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All 01.10 SKILLS, LEARNING & SELF-SUFFICIENCY

  • The Organic Farm Shop

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    Soil Association

    Award-winning organic farm shop and café, selling their own seasonal vegetables, meat, eggs, milk and dairy products, home cooked cakes, ready meals, and cut flowers, all Soil Association-registered, and providing delicious lunches and teas in the café and garden. Also stocks a wide range of organic groceries, beauty products, organic bed and table linen and books and vegetable seeds. There is a woodland walk for customers and the Green Room at the farm shop is also available for hire. This can seat up to 200 people for lectures, but is equally suitable for much smaller workshops, seminars, talks and team building days using the farm and garden. The Green Teaching Kitchen hosts a diverse range of cookery classes (more details on the website). Organic catering is also provided on site. A green oakframe building, with solar/wood chip heating, soya based paints, low energy lighting is available for longer conferences. Other accommodation includes a yurt in a woodland clearing, a hut by a pond for secluded visits and a four-yurt camp for up to 18 people for larger gatherings, birthday celebrations and workshop accommodation. The farm also offers a greenfield campsite.

  • Bread Matters Ltd

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    Soil Association
    The Green Tourism Business Scheme (Gold Award)
    Slow Food UK (supporter scheme)
    The Real Bread Campaign (co-founder).

    Short courses in the Scottish Borders on an organic agroforestry smallholding. Learn to make real artisan bread with your own hands, using the wood fired oven in our farmhouse kitchen – converted to a baking studio with a magnificent view of the Pentland Hills. In a small group, you’ll be guided through the stages of kneading, shaping, rising  and baking by Andrew Whitley, the baker and campaigner who is  ‘changing the way we think about bread’. You’ll leave with an impressive basket of loaves – and the skill and confidence to make nutritious, digestible, tasty bread for years to come. Whether you are a complete novice starting out with our Daily Bread (1 day) course or a professional pursuing baking for a living, a warm welcome and generous hospitality await you.

  • Ashburton Cookery School

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    Offers passionate teaching in practical, hands-on organic cooking, with superb facilities. Runs many different courses from one, two or five-day gift experiences to four-week diploma courses. Also runs professional courses for chefs incorporating internationally recognised qualifications. From day one Ashburton Cookery School has been committed to using the finest quality, ethically sourced produce. The quality of ingredients in Devon is outstanding and the school has some fantastic suppliers right on its doorstep in Ashburton. Food is grown and sourced locally as much as possible to reduce ‘food miles’ and to support local producers. The provenance of the ingredients is insisted upon, and that it is sustainably and ethically produced.

  • Wild Food UK

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    We like wild food. We forage it, harvest it, cook it, dry it, prepare it, store it and eat it. Foraging for us started with a genuine love of the great outdoors and a passion for food, combining both turns our walks in the woods and by the seaside into childlike treasure hunts. We like to share this almost forgotten knowledge and pass it on so that hopefully foraging in the UK can be kept alive for future generations. We hold foraging courses around the UK so that you should be able to find a course near you. We meet at a venue, often a pub, where we will discuss the do’s and don’ts of foraging followed by a gentle two and a half hour walk where we will identify and talk about wild foods and have a few wild food snacks along the way. At the end of the walk we will have a light wild food lunch and answer any questions about wild foods. A list and description of everything we found will then be sent to you to remind you of the various wild plants and mushrooms we discovered on the walk.

  • Urban Bees Ltd

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    Brian McCallum is a member of the Bee Farmers' Association

    Urban Bees is a company that helps bees in towns and cities by promoting sustainable and responsible urban beekeeping and creating much better forage and habitat. We work with communities, charities and corporates to educate people about the importance of bees and provide corporate ‘bee makeovers’; practical steps for how to transform our urban environments and our thinking to help bees and other pollinators – from planting trees and flowers that offer year-round food, to making and installing homes for wild bees. We also train urban beekeepers and produce urban honey. We have hives at various locations across the capital and advise on forage and bee habitats in other towns and cities. Urban Bees was founded a few years ago by Brian McCallum and Alison Benjamin. They have co-written three books about bees , Keeping Bees and Making Honey, A World without Bees, and Bees in the City,  and wanted to share their passion with other urban dwellers in order to make cities more bee-friendly and more sustainable for humans too.

