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Introduction to Running a Small Holding
August 18 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm UTC+1| £30
This workshop is suitable for people thinking about or just starting out in smallholding. It will be a chance to get your own specific questions and issues answered. We will include: poultry keeping, growing fruit and veg, security (hedges, fences, problems with neighbours), general land management including considering whether to use hand tools or mechanization and general larger animal keeping such as sheep, pigs and goats. Juley Howard has had a small smallholding of 2.2 acres in North Somerset for the past 14 years. Here she grows fruit and vegetables, selling surplus at local markets. This is Somerset so she grows a variety of willow for baskets and garden structures. She has a small flock of mixed Jacob/ Downs sheep, and poultry including chickens, ducks and geese. She spins the wool, selling surplus through local craft shops and the Fleece Fair. Please bring some lunch – or there are shops locally. This workshop is for adults only. To book tickets please click here