Soil is so incredibly important for food security and essential ecosystem functions and so the United Nations General Assembly declared 2015 the International Year of Soils. The aim of this declaration is to increase awareness about and gain international support for the world's soil.
West Ardnamurchan Produce Community Interest Company is offering the opportunity to run its Community Garden as a commercial but community minded venture.
The garden is around 2 acres of land approximately 0.75 acres of which is currently under cultivation and includes a poly-tunnel, a large area of vegetable beds, a soft fruit area, a harvesting and storage shed and a static caravan for use by seasonal residential volunteers (the new agreement holder will not be able to live there).
This was the end of an era and of a working partnership with Lowimpact.org - also known as LILI - Low Impact Living Initiative (we love acronyms here!) LILI have been running the WWOOF UK office since 2007 and now the same "WWOOF team" are employed directly by WWOOF UK.
Laurence and Adele Jarrett-Kerr are a married couple who, along with their two young children, have recently been WWOOFing as a family.
We are particularly priviledged to have the luxury of not one, but two blogs recording thoughts and feelings from their encounters on a small farm in Cornwall. Both blogs are embellished with beautiful photographs, as you will discover.
Below are some extracts from the blogs with links to go to the actual bloggers' own webpage.
This community owned market garden is seeking to employ a Head Gardener.
Riverside Market Garden is part funded through grants and part funded through shareholders and from its 5 acre site [10 miles west of Cardiff] runs a veg box scheme and also supplies local markets and restaurants.