There is no such thing as a typical day, however you will notice that there is 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 theory session focused on an element of rewilding/nature conservation.
On Tuesdays you will spend your time in our beautiful organic garden. Activities will include winter bed work, composting, planting, fermenting and preserving produce.
Wednesdays will be spent doing practical woodland management and habitat work, including hedge laying, tree planting and charcoal burning.
On Thursdays you will have rewilding theory and nature conservation workshops (bird I.D and ringing; Winter plant I.D; foraging; camera trapping).
Friday will be a day of practical rewilding works – carpentry/bird box making, fencing and stock work on the rewilding site.
During the 8-week placement, one week will be dedicated to raising a barn. You will be part of the assembly, site preparations including foundations, raising, fixing and finishing with cladding.
Weekends are free of training, giving you the opportunity to explore the local area, visit the local town Totnes, or meet friends and family. The domestic rota will continue through the weekend.