Volunteer with the Hare Krishna Movement in England. In additon to the main theological college, we have a farm of 100 acres, 60 cows and oxen, an 8 acre vegetable growing area, formal gardens, fruit orchards (modest size), hedges, small woodlands, bee hives. We grow naturally using cow manure fertilizer, dont use pesticides or herbicides. Our aim is to grow as much food as we can on the land that we have.
Our diet is lacto vegetarian and as such milk is in a lot of our foods. Vegans do stay with us and can navigate the menu to some degree. Most of the milk and milk products are from our own cows.
The manor is situated near Watford, is about 17 miles from the centre of London, the nearest train station is Radlett, with the next being watford. Underground stations are in Bushey and Watford
We have 5 bee colonies but want to develop this to 20+. We are looking for a person who can take care of our bees and stay for a good period of time
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
Gardening in our large vegetable area will take most of the volunteer time, sowing, weeding, planting, watering,harvesting. There will also be work with our 60 cows and oxen, grooming, milking, cleaning, guest hosting, working with our oxen( If volunteers stay some time and have the aptitude we will train them to yoke and drive our ox teams). Helping in our main house with cleaning and house keeping. Volunteering in our formal flower gardens, compost making, etc...
We want to develop our bees. If you have experience with bees and can help us develop this side we would like to hear from you.
English, but we are a multi national project and there are members of many nationalities
Shared caravan for men, some volunteers may have their own room, depending on who comes when and which rooms are free. We also have a shared caravan for ladies. We do not have any shared rooms, at this time for couples, but couples are welcome if they dont mind being accomodated seperately.
We ask our men and lady volunteers to bring their own sleeping bags.
If all our designated beds are full you are welcome to bring your own tent and sleeping bag. We also have a number of our own tents and you can stay in one of them if you have your own sleeping bag
We can accommodate you in a tent even in the autumn and winter if you are fine with accepting the temperature and weather
As the Hare Krishna Movement is a vegetarian based faith society we ask all our volunteers to refrain from eating meat, fish or eggs whilst with us. In addition we do not allow smoking, or drinking and drugs while they are staying with us.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two