Land Skills Day – June 10th

May 2, 2017

Building on the success of last year’s first ever Land Skills Day, Landworkers’ Alliance (LWA) are offering another opportunity to find out how to run your own successful land based business.

Sessions to include:

Pedro Brace, Tinkers Bubble: Working with horses, logging and carting.

Lynne Davis, Street Goat: How to set up a goat CSA.

Lucy Otto, The Fold: Running a market garden supported by care farming.

Anne Robins, Herbalist: How to make balms and salves with home grown ingredients.

Niels Corfield, Edible Cities: Biochar practical demo and theoretical background.

Jyoti Fernandes and Adam Payne: Beginners guide to a political movement.

Patrick Mallery & Richie Wright, Upcycled Mushroom Company: Mushroom growing.

Tasha Stevens Vallecillo, Little Brympton off grid micro-farm:
Making a living from foraging, niche products and adding value.

Plus: more teachers still to be confirmed.

Event prices are as follows: £55 LWA members, £80 non-members, £10 under16 (plus admin fees) 

This price includes entrance to the Green Scythe Fair the following day, a Local Organic Feasts provided by The Peasants Lunchbox and dinner provided by Jyoti at Five Penny farm on the Land Skills Day as well as live folk music in the evening.

There is camping available and this year you also can have a simple self service breakfast on the day of the Green Scythe Fair in the Land Skills Day camping area.

Camping will cost an extra £5 per-person-per-night and is available next to the event site.

For more information about this event and for volunteering opportunities please click here.

The Landworkers’ Alliance website:

The Green Scythe Fair 2017 which is held on the following day [11th June 2017] at the same location as the Land Skills Day, is the coming together of two local events; the South Somerset Green Fair and the West Country Scythe Festival – both started in the early years of this century.  

The Green Scythe Fair aims to: 

  • raise environmental awareness through creative activities.
  • promote sustainable communities in South Somerset.
  • engage the local community in Green Issues.
  • promote and celebrate the emerging, green and traditional activity of scything. 

To find out more about The Green Scythe Fair 2017 please click here.



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