Classifieds, notices and jobs #40

Feb 20, 2020

CLASSIFIED ADS

Housesitter/s required for long weekend in beginning of June 2020 (5th to 8th June) to look after two horses and two cats,  in beautiful Highland Glen,  25 miles north of Inverness, close to “North Coast 500”. Lovely walks and cycle rides. Will need own transport ideally and some knowledge of horse care. Please contact Juliette on: 01349 884440 or 07835458623 or email: juliette@dalreoich.co.uk

Smallholding-sitting opportunity in Devon for 3 weeks in July while we go travelling. Looking after cats, chickens. Walled vegetable garden, polytunnel & woodland garden. References required. Contact wwoof host ID 51914

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: theparrog@gmail.com 07733 337565

 

JOBS

 

WWOOF UK ARE RECRUITING!  Part-time Promotion and Marketing Lead, 2.5 days per week for 18 months fixed term contract (with the hope the role will continue, subject to income and success) As we move towards our 50th year, we want more people to have heard about the wonderful thing that is WWOOFing, and we want to create more opportunities for active participation. Under the umbrella of our 50th birthday and golden year celebrations, we are significantly investing in a post to lead us in achieving both of these things.  

Experienced, long-term WWOOFer with a degree in Horticulture Science looking for employment. Excellent knowledge of different crops and disease. Experience doing wildlife surveying and this enables me identify weeds and recognize plants from different genera. I have experience of using different propagation methods including grafting, seed sowing, bulb planting and division, I am a hardworking person and wiling to expand my knowledge particularly of plants species and cultivars. I’m aware of cultural and biological methods of controlling pests and diseases. I work well on my own but can work well with other people if required. I’m mainly interesting in agroforestry and permaculture projects, vegan organic growing, market gardens but not livestock farms. CV and skills portfolio and references available : jane664@btinternet.com

General Manager, Pheonix Organics, Herefordshire : Phoenix Organics Ltd is looking to recruit a General Manager for its site in Bromyard, Herefordshire which supplies fruit and vegetables. The company has a turnover of nearly £1.5 million, with clear potential to develop much further. The role will be very “hands on”, as this is not a large business and managers need to cover for each other.  More information here   

Seed Coop seeks a Seed Steward (or two!) Lincolnshire : We have an exciting full time opportunity for one person that could be expanded for a couple, if the right people came along.  We have on-site accommodation in a good quality mobile home (with woodburner), or living very locally would also be possible. Application here

 

NOTICES

Woodland working Week in mid Wales    15 – 21 March 2020. Come and join us in the woods for a week of collecting materials for our Neolithic build! Coppicing, splitting, cooking, heather cutting, stone age building repairs,  celebrating the equinox. Details and tickets  Woodland Working Week | The Wilderness Trust

Farm Hack! Join us on 6th – 8th March 2020 in Leeds for a weekend of workshops, skill shares, talks and a party too of course! We are a worldwide community of land workers that build and modify our own tools. We share our hacks online and at meet ups like this because we become better when we work together. If you enjoy; tinkering with tools and tech, learning new skills and social weekends with like-minded people this weekend is for you. Tickets here

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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