Lawrence Weston Community Farm

Courses and Workshops


We run a mixture of accredited and non accredited courses at the community farm. We often run half day / day workshops including Spoon Making, Spinning Wool, Living Willow Construction and Hurdle Making. We are an Approved Ascentis delivery centre and can offer accredited courses in Beekeeping, Gardening and Animal Care. Please contact Kerry Rowe - Education Coordinator 01179 381128 for more information.

"Excellent course. First hand advice and sharing of experiences was invaluable. Location was very good for practical discussion and demonstrations. Would thoroughly recommend" A workshop attendee

Chicken Keeping

Saturday 31st August 10am - 1pm £30

This chicken keeping workshop will tell you the basics that you need to start keeping chickens. It will cover housing, the day to day needs of chickens, the common diseases and parasites you might encounter and a look at other poultry and how to hatch your own birds. The course includes a free handbook. The tutor, Juley Howard, has a smallholding in Somerset and has been keeping backyard hens for over 30 years.

To book tickets please click here.

Chicken Keeping

Autumn Herbs for Colds

Saturday 28th Sepember 1pm - 4pm £30

As the Autumn approaches there are many herbs, berries and other fruit that we can use to boost our immune systems and see us through the cold and 'flu season. Learn how to prepare and take care of yourself and loved ones through the dark half of the year. This workshop will involve going on a short forage around the farm, learning to identify and harvest useful plants. We will discuss traditional and modern uses of herbs, and how best to prepare and take them. We will then make a healing cordial with what we've gathered, to take home. This workshop is run by Helen Gray DBTh IRCH who is a qualifed medical herbalist and has been foraging for over 25 years.

To book tickets please click here.

Herbs for colds

Introduction to Small Holding(2 Parts)

Part 1 Lawrence Weston Community Farm Saturday 5th October 10am-1pm

Part 2 Yatton Sat 26th October 10m-1pm £45 total

These workshops are suitable for people thinking about or just starting out in smallholding. The two parts will look at; land management, planning, animal husbandry, legislation, growing vegetables/fruit, food for livestock as well as other products such as willow and hay. We will look at finance and marketing surplus produce and discuss issues such as how to finance a smallholding from scratch, depending on the interest of the group.
Juley Howard started from scratch and has been running her own smallholdingfor over 15 years. Please email Juley Howard at or see here for tickets and more details.

Intro to Small Holding Course

Herbs for Health

1st Friday of the Month 11am-12.30pm

Herbs for Health

Talking Tables

Tuesdays 10am-1pm 1st October - 19th November

Talking Tables

Woodland Skils

Mondays 10am-1pm 7th October - 11th November

Woodland Skills Course

Lawrence Weston Community Farm
Saltmarsh Drive
BS11 0NJ

0117 938 1128

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Opening times

Open all year Tuesday to Sunday.Free entry.

9.30am - 4.30pm

Closed on Mondays, but open for Bank Holiday Mondays.

Registered Charity No: 1046563. Company No: 03040752.