A typical day:
- Arrive at c 10am and meet our small, friendly team of volunteers led by either Zoe, who runs the project or Cliff who is our able site manager.
- You will be set various tasks to undertake usually in small teams across the land. These may involve DIY, garden maintenance, planting, harvesting and a varity of activities in nature. If there is something you are particularly interested in doing, you can speak to Zoe well in advance to see if we can facilitate this.
- Break for lunch at c 12.30. You can bring a pack lunch or we can provide you with lunch using our freshly harvested vegetables at a cost negotiated in advance. You may be asked to join the cooking team on the outdoor stove or in our hut.
- Further activities are undertaken after lunch and perhaps you may want to change groups or focus. Groups tend to leave at about 3.30pm, but this is of course negotiable.
We have a wide vareity of on-site facilities which include:
- Car parking for c 25 cars.
- A composting toilet.
- A large, well equipped wooden hut which we use for preparation, cooking, planning and shelter for a small number of people. We also have clean drinking water and hot water, plus we have a two ring gas fired hob and crockery for a reasonably large group. Please note there is no electricity available on site.
- A beautiful wood fired pizza oven (operational Spring 2017) which has been designed and crafted by a group from Phase One, a hostel in Brighton.
- An outdoor seating area around a campfire which can be used for outdoor cooking.
- Polytunnels including work space indoors which can be used in bad weather or to accommodate a certain activity.
We have very little income and as such rely on funding and sponsorship to develop our site and the therapeutic work we undertake with people experiencing difficulty. Whilst sponsorship is not an integral part of coming on site, we would be very grateful if you could think of any ways in which you might be able to help support us financially or with resource.