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Trainee grower

Abbey Home Farm
Cirencester GL7 5HF

Posted: 10/12/2018

Deadline: 24/01/2019

Compensation: volunteer position with simple accommodation and a stipend

Unpaid Traineeship Volunteer Full-time


Job description

From April 1st to October 30th 2019, a chance to experience life in a commercial growing environment, learning by assisting the veg growing team in the 12 acre garden surrounding the farmshop and cafe.

The ideal applicant will have done lots of wwoofing/volunteering on veg farms/gardens and like to see a whole season through in one place.

The team already includes 3 Abbey Home Farm apprentices who are here for 2.5 years, so there is a thriving learning environment to become part of.

Application information

For more details please email hilary@theorganicfarmshop.co.uk, including a CV and letter of interest.  For more about us please see www.theorganicfarmshop.co.uk

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About Abbey Home Farm

Abbey Home Farm is run by Will and Hilary Chester-Master. They took over the management of the farm from Wills family in 1990 and set about establishing an organic system of farming from day 1. Both Will and Hilary are totally committed to organic practices and are striving to make Abbey Home Farm a truly sustainable, both environmentally and financially, place. The farm, the garden, the shop and the cafe would not run without the other members of the team. There are at present approx 40 people involved, working here in all sorts of capacities, some full time, many part time, from many different backgrounds, but with common links: a passion for local and organic food, high animal welfare, caring for the environment and protecting our wildlife.