  • Trill Farm

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    Soil Association

    We offer courses in sustainable living skills, including cooking and nutrition, herbs and healing, skills and crafts. We run a B&B, campsite, and holiday lets, and can host and cater for guest courses. We produce delicious organic food including vegetables, smoked lamb, honey, barley grain and flour. We have a small soap & natural beauty product making workshop and pottery.

  • The Community Farm

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    Soil Association
    Observer Food Monthly Awards 2017 Runner Up

    We provide learning experiences to enhance the public’s understanding of farming and demonstrate how food can be produced in a sustainable way. These include:<ul> <li>Adult learning workshops  – in three broad areas: horticulture, eco-building, food and cookery; <li>Children’s activities – including Forest School, vegetable growing and theatre workshops; <li>School visits – primary and secondary; <li>Employee volunteering/team building.</ul> Why learn with us?<ul> <li>The Farm is a real-life example of community-owned organic agriculture; <li>Specialists in particular areas of expertise lead our workshops and visits, be they our own staff or carefully-selected tutors; <li>Many of our workshops and activities are ‘hands-on’, so you can learn by doing; <li>Learning takes place in the setting of a working farm, so it is easier to see how what you learn might be applied in the real world; <li>We are located in beautiful surroundings overlooking Chew Lake; <li>We have a purpose-built yurt for the indoor elements of our workshops and visits; there are also toilets, hand-wash, and tea and coffee-making facilities; <li>The farm provides an opportunity for you to socialise with other members of your community.</ul> Also offers box scheme for local delivery

  • River Cottage Cookery School

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    Member of the Sustainable Restaurant Association
    Member of the Soil Association
    Winner of the Best Cookery School in the Food Reader Awards

    The award-winning River Cottage Cookery School in Devon is home to over thirty fun and interactive cookery courses. All our courses are led by our expert team of chefs and use the finest local and seasonal ingredients available on the day. Foodies can indulge in the classic One and Two Day courses, covering the full repertoire of need-to-know chef skills. Meat fans will love our Pig Butchery and Curing & Smoking days, whereas fish fans will revel in our Seashore Foraging, Fish Cookery and Shellfish Cookery courses. Our green-fingered followers are kept busy with our Beekeeping and Get Growing courses, whilst our specialist supporters enjoy a touch of Cheese Making and Preserving. Our lively evening dining events are a celebration of the River Cottage ethos where the food, location and atmosphere take centre stage. You will be treated to delicious dishes from the River Cottage kitchen while enjoying the familiar surroundings of TV’s most-filmed farm.

  • Philleigh Way Cookery School

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    Member of Cornwall Food and Drink
    Member of Fal River Cornwall
    Winner of 'Best Food Experience' 2015 at the Great Cornish Food Awards

    Philleigh Way is a purpose-built cookery school based in south Cornwall on the beautiful Roseland Peninsula. Bordering the river Fal with the ocean a few miles away this balanced landscape of arable fields, pasture and ancient oak woodland is an inspirational place to learn about food and its provenance. Run by brothers-in-law James Martin and chef, George Pascoe who belongs to the fifth generation of Pascoe’s to hail from Court Farm, Philleigh, Cornwall, their next generation farmhouse cookery style is inspired by recipes handed down over the generations and fantastic local produce available in Cornwall. Their creativity, knowledge and enthusiasm make it the perfect place to reconnect with the land and sea, learn some old and new recipes and cook with some of the freshest seasonal ingredients Cornwall has to offer. The main focus of the Cookery School is high quality cookery courses but is also offers a wedding venue, indoor and outdoor year round dining events and bespoke courses and experiences for corporate and private groups. Utilising local suppliers is extremely important to Philleigh Way, to promote local businesses, to ensure we are using the highest quality ingredients and to reduce food miles.

  • Daylesford Cookery School

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    At Daylesford, we’re passionate about real food – fresh, seasonal and, most importantly, delicious. Our commitment has been rewarded with over 60 national and international awards in the last three years alone. Our organic farm in Gloucestershire is home to our market garden, our bakery and our creamery as well as all our animals – and our beautiful cookery school. Equipped with state of the art facilities, and surrounded by rolling countryside and acres of working farm land, The Cookery School at Daylesford is housed in a painstakingly restored Cotswold-stone barn. A course at our cookery school will reveal a range of techniques, recipes and skills to help you make the most of delicious seasonal ingredients, all straight from our farm. We offer a wide range of courses for every level from complete beginner to the most proficient home cook.

