Each Monday morning we have a Working Wonders morning, where people do various tasks around the Farm. A weekly or fortnightly email goes out to people who have expressed interest by signing up through the Working Wonders part of the banner on the right hand side of each page. This tells people what work tasks are on the next week or fortnight. It can include pruning, propagating, removing stumps, planting trees, repairing tools, mowing, watering,weeding and many other tasks, depending upon the season. The email covers tasks that can be done in the week or fortnight, and the information about what is needed is provided by people who have taken responsibility for specific jobs around the Farm. Different people come at different times. Most people are there from 10-12, but you are welcome before or after that. There is usually tea, coffee and a cake or biscuit available around 11.30am or you can bring your own.
We also sometimes form work teams for specific jobs. An example recently was when we all worked together on putting stones into the potholes on the road in and when eight of us carried the greenhouse frame to its new home. That really was many hands making light work. The two teams of stump removers that opened up two more areas in the Allotments is another example. We hope to be able to contact people when we need just a bit more help on these kinds of jobs. If you are happy to go on a contact list, when we know such a task is coming up, we can let you know. Or you can ask to go on the Working Wonders weekly email which means you will see when such tasks are coming up. Email here to go on a contact list for specific jobs you’d be interested in working on or to receive the working Wonders email.
Each Thursday people also come together regularly and complete tasks from the weeks plan. Sometimes that morning, we go down to As Nature Intended (a local coffee shop) for a bite to eat and a cuppa.
On the 3rd Sunday each month, we used to have a regular Monthly Mingle, but we have suspended this during the CoVid-19 emergency. We hope this will resume, but meanwhile, we would like to explore whether to have a Working Wonders session on that Sunday from 11-2pm for people who would like to participate but are unable to attend Monday-Friday. If you are interested in a weekend working bee once or twice a month, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also let us know if you have specific interests on what you might want to do eg building, gardening, tree-care etc.