to laugh at and learn from our mistakes totally free of charge. Even if smallholding is just a dream at this stage, come along anyway - it might be a cheap way of putting you off!
Price: £30
Provided: Sadly we will not be providing tea and coffee due to Covid restrictions, but please bring a flask and some biscuits to enjoy together.
What you need to bring: Wellies, long trousers (we may be walking through fields with long grass), a flask, a notepad and pencil.
Venue: Farrantshayes Farm, Clyst Hydon, Cullompton, Devon EX15 2NQ
For more information and to book please email training@devonsmallholders.co.uk

Tuesday 31st August to Tuesday 2nd November 7pm - 9pm Introduction To Permaculture

with Wenderlynn Bagnall
This course will give you an holistic overview of the basic theory and practical application of how to use permaculture in your garden, home and community. Learn how to design, using techniques to create a low maintenance garden to grow food and which supports wildlife; and how to design for personal and emotional wellbeing, as well as build community resilience.
Price: £200
Venue: This is an online course
For more information and to book click here

Sunday 26th September 10am - 1pm Smallholding Taster Course

with Emma and Jon Hillier
The course will take place at Farrantshayes Farm in East Devon, just minutes from the M5. Emma and Jon Hillier bought this former commercial farm in 2016 and now run it as a smallholding alongside their day jobs. You will get the chance to cover the basics of paperwork for cattle, pigs and sheep as well as take a tour of the farm and meet their Devon Ruby cattle, pedigree herd of woolly Mangalitsa pigs famed for their charcuterie (one of only 26 herds in the country) Welsh Badger Faced sheep and horses. We can answer questions on fencing, feeding, setting up your smallholding, taking animals to the abattoir and general animal husbandry. Endless opportunities to laugh at and learn from our mistakes totally free of charge. Even if smallholding is just a dream at this stage, come along anyway - it might be a cheap way of putting you off!
Price: £30
Provided: Sadly we will not be providing tea and coffee due to Covid restrictions, but please bring a flask and some biscuits to enjoy together.
What you need to bring: Wellies, long trousers (we may be walking through fields with long grass), a flask, a notepad and pencil.
Venue: Farrantshayes Farm, Clyst Hydon, Cullompton, Devon EX15 2NQ
For more information and to book please email training@devonsmallholders.co.uk