Wiltshire Community Land Trust

Wiltshire CLT secures an Awards for All Grant to provide help and support for local communities embarking on Neighbourhood Plans.

Help is on the way for rural communities in Wiltshire...

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Our public sector hero - David Bowater of Wiltshire Council

Wiltshire Community Land Trust is delighted to announce...

22/07/2015.............................. More...

Two part-time vacancies at the National CLT Network

If you fancy working for the National CLT Network, ther...

16/06/2015.............................. More...

Dont' miss our Creating Powerful Communities Event on 19 November!

Creating Powerful Communities Seminar Wedne...

03/11/2014.............................. More...

Open wide the gates: Applications open to new national fund for urban Community Land Trusts

The National CLT Network has launched the bidding proc...

30/07/2014.............................. More...

Catching the Sun and the wind

Participants in the first of our Crea...

25/07/2014.............................. More...

Still time to join us to visit Westmills Wind and Solar Farms

Join us to see (and hear) what solar and wind farms are...

22/07/2014.............................. More...

A few bursary places left for National CLT Conference - get in there quickly!

Don't miss out on your chance to come to...

29/05/2013.............................. More...

Wiltshire Community Land Trust AGM, 15 May 2013

Notification is given of the second Annual G...

22/04/2013.............................. More...

What happens next at Wilton, now the Erksine Barracks site bid is won?

Wilton CLT invites you to a public meeti...

22/04/2013.............................. More...

Bursaries for CLT Annual Conference 2013 – “From I to we to CLT”

The CLT Annual Conference is happening at the...

22/04/2013.............................. More...

Free seminar, 2 February in Chapmanslade, Wiltshire

How can a Community Land Trust help you to develo...

15/01/2013.............................. More...

Introduction to CLTs and Custom Build, Swindon

On 19th November, Wiltshire CLT in partnersh...

05/11/2012.............................. More...

Wilton Community Land Trust leads the way in Wiltshire

We’re delighted to announce that W...

18/05/2012.............................. More...

Community Land Trusts - The Time has Come - Advance to Go!

Local people will be making an impact in London...

20/03/2012.............................. More...

WCLT awarded £9,960 by the Big Lottery Fund

We’re in the money! ...

23/02/2012.............................. More...

Wilton and Quidhampton Communities leading the way

At a public meeting held in Wilton on Sa...

06/02/2012.............................. More...

Honey for nothing and your chicks for free!

  If anyone in your community is inte...

13/12/2011.............................. More...

CLT Seminar- Beyond Housing- Other Community Assets

Don't miss this event in Stroud on 29 and 30 November...

20/10/2011.............................. More...

Wiltshire CLT Launch

Wiltshire CLT was officially launched on 30 June 2011...

30/06/2011.............................. More...

Honey for nothing and your chicks for free!

Published: 13 December 2011

 

If anyone in your community is interested producing their own food, this is for you. 

 

Gary Dutton of the Community Futures Programme and Grants Co-ordinator has just been in touch with news of a series of great value courses on food production for community groups being put on by the National Communities Resource Centre at Trafford Hall in Cheshire. 

 

Thanks to generous funding from the Tudor Trust he can offer these courses for only £50 for the first community volunteer booking on and £20 for every additional community volunteer booking from the same organisation. This price includes the training all meals and refreshments during your stay and one night’s accommodation in one of our en-suite bedrooms at Trafford Hall.

There is a small grant fund attached to this programme so after completing the course you will have the opportunity of applying for a grant of up to £500 to help your community project progress.

If you would like any more information on any of these courses or are interested in booking a place then please don't hesitate in giving Gary a ring on 01244 300246 or e-mail him at: The.National.Communities.Resource.Centre@cmp.dotmailer.co.uk



Bee Keeping (2 part course)
Part one - 2nd - 3rd February 2012

Part two - 29th may 2012

Trainer - Highfield Apiary
This two part course will teach you everything you need to know to start bee keeping. The first part will be classroom based where you will learn all the theory of bee keeping. The second part of the course will be a more practical session where you will get close up to a colony of bees and watch a demonstration of the trainer handling a live bee hive. There is no additional charge for the second part of the course.

Honey for Nothing and Your Chicks for Free (Environmental Freebies course)
7th - 8th February 2012

Trainers - Engage Associates
Based on our successful 'Freebies' course, this training will focus on finding support, money and materials for environmental projects. You will find out what is available free, what you can match fund (including your time as a volunteer), how you can get local and national companies to help with materials and business skills. You will go away inspired!

Community Allotments
1st - 2nd March 2012

Trainers - Richmond Dutton Horticultural Consultancy
Working an allotment is a great way to encourage your family and community to maintain a healthy diet, to get regular exercise, to meet new people, to learn new skills and to make use of derelict or neglected land. It can also help improve the local environmental impact. This course is designed to show you how to plan, develop and manage a community allotment.

Community Chickens
5th - 7th March 2012

Trainer - Brian Whitington
Keeping chickens is an excellent way of encouraging people of all ages to interact and also, of course, producing eggs for your families and the local community. If you have even a small area of land available, in a local private garden, in a community garden, or on an allotment, you can keep chickens! As well as all the theory behind looking after them this course will also give you the chance to have some hands on experience looking after chickens. Come and cuddle a chicken - you know you want to!

Useful Gardens
15th - 16th March 2012

Trainers - Jo Dyer and Karen Atkinson
If you would like to find out how you can plan your garden planting so that you are not just developing a beautiful space but are also producing plants, materials and vegetables which can be used in the garden, can be harvested properly, used ornamentally or can be made into gifts, then this practical and fun course will show you how. Everything from liquid plant food, to food for wildlife, to simple home remedies, to gifts you can sell to help your project be more sustainable.

Growing Fruit and Veg
29th - 30th March 2012

Trainers - Jo Dyer and Karen Atkinson
This course will give you the confidence, skills and inspiration to get started with 'grow your own' schemes. You will learn skills such as how to access your site; the varied ways fruit and vegetables can be grown; hot to take care of your soil; how to recognise common pests and diseases and when and how to harvest fruit and vegetables.