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Training Directory - Short Courses
Horticulture and Small Holding

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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.


September 2019

27/09/2019    Intro to Permaculture Design    4 Days

The Sustainability Centre, Droxford Road, East Meon, Petersfield, GU32 1HR, The Sustainability Centre. Contact: 01730 823166 courses@sustainability-centre.org https://c-js.info/2KS2ijE

Our expert tutuor, Aranya, will cover the key principles of Permaculture design theory and how we can apply them in redesigning our homes and gardens to be both more sustainable and abundant.

Cost £300.00


October 2019

02/10/2019    Wind Turbine Building Workshop    5 Days

Penboyr, Dyfed Permaculture Farm Trust. Contact: 07813 464990 scythecymru@yahoo.co.uk https://c-js.info/2KCmHYf

Cost £425.00


05/10/2019    Introduction to Engaging Children in Permaculture    2 Days

The Sustainability Centre, Hampshire, Permaculture Association. Contact: 01730 823166 courses@sustainability-centre.org https://c-js.info/2SXwryG

A weekend permaculture course for parents, grandparents, teachers and others to engage children in all aspects of permaculture. Composed of both indoor and outdoor sessions we will learn how to spend times with children which are child-centred and/or child-led. Sliding scale £60-£245

Cost £unknown


13/10/2019    Sustainable Living Workshop    1 Day

Tyland Barn, Kent Wildlife Trust . Contact: 01622 662012 studydays@kentwildlife.org.uk www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/events/2019-10-13-sustainable-living-workshop

Learn about ways to live more sustainably and explore how to reduce your carbon footprint, as well as plastic and waste reduction.

Cost £33.00


December 2019

10/12/2019    Apple Tree Pruning    1 Day

Pucks Oak Barn, near Guildford GU3 1EG, Surrey Wildlife Trust. Contact: 01372379523 adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk www.surreywildlifetrust.org/events/2019-12-10-apple-tree-pruning

Enhance your harvest by learning to prune your apple trees properly.

Cost £35.00


March 2020

08/03/2020    Apple grafting    1 Day

New Ferry Butterfly park, New Ferry, Cheshire Wildlife Trust. Contact: 01948 820728 info@cheshirewt.org.uk www.cheshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/events/2020-03-08-apple-grafting-1

David Elwand of Wirral Tree Wardens will talk about local Cheshire varieties of apples and other fruits and show you how to graft fruit trees.

Cost £unknown



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