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“Best weekend ever. Thank you so much for being so helpful, flexible and friendly. We absolutely loved it.”

Badger face lamb being bottle fed

Smallholder Training

We’ve delivered a range of popular smallholder training courses to nearly a thousand participants over the last decade, that give a real flavour of the life, and an understanding of what’s involved day to day. We have a dedicated website for our training courses:

Introduction to Smallholding: two day course
Fun on the farm weekend
An introduction to sheep, pigs and cattle: two day course
Cattle for Beginners: one day course
Advanced Smallholding – looking beyond the basics: two day course
Apple & Cider day: making the most of your orchard with juice, cider, vinegars, chutneys & jams: one day course
Build your own cob oven: one day course

Bespoke Training

We’ve delivered many bespoke training courses for individuals, couples, families, groups of friends, and teams of co-workers working at city farms and animal shelters.  We also offer corporate and team building days with a difference. If you want something particular that you can’t find elsewhere, if we have the skill and the knowledge we can create a bespoke course specially; we are always happy to tailormake a course for you, so do contact us to discuss, and if we can help, we will.

Two Berkshire pigs with front legs resting on the top of a gate
Aylesbury duckling being held in hands
Piglet being cradled in arms

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