Opportunities within the UK

XR Stewarding, London, April 15th

Climate Change organisation, Extinction Rebellion are reaching out for stewarding volunteers for an April Rebellion in Central London starting April 15th. (https://rebellion.earth/). The event will involve a variety of activities, including education, direct action and performances throughout the day and into the evening, ranging from little known to some big-name music and DJ acts in selected locations. Stewards will help welcome the public, educate on XR and encourage newcomers to take part.

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Live/work exchange at eco-smallholding in Wales

We are an extended family (a couple - Naomi and Pip, 2 small children - Elma and Vita and - Michelle- a grandmother!) living on an eco-smallholding by the sea in the wild west of Wales (SA44 6QG). We have just over 9 acres of land, including organic certified pasture where sheep graze, woodland, a small orchard and a large polytunnel and outside food growing area, where we also keep chickens. We grow as much food as we can for ourselves, always according to organic growing principles, and sell any excess fruit, vegetables and eggs to friends and local cafes.

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Researcher looking for UK farmers motivated by considering human health in their farming approach

Dr Rosalind (Lindy) Sharpe, Research Fellow: Food & Brexit, Food Research Collaboration, Centre for Food Policy, City, University of London is looking to interview farmers (of all types, based anywhere in the UK), who are motivated by concerns about human health, or who take human health into account in their approach to farming.

This is a marvellous opportunity for (non-industrial agriculture/horticulture) growers/farmers to be involved in primary research on the UK food and farming system.

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INTERNSHIP at Pentiddy Woods, Cornwall, UK

An opportunity for a fully immersive 9 months in an off-grid, land-based, regenerative community.
Learn a diverse range of skills from harvesting seaweed to baking in a wood-fired oven, from making hay with a scythe to managing a coppice.
October 2019-July 2020. 2-3 Places available. Application deadline end June 2019.
www.pentiddy.co.uk/internship

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Intern wanted in north west Wales

Lovely, smiling, self-starting, veg growing intern wanted for a summer outside between the mountains and sea in north west Wales.

We are a small, family run, permaculture inspired farm. We produce meat, milk, eggs and veg but all on a small and human scale and in a regenerative way.

We think that growing healthy food for your local community is about the most important job possible and this year we want to move from providing veg for our farm population to feeding our community.

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Derbyshire smallholding offers opportunity for micro business

16 acres on a Derbyshire hillside, transformed over the last ten years into a productive diverse haven with a market garden business selling mixed salad leaves, a kitchen garden, soft fruit, top fruit and mushrooms, willow and hazel, many perennial vegetables and a few hectares of young woodlands. Basic caravan accommodation with compost toilet and springwater.

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Green up your community with free trees from Octopus Energy

Do you have community space in need of some trees? We're planting 10,000 native saplings across the UK, free, to draw attention to the air pollution that kills 40,000 Brits every year.

For every new tree in the ground, 2 kg of carbon dioxide is saved from polluting the atmosphere.

We're planting 10,000 trees.

That'll save the UK eight tonnes of carbon dioxide per year, create homes for hundreds of insects and critters, and trap harmful particulate matter like nitrogen dioxide.

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Volunteering Opportunity - High Heathercombe Centre - 3 months from April - July 2019

High Heathercombe Centre - Dartmoor
We are currently looking for a Volunteer to join our team at High Heathercombe, for a 3 month slot from April 1st - July 10th 2019.
The role will involve all aspects of our work at the Centre including welcoming groups, supporting courses, Centre turn-arounds, cooking and gardening. It will also include our EDGE Sculpture trail in June.
We will be inviting short trial stays during February and March.
For more details please contact Mel on 07791 601737 or by email.

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South West Permaculture Convergence: Organising Committee Wanted

In 2017, the Permaculture Association worked with a volunteer steering group to produce a South West Permaculture Convergence at Goffin Land, Exeter.

The event was a big success with 140 attendees from across 7 counties in the region. From the event, a stronger online permaculture network formed with a busy Facebook Group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/161097201102085/

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Free wildflower seeds for Permaculture Association members

Grow Wild are looking for groups wanting to create a wildflower haven to connect people to nature and each other (and help our bees and pollinators in the process).

If you have an urban and unloved corner, why not sow it with wildflower seeds. Already, over a million people have joined this @GrowWildUK campaign.

Apply now using this online form or please pass on this link.

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