Taster Day – Try Being A Farmer

Some of our happy band of volunteers.

Get a taste of growing your own vegetables and fruit in a community…and leave with some fresh produce of your own.

For anyone wanting to find out more about what it’s like to be a volunteer at the farm, we are offering a choice of two 2-hour taster sessions open to all (members and non-members), starting at 11am and 2pm. YOU ONLY NEED TO REGISTER IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON DRIVING (see below).

There’s always something to do at our farm from tending the produce in our market garden to looking after the chickens, harvesting veg for our weekly boxes or supporting our outreach ventures.

While making the farm flourish, there are also many benefits to being a volunteer: learning eco-friendly growing skills; getting exercise in a healthy outdoor environment; having fun with a community of friends; not to mention taking home and eating delicious, healthy vegetables.

What will the 2-hour session involve?

– an informal talk by Neil Hickson, our farm manager and founder
– a tour of the farm to discover how all the parts fit together
– a sampling of activities we have available in our market garden, the poly tunnel, in the forest garden and with our chickens!

The farms ecological partners, The Tree Bee Society CIC, will have some bees on display whilst Vegetarian and Vegan caterers ‘Give Peas A Chance’ will be rustling up some healthy wholesome snacks made from Burscough Community Farm produce.

In addition to on site volunteering we are also looking for support with some of the more administrative work including volunteers to apply for funding bids. If you’re interested in offering this kind of support, we would love to hear from you and we can talk more about this at the taster day.

Our volunteers have accomplished so much together over the 3 & 1/2 years since we opened. Join our team and you too can play a vital role in our local farm all while spending time in the open air and engaging with nature.

DUE TO LIMITED PARKING SPACE WE HAVE TO RESTRICT THE NUMBER OF CARS ON SITE. IF YOU ARE PLANNING DRIVE TO THE EVENT WE ASK THAT YOU CLICK HERE TO REGISTER (only one registration per car load is necessary).

IF YOU ARE COMING BY OTHER MEANS THERE IS NO LIMIT AND THEREFORE NO NEED TO REGISTER.

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