Lawrence Weston Community Farm



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.

"A very interactive, informative and engaging session. I'm inspired to learn more and give it a go. A great starting point. More of this please! A course perhaps?" A workshop attendee

Herbs for Health Project

Herbs for Health

Intro to Volunteering

Intro to volunteering

Talking Tables Cooking Sessions

Talking Tables

Introduction to Running a Small Holding

Sat 23rd June 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. 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


We are also running a series of woodland skills workshops for adults over the summer. These are adult only courses held outside in our Water Vole Woodland. There is uneven ground. Please call if you want to check access needs before booking. No previous experience necessary.

Make a Woodland Mallet

Sat 14th July 10am - 2pm £30

Using materials coppiced fromour wodland you will use traditional tools to design and shape your own wooden mallet. A mallet is an invaluable tool useful for securing guy ropes, home DIY jobs, using with chisels and much more.
This workshop is for adults only. To book tickets please click here

"I loved being outdoors, by a nice fire, informative, relaxed and totally different. 'Escaped' from the normal day. Will do it again." A workshop attendee


Fire by Friction - Introduction to the Art of the Bow Drill

Sun 15th July 10am - 2pm £30

Get in touch with your inner hunter gatherer. Creating an ember and fire with a bow drill leads to a fantastic sense of achievement! It is hard work and requires perseverance. We will learn the basic principles of fire lighting without matches. Bow drills will be supplied to use and ideas given for how to make your own at home.
This workshop is for adults only. To book tickets please click here


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

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.