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Todmorden
All Year: all year
Area (ha): 5
Persons: 5
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 36215
Country: England

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Last Updated: March 11, 2018

Our Farm is a not for profit social enterprise. we are re learning and teaching farming skills for the uncertain future so your efforts are for the common good.

Longer term stays are usually preferable for us then we can get to know you and build on your striengths. In 2017 we had 34 guest workers. We welcome students on internships.
We are located near a small town the heart of the Pennine hills, in a stunning landscape.It rains a lot here, but there is a really friendly local culture and several interesting big cities within easy reach.

We use permaculture methods and many innovative teqniques to produce almost year round for direct sales to local houses, farm shop and and local eateries.
We also produce fruit trees, and have two young Jersey cows and poultry.
We are very hard working but have an informal atmosphere. We also host school parties and go out to teach growing in youth clubs and schools.
You might find yourself helping to grow veg, scything hay, milking the cows,or giving a tour of the site to a group of Chinese visitors. Anything is possible!

We have two main staff, Nick our director, Mike our grower.


We we have a communal farm lunch most weekdays this is our main meal. Evening meals are usually self catering and there is a well equipped and stocked kitchen (potatoes, onions, rice, lentils, noodles, etc etc) a big oven etc free for the use of workers there are are also usually eggs, veg etc avaliable to harvest and pick. Workers who can cook a simple and speedy lunch for the rest, keep the kitchen tidy and cooking are particularly prized here.

There is a pub within 5 minutes walk and the lively town of Todmorden is 2 miles, or a bus ride away.
Accommodation is a caravan which can sleep two, then theres the hay barn with the cows!........

Some of the accommodation this year will be tents in our spectacularly beautiful new 15 acre hilltop site.

We are totally off grid but have good infrastructure. There is internet on site, compost toilet and a shower. We have no mains water and our electricity is all from solar panels so we need to be economical with their use, USB powered devices can be charged, but laptop charging can be a problem outside of high summer.
There are wood burning stoves in the caravans/cabins, and plenty of fuel, but it can be a cold muddy wet place to spend the winter, so hardyness is required.

We are an experimental farm with an interest in research and teaching, we welcome students of agriculture and disciplines related to food culture and security. We like to tell the world what we are doing so if you can take good photos and write happy blogs for social media (in any language) that would be magnificent , spiffing and just plain nice!


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