Learn Basic Home DIY at Trill Farm

1 Mar 2015

Trill Farm, the 300 acre organic farm and education centre in Axminster has just added Basic Home DIY classes to its educational programme of sustainable living workshops.

Held on Friday 24th April and again on Friday 24th May 2015, this enjoyable hands on 1-day workshop will cover many of the common aspects of basic DIY, and is perfect for beginners who are not very confident about tackling small but important tasks in the home.

- Participants will learn how to:
- Hang curtains, blinds and simple shelves on any wall.
- Drill into wood, brick or hollow walls with confidence.
- Hang pictures and heavier objects like mirrors, cupboards and flat screen TVs.
- Remove old wall fixings and fill residual holes.

The workshop will be led by DIY author, Alison Winfield-Chislett from The Good Life Centre in London, and Trill Farm carpentry tutor, Ruth Thomson. They will also offer advice on what tools to have in a basic toolkit and how to tell if a task is appropriate for DIY or GSI (get someone in). 

The use of all tools and materials will be included in the £70 course fee, as well as a seasonal organic lunch, fresh from the farm. Participants will take away expertise that will last a lifetime and the confidence to address all those nagging little jobs around the home.

Director of Education at the Trill Trust, Jolyon Chesworth, who organises the education programme at Trill says: “Basic Home DIY is a natural fit for our programme of teaching sustainable living skills. We are teaching people to fix not throw away; repair not replace and just as importantly, personal skills to gain confidence in their practical skills.”

Caption: Learn Basic Home DIY at Trill Farm.


Further information:

For more information on Trill Farm, Trill Trust and the events on offer please contact:

Zoe Haigh, Project Development Coordinator, zoe@trillfarm.co.uk, 01297 631113

Jolyon Chesworth, Director of Education, jolyon@thetrilltrust.org, 01297 631113




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About Trill Farm:

Trill Farm is a working mixed organic farm situated on 300 acres of diverse countryside of outstanding natural beauty on the Devon/Dorset border. The farm has a herd of Red Ruby Devon cattle and a flock of Gotland sheep and also hosts a number of small independent enterprises including a market garden (Trill Farm Garden), carpentry, skin care products, and cookery. Together, we produce and market our own products.

As well as being organic the land is managed through a Higher Level Stewardship Scheme that results in a strong nature conservation interest on the farm. Trill Farm is a project that aims to create local employment, foster a sense of community, and produce food whilst supporting wildlife.

Trill Farm’s Director is Romy Fraser OBE, the founder of Neal’s Yard Remedies. About


The Trill Trust:

The Trill Trust is a registered charity (No. 1094893), set up by Romy Fraser in 2008. The Trust provides opportunities for experiential learning about ecology, sustainability and health. The teaching model provides an educational example where a holistic, compassionate and ecological approach to life and health is taught. The Trill Trust aims to:

- Provide experience and education in skills needed to create a sustainable future.
- Promote health as a primary requirement for a fulfilling life.
- Empower children and adults to understand and claim their own health by exploring the natural environment.
- Inspire healthy and responsible living, working to build an education model that demonstrates a vital new possibility for our education system.
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