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Short Training Courses
(10 day consecutive maximum) Many of the providers have further details on the Centres and Providers pages.
For all courses assume that booking is required and a fee may be applicable.
Horticulture and Small Holding
Practical and theoretical training in gardening, permaculture and small holding. Everything from winter pruning of fruit trees to housing your hens.
07/01/2019 Plant and Garden Knowledge For Garden Design 5 Days
Develop your understanding of the requirements of ornamental plants, improve your plant knowledge and hone your planting design skills.
24/02/2019 A Year to Grow your Own 10 Days
Always wanted to grow your own fruit and vegetables but don't know where to start? This ten part coursewill equip you withthe skills to develop yourown delicious edible garden, whilst encouraging the wildlife around you. 20 per session or £160 for all 10 sessions.
01/03/2019 Introduction to Small Holding Management 2 Days
Working from Juniper Hall and a 90 acre working farm in Carshalton, Surrey along the top of the North Downs ridge, this course will be run by the farm manager and will deal with all aspects of keeping sheep and cattle, touching on keeping other animals as well.
02/03/2019 How to be a Successful Smallholder 3 Days
If you are interested in looking after animals and being a successful smallholder, this course will teach you excellent animal health and welfare techniques using both classroom based and practical hands-on activities.
02/03/2019 Fruit Tree Grafting 1 Day
Learn the ancient skill of fruit tree grafting and propagating. You will go home with a new skill and the confidence to start grafting your own trees. You will also leave with 3 trees that you have grafted to plant in your own garden.
23/03/2019 The Self Sustaining Garden 1 Day
Find out how to create a low maintenance, highly productive, eco-friendly garden that takes care of itself!
05/04/2019 Building with Straw Bales 3 Days
An intensive practical and theoretical building course, covering all basic skills needed to build with straw bales.
26/04/2019 Willow Wigwam Garden Supports 1 Day
Richard and Suzanne Kerwood of Windrush Willow will guide you through making a 4 to 6ft tall wigwam plant support with 12 uprights, followed by a cylindrical grow-through plant support using similar and additional techniques.
27/04/2019 Poultry Keeping 0.5 Day
This comprehensive, practical course is designed to show that keeping poultry is not only pleasurable but also quite straightforward. All aspects of care, housing and breeding are covered including breed selection for eggs/meat, feeding, common ailments and diseases, incubation and rearing chicks, hen keeping and the law.
03/05/2019 Willy Lott's Volunteer Weekend 2 Days
If you're looking for time away from the rat race this weekend could be for you. Spend time in a beautiful setting and help us create inviting educational spaces at Flatford including the garden of the world famous Willy Lott's House.
03/05/2019 Forest Gardening Course 2 Days
This is a two-day introduction to the concept and techniques of forest gardening, involving theory and practice from visioning to harvesting.
25/05/2019 Gardening For Health And Wellbeing 2 Days
An introduction to the principles and practice of organic gardening. Love your plants, soil and wildife!
29/05/2019 Wildlife Gardening Talk and Demonstration 1 Day
Learn how to create your own wildlife-friendly environment, big or small with Kate Bradbury.
01/06/2019 Keeping Chickens 1 Day
Bore Place, TN8 7AR, Bore Place. Contact: 01732 463255 firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.boreplace.org/whats-on/3219/keeping-chickens
If you're considering keeping chickens, curious about what's involved or are new or inexperienced and would like to gain confidence, this informal course provides an eggs-cellent (sorry!) introduction to the popular hobby of poultry keeping. The course is designed for beginners, so no previous experience or knowledge is required.
11/06/2019 Practical Organic Gardening 7 Days
Discover the keys to successful organic and sustainable gardening that benefits you, your plants and the wildlife in your garden.
Various Our Bright Future 8 Days
Free course for 16-24 year olds in Gloucester, Cheltenham and Tewkesbury - Earn AQA accredited certificates, a working reference and a certificate in ‘Habitat Management and Community Engagement’ from the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust on completing 8 sessions. Join in any location, any time for a taster session.
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