We run a selection of different courses focused on varying aspects of sustainability at Troed y Rhiw.
Saturday and Sunday, May 12 & 13, 2018
Saturday and Sunday, June 6 & 17, 2018
Explore an ever-growing and immensely popular pursuit. 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 biodiversity that bees foster. The course is taught by Sam Cooper, who owns and runs New Quay Honey Farm. He has been beekeeping since he was 9 years old and has a wealth of knowledge to share from a lifetime of beekeeping. He now tends hundreds of the Honey Farm’s hives that are spread on a land throughout Ceredigion county.
Upcoming dates to be confirmed.
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 and crop rotations.
Upcoming date: Saturday, July 7, 2018
This day-long course looks at what it takes to be a sustainable farmer and grower. If sustainable farming is something that interests you, this course will give you a chance to learn about what it takes to be a farmer, how to develop the skills needed to farm well, different models for acquiring land to farm, farm diversification and how to finance your venture. Run by Troed y Rhiw partners, Alicia Miller and Nathan Richards, it will offer some frank talk and insight into running a small-scale sustainable farm and point you towards organisations and initiatives that will help support your venture.
Upcoming date: Saturday, June 2, 2018, 3 pm
Once a year we open up the farm and invite people to come and have a look at what we do. We offer tea and some yummy cakes along with a tour of the farm to see how we grow.
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.
New courses are always being developed; send an email to us if you want to join our mailing list and get information on upcoming courses.
Accommodation for course participants is available in Troed y Rhiw’s two converted cottages, the Hayloft and the Old Dairy with a 2 night minimum. The cottages provide comfortable and well-appointed accommodation for up to six people and a fresh farm breakfast is available for course participants.There may also be overnight camping available and we are hoping also to develop more roundhouses for course accommodation in the coming months.
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.