How to Make Your Land Based Business Work

The LWA Land Skills day is returning for it’s second year! Here from a huge range of inspiring speakers and practioners sharing their skills and insights into how they make their land based businesses work.

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Check out the sensational speaker line up:

Elanor Burgess: Somerset BeeKeeping Inspector
Beekeeping products and enhancing your income


Nicky Scott: Devon Community Composting

Frank Gundry-White: The Travelling Tool Box,
Drop In Come and repair and Sharpen tools

Ed Hamer: Chagfood, Community Market Garden,
Setting up a CSA Vege Box Scheme

Lauren Simpson and Phil Moore:
Crowdfunding & Share Offers – Reaching your community. Case study: The Ecological Land Co-operative

Rebecca Laughton: Author of Surviving and Thriving on the Land
Rural Workers Dwellings What the Planners are looking for

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

Lynne Davis, Street Goat:
How to set up a goat CSA

Lucy Otto, The Fold:
Running a market garden supported by care farming

Anne Robins, Herbalist:
How to make balms and salves with home grown ingredients

Jyoti Fernandes and Adam Payne
Beginners guide to a political movement

Patrick Mallery & Richie Wright, Upcycled Mushroom Company: 
Mushroom growing

Tasha Stevens Vallecillo, Little Brympton off grid micro-farm:
Making a living from foraging, niche products and adding value



Price: £55 LWA members, £80 non members, £10 under 16 (plus admin fees)

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This includes entrance to the Green Scythe Fair the following day, a Local Organic Feasts provided by The Peasants Lunchbox and dinner provided by Jyoti at Five Penny farm on the Land Skills Day as well as  live feetstopin folk music in the evening. For those camping over, New this year you also can have a simple self service breakfast on the day of the scythe fair in the Land Skills Day camping area.

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


There are 5 free tickets for people that help with packdown for 5 hours on Monday 12 after the scythe fair, includes lunch on Monday. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Tasha

Our partners, the Green Scythe Fair run a beautiful one day environmental fair on the Sunday that kindly support the Land Skills Day by sharing their space during set up.  The event is fully run by volunteers – for a free drink and the extra enjoyment of helping this special local event for two hours on the Sunday, please email

Lynne Davis