Sunday, March 26, 2006

Another Cracking Volunteer Working Weekend

March 18-19 brought another productive, fun and rewarding weekend. The biggest achievement of the weekend was planting 450 trees generously donated by Shropshire County Council. Shaun Burkey from himslf came down to supervise the activity and share his expert knowledge on tree care.

Saturday saw 26 volunteers working all around the farm. From chopping logs to varnishing benches to cleaning bricks the farm was a hive of activitity.

Sunday brought 15 volunteers who continued the tree planting, cleared up the garden and did lots of outstanding little jobs. All this work is preparing for the Open Day on 14th May at the farm.

Everyone ate superbly well over the weekend. All food was prepared by volutneers, even those who were unable to attend the weekend themselves. The 'kitchen staff' were amazing as always.

One of the best things about these weekends is introducing new volunteers and shareholders to the old and watching friendships develop. The working weekends are turning into fantastic networking opportunties.

How can you resist the eclectict combination of fresh air, friends and fun as you get the opportunity to to give something back to Fordhall Farm and put your own personal stamp on campagin.

If you are interested in attending the next Working Weekend ring Sophie on 01630 638696 or email

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