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Garden Week, June

Saturday, 15th June, 2024 19:00
Saturday, 22nd June, 2024 19:00


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Planting and Harvesting

The beautiful walled kitchen garden is a central part of the life of Chisholme. Throughout the year a succession of vegetables and fruit is produced for the Chisholme Kitchen. The Journey from earth to plant to kitchen to food on the table, is an essential part of the education at Chisholme, and given respect at each stage. The (nearly) organic garden is a place of beauty and birdsong and hard work and enjoyment, and students and volunteers are invited participate in this.

There will be volunteer weeks throughout the spring and summer.

At this time everything is in maximum growth – both the plants we want and the plants we don’t want. So there’s plenty to do tending to the one and weeding out the other. Long hours of daylight – beautiful to be outside and working. There’s more to plant out – leeks and brassicas, and tending and tying up all the summer crops in the tunnels, there’s lots to be harvested and eaten and weeding!

Plenty to do; plenty to learn about – what could be better.

During the volunteer weeks you will be invited to join in the full life of Chisholme. There is a daily programme of meditation, meals, work periods and study sessions during the week to which everybody is invited. On these volunteer weeks, work periods will focus on the Kitchen Garden, but work in the house, kitchen or forestry is also an option.

We ask for a small contribution towards the basic cost of your stay on a pay-as-you-can basis with the suggestion of £15 per night (£10 for students).

You can also pay-it-forward to benefit those needing support in order to come to Chisholme.

To book your stay please email Sarah at secretary@chisholme.org
or call us on +44 (0)1450 880 215

 
 

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