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Cheesemaking
17 May

The Organic Farm Shop, Abbey Home Farm, Burford Road, Cirencester, GL7 5HF

With Clive Curtis, our resident award winning Cheesemaker. In the creamery at Abbey Home Farm, carrying on the discussions over a light organic lunch made from ingredients mainly from the farm in the...
Introduction to organic growing
24 May

Valerie's Veggies and Plants, Feliz, Ginns Road, Stocking Pelham, Herts SG9 0JD

Suitable for those starting to grow veg, fruit or garden plants in a garden, allotment, or on a patio or balcony. Provides an overview of organic practices and how these differ from non-organic. Cove...
Creating fertile soil – the organic way
31 May

Valerie's Veggies and Plants, Feliz, Ginns Road, Stocking Pelham, Herts SG9 0JD

A fertile and healthy soil is the priority for organic growers. This course covers the basic techniques for achieving this and compares organic with non-organic methods. Also provides the basic knowl...
Weed and pest control within the organic regime
07 June

Valerie's Veggies and Plants, Feliz, Ginns Road, Stocking Pelham, Herts SG9 0JD

With a changing climate, this can be a challenging task. This course includes theory and demonstrations of a range of techniques used by organic growers. A basic knowledge of organic methods will enh...
Bread Matters fundamental
07 June

Macbiehill Farmhouse, Lamancha, West Linton, Peeblesshire EH46 7AZ

This is the most popular Bread Matters course. It appeals equally to people with some previous experience and none. By explaining the science simply (and debunking a few myths), it reveals what’s rea...
Beekeeping weekend
14 June

Troed y Rhiw Organics, Troed y Rhiw Farm, Llwyndafydd, Llandysul, SA44 6BY

The Beekeeping Weekend offers and introduction to the principles of beekeeping over the course of a weekend. The course focuses on beekeeping the natural way and will cover: the colony and how it wor...
Home grown organic food 52 weeks of the year
14 June

Valerie's Veggies and Plants, Feliz, Ginns Road, Stocking Pelham, Herts SG9 0JD

This is an intensive course, suitable only for those with experience of growing. Covers in detail, the practical work and facilities needed for achieving a year-round supply of home grown food. Cost:...
Introduction to organic growing
28 June

Valerie's Veggies and Plants, Feliz, Ginns Road, Stocking Pelham, Herts SG9 0JD

Suitable for those starting to grow veg, fruit or garden plants in a garden, allotment, or on a patio or balcony. Provides an overview of organic practices and how these differ from non-organic. Cove...
Bread Matters advanced 3 day
03 July

Macbiehill Farmhouse, Lamancha, West Linton, Peeblesshire EH46 7AZ

This course is for: enthusiastic amateur bakers who want to take their breadmaking to another level bread novices who have the culinary confidence to take the fast track to slow baking competence Bre...
Creating fertile soil – the organic way
05 July

Valerie's Veggies and Plants, Feliz, Ginns Road, Stocking Pelham, Herts SG9 0JD

A fertile and healthy soil is the priority for organic growers. This course covers the basic techniques for achieving this and compares organic with non-organic methods. Also provides the basic knowl...
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