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CSA Network Open Day 2016

Community supported farms across Britain are opening their gates for the first-ever CSA Network UK Open Day on Saturday 1st October 2016.

It’s a chance for the whole family to find out more about community supported agriculture (CSA), where the risks and rewards of farming are shared between farmers and members of the community.

Special events include:


WWOOF - 45 Years On

We would like to point you in the direction of a wonderful blog by Stephanie Donaldson - one of the first WWOOFers ever!!

Stephanie was a member of WWOOF UK way back in 1971; the year it all began. In her blog she describes the wonderful sense of adventure that her and others had at the time. After noticing an advert in London's Time Out magazine announcing the opportunities for weekends on organic farms Stephanie recalls: "It was just what I was after, I needed to get out of the city and breathe some country air, so I rang the number.


Gardening Courses - Powys, Wales

Courses in Garden Design and Essential Gardening will be starting on 26th September 2016

Both courses will be held at The Workhouse, Llanfyllin SY22 5LD and will be running until 5th December 2016.

These new gardening courses are with the Workers' Educational Association (WEA) and tutor and horticulturalist Emma Maxwell. 

Garden Design (3hrs) - create your own design or help us with ours.


Timber Frame Build - Orkney

WWOOFers Wanted: to help construct a timber frame, lime and timber clad cottage overlooking the sea on Orkney, Scotland.

Details about this golden opportunity to learn and share whilst situated in one of the most beautiful locations in the UK can be found below in the words of the WWOOF hosts themselves: