How to help

Volunteers. We have plenty of opportunities if you want some fresh air and exercise or if you just want to spend some time on the farm. More info….

  • Shop keeper – Wednesday, Friday or Saturday. Making labels, keeping shop tidy, welcoming people and explaining how the farm works, as well as selling them produce!
  • Weeding and digging – still much to do before the second week of April 2017, as we put the finishing touches to our market garden beds.
  • Market garden help – sowing, planting out, weeding, watering and eventually harvesting.
  • Woodworking – we also still have a few ongoing construction projects such as transforming pallets into planters.

Materials. All of the following are useful to us:

  • washed egg shells – we use these to make shell grit to keep our chickens healthy.
  • vegetable peelings – we can take your veg peelings to go into our compost.
  • sawdust – for use as litter in the chicken house, and in our off-grid toilet.
  • roof tiles – these make long-lasting terraces on our market garden beds.
  • a 2-hole hole-punch (thanks to Gill Leppitt)
  • a 4-hole hole-punch
  • a money belt (for use by our shop keeper) (Thanks to John Puckett)
  • commercial METRIC scales for the shop (trading standards regulations!)
  • a stove-top kettle with whistle
  • a billhook and/or kindling axe.
  • surplus timber and DIY materials for our construction projects, such as making a mobile chicken house.
  • OSB boards (for making our office and teaching space in the barn.

Opportunities. We are seeking the following:

  • Markets for our vegetable sales – we can supply 10s of units of our produce – beetroot, carrots, chard, cucumber, French beans, garlic, herbs, kale, lettuce, mixed salad leaves, mange toute, onions, radish, runner beans, spinach, tomato and squash.
  • Users for our on-site services – we can host your group on-site for a variety of purposes – school visit, team-building days. You can come to volunteer or to learn or both.

Last updated 23 March 2017