Come one and all to the LWA Land Skills Day, held the day before the Green Scythe Fair  on the same site.

The Landworkers’ Alliance will be hosting a variety of different workshops on land based skills throughout the day, and there will be music, food and a bar too…

Tickets for the event must be bought here and include workshops, lunch, dinner, music and entry to the Green Scythe Fair on the following day.


Landskills day poster

Some of the workshops will be held by the following people:

Christine Page, Smiling Tree Farm: Micro-Dairy, Holistic Grassland management and Starting your own Micro-Dairy and Selling Raw Milk

Gill Baron, The Land Magazine: Farm house Cheese Making Practical Demo

Charles Dowding: No Dig principles and Salad Growing

Ed Hamer, Chagfood: Working with horses for cultivation

Pedro Brace, Tinkers Bubble: Working with horses, logging and carting.

Lucy Otto, The Fold: Biodynamic Market Gardening and Leather Tanning

Anne Robins, Herbalist: From Petal to product

Ashley Wheeler, Trill Farm Garden: Seed Saving

Niels Corfield, Edible Cities: Design for Small Holders, Grafting and Setting up a Nursery

Jyoti Fernandes, Fivepenny Farm: Why is politics relevant to me? Beginners guide to a political movement

Sagara Swier, East Devon Forest Garden: Forest Gardening

Patrick Mallery, Upcycled Mushroom Company: Mushroom growing 

Eleanor Burgess, Somerset bee inspectorBee keeping, pollination and the question of holistic management and sustainability in relation to earning a living

High Wood Family FarmAnimal husbandry, breeding and care.

Tim Potter, Permaculture teacher: Planning an orchard

Jenny Schmidt, Vet: Poultry care and holistic management


Seed Plant and Produce Swap

Within our programme we are hosting a seed plant and produce swap following on from a very successfull pilot project that took place at East Devon Forest Garden. This means that as a participant you are invited to bring seeds, plants and/ or produce that you want to exchange either for money or for other peoples produce.

We suggest that your produce has your name on it so that eager exchangers can find you in the crowd if you don’t happen to be standing with your stuff. As this is the first time we are doing this on such a large scale we ask that producers and exchangers come with an open mind and the ability to help self organize as we experiment with new ways of giving and recieving.

Ticket costs

Price: £40 LWA members, £65 non members, £10 under 16 (plus admin fees)

This includes entrance to the Green Scythe Fair the following day. It also includes lunch and dinner on the Land Skills Day and live music in the evening from a Gypsy Swing Band. There will be children’s activities going on through the day, so Under 16 tickets will be able to join in on these plus have lunch and dinner.

Camping will cost an extra £5 pppn and is available next to the event site.

Thorney Lakes Caravan and Camping Park – Thorney, TA10 0DW – View Map