What a great weekend! 40 volunteers from across the country came together over the weekend to help fix and decorate the portacabins. Once again there was a mixture of old and new volutneers and everyone worked hard on their own projects, bringing different skills and experiences to the activities.
It was a weekend of maximum production and the portabins now look fabulous. They are our uniform green and have a lovely kitchen garden outside with drainage systems to collect rainwater and wormery's so we can recyle and reuse any rubbish generated.
We hope to move into the cabins at the end of October once all the electrics have been finshed and the funriture has been moved accross. People keep popping down with added items such as lamps and posters which is fantstic and really helping to peiece the office together.
The weekend combined an introduction talk on permaculutre which engaged everyone in disucssions and shared experiences - we even tried to make our own natural paint! Fordhall Farm is farmed within permacutlures guidelines but we are not very good at passing on a deeper understanding, so our warmest thanks go to Hannah Thorogood for giving up her time to talk to our volunteers and give them that little bit extra to take away.
We hope to introduce different speakers on future weekends if anyone would like to offer their skills? Ideally, it would be about something related to the farm such as wildlife, conservation and so on. The next volunteer weekend is November 4-5 and already people have booked on so act now if you want to join in! Just email email@example.com or phone 01630 638696 and speak to Sophie.