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We are no longer having our monthly workdays.

Below is an idea of the tasks we got up to when we had volunteers helping on our monthly workdays 

January / February

We will be harvesting willow and pruning apple trees today so bring loppers and secateurs if you have them. Then afterwards we usually have our annual wassail to scare away the evil spirits in the orchard and encourage an abundant crop. Working from 10am to around 4pm then time to make an appropriate head dress for the wassail around 6pm. If you'd like to come please get in touch and we'll give you more information about the day.


Could be pruning, mulching, tidying, chopping today, come along and see.


We will be getting ready for the growing season today, preparing the raised beds, sowing seeds, planting out. Possibly working in the forest garden too - come along and join in.


Come and help us get the Forest Garden ready for the Open Gardens next month (3rd & 4th of June). A bit of tidying, scrubbing, clearing. And lots of chats. And lunch of course. 10am to 4pm ish, bring gloves if you have them.


It's the Open Gardens this weekend so we won't be having a 'normal' workday. You're still welcome to come and help - chatting to the visitors about the Forest Garden and other things we do at the farm, or helping on the preserves stall. Bring some friends along and give them a guided tour and have a look round the formal gardens of Old Sleningford Hall - a big contrast to our Forest Garden. Please note... we won't be providing lunch today so bring a picnic - there's plenty of tea and cake to be had at the refreshments stall. Gardens open 12 noon to 4pm.


If the sun has shone we could be harvesting strawberries today! And the first of the gooseberries may need picking too. Whatever the weather there will be work to be done so come along and join us from 10am to 4pm approx. Good food and conversation also to be had.


August workday is traditionally currant harvest day so come and join us to see how many kilo's we get this year (often about 60kg!). There'll probably be some to take home with you too. Soup and cake for lunch for all workers, see you then.


We'll have to wait and see what jobs need doing today, never fear - there's always a list of various jobs for people of all ages and abilities. Come along and join in the fun.


It will be something involving apples in October, maybe picking, pressing, composting.


The growing season is nearly over and the garden needs sorting out for the winter. Come and help clear the raised beds and polytunnel, pick the last apples for storing and anything else that needs doing!


Today we may be pruning fruit bushes so there'll be propagating material available from all the currant and berry bushes.

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