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Courses and Events 2014

Old Sleningford offers a superb venue for courses and events. Its quiet, rural location with facilities both inside and out makes it ideal for any activity to take place.

We run a varied programme of courses and events throughout the year, our programme includes:
-Bent Willow Chair Making
-Basket Making
- Pig Keeping
-Forest Gardening
-Preserving
-Sausage Making
-Curing and Smoking Food
-Hedgerow Foods and Medicines and more.

See below for the course dates arranged at the moment. Join our mailing list and we will keep you up to date with any new courses and dates that are arranged.

If you would like to use the facilities at Old Sleningford Farm to run a course then please contact us to discuss further.

We have a workday on the first Sunday of every month, see below for details of dates and times. We have a range of jobs for each workday which will suit all ages and abilities and we will advertise the likely jobs for each workday where we can. Please contact us  if you would like to know more.

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Workday - Sunday 6th September 2015

Another chance to come and help at the farm and possibly learn something new. Could be sorting out strawberry runners, harvesting, planting winter crops, maintenance in the forest garden - whatever needs doing at the time.

10am to 4pm ish, lunch provided

Please let us know if you are coming so we know how much soup and cake to make

 

 

 

 



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Apple Juicing Open Day - Saturday 12th September 2015

See Apple Juicing page for details

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Apple Juicing at Harlow Carr - Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th September 2015

 

Demonstrations, tastings and the opportunity to bring your apples to be juiced.

See information on the Apple Juicing page

 



Apple Juicing at Newby Hall Gardens - Sunday 27th September 2015

 

Demonstrations, tastings and the opportunity to bring your apples to be juiced.

See information on the Apple Juicing page

 



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Apple Juicing Open Day - Saturday 3rd October 2015

See Apple Juicing page for details

 

 

 



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Workday - Sunday 4th October 2015

October workday is apple pressing, come and help get all our apples juiced.

Please note, this is not a juicing open day, however we are more than happy if any of our regular volunteers would like to bring their apples to be juiced.

10am to 4pm ish. Lunch provided

Please let us know if you are coming so we know how much soup and cake to make

 

 

 

 

 

 



Apple Juicing at The Walled Garden, Ripon - Saturday 17th October 2015

 

Demonstrations, tastings and the opportunity to bring your apples to be juiced.

See information on the Apple Juicing page

 



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Apple Juicing Open Day - Sunday 18th October 2015

See Apple Juicing page for details

 

 

 



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Apple Juicing Open Day - Saturday 24th October 2015

See Apple Juicing page for details

 

 

 



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Workday - Sunday 1st November 2015

Winter is approaching and time to get some of the last jobs done in the garden, maybe a bit of pruning, a bit of planting, or apple picking if there's still some on the trees. Who knows, you'll have to come along and join in!

10am to 4pm ish, lunch provided for workers. Please let us know if you'll be coming so we know how much soup and cake to make.



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Sausage Making Course - Saturday 7th November 2015

Learn how to make sausages using only the finest and freshest ingredients.

10am to 4pm

£50 per person, includes lunch and some sausages to take home

Contact us for more details and booking form

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Apple Juicing Open Day - Sunday 8th November 2015

See Apple Juicing page for details

 

 

 



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Curing and Smoking Course - Sunday 15th November 2015

Learn the artisan techniques of Curing and Smoking food, for both flavour and preservation. We will cover wet and dry curing, and hot and cold smoking, using a wide range of food including pork, cheese, fish, nuts, chicken, eggs, salt and much more.

10am to 3pm

£60 per person includes lunch and numerous tastings

Please contact us for more information and booking form

 

 

 



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Workday - Sunday 6th December 2015

Join us for our last workday for 2015. 10am to 3pm ish, we'll do lunch for all the workers.Let us know if you are coming.

 

 

 



Art Courses at Old Slen Art

Juliet Ramsden has, for a number of years, organised a varied programme of art courses at the Stables Gallery at Old Sleningford Hall. See their website www.oldslen.co.uk for more details.