I haven't done any courses but I am looking to see what is around. Working full time and having a dog and bunnies also means I have to be here for feeding and walks and so on so have to fit it around that. hens, a goat and growing things would suit me but like you have to make do with my backyard for now. I dont have an allotment as I dont think I would be able to give it all the time and attention it would need in the right seasons. and then knowing me it would become a wild and overgrown jungle, which is fine in the right place!! still we must keep positive and keep on having ideas and thoughts of where we would like to get to as after all we only have one crack at life and so must spend it doing what we love to do best. having a job is a means to and end of course even if you cant become totally self sufficient.....sorry i go on a bit dont I !