What: 5-day training course, plus three grafted heritage apple trees, recipes and notes, cuttings, seeds, produce and a head buzzing with ideas and inspiration.
Sheryn Clothier is our amazing selfsufficiency guru who writes The Good Life for this magazine each month and recently starred on Country Calendar. She also runs courses for people on how to be self-sufficient. You get to share in her life for a week, learning nine practical modules. These range from how to milk a cow, to making butter, yoghurt and cheese, how to process meat, machinery maintenance, vegetable garden techniques, tree grafting and more, plus block design, pasture management, poultry-keeping (other than chickens!), pigs, and natural farming philosophies.
Value: $750, live-in and all meals (sharing cooking and cleaning) Where: Tirau, 54km south-east of Hamilton When: October 1-6, 2017 Web: www.lals.nz