Self sufficiency courses at New College Swindon

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Self sufficiency courses at New College Swindon

Post: # 238205Post Thomzo
Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:06 pm

New College have just sent out their part-time course prospectus. In amongst the courses for Egyptian Belly Dancing, Pivot-tables for Data Analysis, Hungarian for Beginners and Funerals to Plan For is this one:

Self Sufficiency - The Good LifeLearn how to become more self sufficiency aware. Subjects covered are keeping chickens, keeping bees, growing herbs for culinary and health purposes, growing your own fruit/veg in a small area or containers and making your own beauty products.

Cost £60 for 5 weeks, starting 1 November, 6.30 - 8.30.

In case anybody's interested.

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Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:19 pm

The Self Sufficiency course has been canceled as the leader has let them down yet again. They may have a new leader for the Spring :wink:
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Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:50 pm

Hmmm, now that sounds like a plan. Fancy sharing a tutoring post? The only thing we can't do between us is bee-keeping. But we could offer a cooking-what-you-grow module instead.

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Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:01 pm

bill turnball?
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Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:03 pm

boboff wrote:bill turnball?
???
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Post: # 238228Post baldybloke
Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:22 pm

Bill Turnball of Breakfast TV fame is a keen Beekeeper but I would of thought there was someoner less famous and closer.
Has anyone seen the plot, I seem to have lost mine?

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Post: # 238231Post thesunflowergal
Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:29 pm

Thanks BB, tv references are normally wasted on me :? .

I spoke to the college today, and they are happy for me to only cover the subjects that I am comfortable in.
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Post: # 238233Post baldybloke
Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:32 pm

Does Shaw Farm know of any Beekeepers that might help you out if you needed one. Good luck with the course.
Has anyone seen the plot, I seem to have lost mine?

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Post: # 238235Post Thomzo
Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:35 pm

thesunflowergal wrote:I spoke to the college today, and they are happy for me to only cover the subjects that I am comfortable in.
Excellent, are you going to go for it?

Let me know if you want a guinea pig to practice on, happy to sit through a lecture or two.

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Post: # 238245Post bonniethomas06
Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:10 am

Wow Nikki, that would be AMAZING! Do it!! You would be a brilliant tutor!
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