Membership of the Small Farm Training Group

Who are our members?

There is no typical member of the SFTG.

Some of our members raise chickens, as pets, for eggs or for meat. Some rear cattle or breed pigs, they keep llamas or ducks or geese, rheas or turkeys.

Some have vegetable plots or allotments; some grow wheat. Some use no-dig or no-till methods. Many work to organic standards.

They preserve by brining, pickling, smoking or making jam.

We have rug makers, basket makers, weavers, knitters, bakers and wine / cider makers. All are willing to share their experience.

Whether you tend a couple of window boxes, a garden or some tens of acres we will welcome and support you.

Read more in our New Member Handbook

10 good reasons to join us..
  1. Great value training courses in all things smallholding-related.
  2. Free monthly talks on a wide range of subjects on all things rural.
  3. Discounts with various smallholding suppliers and feed suppliers.
  4. Get behind the scenes tours and courses on other members smallholdings.
  5. Tool loans from our 'Toolshed' - click for a preview
  6. A wide range of books and videos to borrow.
  7. Network with like minded people with a passion for countryside values.
  8. Access to our on-line forum, and our members Facebook chat group.
  9. Informative newsletter three times a year.
  10. Attend our annual picnic set in the glorious Sussex countryside.
  11. Sell your produce within the group and gain new customers.
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