Classifieds – Lammas 2023

Aug 1, 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)

Opportunity to promote WWOOF on TV

We’ve been asked by Emporium Productions if we can put them in touch with a willing host for another season of the Rich Holiday, Poor Holiday tv programme. A host in Shropshire featured in a really successful episode in the past and so we can recommend the experience of working with the Emporium crew.

Hopefully you’re a host reading this who’d love to help Channel 5 promote your sustainable lifestyle and food production principles, along with the wonderful world of WWOOFing, and have fun at the same time! They’re especially looking for hosts with animals and / or are willing to accept a family. Get in touch if you are interested: info@wwoof.org.uk

Festival of Permaculture 2023

22 – 24th September Lambourne End, Essex

A weekend of practical workshops, talks, activities and music to inspire change and find solutions using permaculture ethics, principles and design tools. Work with the UK’s leading regenerative, permaculture and sustainability experts and find ways to support positive climate action and heal the Earth. Full programme, event info and book tickets here.

Intentional community in Suffolk seeking members

Old Hall intentional community and organic farm in Suffolk is looking for new members (families or individuals) with capital and a commitment to living in harmony with nature and other people. You can find out more by taking a look at the Old Hall host profile and by visiting their website here. If you are interested in becoming a member of Old Hall intentional community please send an email to: oldhallsecretary@gmail.com

Horticultural labourer vacancy – The Organic Farm Shop, Abbey Home Farm

We are looking for an enthusiastic horticultural labourer to join us for the Autumn and Winter (7 months) The role will primarily be focused on bulk harvesting in the Autumn and general harvest of a variety of crops through the Winter season. For this season applicants will need to be fit and strong and keen to work in all weather conditions. There will also be a variety of horticultural work involved including propagation, planting and weeding. Ideally we are looking for applicants who have completed at least a full 12 month season on a commercial horticultural holding. Accommodation to rent (subsidised) available for right applicant. Statutory holiday and sick pay. To apply please send cv and letter of interest to: hilary@theorganicfarmshop.co.uk

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? 

Click here for more information.

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

CSA Start-up and Scaling-up: 2-day intensive training course – September 2023

CSA Network UK has announced that Ed Hamer will host his 10th ‘CSA Start-up and Scaling-up’ two-day intensive training course which will be on the 9th & 10th of September 2023. Cost will be £120 for either day / £210 for both days, including meals; lunch/dinner, breakfast/lunch, camping on site and use of a wood-fired riverside sauna. For more information about this course click here.

Grow Your Own CSA Online Training Course – October 2023 to February 2024

This online course from CSA Network UK includes fifteen 2-hour online training sessions with guest speakers spaced over 15 weeks. The course runs from October to February, so that growers would’ve finished the main growing season and can take this training in time to set up a CSA the following season. This course is one way to discover if running a CSA is really for you (or not). Tickets cost £400 – £430 and you can find out more and book your place here.

Seeking garden work – Kirkintilloch, Lenzie, Torrance and Glasgow

Happy to work as a gardener give advice and consultations on growing gardening design where requested. I only have a minimum of tools so would be nice if folks that booked me could lend me theirs whilst at their gardens. I only travel by bike and public transport. We can discuss payments for jobs as I am only too aware of the costs of living presently. Email Chris Tomlinson: ctomlinson51@yahoo.co.uk

Full-time farm job – Bickham Farm

A mixed organic farm in Devon that produces a wide range of vegetables, has a Hereford suckler herd and produces turkeys for the Christmas market, is looking for a person that wants to learn or already has the skills of how to run a mixed farm organically and profitably. Working closely with the owner. Full time role with good rates of pay. Reply with email and CV to: roddy@rodandbens.com

In the beginning – WWOOF in the 1970’s

Were you there in the early days of WWOOF? Did you take part as a volunteer or farm host in those early weekends? We’d like to gather together a collection of photos from 5 decades ago when WWOOF was in its infancy. If you have any images of those early WWOOFs, maybe you have moving images or slides? Please send a digital copy to: editor@wwoof.org.uk

Food Projects Coordinator – Hands Together Ludlow

28hrs a week over 4 days  (must include Tuesday)   £25,382pa pro rata

Are you creative, passionate and knowledgeable about food and how it can be used to engage, educate, empower and support vulnerable and isolated people? Download the full application pack here. Closing date for application is 12th August 2023

Biodynamic On Farm Events 2023 – Farming for health and a resilient food future

This special series of events offers farmers and growers, including wine growers and all interested in sustainable growing, the opportunity to visit a biodynamic farm, see biodynamics in action and learn how it can regenerate soil, combat climate change, restore nature and biodiversity and produce quality food.  All welcome! Each event is a day spent on a working biodynamic Demeter farm and includes a delicious and nutritious lunch. Find out more about the events taking place throughout August, September & October (including at least 2 being held at WWOOF UK host farms!) and book your tickets by clicking here.

Land In Our Names – Picnic in the Park – August 2nd 2023

Family friendly BPOC (Black and People of Colour) only picnic on Wednesday 2nd August from 3:30pm to 8pm. Expect games led by our fabulous games mistress, collaging and other crafts, herbal tea making, singing and good vibes! For more information about this BPOC only event click here. NB: This is a donations / pay what you can event.

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’re 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 the number of people attending and we’ll send you some zines to spread the word of WWOOF.

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

A recipe for personal evolution

A recipe for personal evolution

By Lily Castro The past year, I have been studying my masters in Creative Writing in busy, bustling London (I am originally from the states) and have discovered that I am actually most happy when I am outside of the city and in nature. I have included black and white...

Mr Fluttergrub’s Garden: Globe artichokes

Mr Fluttergrub’s Garden: Globe artichokes

The best perennial on the plot? Spring and early summer is the time when perennial vegetables are most welcome. In March there’s the first rhubarb stalks (perhaps the only vegetable to get coated in custard) and towards the end of April the first delicate spears of...

WWOOFing at Soillse Cohousing, Findhorn

WWOOFing at Soillse Cohousing, Findhorn

By Graham Meltzer and Monica Betancourt Graham writes… Christopher (Soillse’s head gardener) and myself (WWOOFer coordinator), picked up Monica (our first WWOOFer of the summer) from the bus just two days ago. We were happy and grateful to receive her since we’d left...