by Edd Baldry

Stir To Action runs workshops and short courses for the new economy and to build local resilience. From March to September 2015 we ran a six-month programme of community training workshops, which you can explore in past workshops. In this section, you'll find all of our upcoming workshops and short courses for 2016, where you can register interest or book your place!


If you've got any questions about the workshop programme, would like to pay via alternate methods including cheque or bank account transfer, please email us at:

Travel and Accommodation

Travel to Monkton Wyld Court

We have partnered with Monkton Wyld Court, Dorset for our series of workshops. More information on the location and how to get there can be found on the Monkton Wyld Court site.

The nearest railway station is Axminster. First Bus X51 and X53 runs between Axminster station and Hunter’s Lodge in Raymond’s Hill, from which it is a 30-minute walk to Monkton Wyld Court (note that bus service is limited in the evenings and on weekends). Taxis are best booked in advance (Axminster Taxis 01297 3400), and lift shares can be arranged online (e.g. Bla Bla Car or Liftshare). Check the Monkton Wyld Court site for full information on getting to the site.


Monkton Wyld Court offers the full range of B&B, Hostel or Camping accommodation, with full or half-board options to suit your wishes. 

Camping from £13 per person per night.

Bed and Breakfast from £35 per person per night.

Hostel from £20 per person person (mixed-gender dormitories with up to 6 beds).

More information here.


Food is included in the price of all workshops at all venues unless stated otherwise on the particular descriptions.

Monkton Wyld Court grows a high proportion of the vegetables and fruit consumed on-site, as well as supporting local growers and food producers through a co-operative of local producers. This is complemented by organic ingredients sourced from further afield. The kitchen can cater for special dietary requirements and diets if given advance notice.

Self-service breakfast including toast and home-made jams and marmalades; milk and yoghurt from Monkton’s Jersey cows; free-range eggs laid on the premises; and porridge on request.

Family-style vegetarian organic lunch including seasonal produce from Monkton's kitchen garden, lovingly produced by Monkton volunteers in the Victorian Kitchen.

Dinner will be collectively self-catered by workshop participants using fresh and local produce.

Terms and Conditions


Workshop spaces are limited so refunds will only be made if a written notification is received more than four weeks before the workshop date. Send written notification of cancellation via email to

For bookings cancelled four weeks, or less, before the event, no refund will be made other than in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of the workshop facilitators.

No refund will be made for non-attendance.


In the event of cancellation of a workshop by the facilitators, we will
endeavour to inform all participants at least two weeks before the course is due to take place, although please be aware that this is not always possible.

In such an event, all course fees paid will be reimbursed in full, but we are unable to reimburse any other costs that may be incurred, such as travel, accommodation, etc.

In the event that dates have to be changed by the facilitators, participants may request a full refund if the new dates are not convenient.

Should you have any questions regarding these terms and conditions, please contact the workshop team.

Refunds and cancellations: