Unfortunately, Internet Explorer is an outdated browser and our website uses shiny new features that this browser does not currently support. To have the best browsing experience, please upgrade to Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome or Safari.
Spend a day working with our team. Learn skills whilst actively contributing to our permaculture projects.
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
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.
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.WebsiteInstagramFacebook
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.WebsiteInstagramFacebook
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.WebsiteInstagramFacebook