A field of badgerfaced torwen sheep at South Yeo Farm West


Separate images of Andrew Hubbard and Debbie Kingsley both holding lambs on the smallholder training courses at South Yeo Farm West.

Get in Touch

We are Debbie Kingsley and Andrew Hubbard, and we’re always happy to talk to you about what you want and what we can offer. Reach us:

By phone: 01837 810569

By email: debbie@smallholdertraining.co.uk

By snail mail: South Yeo Farm West, Northlew, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 3PS, UK

Farm website: www.southyeofarmwest.co.uk

We respond to emails very swiftly, often within the hour, always within 24 hours. Please put our email address into your safe senders list, and if you haven’t heard back from us, please do check your spam and junk folders. It’s always helpful to include your phone number so that we can call you back.

Debbie’s training company manages the delivery of our smallholder training. She is a consultant and trainer working in the arts sector. Commissioned to write three books on keeping livestock and smallholding, the first on Keeping Ducks and Geese was published in 2021, the second on Keeping Goats was published in 2022 and The Complete Guide to Smallholding in 2023.  She was a regular contributor to Country Smallholding magazine and Home Farmer for many years, and wrote a regular column in The Landsman. She lectures on smallholding at Bicton College or at the farm for HighGround, the charity supporting veterans and those transitioning from the military into the landbased sector.  Andrew works full time on the farm, co-delivers the training with Debbie, makes all kinds of things out of wood from buildings to furniture and is an avid baker.

Andrew Hubbard making a wood fired cob oven on a smallholder training course
A woven basket full of elder flowers from a smallholder training course at South Yeo Farm West
Debbie Kingsley walking down a farm track followed by a pig on a smallholder training course at South Yeo Farm West
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