The last courses for the summer have just taken place and, apart from time off in August, we are looking forward to the Open Day on bank holiday Monday 31 August, when you and friends and family can meet the tutors and discuss their courses, watch demonstrations, and enjoy tea and home-made cakes, wild swimming, rowing and canoeing.

Raspberries, strawberries, currants are all ripening now, and plums won’t be long, so you might like Hannah Taylor’s jam and chutney-making day to learn how to preserve all these lovely fruits.

This is followed by a cider-making day led by Simon Reed of the Rough Old Wife cidery.  He sells his produce to local pubs and restaurants in Kent.

Then there is Blacksmithing, a hands-on course making hooks and pokers etc. and Wild medicine – harvesting and using the hedgerow.

New courses in the future include:

Decorative paint finishes

How to make flowers and leaves from sugar

Book restoration

Bike maintenance

Crochet for beginners

Rush weaving

Black and white photography

Cane and rush chair-seating

Cheese-making from goat’s milk

Click on the links to see more about these courses.

Hope to see you at the Open Day on Monday 31 August, from 11 to 5. 


Assington Mill