Classifieds – Spring Equinox 23

Mar 2, 2023

Welcome to the WWOOF UK Classifieds section. Here, you can find postings from members and other friends of WWOOF UK regarding opportunities, job listings, property advertisements and more. Have something you’d like listed in our Classifieds section? Send us an email

Catholics and agriculture

The ‘Laudato Si’ Research Institute’ at Campion Hall in Oxford is running an event on ‘integral ecology and regenerative agriculture,’ and would like to hear from Catholics who work in agriculture, or would like to but are experiencing barriers to doing so. More information can be found here.

Scottish hosts for Ukrainians

We’ve been contacted by someone wanting to help Ukrainian refugees find safe places to stay in Scotland and have asked them for further details. Are any hosts who would consider accommodating Ukrainians? Please let us know by emailing us, so we can forward the information when it arrives.

Hosts requested for mental health support in North East London

An independent health care provider supporting people with mental health needs and learning disabilities are looking for places that can host one of their service users (with a staff member), for a few hours a day. The aim would be to teach them pre-vocational skills, gain confidence, and help them to feel more able to live independently in the future. This service is based in North East London and they can travel within a reasonable radius. If you could help to host this, or know of any other outside volunteering opportunities in London that might suit these needs, then please email us.

WWOOF UK needs YOU! We’re recruiting Trustees

Would you like to join an existing group of five dedicated individuals who are committed to overseeing the direction of WWOOF UK? Do you want to help more people experience first-hand the meaningful connection to self, land and others that immersion in a low impact way of life brings? 🌱

We welcome interest from anyone who believes WWOOFing can help make a better, fairer and greener world. You don’t have to be (or have been) a member but you do need to have energy and commitment to help us grow and make WWOOFing the ‘go to’ organisation for people to experience and learn about sustainable ways of living and growing. Think you can help? To find out more information (with absolutely no commitment to doing anything further) please email us here.

Please note that being a Trustee of WWOOF UK is a voluntary unpaid position

A question for hosts – group WWOOFing

Like you, we are passionate about WWOOF and we want to be able to share the joy of WWOOFing with more people, so we’re calling out for hosts with space and tasks for a group of eager helpers. This doesn’t always have to involve sleeping accommodation. Usually we’re looking for hosts for one-day events like Taster Days and Meet Ups. For these we wouldn’t leave you on your own; someone from the admin team would be running the event. We do also get requests from groups (e.g. workplaces & universities) for a site which can host a number of people for a couple of days. If you might be able to offer anything please send us an email to talk about what you have to offer. We would like to compile a list of possible hosts so don’t worry if you’re not quite 100% sure – this is just a first step in opening a dialogue.

Kew Garden funding – Grow Wild Community Program

Are you part of a community, youth or voluntary group? Has your group got a project idea to connect local people with the natural world? Do you know an urban space that would be ideal for a transformation? Kew Garden’s community programme is seeking seven groups to bring into its Grow Wild scheme. The project offers £2,000 to transform an urban space in a way that connects local people with nature, as well as ongoing training and meet ups to offer further support. Apply by 24 March here.

Midlands Permaculture Festival

The first ever Midlands Permaculture Festival! Saturday 20 May in Belper, Derbyshire. Hosted by Earthed Up! A day of hearing stories, having some good chats and learning through practical workshops. 

Join for a nourishing day of connection and upskilling. Tickets include a wholesome vegan lunch, refreshments and a goody bag! 

Workshop topics include: seedsaving, edible mushrooms, food fermentation, perennial edible gardening. There will be people from across the region sharing their insights of how they use permaculture at home, in business and to grow nourishing food. More details here.

Property and land for sale in the Cambrian Mountains

A friend of WWOOF is advertising the following property. An improvable country property near Lampeter, Wales, with up to 39 acres of pasture and woodland to be offered in three lots.

Lot 1 – Cottage, buildings and approximately 6 acres Guide price £250-300,000
Lot 2 – Approximately 25 acres of mature woodland Guide price £50-75,000
Lot 3 – Approximately 7.5 acres of pastureland Guide price £30-40,000

Located in quiet rural surroundings Approx 1 mile from the village of Ffarmers nestling in the foothills of the Cambrian mountains and some 8 miles from Lampeter. For more details see here.

Organic hay and two Western saddles for sale, North Oxfordshire

Registered organic meadow, hay-barn stored, regular size hay bales.

Two Western saddles, hardly used, loads of tooling, includes harness and bit.

please send e-mail to: gregg@forgefarm.com or please ring Greg 07831 631671

Buyer collects, North Oxfordshire

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WWOOFing at Soillse Cohousing, Findhorn

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