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

Wessex Water and the North Bristol Relief Sewer

Wessex Water are constructing a new relief sewer from Lawrence Weston to Cribbs Causeway. Work will take place on the green space in front of the farm, and in our car park. Wessex Water will be providing a temporary car park on the green space and the farm will be open as normal throughout the process. If you'd like to find out more, please follow this link.

Herbs for Health

1st Friday of the Month 11am-12.30pm

Herbs for Health

Talking Tables

Tuesdays 10am-1pm 21st Jan - 10th March 2020

Talking Tables, cooking together

Woodland Skills

Mondays 10am-1pm 24th February - 30th March 2020

Woodland Skills Course

Two Part Introduction to Smallholding Workshop

**Please note different Locations. Total Cost £45 includes both sessions**

Part One at Lawrence Weston Community Farm 10am to 1pm, Saturday 21st March 2020.

This workshop is facilitated by Juley Howard who started up her own smallholding from scratch 16 years ago. Part one of the workshop will look at general issues around running a smallholding, including land management, planning, complying with legislation, and specific issues such as animal husbandry, growing vegetables and fruit, growing food for livestock as well as other products such as willow and hay. We will briefly look at finance and marketing surplus produce and discuss issues such as how to finance a smallholding from scratch (if participants are interested). Finally how to skill up so that you can get things done yourself and where to go for support. This excellent location gives an opportunity to talk indoors and have a look around the Community Farm, which will provide an interesting contrast to part two of the workshop...

Part Two at Juley's Smallholding in Yatton (not far from Station)

10am to 1pm, Saturday 18th April 2020

Part Two of the workshop will cover the same general issues as part one, but you will be able to look at a genuine smallholding and see how it has unfolded over the past 16 years. You will be able to see poultry enclosures (chickens, geese and ducks), a drainage system in action, hay meadow, permitted self built cabin, small 'wooded' area, large vegetable patch, pollard and coppice willow and sheep permitting a nice collection of spring lambs, etc.

To buy tickets please follow this link

Smallholding Course

Yoga for Beginners

Tuesdays 17th, 24th & 31st March 2-3pm £5

Yoga at Lawrence Weston Community Farm

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.