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WWOOFing Opportunities

WWOOFing (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) is a great way for people of all ages to have a working holiday where they learn new skills and meet interesting people. For hosts it's a great way to have extra pairs of hands to help out with jobs that need doing.

We have hosted a number of WWOOFers over the past few years and have been extremely grateful for their help. We are at the stage now where a lot of what we do looks after itself and any big jobs that need doing are easily accomplished on our monthly workdays. We are therefore no longer having WWOOF weeks in 2017. However, there may be occasions, particularly in peak soft fruit season, that a bit more help would be appreciated - we will post any of these opportunities on our facebook page as well as the website.


WWOOFers Gallery

 

April 2011 - Emma and Cameron, working in the raised beds

 

April/May 2011 - Helen, mulching and manuring around the fruit bushes in the Forest Garden....

      .... and enjoying Sleningford produce for evening meal in the sunshine

 

June/July 2011 - Pete, picking strawberries in the Forest Garden....

   .... joined by our monthly volunteers on the Sunday for more picking.....

    .... and finishing off the day with some gooseberry topping and tailing.....

    .... and a bonfire by the tent

 

August 2011 - Laurissa, Jack, Eva and Catherine, working in the Forest Garden....

    ....making a new path.....

    ....scything the nettles in the sheep paddock....

    ....planting chard and kale and netting to stop the pigeons....

    ....weeding and planting in the raised beds....

    ....joined by our monthly Sunday volunteers for some blackcurrant picking and turning the compost heaps....

    ....rounded off with kelly kettle tea and bonfire by the tent

 

September / October 2011 - Laurissa and Ali, helping with the apple harvest and juicing

 

May/June 2012 - Simon and Laurissa working in the Forest Garden in the hot sunshine....

    ....and the pouring rain

 

June/July 2012 - Karin, clearing around raspberries and blackcurrants in the Forest Garden.....

    ....lunchtime.....

    ....planting out chammomile in the Forest Garden with Jan who came to help for the day....

    ....and with Jo pricking out in the polytunnel, avoiding the rain.....

    ....clearing and planting in the raised beds....

    ....joined by the monthly volunteers picking gooseberries in the Forest Garden

 

July/August 2012 - Mel, Sarah, Will and Fergal, scything in the orchard....

    ....summer pruning the apple trees in the orchard....

    ....making a new path in the Forest Garden with the dregs from charcoal burns.....

    ....clearing weeds in the Forest Garden around fruit bushes, ready for picking on the monthly workday.....

    ....catching the sheep to ketchup them to prevent fly strike....

    ....chopping wood to hold down a new patch of plastic mulch for the wildlife area ....

    ....spreading manure on to a newly carpet mulched area in the Forest Garden....

    ....rounding off a hot day with a swim in the river....

    ....cutting down the willow hedge and planting in the Forest Garden....

 

    ....joined by the monthly volunteers to pick blackcurrants and prick out seedlings in to trays

 


 

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