James Dennis's blog

Freegle Grow-your-own

I am very happy here to pass on something from Chris Cant (WWOOF UK's independent IT contractor)

- If you have anything you are not using, why not give it away on your local Freegle - there's 380 groups across the whole of the UK with well over a million members - see www.ilovefreegle.org.  In particular, if you have spare seeds or plants, why not give them to others near you - a helping hand to get started growing.  And, in due course, if you have spare produce, eg rhubarb, courgettes or apples, I'm sure others would love to have them.


Forming Land Based Community

A little off topic perhaps? But they do promise to take WWOOFers when they get up and running!
We are smallholders who would be interested to hear from other couples,
families, or singles who would be interested in pooling resources to live in
community, where it would be possible to grow food, and to eat together
perhaps once a week. We envisage separate residences and shared undertakings.
We are committed to seeing how growing food becomes part of the transition to
a low carbon economy. One of us is an Anglican and member of the Iona


Seasonal job on Abbey Home Farm, Cirencester


PAID SEASONAL WORKER Our veg garden has a seasonal paid vacancy for someone who has been an apprentice or had lots of wwoofing/growing experience to start ASAP and work through till around October. To join a great team with very varied work growing for the farm shop. (this could turn into a more permanent job) Please send cv and references to Hilary@theorganicfarmshop.co.uk

also still on the hunt for a new apprentice and a summer flower grower, see http://www.theorganicfarmshop.co.uk/jobs/ for all details


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."


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.