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Type of activity
Gardens, Livestock
We need help with our lovely, but slightly wild, 4-acre organic garden in idyllic rural setting close to Suffolk coast. Over 15 years we have created a special place for wildlife, as well as growing as much of our own fruit and veg as we can. There’s a large vegetable garden, greenhouse, meadows, flower borders, small orchard, fruit bushes and pond; also a few ducks and chickens + friendly dog and cat.
But there are not enough hours in the day (Bill works full-time in coastal management and Fran is an artist) so we would welcome help to make the most of our beautiful but sometimes neglected plot.
There’s a great variety of jobs & potential projects but we particularly need help with the heavy work (eg mowing, compost, manure and logs) as well as growing/picking so are looking for experienced and creative gardeners who are strong and happy to muck in. Carpentry skills would also be useful.
Accommodation is (usually) in spacious pretty studio with own facilities. Shared meals with some self-catering. Help with cooking would be great!

Outskirts of town or village
Host type
House and garden
Type of people