The Smallholder Series DVDs
The Smallholder Series is a unique and exciting new programming venture which sets out to re-establish the connection between the British public and the managed countryside, and to introduce the farming year in a way that is both engaging and educational.
The programmes, presented by Adam Henson, feature real people who have embarked on the smallholding way of life, and details their first and continuing steps into livestock husbandry, market gardening and farm diversity projects.
The Smallholder Series is ‘hands on’, and shows exactly how to carry out livestock tasks, and includes interviews with experts on subjects that smallholders need to know about, and those who aspire to the country life are curious about. Things like haymaking, the shepherd’s calendar and how a farmer creates a flock health plan for his sheep - all these are explained in a clear and easy to understand way and
filmed in the breathtaking British countryside.
Sheep on Your Smallholding
The first series, Sheep on Your Smallholding, comprises four programmes:
You can purchase the DVDs from our online shop for £20.50 each, or £74 for the complete four DVD set.
Soon to be released is the first DVD in our series 'Smallholding Skills':
Adam is probably best known to the general public as a regular presenter on BBC1’s Countryfile (although he has also appeared on Sky TV, Central News and Top Gear, among others!). He also does work for Radio Gloucestershire, has presented for Radio 4, and writes for the monthly Countryfile magazine.
However, more than any of these things, Adam is a farmer. Like his father before him, he runs the 650-hectare Bemborough Farm, a fully commercial operation, and the Cotswold Farm Park visitor attraction, which pioneers rare breed conservation and was the first Rare Breeds Survival Trust centre in the country.
Adam’s wealth of experience in farming and his lifelong interest in native species, allied to his lively personality, made him our first choice to be the “face and voice” of the Smallholder Series. Luckily for us, he too thought that it was a great project, and enthusiastically agreed to be a part of it.
We have since found him to be great fun to work with, and a real bonus when finding contributors –the respect that smallholders, farmers and consultants have for his wide knowledge of farming matters means that they are always keen to talk to Adam!