  • Chequers Kitchen Cookery School

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    A social enterprise on a mission to teach people to cook from scratch with fresh ingredients. We offer recreational cookery classes such as bread making, Italian and Thai cooking, as well as free and subsidised classes for those who are disadvantaged. Our specialist courses include cooking for Type 2 diabetes, heart healthy cooking, classes for unemployed people to gain skills for the catering industry, lessons for young people preparing to leave care, and more.

  • Sheepdrove Organic Farm & Eco Conference Centre

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    Sustainable, organic and environmentally sound, Sheepdrove Eco Conference Centre combines exceptional surroundings with the most advanced technology and attentive service to make your event a complete success. The conference centre is housed in a beautiful, eco-friendly building set at the heart of a 2,500 acre working organic farm,  surrounded by fields and woodlands, with spectacular views across rolling Berkshire downland. This purpose-built conference environment has state of the art presentation equipment and conference facilities for between nine and 200 delegates. Each room offers a unique space for different styles of meeting – and there are plenty of break out areas. In the vaulted dining room, food cooked from organic produce grown and raised on the farm is served. Visitors can take farm tours and see how an organic system works. Or they can simply wander through grassy meadows, past grazing animals and native woodland, along the reed beds which transform waste water from the conference centre into a clear, clean lake. Poultry, beef, lamb, mutton and pork are reared on the farm and processed to high standards in terms of welfare and meat quality. It is all Soil Association-registered and completely GMO-free. Sheepdrove also has a butchers and shop in London (http://sheepdrove.com/our-london-shop/) selling organic and GMO-free meat reared on the farm. The store also stocks fine organic wine, their own Sheepdrove honey, preserves, organic wholemeal flour, organic eggs, game (when in season), and an eclectic collection of books.

  • The School of Artisan Food

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    The School of Artisan Food is based on the Welbeck Estate in North Nottinghamshire in the heart of Sherwood Forest.  It was set up as a not for profit organisation by a group of food enthusiasts who recognised the need to train new generations in the artisan food methods in danger of being lost or displaced by industrial food production. The school opened its doors in 2009 to teach practical food production skills as well as to research methods and traditions and explore their relevance today. The School offers a wide range of courses from introductory level to professional level in bakery, butchery, curing and smoking, pie, cheese and ice-cream making, pickling and preserving. There is an emphasis on tastes and processes such as fermentation which develop slowly and on awareness of the provenance of raw materials and the distinctive characteristics of food from different areas.  The School also offers expert tuition for those considering setting up a food business or wishing to expand an existing enterprise. The School is dedicated to ‘producing good food from local resources and educating the people who will make a living in the sustainable food landscape of the future’.

  • Hen Corner

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    The Soil Association
    Kew Gardens
    Ealing and District Bee Keeping Association
    British Bee Keeping Association

    Hen Corner is a little bit of country life in London that brings an oasis of calm to busy routines. We’ve got an overflowing kitchen garden, eleven fruit & nut trees, a growing flock of hens and a few colonies of honey bees. With a shed storing chutneys, preserves and our cider press; we’ve got big ambitions! You may not be as excited as us when we see the first spears of asparagus peeping through, but we know that they’ll be great with a home-made hollandaise… We are trying to live more sustainably and encourage others to with our Courses, Blog and Media Contributions. We often have surplus produce that we are happy to sell on.

  • Made In Hackney – Local Food Kitchen

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    We believe everyone should have access to healthy, affordable food that’s good for people and planet. This means transitioning to a food system and diet with local, seasonal, organic, plant-based foods at its core. In our beautiful recycled kitchen we teach vital food growing, cooking and composting skills. Our program covers everything from basic plant based cookery skills to sugar free baking, preserving, bread making, foraging and making your own non-toxic homemade cosmetics. We deliver fun, inspiring and informative cookery and preserving classes using produce from Growing Communities veg box scheme to community groups such as teen carers, adults in rehab programs, new parents, low income families, young people excluded from school, young people in care, local food growers and anyone else with a desire and need to learn about healthy sustainable food. Amazing local volunteers run our pay-by-donation Community Classes on bi-weekly Sundays where new skills such as lactic fermenting, sour dough bread making, home herbalism, Rastafarian Ital food cookery and much more is taught in a fun, relaxed environment. Our program of Masterclasses are led by holistic chefs, herbalists and nutritionists and feature everything from raw food, live cultures and ferments, homemade cosmetics, vegan baking and much more. These are a chance to ask

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