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Training Directory: Horticulture and Small Holding Short Courses

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Horticulture and Small Holding  - Short Training Courses

 

Practical and theoretical training in gardening, permaculture and small holding.  Everything from winter pruning of fruit trees to housing your hens.

10/12/2019 Apple Tree Pruning 1 Day

Pucks Oak Barn, near Guildford GU3 1EG, Surrey Wildlife Trust 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

13/01/2020 Food Production and Consumption 5 Days

Machynlleth, Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology 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

14/01/2020 Apple Tree Pruning 1 Day

Nower Wood, Mill Way, leatherhead KT22 8QA, Surrey Wildlife Trust 01372379523 adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk c-js.info/32uz9R1

Learn how to prune and care for your apple trees using an apple orchard that grows a huge variety of fruit .

Cost £35.00

25/01/2020 Introduction to Permaculture Course: Glasgow 2 Days

Concrete Garden, Glasgow, Lusi Alderslowe 07787376475 lusialderslowe@gmail.com lusialderslowe.wordpress.com/

Exciting opportunity to learn about permaculture, which is a design system based on ethics and principles deduced from observing nature. During this thorough, participatory course you will find out, through both indoor and outdoor sessions, about the permacutlure ethics and principles how to apply them to everything that we do.

Cost £75.00

14/02/2020 Permaculture Design Course: Glasgow 10 Days

Concrete Garden, Glasgow, Lusi Alderslowe 07787376475 lusialderslowe@gmail.com lusialderslowe.wordpress.com/

Full Permaculture Design Course with internationally recognised certificate from the Permaculture Association. One weekend per month Feb-Jun. Pre-requirement to have done the 2 day introduction to permaculture course (e.g. on 25&26 Jan). Learn about sustainable living, building healthy soil, water in the landscape, social systems, designing, observing & more.

Cost £380.00

22/02/2020 Introduction to Permaculture 3 Days

Machynlleth, Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk www.cat.org.uk/events/introduction-to-permaculture-3/

Permaculture focuses on land use but also encompasses other human needs such as energy, transport and social welfare. Learn how to use a set of principles including multipurpose spatial design and perennial planting systems to increase efficiency as well as improving human wellbeing.

Cost £120

29/02/2020 Compost Toilets 1 Day

Machynlleth, Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk www.cat.org.uk/events/compost-toilets-3/

Get a foundational understanding of the principles, benefits and limitations of compost toilets. Learn about off the shelf systems as well as the impacts of urine separation and chamber layout on output quality and quantity. Also covered are the requirements for planning permission, the management of greywater, safety and hygiene.

Cost £70

01/03/2020 Reedbeds and Waste Water Management 1 Day

Machynlleth, Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk www.cat.org.uk/events/reedbeds-and-waste-water-management-3/

This course explores the technicalities, design and implementation of reedbeds and alternative waste water treatment systems at a domestic level. You?ll learn about the various options for low impact sewage treatment systems and nutrient recovery, and there will be a session on water efficient devices.

Cost £70

07/03/2020 Growing Fruit 2 Days

Machynlleth, Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk www.cat.org.uk/events/growing-fruit/

Learn how to propagate, prune and protect from disease as you get started with growing your own fruit trees. We concentrate on apples and pears, but cover other fruits such as damsons, figs and soft fruit. Each student will graft and take home their own apple tree.

Cost £60

08/03/2020 Apple grafting 1 Day

New Ferry Butterfly park, New Ferry, Cheshire Wildlife Trust 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.

09/03/2020 How to be a Successful Smallholder 3 Days

The Kingcombe Centre, Dorset Wildlife Trust 01300 320684 hradice@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk www.kingcombe.org

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.

Cost £232.00

20/04/2020 Ecosystem services: Land use, water and waste management 5 Days

Machynlleth, Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk www.cat.org.uk/events/ecosystem-services-land-use-water-and-waste-management/

Join students on CAT's MSc Sustainability and Adaptation course, exploring roles of ecosystems in providing human needs, regulating our environment and provisioning our societies. Look at how these have been damaged and degraded by our activities, and what we can do to help rebuild and repair.

Cost £750

23/04/2020 Wildlife Gardening for Beginners 1 Day

Bay Pond, Godstone RH9 8LT, Surrey Wildlife Trust 01372379523 adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk c-js.info/2KfgZMI

Before you start digging, find out how to plan and create the perfect wildlife garden.

Cost £45.00

30/05/2020 Introduction to Forest Gardening 2 Days

Denmark Farm, Betws Bledrws, Lampeter, Life Long Learning, Aberystwyth University 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

04/07/2020 Introduction to Permaculture 3 Days

Machynlleth, Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk www.cat.org.uk/events/introduction-to-permaculture-2/

Permaculture focuses on land use but also encompasses other human needs such as energy, transport and social welfare. Learn how to use a set of principles including multipurpose spatial design and perennial planting systems to increase efficiency as well as improving human wellbeing.

Cost £120

13/07/2020 The Science of Sustainable Food Production 5 Days

Machynlleth, Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk www.cat.org.uk/events/the-science-of-sustainable-food-production/

Join students from CAT's Graduate School of the Environment to examine the scientific underpinnings of our agricultural system. Explore different types of production, from permaculture to GMOs, and look at the impacts and potential benefits of these in the context of environmental change and human wellbeing.

Cost £750

06/11/2020 Introduction to Permaculture 3 Days

FSC Juniper Hall, Field Studies Council 01306 734501 enquiries.jh@field-studies-council.org www.field-studies-council.org/shop/courses/introduction-to-permaculture/

Permaculture is the design of more sustainable environments using nature as inspiration. In this course you will be introduced to permaculture, its history and origins and the core ethics and principles it is based on. We will then look at the gardens and features of Juniper Hall and how they fit into the permaculture model as well as learning about examples of permaculture projects from further afield.

Cost £205.00

13/11/2020 Introduction to Small Holding Management 3 Days

FSC Juniper Hall, Field Studies Council 01306 734501 enquiries.jh@field-studies-council.org www.field-studies-council.org/shop/courses/introduction-to-small-holding-management/

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.

Cost £250.00

If you are interested in any of the courses detailed please contact ONLY the person, centre, telephone number or email address and remember to mention that you saw the listing in CJS Training Directory. For all courses assume that booking is required and a fee may be applicable.