Small family farm looking for a helping hand in Frome, UK

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United Kingdom

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    29/03/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    We're a small family-run farm and campsite, located in a quiet rural spot but close to the town of Frome. We grow vegetables and keep some livestock using organic methods, selling our produce locally.

    Lots of trees, beautiful views and usually a good group of farmers and volunteers enjoying working together. We live on the site off-grid: PV panels for electricity, solar/woodburner for hot water, composting toilets etc. Interests in sustainability and local food.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • 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

    Shared work and shared meals with a farm family and other volunteers near a lively small town provide lots of opportunities to engage with others. Events, cultural activities and nightlife just on the doorstep in town. Also opportunities to learn about small-scale farming and alternative local food production.

  • Help

    Help

    Help falls into 3 categories: (1) farming - mostly working in the gardens helping to grow vegetables, but also work with livestock, fruit and woodland; (2) small-scale building projects, carpentry and general site maintenance; (3) household help, cooking, cleaning etc. Volunteers with an interest in any or all of these areas very welcome.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    For sleeping, usually in a caravan - basic but comfortable. Otherwise shared kitchen/living space with the farm family.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We're close to tourist sights such as Bath, Glastonbury, Bristol and Stonehenge. Nice walking/cycling from our door. Town centre a 20 minute walk. Good transport connections by bus or train from there to Bath, Bristol, London etc. We can collect volunteers from bus/train stations.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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









Host ref number: 575196672467