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Long term voluntary placements in Dorset educational centre

Monkton Wyld Court -

"An education centre run by a residential staff, we aim to provide an exemplar of intelligent adaptation to the world’s environmental, social and economic changes, a place where a diverse range of people can come to learn and share practical skills in sustainable living as well as benefit from creative expression and personal development."

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Vacancy at Whitethorn Farm, Herefordshire

Packhouse Manager needed

 

We grow a wide range of organic fruit and vegetables for our farm shop, markets, box scheme, local and national customers on 77 acres in south Herefordshire, and are looking for a packhouse manager to join our team.

 

A hands-on role mainly responsible for crops from harvest to shipment; storage, grading, packing customers’ orders, helping in farm shop. Some growing and harvest work during quieter seasons.

 

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The Gleaning Network - advert for an event

March 23rd Norfolk Gleaning Day:
On 23rd March, the Gleaning Network will be heading down to a farm in Norfolk to save tonnes of parsnips from going to waste. Do you live in Cambridge, Peterborough or Norfolk? We need volunteers to help harvest the tasty produce! We're also looking for a driver with a driving license category C1 or above. Join the Arable Spring!

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"Growing towards recovery" a national conference

  First national conference on greencare and mental health to be held at Commonwork this Summer12 July 2013 - 9:15am to 13 July 2013 - 2:00pm

Held at our conference and study centre, set in the beautiful Kent countryside, just 45 minutes from central London.

A partnership conference between:-
• Commonwork
• The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
• Jobs in Mind
• Growing Better Lives

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Growing opportunity near Totnes

Hi I have land near Totnes that I would like to rent out (long term) to people who would like to live a low impact lifestyle and grow food, etc. I am a herbalist, and 1 of my students is keen to set up a medicinal garden on the land. There is also a salad business I am happy to pass onto whoever rents the land. There is space for 3 more individuals /couples. I am looking for experienced growers, able to work with others, keen on involving volunteers from the local community, and willing to apply for grants.

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Launch of La Via Campesina UK, Press release

On March 3rd 2013 the inaugural annual general meeting of the international farming organization La Via Campesina UK will be held at Ruskin Mill Farm, Gloucestershire, marking the launch of the organisation’s first UK-wide co-ordination. La Via Campesina was founded in 1993 to represent the rights of small-scale traditional food producers around the world. Today the organisation represents more than 200 million farmers, growers, pastoralists and fishermen and campaigns for their rights to be recognised by national and international policies.

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