Lawrence Weston Community Farm

Courses

courses

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 kerry@lwfarm.org.uk 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




Herbs for Health Project

Herbs for Health

Talking Tables Cooking Sessions

Talking Tables

These are adult only courses. There is uneven ground. Please call if you want to check access needs before booking. No previous experience necessary.

Spoon Making

Sat 11th August 10am - 4pm £45

Starting with a log, you will use traditional tools to; split, ace, shave, carve and whittle. Learning how to make a spoon from a piece of wood has to the be one of the most satisfying acheivements ever. this day will set you up with the skills you need to make endless spoons and other utensils.
This workshop is for adults only. To book tickets please click here

"The whole day was great! Particularly liked working with the axe."Previous spoon making attendee

spoon making

Introduction to Running a Small Holding

Sat 18th August 10am - 3pm £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

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

 Feeding Chickens

Woodland Skills

Mondays 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd 29th October, 5th November 10am - 1pm

Woodland Skills Course

Lawrence Weston Community Farm
Saltmarsh Drive
Bristol
BS11 0NJ

0117 938 1128

office@lwfarm.org.uk

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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.