THE VOLUNTEERING DAY
8.00 – 8.30 Breakfast and clearing up
8.45 Meeting to allocate tasks for the day
9.00 – 1.00 Morning work with a 15 minute tea break at 10.45
1.00 – 2.00 Lunch and clearing up
2.00 – 4.00 Afternoon work
4.00 – 4.15 Tea break
4.15 – 5.00 Clear up tools, tidy rooms
7.00 Supper and clearing up
THE VOLUNTEERING YEAR
We are open to volunteers from March !st to the end of November. While we try to give each person a whole range of experiences, there are some activities that we focus on at different times of year. We can never be precise about the work you will be doing but the calendar may give you an idea.
MARCH Woodland work, firewood collecting, path clearance, tree planting, willow cutting, coppicing. Preparing the gardens for spring planting, planting up polytunnels. Feeding animals. Prepare fields for lambing. Putting up yurts. Repair fences.
APRIL Lambing. Planting up gardens. Sowing potatoes. Bee inspection.
MAY Foot trimming sheep. Care of gardens. care of lambs.
JUNE Shearing. Care of gardens
JULY Hay making. Eco tourism. Care of gardens
AUGUST Ecotourism. Harvesting, food processing and storage. Care of gardens
SEPTEMBER Courses, gatherings. Fencing. Harvesting, food processing. Closing hives.
OCTOBER Taking down yurts. Preparing gardens for winter. Fencing
NOVEMBER Fencing. Tidying fields. Woodland work, coppicing, hedge laying. Processing firewood. Building projects. Foot trimming sheep.
Many things – like building projects – will run throughout the season. To see what is on in the current season, click on the news pages.