Nature educator & environmentalist
Come and connect with the beautiful land at Sacred Earth. You’ll learn how to garden using organic, permaculture principles and meet new, like-minded people. Some of our volunteering tasks include: Seed sowing, transplanting, weeding, harvesting and watering in our community veg plot Wood collection and woodland management Gate painting, fence repair and general maintenance Building raised beds, garden design and space planning Mulching pathways, plants and beds Strimming and cutting back to keep pathways clear Pruning, tree care and tree planting Creating and maintaining wildlife ponds Looking after the chickens. Join us on Mondays and Wednesdays for at least two hours, with scope for longer sessions with plenty of breaks. We are all about working in harmony with nature, and you’ll probably get the chance to see lots of interesting wildlife while you’re here. Be prepared for a connective experience!
About your Mentor
About your Mentor
Hello, I’m Fenella. I am gardener, sustainable food coordinator and volunteer coordinator at Sacred Earth. Over the last year I have developed two abundant community gardens and a polytunnel here, all of which provide us with fresh, nutritious fruit and vegetables, and create an oasis is East Sussex for people attending nature connection courses and volunteering with us in the gardens. Originally from Yorkshire, I grew up surrounded by, and working on traditional farms. I later studied Geography in Liverpool for my undergraduate degree; throughout this time, I trained as a chef specialising in vegan and seasonal cooking. This made me aware of the unsustainability of the global food system, our reliance on imports and the need for a move to localisation instead of globalisation. I graduated with an MSc in Sustainable Food and Natural Resources from the Centre for Alternative Technology in 2021, and took up my post as Garden Intern at Sacred Earth later that year. From living in the ...
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