is the time, energy and expertise of local volunteers that underpins
everything we do at Orchard Barn - from conservation projects in our
traditional orchard, work on and around the barn, to helping to
winter 20/21, thanks to funding from Suffolk Community Foundation and
Heritage Lottery Funding we are offering FREE practical courses to
volunteers. These comprise of Traditional Carpentry and Greenwood work
on Wednesdays, and Beginners Carpentry on Thursdays. Both days are led
by experienced crafts people.
group size with plenty of social distancing outside provides a healthy
environment in which to learn, make new friends, get some expercise as
well as further the ambitious reinstatement of our Suffolk Long House.
PLACES ON FREE COURSES MUST BE PREBOOKED
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone
077660-54042 to register your interest.
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RECRUITMENT Nov 20 ****
continue to be our day of gardening. This winter 20/21 we will be
offering practical courses in Compost Making, Natural Mulch, Deadwood
Screen Construction, Plant ID as well as Growing Perennial Vegetables
in a Raised Bed.
A day in the woods - read
about Karyll Browne's experience
explain why they like working at Orchard Barn
The majority of projects we undertake utilise hand tools.
many advantages to these traditional, low-tech ways of working:-
- Increased fitness
- Encourages teamwork
- Skills development
- Quieter - we can talk, or listen
to the sounds of nature
- Kinder on the wildlife
- No polluting fumes
- Slower, mindful - helps counteract
- Greater satisfaction
- Keeps old skills alive and
Expenses policy Dec 19
policy Nov 19
OBee derives some of its income by offering paid-for training courses,
relies heavily on grant-funding and volunteers to maintain and develop
premises and promote its ethos.
secure grant funding – and indeed to comply with company legislation -
to demonstrate not only our technical credentials, but also our
the range of people-related policies expected of a modern organisation.
Awareness of, and adherence to, such policies is essential, so we
our on-site volunteers to undertake appropriate training and regular
are the lifeblood of our community and we aim to attract like-minded
individuals to join us and share our work. It is important that we
volunteers and introduce them to our style of working through hands-on
experience. We feel this is best achieved through undertaking enjoyable
alongside established volunteers. Hence we ask all existing volunteers
support us by joining in a light-hearted half-day session following the
induction training. We view a commitment to take part in such events as
essential part of being a member of the OBee community.
summer volunteers learnt how to build with cob and repaired our outdoor