2013 is Bigger and Better for Learning

We think that our 2013 course programme is our best ever! It certainly is our biggest ever with over 35 courses and workshops, developed in response to requests and feedback from all of you.

We’ve packed in a feast of exciting new workshops around the theme of ‘Sustainable Food’:

For all you budding gardeners out there check out a new course with Malcolm Berry who has been a professional gardener for 14 years, working at the National Botanic Gardens of Wales and teaching for 3 years. This series of 4 workshops will run on Wednesdays during April and May and is perfect if you are interested in growing your own food sustainably and deepen your understanding of natural processes.

View Natural Gardening Workshops

We welcome another new tutor, medical herbalist Christine Stephenson, who will be running two courses for any of you interested in how we can use herbs easily grown in our gardens to improve our health, diet and wellbeing:

View Kitchen Garden Herbs for Health & Taste

View Homegrown Herbal Lotions & Creams

Jade Mellor, Professional Forager, will be joining us for the first time to tempt you with the art of the chocolatier and lead you on a discovery of the edible abundance of spring:

View Chocolate Egg Creations

View Wild Spring Greens

Following on we have ‘Woolly Week’ providing you with heaps of inspiration for different uses for abundant, cheap and often very local sheep’s fleece:

View Starting Out with Fleece & Spinning

View Wool Dyeing with Natural Dyes

View Feel Like Felt?

View Knitting for Novices

View Get Hooked with Crochet

View Pegloom Weaving with Fleece Special WEA Subsidised workshop

If you’d like to brush up on your nature and wildlife identification skills we have a new range of one day Species identification courses:

View Bumblebees

View Butterflies

View Moths

View Ferns

Working in Partnership with Aberystwyth University we have several creative courses for 2013 including two exploring 3-dimensional art forms and two developing your wildlife photography skills. Book before 25th March to get Early Bird Discount:

View Willow Sculpture

View Clay Sculpture

View Wildlife Digital Photography

View Invertebrate & Insect Macro Photography

For children we are planning a special Easter event with hand-made chocolate eggs, and a fun and informative nature trail with goodies to take away:

View Big Bunny Easter Egg Hunt and Nature Trail

If you haven’t seen our full programme please do take a look now:

View all 2013 Courses and Workshops

If we don’t offer a subject which you’d like to see please do let us know and keep checking our website for extra dates and the autumn and winter programme which will be added very soon.

Buff tailed bumblebee


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