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Troed y Rhiw Farm

Summer Courses 2012. West Wales

Please join us at Troed y Rhiw Farm for courses on Beekeeping, Wild Food Foraging and Organic Growing! Stay in our beautifully renovated 17th century stone barns.

Visit www.troedyrhiwfarm.co.uk. Tel. 01545 560 475.

Beekeeping Taster Weekend, June 16 & 17; August 11 & 12—an introduction to the principles of beekeeping over the course of a weekend. The course focuses on beekeeping the natural way and will cover: the colony and how it works; the hive and beekeeping ‘year’; swarming; and how to negotiate problems with your bees. Participants will also have a chance to have some hands on involvement with bees. In association with New Quay Honey Farm. Price: £156 (including VAT).

Beekeeping Intensive, June 25 - 29—for those who are ready to start their own hives, this week-long course will cover topics of the taster course in more depth and focus on building practical skills to get you to the point where you are ready to tend a colony of bees.

Price: £420 (including VAT)

Organic Growing Intensive, July 9 – 13; August 20 – 24 (Family Friendly course)—across 4 seminars, you will learn about the issues associated with organic growing and our increasing need for sustainable agricultural practice in a post-peak oil economic landscape. The course will cover crop diversity, fertility building, crop rotation and maintaining natural habitats and also offers practical hands on experience in soil preparation, sowing seeds, plant nurturing and innovative organic forms of pest control. Price £329 (including VAT)

Wild Food Foraging Week, September 2 – 9; Wild Food Foraging Weekend, September 22 & 23—Our hedgerows, meadows, woodlands and coastal areas are full of a fantastic range of edible plants that are there for the picking if you know what they are and how to use them. Over the course of a weekend or a week, you will learn to find and identify a range of wild food in walks through different habitats on each day. Led by professional forager, Jade Mellor, we will explore different ways of using wild food and each walk will conclude with cooking up what we find.

Wild Food Week: Price £109 (including VAT)

Wild Food Weekend: Price £60 (including VAT)

To book a place: download a booking form from www.troedyrhiwfarm.co.uk/courses.html or ring on 01545 560 475.

Troed y Rhiw is a small family run farm on the beautiful West Wales coast. We are fully organically certified by the Soil Association and the farm’s ethos is built around a belief in the necessity of farming sustainably in the 21st century.

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