Classifieds – Summer Solstice 2023

Jun 20, 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

Save the Date: Saturday 28th October 2023 – WWOOF UK Members Gathering and AGM at Windmill Hill City Farm in Bristol (format and timings to be confirmed)

6 acre smallholding plus improvable house for sale in the Cambrian Mountains

A friend of WWOOF is selling their smallholding:

An improvable rural property near Lampeter, Wales. Cottage, buildings and approximately 6 acres. £275,000, although open to slightly lower offer from green-minded person. 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.

Oversee the well-being of an alpaca herd

Opportunity on a non-breeding alpaca farm in East Sussex for an independent, laid-back person with common-sense to oversee the well-being of an alpaca herd of 18, including topping up water and hay. Daily duties average out at around one hour a day, in return for very secluded van accommodation with composting toilet facilities, plus use of bathroom and washing machine in farmhouse. Own transport necessary. Initially for three months, with the possibility of a longer stay. Contact Miranda – By email here or Janey – 07952 905039

Looking to buy a smallholding

We have been hosts for over a decade and are looking to take on a new smallholding. Ideally at least 4 acres, more is a bonus (and so is an existing polytunnel!). Roughly within a 70 mile radius of Cardiff, so South Wales, Devon, Somerset, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Dorset, Wiltshire etc. Must have liveable house, updating and major redecorating is fine, but we can’t take on a total rebuild job. Outbuildings desired. Budget around 450k. Please email us here if you have any leads for us or know a good website to look on! Potentially open to taking on existing veg / events business.

Raising a sunken garden / group WWOOFing opportunity, Norfolk

Opportunity to get involved in an exciting project with an archeological aspect. WWOOF host, artist and gardener, Diana Mavroleon would like help in excavating a 1920’s sunken garden that lays intact under a now overgrown piece of land on her beautiful 3 acre smallholding in North Norfolk.

See the full article here

WWOOF UK are looking for Trustees

Would you like to join an existing group of five dedicated individuals, committed to overseeing the direction of WWOOF UK? Do you want to help more people experience the meaningful connection to self, land and others through immersing themselves in low impact ways of living? 

Sue Coppard with friends; including staff, trustees, hosts and WWOOFers at our 50th anniversary celebration.

Click here for more information.

Movement For Good Awards – nominate WWOOF UK and help us win £1,000!

The Benefact Group are giving away £1000’s to charities in their Movement For Good Awards. Can you spare a minute to nominate us? The more nominations we get, the more chance there is of us winning!

Click here to nominate WWOOF UK for a Movement For Good Award.

For sale – Organic hay and two Western saddles

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

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

Buyer collects, North Oxfordshire. Send e-mail to: gregg@forgefarm.com or phone Greg 07831 631671

Executive Director, GM Freeze

GM Freeze are looking for the right person to take the reins of the organisation and lead them into the next stage of campaigning.

0.8 FTE, with option to split the role across two posts
£42,000 – 45,000 per year, pro rata
Remote working in the UK
Initial 12 month contract, with extension subject to funding

The Executive Director runs both the campaign and the organisation behind it, managing one other staff member and reporting to the voluntary Management Committee. This is an unusually varied job offering the chance to use and develop your skills in campaigning and advocacy; fundraising and communications; governance and finance. Ongoing political developments are removing key safeguards and increasing the likelihood that GMOs will be produced and marketed in the UK. The work that the new Executive Director does will make a real difference to protecting our food, our farms and our right to choose.

We are looking for experience of delivering campaigns, partnership working and income generation alongside skills in strategic thinking and communications. It is vital that our new Executive Director is committed to the aims and objectives of GM Freeze but candidates don’t need to be experts in the field. In return, we offer a high degree of autonomy, flexible remote working and a supportive Management Committee. More information about this role can be found on the GM Freeze website.

The deadline for applying for this role is 10am Monday 10th July 2023

Groundswell – regenerative agriculture festival 28th & 29th June 2023

Lannock Manor Farm, Hertfordshire SG4 7EE

The Groundswell event is in it’s 8th year and offers a forum for farmers and anyone interested in food production or the environment to learn about the theory and practical applications of Conservation Agriculture or regenerative systems, including no-till, cover crops and re-introducing livestock into the arable rotation, with a view to improving soil health.

Groundswell is a practical show aimed at anyone who wants to understand the farmer’s core asset, the soil, and make better informed decisions. It is a two-day event featuring talks, forums and discussions from leading international soil health experts, experienced arable and livestock farmers, agricultural policy experts, direct-drill demonstrations and AgTech innovators.  The event will include discussion on a variety of topics including soil health, water systems, fibre farming, nutrition, supply chains and landscape-scale regeneration, to name but a few.

Find out more and get tickets here. [Words: Groundswellag.com]

Can you get WWOOF UK into a festival?

We’ve got some funky new zines to spread the word of WWOOF and maybe you can help. Do you know about an event or festival we should be at, can you get us in to it? Or maybe you are already going and want to sing the praises of WWOOF for us? Please email us to let us know and we can see what we can do!

Maybe you are having, or going to, a local event with WWOOFy minded people? Do you want to distribute some of our new zines? Email us your address and number of people attending and we’ll send you some to further the word of WWOOF.

Can you could put up a poster on your university noticeboard, allotment group board, local food cafe or somewhere else? We can send you a digital copy of the poster or zine by email for you to print – just ask!

Dyfed Permaculture Farm and Scythe Cymru

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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

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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...