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Guide To WWOOFing: 10 Top Tips.

Anybody considering going on a WWOOFing adventure for the first time will benefit enormously from these 10 tips from the top - gleaned from an article by WWOOF UK co-ordinator Scarlett Penn for Indie Farmer.


1. Clear and honest communication, right from the beginning

This is the big one.


Head Gardener - Paid Position - Dorset.

Full-time Head Gardener vacancy at Gaunts House in Dorset.

A Head Gardener is required at this large mansion gardens and long time WWOOF UK host. The applicant must have management and landscaping experience and an eye for beauty. No chemicals are welcome on this estate. 

The role:

Maintaining a mansion garden and surrounding zones and working together with the head of horticulture who runs the walled garden. 


Permaculture Ambassadors Gathering & Skills Share.

A skills share event for people in the Midlands region of the UK will be held in Birmingham on 10th February 2017.

Permaculture Ambassadors actively share information on inspiring permaculture projects and practices. Being an Ambassador is a great way of developing and practising skills, and gaining confidence in using them. There is a training programme being designed, and this is the first of many gatherings offering the chance to meet others and share skills.


Farm Support Worker for Market Garden (Devon)

A paid opportunity exists on a 25 acre market garden, in the early stages of development, near Okehampton.

We are a no-dig Market Garden (Soil Association certified) on the edge of Dartmoor supplying the local area with organic salad, veg, fruit, flowers and eggs. We specialise in producing a flavoursome highly nutritious and unique salad mix containing a wide variety of leaves, flowers and herbs. 


Programme Manager Job- Seed Sovereignty - UK & Ireland.

The Gaia Foundation have a full-time vacancy for a Programme Manager covering the UK and Ireland.

The Gaia Foundation is working with key seed and food actors across UK and Ireland to develop a biodiverse and resilient seed system, supporting farmers and growers, increasing supplies of organic seed and establishing a more food secure future. 


Agroforestry Research Communicator - 12 Month Paid Contract.

The Organic Research Centre are recruiting a Research Communicator to work within the Agroforestry Programme at Elm Farm.

Working within the Agroforestry Programme on the European projects AGFORWARDSustainFARM and AFINET (a European thematic network on agroforestry) the successful candidate will collate and prepare information for publication, such as factsheets,