Organic cooperative and intentional community in Herefordshire, England

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United Kingdom

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    05/10/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    This is an organic farm run by around 30 of us (plus children). We live in different households that have been adapted from a Georgian manor house and other outbuildings. We garden and farm a large area of land and run occasional events such as singing workshops, yoga etc.

    We are not a commercial enterprise. We work together to produce a significant amount of our own food including meat, milk, eggs, fruit and vegetables.

    Land includes pasture (for dairy cows, sheep, goats, chickens and sometimes pigs and geese), arable fields (producing feed for our animals as well as ourselves), a walled vegetable garden, greenhouse and polytunnels, orchard, a small area of woodland and a lake and garden. We welcome help with all jobs around the place- with the animals, gardening or on the grounds and buildings.

    We generally host up to 3 volunteers for two weeks at a time. We do this about once a month from late spring through to the autumn.

    We usually ask for 5 hours help per day with 2 full days off each week.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    General Maintenance

  • 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 have been hosting volunteers for almost 40 years now. People seem to like it here... learning a little about community living and helping out with tasks about the farm. We prefer that our volunteers are reasonably proficient in speaking English.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    We mainly require help on the farm and garden and with the farm animals. If you have building skills we may have maintenance or building projects that you could assist on.

  • Languages spoken

    Spanish: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accommodation is in a shared or private room and includes a kitchen and shower room. Plus a larger kitchen and sitting room.

    We provide food for you to self-cater most meals. We have a communal meal every Saturday evening. Please note that we try to use or own produce as much as possible which includes a lot of dairy and eggs as well as meat.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are in a rural area, seven miles from the nearest town. If you don't have your own transport we can usually sort out lifts into town on days off. Local attractions include nearby small city of Hereford famous for the Mappa Mundi, the book town of Hay on Wye and walking on the Malvern Hills.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 25 hours per week

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Host ref number: 583134412141