How to help

Practical 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….

These are some examples of the people we are looking for:

  • Weeders – we ALWAYS appreciate someone with a few minutes to spare to help us keep on top of the weeds. Pick a few weeds, feed them to the chickens – everyone is happy! We can even designate a small bit of garden for you to personally keep on top of.
  • Growers – throughout the year there are always plants to sow, water, plant out, prune and harvest.
  • Woodworkers – we have a store of timber to sort and organise so it is ready for all the little construction and maintenance jobs round the farm.
  • Log splitters – we split logs and kindling to sell in the shop.


All of the following materials are useful to us:

  • a large chest freezer – to convert into cold storage for our produce
  • egg boxes – we reuse these for selling eggs and when they are worn out we use them in our compost.
  • off-cuts of lino – for lining the base of our chicken and duck houses (minimum 3 feet wide)
  • old shoe laces (for stringing up tomatoes in the polytunnel)
  • sawdust – for use as litter in the chicken house, and in our off-grid toilet (but not from treated timber, as it kills plants!!)
  • hoses
  • hand gardening tools: such as small forks and trowels
  • surplus timber and DIY materials for our construction projects, such as making a mobile chicken house.

Financial support

We are funded by money we raise in the shop and from people supporting us. If you can make a donation that would be much appreciated. Especially during the winter and spring, when our produce sales are much lower than in the summer.

The most efficient way to donate is by bank transfer.

Tax payers can use our online gift aid declaration to add 25p for every £1 donated. 

You can make an online donation through our page on Give as You Live.

If you like PayPal you can also use our PayPal account: 

Friends of the Farm

We have a scheme for people who want to help the farm in various ways. More info…


Can you help us connect with people who may want to use 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 24 August 2021