“We’ve long thought that Deepdale Farm could be a centre for rural skills and learning. The courses with Richard are the beginning of what will be a wide and varied programme of courses, activities and events. The students who attended Richard’s courses in 2021 really enjoyed themselves, and so we added more dates in 2022, many of which have already filled.” said Nathan.
Richard’s courses currently take place in the Brick Barn of Deepdale Camping & Rooms, a barn where many customers will have enjoyed dancing to great music at events like Deepdale Festival. The farm team at Deepdale are currently preparing another beautiful barn on the farm to become a venue for future courses and events. Conversations are ongoing with various artisans and experts about other courses that could be run at Deepdale, from spoon whittling to bushcraft, chainsaw courses and conservation skills training.
Anyone interested in attending a rural crafts workshop at Deepdale Farm can find all the information they need on the farm website: www.deepdalefarm.co.uk