Come and meet us at one of our events
Unless stated events are free to members. There is a a small charge for non-members
The events below are only the tip of the iceberg there are lots more to come.
Don't forget to heck out out calendar.
Unless other wise stated :- Booking via: Events@smallholdersomerset.com
On receipt of your booking you will be given the venue address and directions.
Please note toilet facilities may not always be available. Dogs only by prior consent at booking.
Most or our events are run by members for member. Aside from what the event itself is sharing it's amazing what you can learn on the side by chatting to fellow smallholders. It’s also a great way to meet up with old friends and find some friends not-yet-made, make or swop contacts, discover what skills or livestock other smallholders have, and generally just have a lovely social time out. There’s often tea and cake available too . So, if you’ve not yet attended one of the SSA courses, now’s the time to change that…..
Save the Date Orchard management and cider making. March 5th 2022
Sheep 101 Workshop with experienced Quantock sheep farmer/shepherdess
Saturday 25th September 11am till 2pm Venue: Crowcombe, Quantock Hills TA4
Come and learn all about basic sheep care in the heart of the Quantock Hills (not far from Crowcombe) from our host
who keeps pedigree Ryelands and Leicester Longwools and whose lambing shed has grown up organically. Please
bring a plate of food (labelling any significant allergens) for a Bring and Share lunch which is an ideal opportunity to
glean information and get to know fellow smallholders. Drinks will be provided. Toilet facilities available. Please wrap
up warm with suitable footwear. No dogs please.
Booking - see above
Crafty Connections - the first Saturday in the month - Next meeting Saturday 4th September
We meet just north of Chard and our meetings are open from 10:30 till 12:30 Come when you can there is no need to attend the whole session.
So what is Crafty Connections? – Crafty Connections has two purposes.
To get together with other crafters and learn, share and/or be inspired by each other.
To Connect with other smallholders and learn, share and/or be inspired by each other.
We are a relaxed group with almost no rules. Bring something with you that may or may not have a vague craft connection that you can sit and do while we talk about whatever topic the conversation takes us to. To be honest we don’t even mind if you don’t bring a craft you can just come and connect.
One of the strengths of the group is that we have a wide range of craft and smallholder knowledge that we are happy to share. We don’t normally hold formal craft workshops but instead if you want help with something or would like to learn a new skill then drop me an email
and we will see if we know someone who can help at a future meeting.
Contact Elaine @ Crafty@smallholdersomerset.com
In the Pipeline
As we emerge from Covid we are starting to build up our events schedule again.
We have lots of ideas for events for the future including: butchery, foraging, fermenting (for food and for drinks), unusual fruit and veg, a multi-activity workshop, Christmas produce fair and more of the popular smallholding Q&A’s.
Further details of all of these, and other exciting and informative events, will be available in the upcoming magazines and here on the website, so stay tuned and don’t forget to book early to secure your place!
Details of events are updated regularly - for more information please refer to the SSA magazine.
or follow the contact link.
Do you have an idea for a training event or workshop? Please contact me and I will make it happen -