All day courses start at 10 am and finish at 4 pm.
Workshops start 2 pm finish 5 pm
Tea/coffee will be provided ,but bring your own packed lunch
The courses at Penborn are unique in that they are not presented by someone who has just started out on a life in a smallholding, rather they are presented by someone who has lived that way for most of his life, and can draw on decades of experience.
He has owned and bred champion goats, run a goat rescue, kept several rare breeds of sheep, actually remembers 'organic growing' from a time before the birth of the soil association, made pots of jams and chutneys, kept chickens, ducks, guinea fowl, and geese, kept pigs. Trained as an accountant, got an ordinary degree and an honours degree in biological sciences, an adult education teachers certificate (x 2), is quite a good bridge player, and has written a book on goatkeeping---'Goatkeeping without the nonsense'. (A real smart alec, if ever there was one!)
For a great day of fun
learn about goats,
meet some of the friendliest, pottiest goats,
that are guaranteed to charm you with their antics
All courses £75 for adults (over 16 years)
£40 for children aged 12-15 (All children to be accompanied by a fee paying adult)
course dates 2014
The course is designed for those who have little or no experience of dairy goats, but who are thinking of starting a dairygoat herd, whether it be just to supply the needs of friends and familly, or more ambitious large sale production.
The course provides an introduction to the wonderful world of dairy goats
This course deals exclusively with the 7 breeds of dairy goat, what breed to pick and why.
What to look for when choosing an individual animal. how to handle your goats and how to administer medications
We will cover the 5 freedoms of animal welfare with particular attention to the problems of heavy milking goats.
We will look at the problems in starting a dairy business, be it a small herd or a large one,
and of course we will show you how to milk a goat by hand.
We restrict the course to a maximum of 5 persons
to ensure everyone gets the most out of the course they can.
Every student receives a free copy of
'GOATKEEPING WITHOUT THE NONSENSE'
£75 for adults over (16 years of age)
£40 for children over 14 accompanying a fee paying adult
COURSE DATES 2014
New for 2014
Half day workshops
These workshops are for 3 hours form 2 to 5 pm
They are designed to give you a rapid informal introduction
to aspects of the smallholding life on a range of different topics
workshop courses all cost £30
PLANT PROPAGATION WORKSHOP
Do you have a favourite plant that you want to multiply,
or simply want to grow your own?
This workshop cuts through the science and magic of propagation,
and makes growing plants easy.
Spend a relaxing afternoon on a working smallholding,
See what we do on a daily basis
Ask all those questions you always wanted answered
GROW YOUR OWN VEG WORKSHOP
An introduction to growing deep bed veges,
and growing under glass.
29 th June
Already got your goats?
Read all the books?
Just want a little more down to earth guidance?
You pick the goaty topic to fill in the gaps in your knowledge,
Spend the afternoon with my Goldens and Pygmys.
(DEVON BANK / SMALLHOLDERS STYLE)
goat husbandry 6th April
dairy goatkeeping 27th April
propagating workshop 4th May
smallholding workshop 11th May
grow your own veg workshop 1st June
goat husbandry 8th June
dairy goatkeeping 15th June
goatkeeping workshop 29th June
goat husbandry 6th July
dairy goatkeeping 13th July
goat husbandry 10th August
dairy goatkeeping 17th August
alternatively e-mail the date you would like
and we will do our best to arrange a course to suit you.
Once we have agreed a date, go to the web store to pay.
The tutor has a Bsc hons.
Qualified in adult education (City and guilds 7307 stages 1 and 2)
Certificate in accountancy
With decades of experience in smallholding, goatkeeping, and teaching.
For further details E-mail us at :- firstname.lastname@example.org
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