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Companion planting
25 April

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

This course is best suited to those who have at least some experience of growing in soil and/or raised beds, either for veg production or general gardening. It is a ‘stand alone’ course and you do no...
Beekeeping weekend
25 April

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

Explore an ever-growing and immensely popular pursuit. Bee populations across the world are collapsing catastrophically and we may lose one in three of every bite we eat. Keeping bees on a domestic l...
Comonwork Spring Day
25 April

Commonwork, Bore Place, Chiddingstone, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 7AR

Celebrate the season! Fun, creative activities and a delicious lunch....

Spend a day at Commonwork this Spring

This is the first of our relaunched Seasonal Days which include activities for all ages so there is something for everyone. Gather friends and family for a morning activity followed by a delicious lunch prepared using produce from our own farm and gardens and supplemented by local, organic and fairly traded ingredients.

How does it work? Activities are booked on a first come, first served basis. You choose your session, download and complete a booking form here (word docx) and return it with your payment.

Arrive at 10.30am for tea/coffee with the activity sessions running from 11am-1pm and then lunch from 1-2pm.

Here's what's on offer:

  • Family crafts: age 2 - adult  A carousel of crafty activities the whole family can enjoy together! Includes sewing cards, dream catchers, pom-pom birds, paper daffodils, spoon bugs and painted strawberry stones. 
  • All kinds of pancakes: age 4 - adult  Simple cooking that little ones can get stuck in (with a little help from mum or dad!). Make fluffy American pancakes, French crepes and Indian chapattis.
  • Make do and mend: age 8 - adult  Learn to make a pretty hexagonal flower patch using the traditional ‘English paper piecing’ technique. The patch can be used to cover a ripped knee on your favourite jeans or just to decorate them!
  • Pond dipping and minibeast crafting: age 5 - adult  Find out about the creatures living in our ponds by having a really close look at them – then create your own minibeast to take home.
  • Spring cleaning: age 8 - adult   Make your own naturally scented organic soap and a decorative package for it, just perfect for a spring cleaning treat!
  • Seasonal cooking: age 8 - adult  Make some delicious seasonal treats to eat straight away or take home.

How much does it cost, and what’s included? £18 adult £9 child (up to 18yrs) Everything’s included – your refreshments when you arrive, your activity materials and your scrummy lunch!

- See more at: http://www.commonwork.org/courses-and-events/commonwork-spring-day#sthash.XYefuHG9.dpuf

Celebrate the season! Fun, creative activities and a delicious lunch.... Spend a day at Commonwork this Spring This is the first of our relaunched Seasonal Days which include activities for all ages ...
Agroecology: food for the future
27 April

Schumacher College, The Old Postern, Dartington, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6EA, UK

Miguel A Altieri and Clara Nicholls This course brings together leading voices in agroecology to provide a fascinating exploration of the principles of agroecology and how these can be applied to ens...
Bread making
29 April

Waltham Place Farm, Church Hill, White Waltham, Berks SL6 3JH

A one day course to introduce you to the traditional art of Bread Making. Waltham Place Chef, Adrian, explains the basics of bread making and will teach you how to make a variety of breads including ...
The natural kitchen cookery residential
08 May

Abbey Home Farm, Burford Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 5HF

A three day vegetarian cookery residential geared to make you a natural in the kitchen set on a beautiful organic farm in the Cotswolds. The residential includes three days of hands on and demonstrat...
Introduction to organic growing
09 May

Valerie's Veggies, 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, with emphasis on how these differ from non...
The art of cheesemaking (weekend)
15 May

Abbey Home Farm, Burford Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 5HF

Come and spend a few days at Abbey Home Farm in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds, away from the stress and strains of everyday life; relax and immerse yourself in all things Cheese. In our well-e...
Creating fertile soil - the organic way
16 May

Valerie's Veggies, 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...
Food for Food Lectures
16 May

The School of Artisan Food, Lower Motor Yard, Welbeck, Nottinghamshire S80 3LR

The School of Artisan Food is hosting a weekend of fascinating talks by leading food thinkers. Following the success of our inaugural guest lecture weekend in May 2014 we are offering another opportu...
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