Volunteers Transform Fordhall

Such as great weekend! Over 50 volunteers descended on Fordhall Farm over the weekend to put thier hands to numerous activities including clearing out old farm buildings, painting and planting hedgerows. Also, there was more hedge laying training which was hughly successful – the hedgerow really compliments the nature trail and is an excellent example of sustainable management techniques.

There were more volunteers than usual at the weekend as there was lots of preparation for the upcoming AGM on March 31st and the Farm Open Day on April 1st. The weekend went incrediably smoothly thanks to all the volunteers who organised and ran the catering and supervised other activities. Their time and expertise ensured the weekend was such a success. Thank you!

The volunteer weekends are becoming increasingly popular as people look to working outside for relaxation. The next volunteer weekend will be held over the weekend on March 31st and April 1st at the first ever AGM for Fordhall Community Land Initiative. Following this, the next planned weekend is April 21st and 22nd when as well as the usual activities, there also be a Forest School guide present to advise volunteers on designing educational games.

Anyone interested should either email project@fordhallfarm.com or phone Sophie on 01630 638656. Places must be booked in advance as spaces are limited. You do not have to have any skills to take part, just enthusiasm! Other ways of helping out could include providing food for the weekend such as cakes and bread. There is more information about upcoming volunteer working weekends at http://www.fordhallfarm.com/ or phone Sophie on 01630 638656.