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Mar 2, 2015

Here are the latest classified ads. Please keep them rolling in, send them to editor@wwoof.org.uk

Room to let in a quiet residential area of Glasgow. £63.00 pw includes- electric/gas/council tax and water rates. It is a vegan household. Please contact via ctomlinson51@yahoo.co.uk or on 0141 6470917 

WWOOF UK has a stall at the RWAS Spring Gathering on 16-17th May 2015 and we’re also invited to deliver two 10 minute talks. Unfortunately none of our team can attend. Would you like to represent us there? We need 2-4 people to promote all that WWOOF UK has to offer. Contact: info@wwoof.org.uk

Apple Tree Grafting Workshop: 15 March. Forest Gardening Course: 6-7 June. Scything Day Course: July 5. Permaculture in 3 Days: Introduction to Permaculture, with Dr Jan Martin, in liaison with Aberystwyth University. 10,11 and 12 July. Details and booking: www.karuna.org.uk, 01694-751374 Karuna insight design on Facebook 

Seeking Long-Term Residential Volunteers (Food and Board Plus Small Stipend) to Help Run Monkton Wyld Court, Centre for Sustainable Living in Rural Dorset. We have vacancies in the fields of Administration, Education and Gardening. Live and work in a small and friendly team doing something rewarding. See our website for job descriptions and more details!

Help required April – September/October on 2 acres growing medicinal herbs in Somerset. Work includes weeding, propagation, harvesting, composting, bed digging and forming, processing and general maintenance. Experience preferred. Caravan supplied, food allowance given. Contact Sarah: sarahw@organicherbtrading.com 

From mid-June to end August we will be making hay by hand at the Dyfed Permaculture Farm Trust, SW Wales. Volunteers are welcome to stay. A great opportunity to experience hand farming. Stays of 1 to 6 weeks. See www.scythecymru.co.uk or contact Phil Batten or Michelle Lainé 07813 464990, scythecymru@yahoo.co.uk

3 WWOOFING WORK CAMPS are taking place at Cookes West Wood Farm in 2015! Camping with a group of other WWOOFers, cooking and resting together in yurt. Opportunities to learn a permaculture lifestyle at our 2 & 3 week camps. See our listing for more info (27219) beth.silverbirch@gmail.com 

Seeking a smallholding or land for self-build in Shropshire. If any hosts out there want to move on, knowing their land is going to organic people, or stay put and sell a few acres, we’re open to ideas…and like-minded neighbours. Contact: pennstapley@gmail.com

WANTED Individuals and couples with a good head on their shoulders to help run our permaculture project (April-October). You may have veg growing experience? Or desire to learn how to grow or run a veggie box scheme. Great opportunities and references for future employment. Contact: beth.silverbirch@gmail.com 

The Kindling Trust is working to create a more sustainable food system for Greater Manchester and we are now looking for more commercial organic growers to supply farmers markets, box schemes, etc. The training will run from between late March and late April 2015. For more information, contact Alex: alex@kindling.org.uk 

Seeking peace and quiet. Place to live in exchange for helping out. Keen to buy wild woodland to create retreat. Contact: siegehay@gmail.com 

Small Welsh hill farm with usual menagerie of animals welcomes long/short term WWOOFers to highlight (?) of the year – LAMBING. Non-smokers of any age/sex warmly welcomed. Contact: 01239 820432

I have about 120 PSS magazines to donate if anyone is interested – I live in Exeter, Devon. Contact: Pat Kendrew 07968607595

Experienced grower seeks trainee/assistant to work in one acre market garden, on organic mixed farm in Dorset (April/May to October 2015). Gypsy caravan accommodation and access to kitchen and bathroom in house, vegetables and on-the-job training offered in return for 20 hours work per week. Paid employment opportunities locally for afternoon employment. Please contact Rebecca for further details rebeccalaughton8@gmail.com

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Dyfed Permaculture Farm and Scythe Cymru

Dyfed Permaculture Farm and Scythe Cymru

By Michelle Lainé Dyfed Permaculture Farm was founded in 1996. The 28 acre farm includes 6 acres of traditional wildflower meadow, permanent pasture, allotments, woods and gardens, all farmed by hand using traditional tools such as the scythe. We also have a...

WWOOFing as a post-school remedy

WWOOFing as a post-school remedy

by Amelie Flora Harper-Stanford My name is Amelie, I am nineteen. I live in Forest Row, Sussex, where I enjoy going on walks and navigating the day with my local community. I am a big creative and I value the region of the planet that I have grown up in. I love...

Forging ahead

Forging ahead

By Greg Klaes of Forge Farm / Clattercote Wharf My late wife Kate and I bought 2 hectares along the Oxford Canal where there was a canal loading wharf and several derelict 18th century barns in the early 1980’s. Sarah, our daughter, was three when we moved our...

Orchard Blossom Day

Orchard Blossom Day

By Adam Cade Orchard Blossom Day is a new annual event in recognition of the beauty, bounty and biodiversity of orchard fruit trees. It encourages orchard groups and managers to organise Orchard Blossom events during their own blossom time, perhaps as a seasonal...