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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.


October 2019

21/10/2019    Plastics Pollution    1 Day

Derbyshire , Derbyshire Eco Centre. Contact: 01629 533038 ecocentre@derbyshire.gov.uk www.derbyshire.gov.uk/ecocentre

Learn about the impact that plastics are having within eco systems and what choices the informed consumer can make

Cost £20.00


25/10/2019    Eco Refurbishment    4 Days

Machynlleth, Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology. Contact: 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk www.cat.org.uk/events/eco-refurbishment-2/

Refurbishing homes to make them more energy efficient is a key aspect of effective action on climate change. Find out how to make improvements to buildings to make them more comfortable, cheaper to run and better for the environment.

Cost £500.00


November 2019

12/11/2019    Plastic Planet     6 Days

Derbyshire , Derbyshire Eco Centre. Contact: 01629 533038 ecocentre@derbyshire.gov.uk www.derbyshire.gov.uk/ecocentre

Learn about the impact that plastics are having within eco systems and what choices the informed consumer can make.

Cost £82.00


December 2019

04/12/2019    Zero Carbon Britain    2 Days

Machynlleth, Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology. Contact: 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk www.cat.org.uk/events/zero-carbon-britain-2/

This course offers an in-depth look at Centre for Alternative Technology's flagship research project,Zero Carbon Britain, exploring the radical changes needed to rise to the climate challenge.This course is ideal for educators, policymakers and campaigners.

Cost £140.00


06/12/2019    The Science of Mulching    2.5 Days

Mere Brow Farm, Mere Brow Farm. Contact: sadie.platt@merebrowfarm.co.uk https://c-js.info/2UQpnWZ

Designed for beginners and experienced permaculture practitioners alike this 2.5 day course will take you through the principles and benefits of mulching and how you can apply this to your garden or smallholding. Details on our Facebook page.

Cost £175.00


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


January 2020

13/01/2020    Food Production and Consumption    5 Days

Machynlleth, Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology. Contact: 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk www.cat.org.uk/events/food-production-and-consumption/

Join students from CAT's Graduate School of the Environment for an in-depth look at the global food system, understanding the problems in terms of impacts on the environment and human health and wellbeing, and exploring possible solutions.

Cost £750.00


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


May 2020

30/05/2020    Introduction to Forest Gardening    2 Days

Denmark Farm, Betws Bledrws, Lampeter, Lifelong Learning. Contact: 01970 623111 learning@aber.ac.uk www.aber.ac.uk/en/lifelong-learning/courses/

A forest garden is primarily a food-producing habitat and is based on the model of a natural woodland. It is comprised of several layers which are usually composed of fruit and nut trees, as well as fruit bushes, perennial vegetables and herbs.

Cost £60.00



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