Courses

We run courses in a whole range of rural skills and crafts. Scroll down to see details of upcoming courses.

GIFT VOUCHERS! Click here to find out more.

If you are looking for one to one training, or wish to host a course please use the contact form to get in touch.

We also run the Devon Hedge Year Course, which ties together many rural skills all based on one hedge over the course of a full year. Please check out the website for more details.


Fruit Tree Pruning Course

With Mole Cole

Velwell Orchard, near Dartington, Totnes.

Friday, 31st of March, 2023, 9am – 4pm

For details and to book a place click here.


Ki Aikido Course

with Jeremy Weiss

Buckfastleigh Town Hall, Bossel Road, Buckfastleigh.

Sunday, 23rd of April, 2023, 10am – 5pm

To find out more please go to the Setsudo Ki Aikido website here.


Scythe Course Refresher

With Jeremy Weiss

Velwell Orchard, near Dartington, Totnes.

Friday, 28th of April, 2023, 3pm – 8pm

For details and to book a place click here.


Comprehensive Beginner’s Scythe Course For Early Birds

With Jeremy Weiss

Velwell Orchard, near Dartington, Totnes.

Thursday, 4th of May, 2023, 9am – 4pm

and Friday, 5th of May, 2023, 7am – 12noon

For details and to book a place click here.


Ki Aikido Summer Course

with Jeremy Weiss

Strete Parish Hall, 1 Hynetown Rd, Strete, Dartmouth, TQ6 0RU.

Saturday 24th to Monday 26th of June, 2023, 10am – 5pm

To find out more please go to the Setsudo Ki Aikido website here.


Scythe Course Refresher

With Jeremy Weiss

Velwell Orchard, near Dartington, Totnes.

Friday, 30th of June, 2023, 3pm – 8pm

For details and to book a place click here.


Comprehensive Beginner’s Scythe Course For Night Owls

With Jeremy Weiss

Velwell Orchard, near Dartington, Totnes.

Saturday, 8th of July, 2023, 10am – 5pm

and Sunday 9th of July, 2023, 3pm – 8pm

For details and to book a place click here.


Comprehensive Beginner’s Scythe Course For Early Birds

With Jeremy Weiss

Velwell Orchard, near Dartington, Totnes.

Friday 10th of August, 2023, 9am – 4pm

and Saturday 11th of August, 2023, 7am – 12noon

For details and to book a place click here.


Ki Aikido Summer Course

with Jeremy Weiss

The Coastal Zone, Downderry, PL11 3LW.

Saturday 19th to Wednesday 23rd of August, 2023, 10am – 5pm

To find out more please go to the Setsudo Ki Aikido website here.


Comprehensive Beginner’s Scythe Course For Night Owls

With Jeremy Weiss

Velwell Orchard, near Dartington, Totnes.

Thursday, 7th of September, 2023, 10am – 5pm

and Friday 8th of September, 2023, 2pm – 7pm

For details and to book a place click here.


Bill Hook Basics

With Jeremy Weiss

Velwell Orchard, near Dartington, Totnes.

Saturday, 23rd of September, 2023, 9am – 4pm

For details and to book a place click here.


Hedge Laying for Improvers

With Jeremy Weiss

Kingswear

Thursday 19th of October, 2023, 9am – 4pm

and Friday 20th of October, 2023, 9am – 4pm

For details and to book a place click here.


Hedge Laying Course

With Jeremy Weiss

South Devon Steiner School, Dartington, Devon.

Wednesday 25th of October, 2023, 9am – 4pm

and Thursday 26th of October, 2023, 9am – 4pm

For details and to book a place click here.


Biochar Course

With Jeremy Weiss

South Devon Steiner School, Dartington, Devon.

Friday 27th of October, 2023, 9am – 4pm

For details and to book a place click here.


Feedback

Jeremy’s style of teaching was fabulous, and he not only inspired me , but also the young lad that I was supporting to attend. His knowledge and experience are incredible and his enthusiasm is infectious! – James L.

Simply the best! Small group learning in a very positive, relaxed atmosphere, with excellent attention to detail. Plenty of individual tuition to enable correct technique. I was amazed how much I remembered after I got home, as there was a lot to take in. – Ann W.

“Easy, friendly, calm teaching style interspersed with stories and humour was a good mix… Stunning setting and peace and quiet a bonus.” – Helen H.

Jeremy’s courses are informal and relaxed. He allows you to go at your own pace and fills you with as much information and skills as each person can handle. I learnt a lot more than I was expecting as biochar is a big subject but, as Jeremy practices what he preaches, his practical skills match his knowledge base.” – Ken.

“I really enjoyed the pace and there was the right amount of repetition so a felt confident making a start on my garden the next morning. I’ve been scything every day since and my teenage daughter is doing some too.” – Jackie A.

“I found your tuition to be excellent, it was so well delivered, real openness and patience and so very informative and enjoyable.” – Ben B.

“Without any exaggeration I can say it was among the most clear and complete instruction that I have ever had.” – Trevor B.