LOCAL ON-FARM SUPPORT GROUPS :

  • These are subsidised by HAWL so you get 3 hours of support and teaching.
  • Farmers who have committed to these groups are finding their confidence growing but most importantly they are thriving on the support of other farmers.
  • Each session is taught by a HAWL teacher and follows a theme BUT you do not need to attend consecutive sessions to benefit.
  • PLEASE RSVP to the organiser if you know you can attend, otherwise just turn up on the day.
  • Open to all HAWL farmers (Non HAWL farmers are welcome to sit in and observe but cannot to take part as we are unable to bring people up to speed)
  • Please bring your own refreshments.
  • Sorry, no dogs please.

 

To view more info on each group, simply click on the + sign 

11am – 2pm

Venue
Forde Grange Farmhouse, Park Lane, Thorncombe, Chard, TA20 4NQ

Teacher
Peter Gregory MRCVS
Host: Jane Western
RSVP: gaandjw@gmail.com 07740775648
Although it’s fine to come along on the day, if you know you can make it please RSVP Jane so she has an idea of numbers.

Please arrive a little earlier as the session WILL start on time!

Directions: Satnav may take you to the goat farm next door. You want Park Lane not Wheelhouse Lane.

11am-2pm

Venue
Fosbury House, Wood Farm, Wroughton, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN4 9BZ

Teacher
Jackie Pearce-Dickens LCPH
Organiser: Chris Gosling
RSVP: cgosling61@btinternet.com 07901 757768.
If you know you can make it please RSVP Chris so she has an idea of numbers.
Please bring something to share for lunch. This is a lovely friendly group and host Chris Gosling is a Buddy Farmer so knows her stuff!

Directions: Just off M4 and easy to find with Satnav although farm sign is not that obvious.

12-3pm

Venue
Oakwood Veterinary Centre, Babbinswood Farm, Whittington, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 4PF

Teacher
Barbara Jones MRCVS
Organiser: Katie Talbot
RSVP: ktotst@hotmail.com 01691 679699

This is a brand new group so PLEASE RSVP Katie.

If you are in North Wales or Shropshire, please support it.
Non HAWL Farmers very welcome to observe.

Directions: Farmyard is just off road and is marked by Oakwood Veterinary Centre sign high up on wall, and by A-board for farm shop.

10am-1pm

Venue
Smiling Tree Farm, Chapel Lawn, Bucknell, SY7 0BW

Teacher
Barbara Jones MRCVS
Host: Christine Page
christine@smilingtreefarm.com
Organiser: Meg Thorpe
RSVP: megthorpe@btconnect.com 01691 679699
It’s fine to turn up on the day but if you know you can make it, please RSVP Meg so she has an idea of numbers.

Bio-Security: NO FARM FOOTWEAR, NO DOGS and NO SHOES INDOORS PLEASE

Directions: Search for ‘Smiling Tree Farm’ on GoogleMaps. Look for small purple sign at end of farm track. Go round sharp bend, to white gate on left with another purple sign (ignore earlier wooden gate or you’ll end up in our cattle shed!). Pass farm shop to oak barn behind the house – meeting room up the steps behind the small baler.

11am-2pm

Venue
Pantglas, Llanboidy, Hitland, Carmarthenshire, SA34 0EX

Teacher
Jackie Pearce-Dickens
Organiser:  Sally Wood
RSVP: sallyandgarry@btconnect.com 01691 679699
If you know you can make it, please RSVP Sally so she has an idea of numbers. Otherwise, just turn upon the day.

Directions: SatNav will take you to Quarry Farm. Ignore this and head UPHILL with Quarry Farm on your LEFT. (On a clear day you will see wind turbines – head for these.) At the top of the hill, entrance to Pantglas is tucked right in the corner on a sharp angled bend. Keep left on track at fork. Park in yard.

NEXT DATES:
– August 16th – Chard, Somerset
– August 21st – Swindon, Wiltshire
– August 22nd – Oswestry, NW Shropshire NEW!
– September 12th – Bucknell, South Shropshire
– September 14th – Llanboidy, Carmarthenshire

SEE INDIVIDUAL GROUPS FOR BOOKING INFORMATION

PRICE £15 (Receipts can be issued)

 

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HOST A MEETING YOURSELF, PLEASE CONTACT jackie@hawl.co.uk