Classifieds, notices and jobs #39

Nov 22, 2019



Our beautiful Atlantic oakwood – part of the ancient Celtic rainforest of Scotland’s wild west coast – needs your help. Free accommodation in our cabin beside sea loch. Would suit couple or two friends. Contract payable depending on experience. Further details text Ed on 07799 898369

Looking to buy land. We would be very interested to hear about land suitable for setting up a quiet and low impact retreat project. We envisage there being some existing wooded areas, road access, water supply and close proximity to a small village and the coast. Contact: 07733 337565

Live-in gardener opportunity for beautiful walled 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.  More information here

Smallholding for sale in central France dept 63 – Dwelling,carport,workshop and garage, pony shed, poultry pens, pond, pasture, copse with Well,paved terraces and lawns; in 1 hectare. Accomodation: Grnd Floor:- 70 mtrs²; Large south facing lounge with fireplace, overlooking the domain; Porch and entrance, to vestibule ,passage,winecloset, staircase; Dining room/Bureau, 2nd staircase; Kitchen/Brkfast room with Entrance vestibule and back kitchen, plus pantry and cave attached, access from carport. First floor:- 55mtrs² habitable plus South facing roof terrace; Bedroom over lounge ; Box room; ( extendable within planning permit for extra bedroom space); Small double Bedroom and bathroom from 2nd staircase. 100,000€. (Small Bio wine export business /hobby available). Contact

Artist, pensioner, on a farm in North Tipperary, Ireland, seeks rural accommodation in East Anglia in return for agreed days work a week in stables, gardens, trees etc. preferably near Newmarket. 50 years in the hills of Munster, Wales, Portugal. Suggestions welcome. 




WWOOF UK ARE RECRUITING!  We’re looking for a part time Personnel & Organisational Administrator for 1.5 days per week on a permanent contract. For this varied role, which is key to the smooth running of the charity, we need a confident and skilled communicator who can take a dynamic approach to supporting the WWOOF staff team and overseeing the charity’s day to day administration. More details of the job can be found here

You heard it here first – keep your eyes peeled, there may be another WWOOF UK job coming up soon….




WWOOF’s done a TEDx talk! Well, more accurately Sue Coppard – WWOOF’s founder – has done a TEDx talk. Grab a cuppa and head here to watch 20 minutes of organic history.

Two great websites jam-packed with practical information on ecological living have come to our attention. They may be ideal if you’re looking for ways to signpost people just dipping their toes in the sea of sustaibablity (first-time WWOOFers?) Visit and 52 Climate Actions

Bath University has been running a series of public talks on the future of UK farming, wildlife loss and climate change. One event remains, find more information here . With special thanks to WWOOF founder Sue Coppard for this tip-off. 

Educational resources on seed production are now online courtesy of the Organic Research Centre. Originally created as a set of four DVDs, 40 short films for professional or amateur gardeners who wish to learn how to produce their own vegetable seeds are now freely available to download on the new website here


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A recipe for personal evolution

A recipe for personal evolution

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Mr Fluttergrub’s Garden: Globe artichokes

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WWOOFing at Soillse Cohousing, Findhorn

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