Experience Days for Rural and Craft Skills

Dry stone Walling / Hedging

Dry stone Walling / Hedging

Work with Martin Stallard, professional Dry Stone Waller near Totnes and other sites. Two day courses with a CPD certificate on completion. Please contact us for further details.

Boundaries

Fencing and Gate construction
Work with Devon Rural Skills constructing all different types of fencing

A Day on a smallholding

Have a day learning about animal husbandry, growing your own food – take one of their ‘Dirt to Dinner’ courses.

Be a dairy farmer for the day

Be a dairy farmer for the day

See how much milk a cow gives per day, learn why one cow giving the same amount can earn twice as much as the other! Learn about livestock breeding and milk recording.

Keeping Chickens and other Poultry

Keeping Chickens and other Poultry

Spend a day at a smallholding learning about poultry, about the rules and regs surrounding egg production, and depending on the time of the year, breeding from incubators.

A Horticulture Day

A Horticulture Day

Spend a day on one of several country estates where you can learn the ins and outs of landscaping and horticulture.

Landscaping and Garden Maintenance

Landscaping and Garden Maintenance

Learn about the workings of landscaping and maintenance on local estates.

Tractor Driving and Machinery Maintenance

Tractor Driving and Machinery Maintenance

Have a great day with the staff of this agricultural college learning all the ins and outs of tractors and safety issues.

Craft Skills

CRAFT SKILLS

  • Rural skills
  • A day with a Silversmith, jewellery maker
  • Learn to Weave – Wonderful Weaving Looms – know your weft from your warp
  • Willow Craft – practical items for you make
  • Country Furniture Construction
  • Creative Writing – become a budding author