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Area (ha): 14
Persons: 8
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 82718
Country: England

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Last Updated: February 1, 2020

We grow vegetables, herbs, fruit and edible flowers for chefs and restaurants in London. We grow some British staples, and experiment with some more exotic varieties, so you’ll have a chance to learn about a wide range of vegetables.

We use regenerative farming practices to care for the land and the soil and aim to farm in harmony with nature. We have developed a weekly routine that works for our farm and our business. Volunteers live and eat with us, and join in for 6 hours a day ( for monday- friday, with the daily responsibilities of all the tasks that go with running a small but busy farm.

The farm is 7 miles away from Cambridge, easily accessible by bus which can pick you up from a minutes walk from the farm. We are biking and walking distance from the Linton, Abington and Hildersham which have a selection of shops, coffee shops, and pubs. We have bikes on the farm you are welcome to use.London is only a forty minute train ride from Cambridge. The area is good for walking and running, with lots of trails to explore in the evening, and your weekends off.

Food is a very important aspect of our farm, we like to eat well! We have a communal meal at lunchtime and we each take turns cooking and cleaning up. Volunteers are independent for breakfast and dinner though all food is provided. We do a weekly shop supplemented with vegetables and eggs from the farm. Volunteer accommodation is simple bedrooms in a cottage. The accommodation is comfortable we all take care to keep our living space, kitchen and bathroom clean and tidy for each other.

We are looking for people who are motivated to learn about organic farming through being part of a hard working, dynamic team. Individuals should be independent, motivated and conscientious. Ideally, volunteers would be 20+, have some experience with shared living and be able to cook. Even just a few dishes! We prefer volunteers that are able to stay for 6 weeks, and while we will of course consider everyone, precedent will be given to longer stays. It helps with learning the rhythm of the farm, and allows you see and do a lot more, and understand better what is going on.

We look forward to hearing from you.

reviews (1)
Helper: Jule and Anna-Lina Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: July 24, 2019
Calixtas farm was one of the last stops of our journey and it was totally wor... view complete review

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