Practical gardening

Supported courses with the WEA

Meet like-minded people, get your hands in the soil at Bosavern Community Farm and participate in some gentle healthy activities in a very supportive, informative, Tutor-led group. It’s a fun, stress-free way of spending more time outdoors. No previous experience needed.

‘I feel less anxious when I’m at the farm’
‘I love being outdoors in nature’

These short, one and two day courses, in partnership with the WEA, held on selected Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the Spring and Summer of 2024 are intended for anyone over 19 wanting to get their hands in the soil, to focus the mind, learn some new growing skills and to meet like-minded people, with support and tuition from an experienced WEA Tutor. Being out in nature, with a supportive team of people is a great way to improve health and well-being. You can enrol on one-off courses, or you can sign up to all our WEA courses for a regular commitment. The tutor has a permaculture and youth work background and will be working closely with our own Head Grower Hugh Taylor.

Advance booking essential. Search ‘Bosavern’ here:

FREE Places

Course fees do not apply if you are in receipt of income related benefits (UC, ESA or JSA) or earning under £21, 255.00 per year. For a free place you will be asked to show the WEA proof of benefits or to sign a simple self declaration form if you are on a low income. No previous experience or qualifications are needed. Some further support with boots, waterproofs and travel costs may be available via the farm, subject to funding.

How to register

You can register for a one-off course, or you can join all of the courses. Register for WEA courses on tel 0300 303 3464 or online via the link above. If you have any queries about enrolment, please email Stephen on

What to wear / bring:

Much of the course will be outdoors, with shelter provided in the event of poor weather. Please bring:

  • Warm clothes in winter & early spring (layers and a hat!)
  • Sun cream and a sun hat in late spring & summer
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Sturdy shoes (boots/wellies)
  • Water bottle
  • Packed lunch

Where is courses held?

At Bosavern Community Farm just outside St Just, TR19 7RD


As well as these supported group courses led by the WEA, you might also be interested in our weekly volunteering sessions led by Bosavern Community Farm. For an informal chat, call Lilith on 07946746396 or email Watch our short films from previous participants online.