Come and help us with community growing initiative in Leicestershire, England

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  2022 

 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    A 10 acre Community Supported Agriculture scheme (CSA) that provides vegetables and educational activities for local members - schools, community growers and surrounding villagers. The scheme is utilising no-dig, biological principles along side many other eco-agricultural techniques and low impact building projects.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are part of a beautiful estate on the banks of the river Avon. As well as an opportunity to enjoy the nature and history of the area. Our team also build tiny homes and educational projects.

  • Help

    Help

    A 10 acre Community Supported Agriculture scheme (CSA) that provides vegetables and educational activities for local members - schools, community growers and surrounding villagers. The scheme is utilising no-dig, biological principles along side many other cutting edge agricultural techniques and low impact building projects.

    If you are interested in joining us in 2022 please get in touch. We offer initial month long stays to work alongside our resident team.

    The work is varied but is usually working in the community market garden, site maintenance, green building. Supporting community events, educational workshops or cultural activities.

    The site is beautifully simple, we have a field kitchen, with gas oven and hob. A cob walled round house, with reciprocating roof as our community shelter. A compost toilet, communal washing machine and shower is provided. Sleeping accommodation is shared yurts, caravan or camping depending on the season. For comfortable harvesting we have a veg shack to shelter us from the weather.

    Expect no luxuries- expect to live on the land, from the land and in rhythm with the season. This way of life is not for everyone, it may be for you and if so we're really happy to welcome you!

    We ask that you join in with team activities for a minimum of 3.5 days out of 7. On top of this you will be share responsibility for maintaining our life systems and the space. The area has some great walks and a few historic towns close by.
     
    If you have vegetable growing experience and are curious about becoming a permanent member of a project like ours we have a paid growing role available:


    You may have friends or family that you would like to invite from time to time. You can welcome them by using the caravan park on the estate (by booking directly through the caravan park if spaces are available). If you would like any friend or family members to join the CSA please ask that they contact us separately. We'll then send them the registration form.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Tent, shared yurt or caravan or bring your own tent or camper van

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    As well as the beautiful walks available on the estate we also have some bicycles you can borrow, there are some nice small villages such as Crick and towns such as Lutterworth. Rugby is the nearest train station, easy cycle of 40 mins. You can book cheap train tickets to London online leaving from Rugby.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    On site we do not currently have hard standing for vans on the project site. But there is parking nearby. Best to inform us you have a van when you make your enquiries of possibly coming to the project

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 4 days a week

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