We are an organic market garden and restaurant at the foot of the Pentland Hills on the outskirts of Edinburgh. The founding ethos is rooted in the reinvigoration of forgotten rural knowledge and driven by a necessity to endorse sustainable and progressive farming methods. Workawayers will have the opportunity to help out with a whole range of activities on the farm, from seeding to harvesting, and learn all about regenerative agricultural techniques along the way. The vegetable garden is scaling quickly over the next year, with fresh produce being delivered weekly to our Veg Club members across Edinburgh and wholesaling across Scotland. We also have a herd of 80 rare breed pigs that graze regeneratively on cover crops.
The company was established in 2017 and usually has a seasonal restaurant on site, with vegetables sourced directly from the farm. This has been closed over the 18 months due to covid but should be reopening in the Autumn to showcase the very best of our produce. We offer the living wage payment for all hours for those working here.
We do a fair bit of joinery and maintenance work on the farms building so would also be interested in hosting people with these skills.
Workaways are given their own room in the farm hostel and we provide 3 meals a day 7 days a week – using all organic produce! We're a pretty sociable bunch and will generally eat lunches together each day.
Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
Betreuung von Tieren
Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
Workaways will get to learn about and contribute to every part of sustainable food production, from seeding, preparing beds and transplanting to harvesting and packing. There will also be the opportunity to go on educational farm tours with the farm manager to learn more about regenerative agriculture if you would like to. This includes a range of different factors, from farming to increase biodiversity and learning how to improve soil quality.
Dieser Host bietet Unterkunft und Bezahlung.
Der Gastgeber gibt an, dass er den gesetzlichen Stundenlohn seines Landes für jede gearbeitete Stunde zahlt und zudem die Unterkunft zur Verfügung stellt. Er sucht Mithilfe an seinem Unternehmen bzw. bei seiner Geschäftstätigkeit. Nutze bitte die Messaging-Funktion der Website, um mehr Informationen und Details zum gezahlten Lohn zu erhalten. Du solltest alle Absprachen im Vorfeld direkt mit deinem Gastgeber treffen.
Workaways will be needed for a large range of work on the farm these will include:-
Farm - wood cutting and splitting, general repairs around the farm, field maintenance, painting, road maintenance, operating lightweight machinery
Gardening - weeding, planting, sowing, picking produce, grass cutting, strimming, hedge cutting, digging, composting, broadforking
Veg boxes- harvesting, washing and prepping veg for veg box deliveries every week
Building - assisting in new building projects throughout the year, using hand tools and power tools, cleaning out building sites.
Butchery - packaging of meat, sausage making, cleaning kitchen
Pigs - we have pigs in our fields during the summer months so there will be the opportunity to help look after them
Chickens - our chickens are down at the main farmhouse, as we are currently building a chicken coop so that we can house them up at our house.
Restaurant - when this reopens there will be the chance to help with serving seasonal produce
We are looking for a workaway who can work both independently and as part of a team. A lot of the farm work can be physical, so a moderate level of fitness will be required. We are also looking for someone who is easy going and willing to give new things a try.
Workaways all have their own separate bedroom and a shared bathroom in the farm hostel. There is a shared kitchen set up for the Workaways to cook their own meals with the food provided (or of course their own if they choose) and a communal living room/ dining room with comfy sofas and a woodburning stove.
The farm is only a 45 minute bus ride into the center of Edinburgh, and generally someone on the farm will be able to drop and pick you up from the bus stop. The local village Balerno has a small-scale grocery store.
We are located at the foot of the beautiful Pentland hills, near a number of scenic reservoirs with lots of well sign posted walking routes with views of Edinburgh.
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Wir besitzen Tiere
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mehr als zwei
Maximum 6 hours a day, 5 days a week
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