Volunteers needed for The Community Farm roundhouse build – could it be you?

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Posted Jul 8 2018 by Annabel Wallace of The Community Farm
Reciprocal roof at The Community Farm roundhouse Credit: The Community Farm

The Community Farm is seeking volunteers to help finish their spectacular roundhouse project. Annabel Wallace tells us how you can get involved.


The Community Farm is a community-owned social enterprise, growing and selling organic food through a box delivery service. Our aim is to help people develop a better understanding of where their food comes from, reconnect with the land on which their food is grown, and learn more about sustainable farming. More than 500 local people share ownership of the farm and have a say in how it is run. We lease land near Chew Magna in Somerset, UK, where we grow vegetables and fruit organically.

Our roundhouse project has been two months in the making, and the final stages are now ready to be tackled. The Farm is offering all helpers a free lunch, travel expenses (20p per mile) and convenient Saturday slots. Extra sessions have been booked to boost the build and see it completed. Volunteers will be working on walls, windows, doors and final finishing jobs.

You can choose from eight dates throughout July. Each session runs from 10am until 4pm on the following dates:

Wednesday      11th      July      8-10 spaces available

Thursday         12th      July      8-10 spaces available

Friday              13th      July      8-10 spaces available

Saturday          14th      July      8-10 spaces available

Wednesday      18th      July      6 spaces available

Thursday        19th      July      6 spaces available

Friday             20th      July      6 spaces available

Saturday          21st      July      Unlimited!

The roundhouse takes shape

Credit: The Community Farm

If you’d like to be part of this special community construction project at The Farm and celebrate its completion with us this summer, go ahead and book now! Email [email protected] to secure a slot, with your name, email and contact details. We’ll get back to you to confirm your booking.

In the meantime, if you’d like to know more about what The Community Farm, you can subscribe to our email newsletter to keep up-to-date with what is happening down at the farm, follow us on Twitter or get our Facebook updates. There are lots of opportunities to get involved, through eventslearning experiencesvolunteeringinvesting and membership.


To learn more about roundhouses as a low-impact building method, visit our roundhouses topic introduction, with specialist Adrian Leaman on hand to answer any questions you might have.