All of my courses are being held at my smallholding in the wild, wild west of Wales (otherwise known as near to New Quay in very scenic Ceredigion) and will showcase the many benefits and delights of wildlife-friendly grow-your-own.
During each course there will also be ample opportunity for questions and time to meet our resident (and indeed very friendly) sheep, ducks, chickens and Shetland ponies. You’ll no doubt get to spot many different varieties of garden bird, frogs and pollinating insects. Not forgetting the red kites and buzzards that soar gracefully overhead.
There will be refreshments, a tasty lunch and the opportunity to sample produce around growing season availability. Additionally, all attendees will get a free gift from one of our corporate partners and handouts to take home.
POLYTUNNEL GROWING COURSE £95
Borne out of popular demand (people kept asking me to run a dedicated course on the subject last year), the day covers everything you could possibly need to know to get great results growing under plastic.
The action packed course runs 9.30 through till 3 and includes tasty treats, refreshments and lunch. The next polytunnel growing course dates for 2018 are the 7th and 28th of April and 12th and 26th of May.
EASY GROW YOUR OWN COURSE £95
Growing some of your own produce is one of the most empowering experiences going. This day is ideal for beginners as well those looking for new and liberating time and money saving tricks and techniques to help them produce a range of delicious home grown fruit and vegetables with little to no fuss at all.
This accessible, hugely informative and fun course runs 9.30 through till 3 and includes tasty treats, refreshments and lunch. The next dates for 2018 are the 11th May and the 9th of June.
GARDENING WRITING MASTERCLASS £150
Unique insights, tips, practical advice and guidance for budding gardening writers everywhere.
This accessible, hugely informative and interactive day runs 9.30 through till 3 and includes tasty treats, refreshments and lunch, plus special follow up support and guidance after the day to help you hone your skills.
The next dates for 2018 are the 15th June and 7th of July.
INTRODUCTION TO SMALLHOLDING COURSE £95
Growing and rearing some of your own produce is hugely empowering, yet if you’re considering becoming a smallholder there’s an awful lot to consider. From how much land do you need and what animals to keep, through to how to earn a living in the process…
Long standing Country Smallholding magazine columnist (and enthusiast smallholder), Kim Stoddart takes you through all the need-to-know basics from her own little piece of the good life in beautiful West Wales.
This accessible, hugely informative and fun course runs from 9.30 through till 3 and includes tasty treats, refreshments and lunch.
The next dates for 2018 are the 21st July and the 10th of August.
Ceredigion is a delightful county in the heart of Wales, with 50 miles of unspoilt coast and beaches, pretty harbour towns, local food markets and historic castles and wildlife walks galore. It also offers some of the best opportunities for seal and dolphin spotting in the country. So if you’d like to make a weekend or indeed holiday around your visit then i can recommend accommodation locally.