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Rural Skills courses at Humble by Nature

Learn a traditional and some more modern skills at Kate Humble’s working farm and skills centre.

Attraction in or near Monmouth


Description

The hands-on rural skills courses at Humble by Nature, Kate Humble’s working farm, are great for learning traditional and some more modern skills. All of these courses have lots of hands-on practice and by the end of the day you’ll leave with the skills and knowledge to lay a hedge, build a dry stone wall or make your own pizza oven at home!

Help keep traditional skills alive and do your bit for wildlife at the same time by learning hedge-laying, dry stone walling or edible gardening. Work alongside Farmer Tim and learn how to lay a hedge from start to finish: from preparing the ground to using a billhook, cutting the stakes and hazel bindings; and finishing it off with ‘pleaching’.

The dry stone walling courses are a great place to start whether you’ve got a wall that needs rebuilding at home or just fancy having a go! There’s a one day or more in-depth two day course to choose from, covering the principles of walling and how walls are built from foundations to finishing.

Many beautiful, ornamental plants commonly found in gardens are also edible and they’re great for pollinators and wildlife. Join the Edible Gardening course and learn how to design a garden that looks good, tastes great and is fantastic for bees and other insects.

Want to get serious about outdoor cookery this summer? Try the hands (& feet!) on day and make a clay or cob oven from scratch. You'll cover all the essentials, including: where to put your oven, building materials and where to get them, and essential building tips.

Cider Making is a traditional autumn job, when the apples are ripe and need picking from the trees. Join award-winning, local cider maker James McCrindle of McCrindle’s Cider and find out how it’s done. After visiting a local orchard to gather apples, head back to the farm to wash, mill and press the fruit, creating your own apple juice to take away. Drink it fresh or wait and turn it into cider - it's up to you! 

Try a rural skill at Humble by Nature.


Opening Times

Courses run througout the year.


Features

  • Activities
  • Attraction
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Workshops and Courses

Location

Upper Meend Farm
Penallt
Monmouth
Monmouthshire
NP25 4RP
O/S Ref: SO 507089

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Humble by Nature is based just outside of Monmouth in the Wye Valley. Easily accessible, situated close to the M4, M5 and M50.

  • Monmouth

Events


Dry Stone Walling: 2 Day Fundamentals

Today - 20th September 2020
Restore the dry stone walls around the farm and learn this ancient and beautiful art

Held at Rural Skills courses at Humble by Nature in or near Monmouth


Associated Businesses


Humble by Nature

Humble by Nature is a working farm and rural skills centre owned by broadcaster Kate Humble, based in Penallt just outside Monmouth.

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