One Day Biodynamic Introductory Workshop

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Are you a farmer or grower who has wondered what biodynamics involves? Have you suspected there may be more to agriculture than simply manipulating natural science? Are you looking to improve the potential of your organic system? Biodynamics works more closely and consciously with natural rhythms and enables the producer to draw closer to nature while raising crops and animals of distinctive quality.

Dates: 
24 August 2010
Cost: 
£50 or £45 with early booking discount
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Introduction to Building a Wind Turbine

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The course is hands-on, so those who come will get experience in all aspects of building a wind turbine from scratch. This includes carving blades from wood, hand winding copper coils, working with magnets, setting resins and welding a steel mounting.

Dates: 
16 July 2010 to 18 July 2010
Cost: 
£100 to £450 depending on means
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Introduction to Beekeeping

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The course is aimed at people who are interested in taking up bee-keeping or wanting to learn more about bees. It aims to provide a background into practical beekeeping and an afternoon session with the bees. It is designed as a taster session to see if people wish to pursue beekeeping further. We will look at the basics of bee-keeping, hive construction and siting, managing bees, where to get bees and equipment and the importance of bees in the environment.

Dates: 
5 September 2010
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Arrival is around 9.30 am for tea/coffee/introductions etc. for a 10.00am start. All courses include a free lunch using products grown on the smallholding itself wherever possible. Lunch is usually a simple vegetarian meal.
Teachers
Jonathan Garratt
Cost: 
£48
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Introduction to Beekeeping

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he course is aimed at people who are interested in taking up bee-keeping or wanting to learn more about bees. It aims to provide a background into practical beekeeping and an afternoon session with the bees. It is designed as a taster session to see if people wish to pursue beekeeping further. We will look at the basics of bee-keeping, hive construction and siting, managing bees, where to get bees and equipment and the importance of bees in the environment.

Dates: 
17 July 2010 to 18 July 2010
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2 day course. Arrival is around 9.30 am for tea/coffee/introductions etc. for a 10.00am start. All courses include a free lunch using products grown on the smallholding itself wherever possible. Lunch is usually a simple vegetarian meal.
Teachers
Jonathan Garratt
Cost: 
£96
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Introduction to Beekeeping

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The course is aimed at people who are interested in taking up bee-keeping or wanting to learn more about bees. It aims to provide a background into practical beekeeping and an afternoon session with the bees. It is designed as a taster session to see if people wish to pursue beekeeping further. We will look at the basics of bee-keeping, hive construction and siting, managing bees, where to get bees and equipment and the importance of bees in the environment.

Dates: 
14 August 2010
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Arrival is around 9.30 am for tea/coffee/introductions etc. for a 10.00am start. All courses include a free lunch using products grown on the smallholding itself wherever possible. Lunch is usually a simple vegetarian meal.

Please wear suitable clothing for the afternoon’s event of looking at live bee hives. Some boots (Wellingtons are best), long sleeved top, long trousers and some washing up type gloves (‘Marigold’ type from most supermarkets are particularly suitable). Beekeepers protective clothing will be provided

Cost: 
£48
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Beekeeping

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This is a 6 week introductory beekeeping course covering the
following topics:
• Tools and equipment
• Management
• Maintenance
• Pests & Diseases
• Hive making
• Plants for bees
The course is designed for non-beekeepers, with a desire to
take up the hobby. The course will include inspection of the
Offshoots beehives, weather permitting. Veils and gloves will
be supplied - sturdy footwear and long trousers are essential.
If you are allergic to bee stings this course is not for you.

Dates: 
3 July 2010 to 7 August 2010
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Saturdays, 9.30am - 3.00pm