The courses are tailored to the needs of the busy individual who wishes to learn a new skill but doesn’t wish to spend a year doing so. Theory is combined with practical hands-on sessions and detailed course notes are provided to take away.
Courses are based at Linnels Farm, 2 miles south of Hexham and only 20 miles from Newcastle. The idyllic rural setting, with stunning views and walks down to Devil’s Water, encompasses 20 acres of meadows, woodland, courtyard gardens and vegetable/ cut flower plots. Teaching sessions take place in the converted dairy.
Karen Phillips is a qualified lecturer in horticulture. She is passionate about all aspects of gardening and growing food within the constraints of the Northumberland climate. She delivers cookery courses along with experienced chef Andy Snell – see Papaya link.