In accordance with the WWOOF UK protocol of holding the AGM & Membership Weekend in a different location each year - on a cyclical basis - members in each region of the UK have an equal opportunity to attend without having to travel far. The event does have a strong magnetism however and draws them in from every corner of the UK.
This year is the turn of our members in northern England to have this fantastic event on their doorstep and we are searching for that special place we know is just waiting for us.
An opportunity exists to purchase an organic vegetable growing business which comes with the following recommendation:
"Katrina of Bluebell Organics in North Yorkshire (based between Richmond and Barnard Castle) is looking to sell her very well established organic vegetable growing business which supplies a wide range of farmers’ markets in the North East of England and has a well establish home delivery service.
Some of you will be aware that 2016 is the first year in which you can organise your life with the help of a WWOOF UK calendar. The photographs used for each of the twelve months were the winning entries chosen from our member's photographic competition.
The BOOM (Best of Organic Market) Awards 2016 is an annual event through which The Soil Association celebrates all things organic. This includes both people and businesses; farmers, caterers and product brands - all involved in the positive changes we now see when going to buy our food.
Assistant Grower/Apprenticeship in Wales - January 2016 start
Troed-y-Rhiw Organics, West Wales are seeking a keen and enthusiastic grower for a busy and diverse horticulture business on a 23 acre Soil Association certified organic farm.
You will be managing farm propagation, working at markets, harvesting and helping manage WWOOFers. Some experience of growing is required but we are willing to further train up the right individual. Pay is dependent on level of experience.
This year our members weekend and AGM was held in mid-Wales; hosted by Old Chapel Farm. This was the perfect setting for the event and we were treated to fantastic accommodation, great food and a warm welcome. The weather for late September was unseasonably warm too but the nights were therefore [shockingly] cold. Due to Old Chapel Farm's lofty situation in the welsh hills, the sky at night, devoid of any light pollution, was fantastic- so many stars!
For those interested in issues such as food sovereignty and tackling injustice on a world wide scale, this event may be of interest to you. The People's March for Climate, Justice and Jobs takes place in London on 29th November 2015 - yes, this Sunday!
Vacancy for Business Partner and Organic Vegetable Grower - Ragmans Lane Market Garden
Ragmans Lane Market Garden was established 2 years ago by a team of young growers. Based at Ragmans Lane Farm in the Forest of Dean, we have developed into a thriving small business, selling the produce grown on our beautiful two-acre site to local shops, restaurants and residents. We are now seeking a new grower/business partner. The successful candidate will work, and ideally share an on-site rented house, with the two existing members of the team.