Garden Week, July

Saturday, 13th July, 2024 19:00
Saturday, 20th July, 2024 19:00


Summer 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 and fortnights throughout the spring and summer.

This is an exciting time in the garden – there’s no end of crops ready for lifting or picking – the first beans, the first potatoes maybe, salads and young root crops – so all the hard work of the last few months is beginning to pay off. But plenty to do, tending and tying, weeding and watering.

It’s a high summer feeling – good to be outside with good work to do and good people to work with. You’ll love it.

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
or call us on +44 (0)1450 880 215



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