Join us for a free tour of our farm site, Troed-yr-Harn, as well as some of our accommodation options available for September 2023 on Saturday 10th June!
If you are interested in any of our courses but are hoping to visit our campus before you apply, then get in touch to book your spot on this tour! Please note, that this will not include a visit to Hay Castle or other learning sites. This covers Troed yr Harn and accommodation ONLY.
Where will lessons be taught?
Our NVQs generally take place at Troed-yr-Harn, making use of our Pottery Studio as a Classroom, large barn, and, of course, the surrounding outdoors including many fields and ancient woodlands! We also use other local woodlands, and Gwernyfed Walled Garden as regular venues.
Our brand-new Degree in Sustainable Futures will be taught across various locations, using a distributed campus model. Hay Castle is one of our main teaching sites and will be included in the tour, but you will also have some lessons at Troed-yr-Harn farm to undertake field work from time to time. We will also be utilising other local, community venues throughout your course.
We are in the process of renovating and converting Troed-yr-Harn, which will be transformed into an agroecological learning campus with brand-new student accommodation. Currently, Troed-yr-Harn is a working farm (perfect for field trips and ecological studies). Troed-yr-Harn is also a nature recovery project, transforming former upland grazing into regenerated woodland, organic orchards, horticulture, and agro-ecological nature-friendly farming. We are implementing a plan to increase biodiversity and experiment with regenerative practices on the 120-acres of the land.
Nature as the classroom
All of our courses acknowledge the principles of forest schools that re-connection to nature begins with making nature itself the classroom. At BMC, the Brecon Beacons National Park is our learning territory, but you will also learn in social, business and community settings helping work towards a transition to a more equitable and sustainable society.
Date: Saturday 10th June
Time: 11am – 1pm
Location: meet at Talgarth Car Park!
During the tour, you will have the chance to ask any questions you may have, and you may get the chance to meet some of our current NVQ students who are living on site! You’ll also get to see a short course in progress.
What will the tour involve?
You will be met by our CEO and Lecturer on our Degree, Ben Rawlence.
We will meet at Talgarth car park at 11am, where you will walk with us to the town centre (approx. 5-mins walk) to view some of our self-contained apartments that will be on offer as accommodation from September.
We will then head back to Talgarth car park and organise car shares to our Troed yr Harn farm site to complete the farm tour.
After the Farm tour, we will car share to Upper Genffordd House, which is a shared farmhouse nearby also on offer as accommodation. This will mark the end of the tour, and you can then head back to Talgarth car park!
How can I book a spot?
To book your spot, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the names of those who will be attending. Tours are completely FREE!