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East Bergholt
All Year: April to October
Area (ha): 28
Persons: up to four
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 99022
Country: England

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Last Updated: July 1, 2020

Sorry - because we have several residents particularly vulnerable to covid 19, we are not currently taking volunteers - will update here when that changes.
We are a long established community of about 40 adults and 10 children, producing most of our own food on our mixed farm. We hand-milk our cows and produce occasional beef, and keep pigs, sheep, chickens and turkeys. Lots of fruit trees, soft fruit and vegetable beds, plus field-scale cereals and potatoes. Most of us eat communally in our purpose-built kitchen, with the keen cooks amongst us taking it in turns to prepare lunch and dinner each day.
We seek, very imperfectly, to be ecologically responsible in how we live here, and to take all significant decisions by consensus.
We live on the edge of a village, with a shop five minutes walk away, and two pubs a little further. Fifteen minutes the other way is Flatford Mill, a National Trust estate famous for its John Constable connections (he painted our house too!) and delightful walks in Dedham Vale. Regular buses to the towns of Ipswich and Colchester stop at our front gate.
We look for volunteers for two weeks at a time, from April to October, mostly helping with vegetable growing and harvesting, although other farm work is also called for.

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