Live-in volunteer gardener opportunities – Dorset

Nov 14, 2019

Long-term resident volunteers needed for organic garden in Dorset.

Gaunts House, a historic and homely retreat centre in the beautiful Dorset countryside, is looking for two assistant gardeners to join its growing team of resident volunteers from February to November 2020.

Working and learning alongside the head gardener / horticulture tutor in a wonderful two-and-a-half-acre Victorian walled garden, you’ll learn about all aspects of organic horticulture hands-on including crop planning, plant rotation, soil management and harvesting.

You’ll also be involved in processing organic produce for retreat guests, working closely with the kitchen staff, and supplying a local farm shop. There will also be landscape horticulture tasks around the house and grounds.

In exchange for 30 hours work a week, and 2-3 short shifts helping in the kitchen each week, flexible according to seasonal needs, you’ll be provided with accommodation in your own private room and three vegetarian meals a day.

This great opportunity would ideally suit people who are fit and enthusiastic, with a passion for organic gardening, and a keen interest in ecology, spirituality, and living in community. You will also have the freedom to create your own horticulture/permaculture project in the grounds.

You can call for more information: +44 (0)1202 841 522

To apply please fill out the application form here.

To find out more about Gaunts House click here.

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