Spoon Carving workshop – 10 March 2018

Stephen Ryan from Green Woodwork Ireland, will teach you the skills needed to become a traditional spooncarver. Using locally sourced green wood, each participant will learn axe and knife carving skills to produce their own spoon. All tools and materials are supplied. No experience necessary, although it is advised participants should feel confident using sharp tools.

Hedgerow winemaking with Leo – 14th April 2018

A day of winemaking with Leo Cullen, who can conjure wine from just about anything. We’ll be walking and picking some ingredients in the morning, talking about what we can use to make wine, and how to go about preparing our ingredients and equipment, and then sampling some of Leo’s brews over a lunch of home made soup.

Willow garden structures – Saturday 3 March 2018

Our willow basket making courses with tutor Sabine were so popular last year that this time around we’re adding some new days where you can learn to make your own willow garden structures in time for the growing season ahead. Beautiful and practical, you’ll make your own and the course is suitable for those who have never tried basketry before.

Learn new practical skills at Lackan Cottage Farm

Here at Lackan Cottage Farm we run a wide variety of self sufficiency courses covering a wide range of subjects. Off grid living, renewable energy, permaculture, food growing, natural building, basket making, foraging and woodturning have all featured in our lineup. The majority of our self sufficiency courses are one day, but some may run over a weekend, and for those we offer accommodation in Birch Cottage, the Off grid horse box, or the option of camping, or staying in our tipi.

10 March - Spoon Carving Workshop - click for more info

Cost: £70 per person including materials and lunch
6 places available

Suitable for beginners

Stephen Ryan from Green Woodwork Ireland, will teach you the skills needed to become a traditional spooncarver. Using locally sourced green wood, each participant will learn axe and knife carving skills to produce their own spoon. All tools and materials are supplied. No experience necessary, although it is advised participants should feel confident using sharp tools.
Places are limited so book soon
For full details and booking click here

14 April - Hedgerow winemaking with Leo - click for more info

Cost: £35 per person
10 places available

Suitable for beginners

A day of winemaking with Leo Cullen, who can conjure wine from just about anything. We’ll be walking and picking some ingredients in the morning, talking about what we can use to make wine, and how to go about preparing our ingredients and equipment, and then sampling some of Leo’s brews over a lunch of home made soup.
For full details and booking click here

28 April - Willow Basket Making - click for more info

Cost: £70 per person including materials and lunch
6 places available

Suitable for beginners

Our willow basket making courses with tutor Sabine were so popular last year that this time around we’re adding some new days where you can learn to make your own willow garden structures in time for the growing season ahead. Beautiful and practical, you’ll make your own and the course is suitable for those who have never tried basketry before.
Places are limited so book soon. We’re also running a willow garden structure course on 3 March and another basket making course on  1 September,  where you can learn to make a traditional skib basket.
For full details and booking click here

01 September- Willow Basket Making - click for more info

Cost: £70 per person including materials and lunch
6 places available

Suitable for beginners

Our willow basket making courses with tutor Sabine were so popular last year that this time around we’re adding some new days where you can learn to make your own willow garden structures in time for the growing season ahead. Beautiful and practical, you’ll make your own and the course is suitable for those who have never tried basketry before.
Places are limited so book soon. We’re also running a willow garden structure course on 3 March and another basket making course on  28 April,  where you can learn to make a traditional skib basket.
For full details and booking click here

Terms & Conditions

Payment

Payment must be made prior to attending a course, if you wish to place a deposit of £20 to secure a place this is acceptable, although deposits are non-refundable and the balance must be paid no less than 28 days prior to the date of the course. We do not accept cheques, please make payment online. If you have difficulty making a payment online please contact us to discuss.

Cancellation

If you cannot attend a course that you have booked onto, please let us know as soon as possible, as places are in demand and tutors plan for a certain number of attendees. We contact all attendees by email in the week before the course with a reminder but it is the attendees responsibility to ensure that they know the date and time of the course they have booked on.

28 days prior to event - we will issue a refund or transfer you to another course if you wish.

Less than 28 days prior to event - 50% refund.

7 days or less from event / non attendance - no refund.

Course cancellations

Courses will normally go ahead even if the weather is less than ideal, but if we have to cancel for any reason, you will be offered a full refund or a place on an alternative course if you wish. We accept no liability for additional costs incurred as a result of course cancellations.

Dietary Requirements

If you have any special dietary requirements or allergies please let us know at the time of your booking. All food served at courses is vegetarian.

Pets

Please leave dogs at home - no exceptions.

Visitors – We are always happy to welcome visitors as long as you contact us in advance. Much as we love dogs, we ask that you leave them at home as we have free ranging animals and children around the farm. Smoking is not permitted anywhere here.

Contact us at – Lackan Cottage Farm, 79 Lackan Road, Ballyroney, Co.Down. BT32 5HR. Northern Ireland

You can email us – lackancottage [at] riseup.net or use the contact form

Make a payment

If you have contacted us to book a place on a course, or make a purchase then you can make a payment securely using paypal. You don’t need a paypal account, it will accept any card. We’ll be notified of payments automatically, update our records and follow up by email afterwards. Online transactions reduce time and use no paper, so thanks for making a payment this way.

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