October 22, 2019

Opportunities

Volunteer wanted to lead our Environmental, Conservation and Landscape projects

Since 2005, the number of floods across the world has increased by 15 times, extreme temperature events by 20 times, and wildfires seven-fold

We are increasingly concerned about habitat loss, food quality and climate change and want to do the very best for this small corner of the Slad Valley.  If you would like to help and have practical experience in designing and implementing farming and landscape projects that will deliver the best farm ecology – we would love to speak to you.
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for more information on how serious is the challenge please see:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-47203344

Farming, Woodland and WWOOFing Opportunities

Throughout the farming year there are varied opportunities to join in with the range of projects we are planning. There is always regular daily animal work with the Cows, Sheep and Horses and also in the farm vegetable garden which is run by a group of about a dozen local families.

Lambing in the Spring
Volunteering opportunity – live in help during late February, the whole of March and first half of April. Experience not essential. Will suit observant, hard working individual or couple. We have 40 ewes lambing and 17 Beef cows calving in March plus routine work with our horses and the farm garden.

We are also members of WWOOF so you may have seen our request for help on their web site or newsletter as well.

Hedge Laying November March
There are over 5 miles of traditonal, mixed species hedges on the farm. We have layed hundreds of yards over the last 5 years and there is much more to do. In late winter and early spring we will be laying the hedges on the escarpment edge. Please do come and join us if you would like to help (and learn to lay a hedge!).

Woodland Coppicing November through March
There are 43 acres of mixed species (mainly Beech) ancient woodland along the top edge of the farm. 5 acres of this is thoroughly neglected old Hazel coppice. Each winter we will be maintaining the woodland and coppicing. Please do come and join us if you would like to help.

If you would like to know more – please contact us