~ How to create an eco-smallholding ~
This 5 day course explores how to live on the land in a way that supports the ecology and resources of our planet. This involves generating energy and electricity from renewables. It means working with the land to create patterns of productivity - through which you can harvest food, craft, textiles and resources which can support you, whilst building ecological health and diversity. It means understanding our role in the water and soil networks and contributing to them positively. It means integrating with the local community to build networks of support and resilience. It is all about exploring a more balanced and conscious relationship with our natural world.
Are you looking to explore how a more sustainable lifestyle might work for you?
Our Off-grid Homesteading course offers a broad range of skills and resources designed to give you a taste of what its like to live sustainably with the land. If you are seriously contemplating making the shift to a more conscious land-based life … then this course is for you!
Drawing on over a decade of experience
We will explore together :-
- Growing food.
- Getting down to earth and exploring ways to earn a living from the land. Examples include supplying fruit and veg, land-based crafts, livestock, value-added produce, and land-based education.
- Understanding soil fertility.
- Human scale land management.
- Compassionate animal husbandry.
- Learn about hydro and solar power and what an off grid lifestyle entails.
- Green Building examples and techniques.
- Water management.
- Compost Toilets.
- Navigating the planning system, including the One Planet Development policy, the 4 year rule and seasonal workers rights.
- What to look for when buying land.
- Visioning your ecohome/ ecovillage.
Accommodation options include basic free camping with fire pit and wood supply or staying in our retreat space, or range of friendly local B & B’s (details will be sent with booking confirmation)
Arrival Day ~ Monday 1st July 2024
Departure Day ~ Saturday 6th July 2024
PRICE Per Person
£595 per person (£495 earlybird)
Price includes Delicious Vegetarian hearty lunch every day.
Specific diets skillfully catered for.
(Breakfast and dinner is self catering)
What People Say
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