Feb 25, 2017

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Soil Health; A Living Perspective. A one-day course with Joel Williams on 21st March in Berkshire run by by Regen Ag UK. For full details contact Natasha 07866 674205 or see details

Gardening intern required 3-9 months to supervise gardens on an exciting project in mid Wales. Food grown year round for 15-20 people (none sold) living on the project. Experience needed to be able to organise the year’s food and supervise volunteers. Guidance and training given., Old Chapel Farm 01686 413857,

The Soil Association’s Future Growers programme has been training the next generation of organic growers since 2007. In 2017 it’s changing the way it works and will now provide a six month course of rich, farm-based training events, available for any aspiring grower to participate in. See for details.

Lodger opportunity! A very large double room (8m x 5m) on the ground floor of a special country home; set in 5 acres of organic smallholding with access to forest. Furnished. Wood burner. Space to grow veg in the walled garden. 5 miles Exeter. £500 pcm all bills inc. Contact:

12 month Internship at Permaculture smallholding starting Spring 2017. Role includes supporting veg box scheme and building activities. Applicant requires experience in veg growing, building and permaculture. We’ll provide stipend, food and lodgings. For info and application form contact

WWOOFing North and South by Margaret Halliday. This book is a must read for anyone wanting to discover what life as a WWOOFer is like. Margaret gives an honest account of hosts in Scotland and New Zealand, describing both the highs and lows with sensitivity and humour.

WWOOF couple or WWOOFers needed to stay for a few months on our Dartmoor smallholding and 60 acre woodland. 3 days a week help required in return for accommodation (all the time) and food on the days you work. Work includes gardening, animals, woodland and building. Contact / 01364 631165

We are always interested in hearing from people who would like to be more involved with the WWOOF UK steering group. Contact

Where have all the WWOOFers gone? Come and stay on a small Welsh hill farm with the added attraction of lambing time No Wi-fi, no worries, only fresh air and exercise guaranteed!! Call on 0129 820432

Beautifu Karuna project in Shropshire: courses in Permaculture, Forest Gardening, Scything & Natural building. Sign up for a course and WWOOF before or after. There’s a summer opportunity for a couple for longer term WWOOFing after an initial trial period, need to be flexible and have own transport.

For sale. Organic smallholding (6 acres) in rural Andalucia. Features: off-grid stone house/ borehole/ hundreds of olive and fruit trees. Potential for vineyard.  Amazing wildlife.  Panoramic views.

Trainee grower opportunity at Black Isle Veg Boxes near Inverness. Some veg growing experience essential but training provided. Must have good work ethic and driving licence. 35hrs / week in exchange for static caravan accommodation, bills, home produce & small renumeration. Couples and individuals welcome. or

Free holidays for tired WWOOFers. Large shed with woodburner, cooker and necessary cutlery etc, separate shower, loo, and upstairs bedroom, free for short breaks in our six acre wildlife home in rural North Cornwall. No dogs. Email:

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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...