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An Introduction to Smallholding - April
An Introduction to Smallholding - April

An Introduction to Smallholding - April

Join us for a 1 or 2 day course about managing a smallholding.

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Time & Location

29 Apr 2023, 10:00 – 30 Apr 2023, 17:00

Shepton Mallet, Rock farm, Windsor Hill Ln, Shepton Mallet BA4 4JE, UK

About the Event

Since early 2019, I have worked tirelessly to build my dream farm. 

Now that it is well underway, I wanted to share my experiences with those of you who are starting your own similar journies into smallholding. 

During the workshops, we'll cover many practical aspects of livestock management from paperwork and getting started to basic care and fencing. We'll also touch on self sustainability, growing produce and working with the natural world around you. See our event schedule for a breakdown of activities.

What do the days look like?

--Saturday--

9.30am - Arrive followed by

- Introductions

- Group discussions around what kind of set up you currently have, what level of smallholding are you at and where do you aim to be/what do you need to get there.

- Paperwork and legal responibilities

- Lunch

- A look at what basic tools and equipment are absolutely essential when starting up

- Choosing Livestock, where to buy and how to transport

- Tour of our Farm

- Meet the Animals up close

- Q&A over coffee and cake

- 4:30pm Finish

--Sunday--

9:30am - Arrive (or 8:30am if you want to join us whilst we feed and water the beasts)

- Livestock: Basic health care and medication, tagging etc

- Fencing: equipment, materials and logistics

- Lunch

- A basic look at butchery and types of cuts

- Getting hands on with the animals and checking basic health

- Feedback over tea/coffee and cake

- 5:00pm Finish

Further Information

Cost: £75per person (minimum 2 persons per booking), which includes in-depth literature, homemade  lunches, locally made cakes and refreshments on either of the days. 

Dates: 

Saturday 25 or Sunday 26 March 2023

Saturday 29 or Sunday 30 April 2023 

Saturday 27 or Sunday 28 May 2023 

Saturday 24 or Sunday 25 June 2023 

Saturday 29 or Sunday 30 July 2023 

 

Booking: 

Simply select the ticket showing the date you require and complete the registration form to complete.

Accommodation: 

If you are travelling a disatnce to attend, you will be welcome to camp overnight. This booking allows a spot for you to pitch a tent as your accomodation however, the tent itself is not included. If a tent is needed, we can offer either a yurt or a bell tent at an additional cost for the Saturday night (and friday night if needed) alternatively, there are some great airbnbs and B&Bs close by.

Tickets

  • Introduction to Smallholding

    This ticket is for a single day (of your choice) and there is a minimum booking is 2 persons. We do offer discount for group bookings and allow bookings of up to 6 people. If you would like to book for more than one person. Please get in touch for a discount code.

    £75.00
    +£1.88 service fee
  • Introduction to Smallholding

    This ticket is a weekend ticket. NB: there is a minimum booking of 2 persons. We do offer discount for group bookings and allow bookings of up to 6 people. If you would like to book for more than one person. Please get in touch for a discount code.

    £120.00
    +£3.00 service fee

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