Author Archives: Paul Lovatt-Smith

West Sussex Smallholders

Firstly, All new members are more than welcome, either contact us or come along to a meeting. We are a friendly support group aiming to network, help and encourage productive smallholding on any scale. Based in West Sussex, we meet … Continue reading

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Kent Smallholders

link to website We were formed in 1987 by Hadlow College, to whom we are affiliated. We are privileged to hold our monthly meetings at the college with like minded people, who enjoy the countryside and the rural way of … Continue reading

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Landbase, Dorset

LandBase seeks to provide opportunities to those wishing to involve themselves in land based activities on a range of levels, and to close the gap between the growing interest in rural living and skills, and the lack of structured learning … Continue reading

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South of England Hedgelaying Society

SEHLS runs training courses in Kent, East Sussex, West Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire where you can learn to lay hedges with the experts:SEHLS Home Page

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Farm Courses

There are several farm businesses in the local area and also further afield, which run their own courses . These include pig-keeping and lambing.  Often these can be very useful and well-run.  SFTG can’t recommend individual courses in this category … Continue reading

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Weald and Downland Museum

The Weald and Downland Museum is at Singleton, 7 miles north of Chichester and offers a variety of short courses throughout the year which may be of interest to members.  Here is the link to their course page:Weald and Downland Museum … Continue reading

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