A one day smallholding course on the 12 acre Dalmore Croft in Angus, aimed at those interested in getting started in smallholding but who are not quite sure where to start.
Hosted by Rosemary & Dan Champion who started smallholding in 2000, with no previous experience. We now keep poultry for eggs and meat, pigs, sheep, cattle and bees in addition to growing fruit (soft and top) and vegetables – so we’ve been where you are.
Introduction to Smallholding course overview
Using our smallholding as a living, working example, we’ll look at each of the enterprises in turn:
- Poultry for eggs and meat
- Sheep & lambs
- Vegetables, soft fruit and top fruit (orchard)
- Selling produce
- Grassland management
- Tools and equipment
We will also spend some time in the classroom looking at the common enterprises we don’t have, like goats and camelids.
This smallholding course is intended to be a “warts and all” overview so that you can make an informed choice about whether smallholding is for you and if it is, what you might want to do with yours.
Price, payment and booking
The course costs £95 per person, including VAT. Lunch and refreshments are included, mostly home-grown and produced, for example roast Dalmore chicken with freshly baked bread, fresh scones and home-made jam. You won’t go home hungry!
Book by selecting a date and adding to basket – payment is via PayPal or BACS.