Monday, April 23, 2007

Great changes at Fordhall Farm

Another amazing volunteer weekend which has left fantastic results around the farm. The activities over Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd of April have included the following: Planting wildflower seeds along the roadside; litter picking; sanding and varnishing benches; planting trees; chopping logs; fencing; seperating logs; fixing a pig ark and fitting a temporary kitchen for a forthcoming 2 week Permaculture course. The farm was buzzing with busy volunteers!

The volunteer weekends are every 6-8 weeks and there is always a huge mix of jobs over the weekend. Because Fordhall Farm is a working farm it is difficult to finalise the jobs until nearer the date as they often depend on what is needed at the time.

Each volunteer weekend introduces new people to Fordhall Farm and gives people the opportunity to learn new skills, meet fantastic like-minded people, and work outdoors.
If you would like to help out at the events hosted by Fordhall Community Land Initiative please check the website for dates. The next large event is Fordhall Family Fun Day and as many volunteers are needed for this day. Of course, there are other ways of volunteering which include making cakes to either fuel our volunteers or for the Initiative to sell in slices to raise funds.
To take part in future volunteer weekends or to discuss any of the above, please contact Sophie at or 01630 638656. Booking is essential as places are restricted.

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