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Apr 24, 2024
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Energy Exchange: Regenerative Gardens - Waitlisted

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Spend a day working with our team. Learn skills whilst actively contributing to our permaculture projects.

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About this event

42 Acres is a wellbeing retreat, regenerative farm and nature reserve. Our vision is to reconnect with nature, self and others. Our regenerative "Soil-to-Gut" philosophy continues the traditions of the past and supports our shared future. We grow, forage and wild-tend in ways that serve the health of people and the planet. We believe that as we nourish the soil, we nourish ourselves.

This energy exchange is an invitation to spend the day working with our team both in our regenerative market garden and our 100% edible ornamental garden. Learn new skills whilst actively contributing to our permaculture projects.

The day is designed to be an enriching experience working with us on tasks ranging from planting bulbs to foraging wild teas, from hugelkultur to sowing wildflowers. There will be an opportunity for meditation, sharing and nature connection.

You're welcome to stay and explore our land afterwards - take a wild dip in our lake, discover our secret treehouse or Badger Metropolis!

Important Info to Note

  • Gloves and wellies/good boots are necessary
  • Please bring a packed lunch as land work is hungry work!
  • Foraged teas and fire-side snacks will be provided.
  • If you're not able-bodied or have issues with mobility please let us know before signing up, we will do our best to accommodate you if we can.
  • These are working exchanges so please be prepared for this and arrive promptly. We kindly invite you to come for the whole day to get the most out of the experience and cultivate good connections within the group.
  • No experience needed, just a can-do attitude!

Location & Arrival

Please arrive 10 minutes before we begin. Meeting at the 42 Acres Farmhouse location. Full directions are on our website: www.42acres.com/getting-here

In the spirit of the exchange economy, we hope to keep these events free of charge. Please book only if you’re committed to attending and staying for the entire session. If you become unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible.

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About the hosts

David McKenna

David is the Head Grower at 42 Acres produce garden, having worked in fruit and veg production for many years. He studied ecology at Uni and is passionate about soil health. He ultimately moved into farming where he felt he could make the most difference. Dave loves sharing his knowledge and experience so come find him in the produce garden.

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Russell Rigler

As Head Ornamental Gardener at 42 Acres, Russell sees his role as creating and maintaining beautiful spaces where people can focus on self-reflection, diversify their diet, engage with nature and connect with others in a meaningful way. He loves conveying a feeling with plants, whilst creating a haven for wildlife and opening eyes to what is edible in the garden.

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Guy Dunwell

Guy has worked in horticulture for 4 years, starting out in perfectly-manicured, weed-free “Downton Abbey” type estates. But he felt that keeping things so perfect was unsustainable, unnatural and boring. As an Ornamental Gardener here at 42, Guy is excited to work with wilder spaces. He enjoys finding the balance between creating a beautiful garden, but also giving it space to breathe and let nature do its thing. He has an interest in edible perennials and is creating a food forest system in his front garden at home.

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Energy Exchange: Regenerative Gardens - Waitlisted

Dates

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

10:00 am

3:00 pm

from

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

10:00 am

until

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

3:00 pm

HOSTs

David McKenna

Russell Rigler

Guy Dunwell

Location

42 Acres Holt Road Witham Friary Frome BA11 5HL

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