Hear our speak­ers at small­hold­ing show!

Coun­try Small­hold­ing to run Speak­ers’ Cor­ner at Spring Fes­ti­val

Country Smallholding - - April News -

Coun­try Small­hold­ing has been in­vited to run the pop­u­lar Speak­ers’ Cor­ner at the big­gest ded­i­cated small­hold­ing show of the year.

A team of our ex­perts will be giv­ing pre­sen­ta­tions on a range of small­hold­ing top­ics at The Spring Fes­ti­val, run by the The Royal Welsh Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety.

There will also be Ques­tion Time ses­sions each day at which teams of pan­el­lists will field ques­tions from the au­di­ence.

Adam Will­cox and Andy Richards will be in­tro­duc­ing the speak­ers at the two-day event at the Royal Welsh Show­ground at Builth Wells on May 21 and 22.

Adam and Andy will also be giv­ing a pre­sen­ta­tion, de­scrib­ing their move to a small­hold­ing in Snow­do­nia and their ‘good life jour­ney’. They have be­come pas­sion­ate ad­vo­cates of the self-suf­fi­cient life­style and have been in­ter­viewed on TV and ra­dio.

Vet­eran small­hold­ers Tim and Dot Tyne, also from Wales, will also be giv­ing pre­sen­ta­tions each day and sell­ing copies of their new book

Vi­able Self-Suf­fi­ciency.

Pub­lish­ers Home Farmer say: “This is the most com­pre­hen­sive guide to liv­ing off the land since John Sey­mour’s sem­i­nal The Com­plete Book of Self­Suf­fi­ciency, pub­lished 40 years ago.”

The Satur­day pro­gramme will start with an in­tro­duc­tion to bee­keep­ing by Jules Moore, who runs cour­ses at Mum­b­leys Farm in Glouces­ter­shire.

Char­lotte Popescu, a pro­lific au­thor of books for hen­keep­ers, will later talk about buy­ing and keep­ing chick­ens.

At mid­day on the Sun­day, an­other big name in the small­hold­ing world, Liz Shank­land, will be giv­ing a

pre­sen­ta­tion about pig keep­ing. Liz is au­thor of the Haynes Small­hold­ing Man­ual.

In the af­ter­noon, an­other CS writer, Charles Dowd­ing, will talk about or­ganic grow­ing and the ‘no-dig’ method. Fi­nally, Sally Mor­gan, who runs cour­ses at her or­ganic small­hold­ing in Som­er­set, will talk about her new book, Liv­ing on One Acre.

Coun­try Small­hold­ing editor Si­mon McEwan said: “We are de­lighted to be run­ning Speak­ers’ Cor­ner at this ma­jor show and are ex­cited about the pro­gramme we have put to­gether. We think there will be some­thing for ev­ery­one.

“This is a fab­u­lous, friendly show in a beau­ti­ful lo­ca­tion. It draws huge crowds, there is live­stock ga­lore and there are su­perb arena events all week­end. We do hope CS read­ers will join us there.”

MORE: Book show tick­ets at www.rwas.wales/rw-tick­ets

There will be live­stock ga­lore at The Spring Fes­ti­val

at Builth Wells in May

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