Short courses at Assington Mill
We run an eclectic mix of over 70 different short rural skills and crafts courses throughout the year. The courses, which include beekeeping for beginners, hen keeping, story telling, upholstery and a wealth of others (see below) - are held in East Anglia's first straw bale building, on a small 70-acre farm in one of Suffolk's beautiful secret valleys, which is managed as a private nature reserve. Included in the programme are home-made lunches, biscuits and cakes, with food either grown on our own allotment, or sourced locally, and organic where possible. We specialise in gluten-free food.
So whatever you're looking for you are bound to find something new of interest at Assington Mill. Book a course with us soon!
Please click 'Visit Website' for details and booking information.
Some of the range of courses on offer:
A novel in a day
Beekeeping for beginners
Bricklaying for amateurs
Cane & rush chair seating
Cheese-making from goat's milk
Chainsawing for amateurs
Clay oven building
Crochet for beginners/improvers
Foraging & cooking
Fruit tree pruning
Hands on the hive
Hen keeping for beginners
Jams, jellies & cordials
Knitting for beginners, and returners
Natural skin care
Novel in a day
Pig-keeping - introduction
Scythes, use and maintenance
Sheep husbandry for smallholders
Silver clay jewellery
Soap & cosmetics from honey & beeswax
Why does my cat ...?
Why does my dog ...?
Wild game butchery
Willow plant supports
For more local information, please see:Sudbury Guide
Tuesday 21 March. Last minute place available on the traditional sign-writing course, which takes place in Sudbury.
Saturday 8 April Sheep for Smallholders - a one-day course which will teach you all the basics of looking after a few sheep.
Saturday 22 April Keeping a few Chickens - come and learn how to look after a small flock.
Sunday 23 April - Find out how to really look after your tortoise - this is a very specialised course.
VIEW OUR FULL RANGE OF COURSES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR BY CLICKING 'VISIT WEBSITE' LINK ABOVE