Want to help set up a community-supported agriculture scheme, Jan-Apr, and stay in a yurt next to a river?

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Posted Dec 21 2017 by Graham Willett of Stanford Hall CSA

Are you feeling like you need a change of scenery for a little while? Feel like you would like to be out in the countryside more? Well how about staying in a cosy yurt with a log burner by the river Avon, eating yummy food that we’ll cook for you, and helping set up a beautiful productive garden that will feed local schools and the community? We will need lots of help from January-April, if it sounds like something you fancy please message me – see below.

Hosts Seeds of Eden will be launching a community-supported agriculture scheme In January 2018 on seven acres of the Stanford Hall estate in Lutterworth, Leicestershire. The farm gates are set to open in January of 2018, when they’ll be inviting the community to grow a wide variety of crops with the guidance of a full-time grower.

The produce will then be made available to community growers, school canteens and local residents through a membership system. To help them get their site ready in the spring they are looking for a team of WWOOFERS / volunteers – about 10-15 in total. They have 5 cosy yurts with wood burners by the river and a communal dining hall and canteen so they can feed and accommodate.

They’re asking for 4 days work minimum per week and a minimum of a week’s commitment to make training worthwhile, with a review after 1 week to make sure everyone is happy. They’d prefer people to stay for as long a period as possible up until May. If you’re interested in helping out contact Graham Willett –  [email protected]

There are various ways that you can become a member of the new scheme. See this information pack for more details.