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Ledbury
All Year: March to November
Area (ha): 16
Persons: 2 or 3
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 42327
Country: England

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Last Updated: June 11, 2018

Canon Frome Court is an intentional community of about 40 people (adults and children) living in separate self-contained units within a Georgian manor house, stable block and cottages on 40 acres of land. We work the farm co-operatively with the aim of producing a substantial part of our food including meat, milk, eggs, fruit and vegetables.

Land includes 20 acres of pasture, 8 acres arable, 2 acre walled vegetable garden, a large (dilapidated) Victorian greenhouse and polytunnels, an orchard, a small area of woodland and a lake and garden. We have dairy cows, goats and sheep as well as hens, bees and, sometimes, pigs. You may be working on just about any job on the farm: with the animals, gardening or on the grounds and buildings.

We generally host up to 3 volunteers for a fortnight at a time for general helping out about the farm and estate. In addition this, we are currently renovating our Victorian greenhouse and are also looking for people with building skills, particularly carpentry and joinery. So if you are a carpenter & joiner, glazier or builder interested in working with us on the greenhouse we may be able to arrange a longer stay.

Accommodation is in shared rooms (sometimes private) with adjoining galley kitchen and shower room. There is a large communal kitchen nearby for preparing meals and spending time off.

We provide food for you to self-cater most meals. We have a communal meal every Saturday evening.

We accept volunteers from the end of March through to November for a full two weeks. We ask for up to 5 hours work per day with 2 days off each week.

We are in a rural area, seven miles from the nearest town...if you don't have your own transport we can usually sort out lifts into town on days off.

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