Plumpton College At Flimwell
Centre for Sustainable Food Farming and Forestry
Recognised by the EU as one of the best Leader+Projects in the South East.
And - Highly Commended Campaign to Protect Rural England Sussex, Countryside Award 2011

rural business training
rural skills
countryside management
computer training
butchery training
environment and grants
sheep and lambs
farming advice
farm animals
trug making
Plumpton College Main Campus website
Diary Dates 2016-2017
Plumpton College
at Flimwell
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Land - Legislative - Livestock
Woodland Management and Rural Skills
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Butchery Courses
Butchery Testimonials
Forage Production
Marketing Your Meat
Countryside Skills
Sussex Breakfast
Advisory Visit
Need a Mentor
Links to helpful organisations
Sell at Farmers Markets
For Sale & Wanted
Situations Vacant
Gift Ideas
Friends & Family Days
Rooms for Hire
Celebration Venue for Hire in Woodland setting
Sustainable Building
Living Classroom
Contact Details
Courses take place in Sussex
Flimwell TN5 7PR
Netherfield TN33 9QB
and TN33 9QL or
Plumpton BN7 3AE
Plumpton College at Flimwell
Centre for Sustainable Food Farming and Forestry

The Woodland Enterprise Centre
01580 879547

Plumpton College
Ditchling Road
Plumpton, Lewes
East Sussex. BN7 3AE
01273 890454

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Computer Skills
Computer Training can be provided to suit your needs. Please let us know what you would like to learn or improve

Rural Skills

Charcoal Making

The course covers History - By products & usage - Small kiln design Wood types - Loading & Lighting - Assessing the Burn Closing Down - Emptying/Grading - Selling your Charcoal
. Charcoal Making Agenda
Farmland Bird Indentification and Habitats
A free one day course. Delivered by the RSPB. Part of the Living Classroom Project.
Domestic Users Chain Saw Course
Manage and maintain your woodland safely with a chain saw. A one day course for the non commercial user.
Tree and Hedge Plant Identification
Know your trees, wild flowers and weed classification.
Willow Garden Structures
Take you through the materials and techniques required to make a structure used to support plant growth, by the end of the day a variety or structures will have been designed and built.
Post & Rail Fencing
A practical hands on course covering equipment, tools and techniques; learn how to set uprights in the ground and fix on rails. This practical course uses locally harvested Chestnut.
Stock Fencing
Using chestnut stakes, stock netting and barbed wire, this practical course includes putting in strainer posts and strutts and tensioning the wire.

Tree and Hedge Planting
What species, when and how to plant.
Tools, hedge laying styles, staking and finishing off.
Introduction to Coppicing with hand tools
Suitable tree types, tools required and when to harvest. Production of stakes and binders for hedgelaying.
Course Format

Course Format

For more butchery course details please click here

Unless otherwise stated always bring sandwiches for a working lunch.
Hot & cold drinks provided.
Typical course structure:
10am-10.30am Admin & Introduction
10.30am-12.30pm Classroom lecture
12.30pm-1.30pm Working lunch
1.30pm-3pm Farm walk/visit
3pm-4pm Discussion & evaluation
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