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Rearing and growing

Grow and rear your own food, understand the countryside and work with nature.


Rearing and growing

Take a look at our course search for this season’s courses, where you can find information about the course, fees how to book.

Countryside and smallholder skills

Understand what makes a thriving environment for conservation, recreation, landscape and rural enterprise. Learn the practical skills involved and understand the plants and animals of Derbyshire. Learn how to look after the land for local food production.

Introductory workshops suitable for beginners and qualification courses for people wanting to work in the countryside sector. Some of these courses are suitable for people who need extra support with their learning.

Horticulture and gardening

From window box gardens to a career in horticulture we will help your gardening skills progress as far as you want. Everyone can learn the design and practical skills needed to create and maintain beautiful and productive gardens, using our new facilities.

Introductory workshops suitable for beginners and qualification courses for people wanting to work as professional gardeners.

RHS courses start in September each year. For more information, email: ecocentre@derbyshire.gov.uk or tel: 01629 533038.