There is no such thing as a typical day. However, you will notice a flow to the week which may look like the following:
Monday: The week will start with a team meeting first thing on Monday morning, where plans for the week are drawn up, start times set and the domestic rota established. Farm tasks will then make up the majority of the morning, and lunchtime is a serve yourself affair. In the afternoon, you will have a session exploring nature conservation and rewilding themes.
On Tuesdays you will spend your time in our beautiful organic garden. Activities will include composting, planting, fermenting and preserving produce.
Wednesdays will be spent out in the field, doing applied conservation work. This may include wildlife surveys, monitoring and completing personal project work.
On Thursdays you will have nature conservation workshops (bird I.D and ringing; plant I.D; foraging; camera trapping).
Friday will be a day of applied practical nature conservation work – carpentry/bird box making, fencing, hedge laying and stock work on the rewilding site.
Friday would also have some time set aside for any personal learning reflections, with opportunities to talk to the team about your personal learning journey, and any observations or concerns you may have.
The weekend is free of training but there will be a requirement to apply some of the learning you have, going out with your binoculars or your guide books and becoming more familiar with some of the subject matter.
There is occasional weekend work, however there will be time to explore the local area, visit the local town, or meet friends and family. The domestic rota will continue through the weekend.