Organic Growing and Farming-you can learn more about the principles and techniques of organic growing and farming through our courses. We run a basic weekend course that introduces organic growing and farming including crop diversity, fertility building, crop rotation and maintaining natural habitats. Additionally, we also do specialist courses from that look in more depth at subjects like making compost, crop rotations and running a farm business. Check the schedule to see what courses are available.
Beekeeping—explore an ever-growing and immensely popular pursuit, particularly for urban dwellers. Bee populations across the world are collapsing catastrophically and we may lose one in three of every bite we eat. Keeping bees on a domestic level can be a vital way of supporting the bio-diversity that bees foster. We offer both weekend taster courses in beekeeping and a basic fundamentals course over a week in association with New Quay Honey Farm, http://www.thehoneyfarm.co.uk/.
Wild Food Foraging—our hedgerows, meadows, woodlands and coastal areas are full of a fantastic range of edible plants that are there for the picking if you know what they are and how to use them. Over the course of a weekend, you will learn to find and identify a wide range of wild food in walks through varying environmental ecosystems. Led by an experienced forager, we will explore different ways of using wild food and each walk will conclude with cooking up what we find.
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Courses can also be organised on demand for a group of six or more if you would like to do a course with family or friends. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on this.
Accommodation for course participants is available in Troed y Rhiw’s two converted dairies. Two cottages provide comfortable and well-appointed accommodation for up to six people and a fresh farm breakfast is available for course participants.
Details on accommodation and booking
Should the cottages be booked, there is also ample accommodation for participants available within three miles of the Troed y Rhiw, which sits in the popular coastal belt. We are happy to help you find somewhere to stay for your course if you can’t stay with us.
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