Whether you’re seeking to examine existential questions or simply to learn some new tips for gardening, all of our short courses offer skills and strategies that help transition towards an ecological future where both humans and the biosphere can thrive.

From practical actions such as planting trees to political actions such as protest or advocacy, BMC promotes ancient and modern skills necessary to adapt to more sustainable ways of living.

Make a Riven Ash Hurdle Workshop

16th July 2022

Learn a traditional skill by having a go at using a draw knife and a shave horse to create traditional riven ash sheep hurdles. One day course at Hay Castle.

Print Making for Activism Workshop

16th July 2022

Printmaking techniques have long been associated with protest and on this course you’ll gain an introduction to lino cutting to help you draw, cut and print you own activist designs. One day course at Hay Castle.

Home Cooking for Students

23rd July 2022

Learn how to create simple, low cost and nutritious meals at university or college based on your favourite takeaways. One day course at Gwernyfed High School.

Pole Lathe Making Course

23rd July 2022

Learn basic joinery skills to build and use a pole lathe from coppiced and woodland materials. One day course at Troed yr Harn Farm

Tool Sharpening Workshop

13th August 2022

Learn how to sharpen your hand tools instead of replacing them. One day at Tools for Self Reliance Cymru workshop in Crickhowell

Parish and Town Councillors: Playing a Key Role in Creating Green and Resilient Communities

Wed 14th, Wed 21st and Wed 28th of September 2022

Learn how local government structures can help make neighbourhoods and homes more sustainable and build community resilience. Online evening course - COMING SOON

Composting Toilets Re-Run

18th Sept 2022

Learn why dry/compost toilets are environmentally significant, how to plan for, design, and build a wooden dry/compost latrine.

Writing, Climate, and the Living World

Thu, 22nd – Mon, 26th September 2022

A 3-day residential course exploring how writing can confront and reflect the climate and ecological emergency.

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Do you belong to a professional organisation, company or community that seeks to explore what action and adaptation might look like in practice? Are you part of a group of people that wants to learn a particular skill?

Past Events

Understanding and Changing the Financial System with ShareAction

Wed 6th April and Wed 13th April

Learn how the financial system impacts our world and how you can impact the system. Online evening course.

Tool Sharpening

Sat 9th April 2022

Learn how to sharpen your hand tools instead of replacing them. One day on-campus course.

Tree Planting

Sat 23rd April 2022

A free tree planting session to create a shelterbelt at our Farm campus!

Dry/Composting Toilets

Sat 30th April 2022. Repeat course on Sun 15th May 2022

Learn why dry/compost toilets are environmentally significant, how to plan for, design and build a wooden dry/compost latrine. One day on-campus course.

Make a Hurdle

Sat 7th May 2022

Following on from the introduction to coppicing, learn how to make a garden product from the coppiced materials at the BMC campus at Troed Yr Harn farm. One day on-campus course.

Cooking on a Budget

Sat 14th May 2022

Cook healthy and delicious meals on a budget for you and your family! One day course at Gwernyfed High School.

Community Orchards

Sat 14th May 2022

Learn about community orchards and why local food production is so important for our future food supply. One day course in and around Talgarth.

Dry/Composting Toilets

Sun 15th May 2022

Learn why dry/compost toilets are environmentally significant, how to plan for, design and build a wooden dry/compost latrine. One day on-campus course.

Apples for All

Sat 11th June 2022

Learn practical skills to maintain your orchard and propagate your apple trees by grafting. One day course at Gwernyfed Walled Garden.

A New Story: Imagine, transform, adapt

23rd – 26th June 2022

Explore what the new era of climate breakdown means for you, and brainstorm practical strategies for meaningful action in every sphere of your life. 4-day residential course.

Cooking with Seasonal and Foraged Ingredients

25th June 2022

Cook up some delicious recipes using local, foraged and seasonal produce. One day course at Gwernyfed High School.

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