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We are currently working on the programme for 2017- bear with us. It will be out shortly!


6 (Sat)
Effective Family Communication


12 (Sat) Plan your garden harvest for the year ahead

12 (Sat) Life could be easier Effective Communication for Teenagers and their Parents

19 (Sat) Starting a Vegetable Garden from Scratch

26 (Sat) Wild Food Foraging


2 (Sat) Intro to Cob Building.

9 (Sat) Polytunnel Growing: Spring

17 (Sun) Wild Food Foraging

23 (Sat) Get more from your Vegetable Patch

30 (Sat) Make your own Herbal Medicine


7 (Sat) Complete Composting Toilet Course

7 (Sat) Organic Gardening for Beginners
14 (Sat) Wild Food Foraging

15 (Sun) Intro to Cob Building

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3-5 (Fri evening/Sat/Sun) The Hollies Experience POSTPONED

11 (Sat) Make your own Herbal Medicine

11 (Sat) An Introduction to Therapeutic Gardening

12 (Sun) Intro to Cob Building

25 (Sat) Herbs for Delight and Health


2-10 The Handsculpted House

Our 9 day course which will teach you everything you need to know to build your own cob house.

16/17 (Sat/Sun) Build a Baking Oven


14 (Sun) Polytunnel Growing: Summer/Autumn

20(Sat) Complete Composting Toilet Course

20(Sat) Mud Fest 2016


10/11 (Sat/Sun) Build a Baking Oven

17 (Sat) Complete Composting Toilet Course

24 (Sat) Intro to Cob Building

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16 (Sun) Make your own Herbal Medicine

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6 (Sat) Effective Family Communication


4 (Sun) Effective Family Communication

10 (Sat) Christmas Wreath Making

Courses at The Hollies are currently hosted by a team of residents. With its wide range of cob houses, different sustainable building techniques, extensive market garden, further examples of sustainable land use and the wealth of experience accumulated over the years The Hollies is a unique venue.

Feedback from previous course participants confirms that the team of The Hollies is able to create a very supportive atmosphere with a strong sense of community which leads to profound learning experiences. The teaching methods are ‘hands-on’ learning-by-doing, interactive and student centred. All tutors are practitioners with many years of experience in their field.