Volunteer opportunities: Land Army events in August

A few months ago MCFly published a volunteer’s account of his (highly enjoyable) time with the Land Army. And we also fired questions at the organisers about health and safety, transparency etc (ones that they answered with aplomb).

Now the Land Army is calling for more recruits. If you’ve a day spare, and you want to spend it in the sunshine (fingers crossed!) and meet new people and help local food growers, then read on…

*Fri 10 Aug: Land Army! – A day helping Moss Brook Growers on their 22 acre organic farm in Glazebury.*

If you’re keen to get out into the open, learn how to grow produce, meet new people and help out organic farmers in Greater Manchester, why not join the ranks of The Land Army?
With regular outings to learn about and help out with sowing new plants, harvesting crops and assisting with the upkeep of farms, it’s a hands on experience that’s fulfilling and informative.

Practicalities on the day:
A day out with the Land Army is quite a physical day’s work (though we’ll look after you and make sure we get proper breaks!), but it’s really satisfying and a great chance to get your hands dirty, experience and learn a bit about market garden/field scale food growing from the experts, and spend the day with a like minded and interesting bunch of people like you!

We’ll provide lunch and hot drinks (though if you’re going to Glazebury feel free to bring your own flask if you like a lot of tea – there’s no drink making facilities), and your transport from Hulme to the farm and back again.
Make sure you come prepared. Wear sturdy boots/shoes, and bring drinking water, snacks (if you like to nibble while you work!), waterproofs & sun cream/a sun hat (we can dream!)

To register your interest please e-mail chloe@kindling.org.uk

*When*: Friday 10th August, 9am pickup in Hulme, Drop off back in Hulme by 4.30pm

*Where*: Glazebury.

There are other days too, including a Saturday event for which one of the MCFly editors needs a cast-iron excuse to avoid. All offers welcome-

Fri 17 Aug: Land Army! – a day helping Glebelands City Growers on their organic market garden in Sale.
Sat 18 Aug: Land Army! – A day helping Moss Brook Growers on their 22 acre organic farm in Glazebury.
Fri 24 Aug: Land Army! – a day helping Glebelands City Growers on their organic market garden in Sale.

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