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bulworthy project



Joined: 27 Jun 2011
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Location: Rackenford, Devon
PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 12 10:56 am    Post subject: What courses do downsizers provide?  Reply with quote    

We run our charcoal making courses, but we wondered what courses other downsizers are running, where they are held and any relevant details.
www.bulworthyproject.org.uk/courses

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
Posts: 24550
Location: mid-Wales
PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 12 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I do various at Acton Scott if Shropshire: one day courses in poultry keeping, pig keeping, duck keeping and veg gardening.

Went



Joined: 19 Mar 2006
Posts: 6968

PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 12 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We run chair caning and rush courses here in Asturias, our next course is in May.


Details here: http://tinyurl.com/crrsk44

sally_in_wales
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Joined: 06 Mar 2005
Posts: 20809
Location: sunny wales
PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 12 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

apart from helping out at the various DS fibre weekends and retreats, I'm doing a two day traditional skills course at Renew in mid Wales http://renew.midwales.org.uk/events in July, and will be doing a number of demonstrations and sessions on historic food, soap, cosmetics, textiles and similar topics in museums around the country throughout the year. Easiest way to see what we are up to is to have a look at the diary at http://sallypointer.com/diary

Happy to travel anywhere, can do sessions on specific skills or on a related group of topics.

Last edited by sally_in_wales on Thu May 17, 12 7:30 am; edited 1 time in total

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
Posts: 24550
Location: mid-Wales
PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 12 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sally_in_wales wrote:
apart from helping out at the various DS fibre weekends and retreats, I'm doing a two day traditional skills course at Renew in mid Wales http://renew.midwales.org.uk/events in July, and will be doing a number of demonstrations and sessions on historic food, soap, cosmetics, textiles and similar topics in museums around the country throughout the year. Easiest way to see what we are up to is to have a look at the diary at http://sallypointer.com/diary


Do you want to stay with us while you do the Renew thing?

Chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
Posts: 35859
Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 12 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I run 'An Introduction to Chicken Keeping' and 'From Hatch to Despatch'.

http://greenmeadowpoultry.co.uk/courses.html

wildfoodie



Joined: 05 Apr 2005
Posts: 2169

PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 12 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've got some wild food walks and mushroom foray experience days
http://www.gastronomicdiscovery.org/
and http://www.foodsafari.co.uk/course/mushrooms-in-a-day/
and my first chutney and preserves course
http://swaveseyvc.co.uk/page/default.asp?pid=64&title=More%20Community%20Education%20Information.
There might be some more, including a coastal wild foods day June 23rd - still planning that one.

Andrea



Joined: 02 May 2005
Posts: 2260
Location: Portugal
PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 12 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We do Permaculture Design Courses here in central Portugal. Two courses this summer, one in July and one in August.

www.casalinho.com/courses

gil
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Joined: 08 Jun 2005
Posts: 18369

PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 12 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Scythe Association of Britain and Ireland (SABI) representative/contact for the south of Scotland (south of the Great Glen)

Available to run local and regional scything courses through the summer, from May to September, depending on grass conditions.

sally_in_wales
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Joined: 06 Mar 2005
Posts: 20809
Location: sunny wales
PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 12 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

mochyn wrote:


Do you want to stay with us while you do the Renew thing?


Thats very kind, we'll probably stay on site that weekend but may well come and visit en route

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
Posts: 24550
Location: mid-Wales
PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 12 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Always lovely to see you.

woodsprite



Joined: 20 Mar 2006
Posts: 2943
Location: North Herefordshire
PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 12 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Having handed over several of my courses to Mochyn, I still run a few at Acton Scott. Victorian farmers wife, the still room, lotions & potions and Victorian Christmas (stir up Sunday). In addition I run a writers course and an improvisation course as part of my day job. :0)

Rob R



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 31902
Location: York
PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 12 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Northmoor offers butchery courses & Jacqui cattle keeping ones, I think.

Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
Posts: 6473
Location: Cornwall
PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 12 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I do poultry keeping and beekeeping.
John does welding and blacksmithing.

We do arrange courses through RBS as well as privately. The RBS ones are considerably subsidised by EU money.

I also am a training coordinator for the RBS setting up loads of other courses all over the SW (but concentrating on Cornwall & Devon) on subjects ranging from cattle hoof trimming to succession planning. We also work closely with Young Farmers.

Melli-Jane



Joined: 09 Mar 2011
Posts: 272
Location: East Sussex
PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 12 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I am the GTO for the Small Farm Training Group in East Sussex, we run courses for our members throughout the year on anything smallholder, farming or craft related. Membership is 20 per annum and the courses cost anywhere between 10 and 60 per person.
I am looking for new tutors in the area who would like to give a morning or day of their time for a small remuneration to run some new courses. We are covered on livestock but could do with some new blood for anything craft or downsizer related, we love anyone with some passion, confidence and experience, no qualifications required!... email me at gto@sftg.co.uk if you are local and can help

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