Courses and training

We offer regular courses and training on a wide variety of subjects, up and coming courses are listed on the right hand column of this page:

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Our main areas of interest are as follows.. please contact us if you would like us to tailor a course or training programme to suit your particular needs

Featured events in 2013 and 2014 include extended courses in Newtown, Llanidloes and Llanrhaeadr Ym Mochnant


The Internationally recognised 72 hour intensive course – here as a 2 week intensive experience. Lead tutor is Steve Jones from Get-Growing and Cwm Harry who is a very widely experienced permaculture teacher.

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This is a lively, fun practical and hugely inspiring course, for many participants it is a life changing experience. It is certainly a great catalyst to help turns ones convictions and aspirations into reality. Fee ranges from £450 – £300  according to income and includes camping, food, field trips practicals and certificate.

There is more about this course here

Booking form for PDC’s is here

Horticulture courses and training with Emma Maxwell

Gardening courses with Emma Maxwell

Gardening courses with Emma Maxwell

  • Essential gardening skills- Friday Sept 20th – dec. (12 weeks 2.5hrs) Llani 9.30- 12. Newtown 1 – 3.30.
  • Garden progression(Level 2) – Thursday September 19th – Easter (for 120 hrs/21 weeks). 9.30 – 3.30 (5.5hrs) Llanidloes/ Newtown
  • Preparing to grow (design, crop rotation and compost) (Growing organic food part 1) Fridays January 9th- Easter. 13 weeks. Llani & Newtown joint 9.30- 1.
  • Harvest and pest control (Growing organic food part 2) July 4 weeks (15hrs/ 1 unit)- Fridays. 9.15- 1. Newtown/ Llanidloes.

For more information about these units please contact Emma directly on 01686 626234