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The Green Scythe Fair have kindly offered the use of the Scythe Fair Site for free again this year to the Land Workers Alliance and we therefore run the event at no profit, all we want to do is to share the knowledge and spread the word about Land Skills!

Theme this year is: How to make your land based business work?

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A series of workshops and sessions on various land based skills led by some of the following people: Many more teachers to confirm!!

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

Lynn Davies, Street Goat: How to set up a goat CSA

Rebecca Laughton, author of Surviving and Thriving on the land: Business advice drop in sessions

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

Anne Robins, Herbalist: From Petal to product how to make balms and salves with home grown ingredients

Niels Corfield, Edible Cities: Biochar practical demo and theoretical background

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

Patrick Mallery and Richie Wright, Upcycled Mushroom Company: Mushroom growing, outdoor cultivation including logs and mushrooms beds small scale commercial set ups

Tasha Elena Stevens Vallecillo, Little Brympton off grid micro-farm: Making a living from foraging, niche products and adding value, includes food tasting and business insights

Lucy Brill, Burnt Edge Farm: Poultry Care, Egg Production and Sale

Darren Smith and Frank White, The Travelling Tool Box: a mobile off grid tool library that seeks to promote and increase access to sustainable and appropriate technology for land based activity

To Book your place go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/land-skills-day-tickets-33334105206

Includes a debate with some of our teachers about the tension between the market forces, food production and making ethical decisions

10 June 2017

Thorney Lakes, Muchelney, Nr Langport, Somerset TA10 0DW

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

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.

Volunteering
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 living.arts.greenspace@gmail.com

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 volunteer@greenfair.org.uk
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