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Training and Courses

Laine Shepherd is our training manager. Please talk to her to discuss your course requirements.

Please note: If for any reason you need to cancel your place on a course, 2 weeks notice prior to the course date will be required to receive a full refund.  If you have reserved a place, please make sure we receive payment 3 weeks before the course (6 weeks for non-members).

Current Courses

726-114 Towing Training Details
Please ask for dates. £65 (£85 for Non-members) - £630 depending on what is required

795-64 An Introduction to Keeping Sheep Details
Sunday 8th October (10am - 4pm) £55 (£75 for Non-members)

802-121 A Year of Feast and (preparing for) Famine - Preserving Day followed by Late Summer Growing in the Garden Details
Sunday 8th October £60 (£80 for Non-members)

810-11 Chainsaw Competence Details
Monday 9th October and Tuesday 10th October (9am PROMPT - 4pm) £235 (£255 for Non-members) price includes NPTC certification

817-122 A smallholder life for me: Becoming a smallholder: why, how, what and when Details
Saturday 14th October (10.00 - 16.00) £55 (£75 for Non-members)

779-47B Tractor Maintenance Details
Sunday 15th October (10am - 4pm) £55 (£75 for Non-members)

818-112 Small scale apple pressing: making juice and cider Details
Saturday 28th October (10.00 - 16.00) £50 (£70 for Non-members)

764-109 Living with Livestock - an introduction to sheep, pigs and cattle Details
Saturday 4th November (9.30am - 4.45pm) £75 (£95 for Non-members)

777-101 Social Media for Smallholders Details
Saturday 11th November (10am - 4pm) £55 (£75 for Non-members)

811-11 Chainsaw Competence Details
Monday 13th November and Tuesday 14th November (9am PROMPT - 4pm) £235 (£255 for Non-members) price includes NPTC certification

776-107 Poultry Dispatch & Dressing Details
Sunday 19th November (10am - 4pm) £55 (£75 for Non-members)

803-121 A Year of Feast and (preparing for) Famine - Winter Soups followed by Winter Veg Beds, and Using up your Abundant Produce Details
Sunday 19th November £60 (£80 for Non-members)

804-121 A Year of Feast and (preparing for) Famine - Festive Feasting. Christmas Day comes early with cakes, puddings and pies; a full day of baking and Sue's secret tips to help you have a happy holiday! Details
Sunday 3rd December £60 (£80 for Non-members)

763-63 Building and Maintaining your own Website Details
Saturday 9th December (9.45 for 10am - 4.30pm) £60 (£80 for Non-members)

820- 5 Introduction to Pig Keeping Details
Sunday 10th December (10.30 prompt - 4pm) £60 (£80 for Non-members)

812-11 Chainsaw Competence Details
Monday 11th December and Tuesday 12th December (9am PROMPT - 4pm) £235 (£255 for Non-members) price includes NPTC certification

821- 5 Introduction to Pig Keeping Details
Sunday 25th February 2018 (10.30 prompt - 4pm) £60 (£80 for Non-members)

Pay by faster payments:
Bank Account Name: DASH
Bank Account Number: 31351460
Bank Sort Code: 77-09-21
Bank: Lloyds
Reference: your membership
number and course number

Cheques can be sent to:
DASH Training
Basset Farm
Chilsworthy
HOLSWORTHY
DEVON
EX22 7BL
Make cheques payable to Devon Association of Smallholders


Training Officer: Laine Shepherd
Basset Farm, Chilsworthy, HOLSWORTHY. EX22 7BL
email: training@devonsmallholders.co.uk
Phone: 07595 296 613


To book your place on a course please email or phone to check availability. training@devonsmallholders.co.uk 07595 296 613

Please note: If for any reason you need to cancel your place on a course, 2 weeks notice prior to the course date will be required to receive a full refund. If you have reserved a place, please make sure we receive payment 3 weeks before the course (6 weeks for non-members). Thank you.

Most of our courses are aimed at adults and are quite intensive, so they are not aimed at children. If you would like to bring a child on a course please discuss it with the training manager before booking. It is assumed that bookings you make are for adults. Only people who have paid the course fee are allowed at the training venue. Do not bring pets or other animals to the training venue unless you are required to do so as part of the course. Most venues are working smallholdings and dogs or other animals (even if left in your car) are disruptive and compromise biosecurity.