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https://www.wwoof.org.uk/latest-news/community-market-garden-apprentice-opportunity

We are able to provide a basic but clean and tidy gypsy caravan for accommodation on our site (see picture below) along with a field kitchen, drinking water and a compost loo. We also offer £50 per week as a living allowance in addition to fresh vegetables from our fields.

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https://www.wwoof.org.uk/latest-news/community-market-garden-apprentice-opportunity

We are able to provide a basic but clean and tidy gypsy caravan for accommodation on our site (see picture below) along with a field kitchen, drinking water and a compost loo. We also offer £50 per week as a living allowance in addition to fresh vegetables from our fields.

Its not for me, but I think you'd learn a lot and have a good time doing it. Gotta be better than a lot of the other naff jobs out there where you have to spend all your wages on rent.

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Hmm £1.56 per hour...but that's OK it's a socialist cooperative. Better than being exploited at £10 per hour by Tesco.

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It seems like a romantic time warp - you know about those 1970s jigsaw puzzles with the farmer and the horse pulled plough? Can you live without broadband, celebs, TOWIE? Maybe!

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^That barn is now worth £400K subject to planning permission.

Chagfood have a separate website:

http://www.chagfood.org.uk

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It seems like a romantic time warp - you know about those 1970s jigsaw puzzles with the farmer and the horse pulled plough? Can you live without broadband, celebs, TOWIE? Maybe!

796cf75e05fe31b6f0841291c52a5087.jpg

^That barn is now worth £400K subject to planning permission.

Chagfood have a separate website:

http://www.chagfood.org.uk

I couldn't live without HPC! :P

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Market gardening is very hard work for very little money, mainly because the cost of food is low in relation to other costs of living. When you add in the inefficencies of small scale production it gets worse, even with premium prices for selling local, top quality produce direct to the end user.

I would also be wary of working for dreamers trying to live an idyllic lifestyle. If business is tough, things can get nasty very quickly. A younger and possibly less experienced person suitable for this type of job might not have the confidence, or know when to get out, if things go wrong.

It might be good fun for the right person though. There was a great video on vimeo about a grower in a Canadian city, who was renting vacant lots and gardens to grow produce which he mainly sold to restuarants. He did all his transport by bicycle and worked like a slave. He did make a living of sorts.

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I picked up a hitcher last year who'd being doing something similar in Shropshire, he said it was hard work but he had enjoyed it. If you have no ties or commitments then why not? Better than being an unpaid intern in a city.

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Too much of a fire hazard with all those sticks outside.

Yeah, I know twigs in vases works for selling houses but that's ridiculous.

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When you add in the inefficencies of small scale production it gets worse, even with premium prices for selling local, top quality produce direct to the end user.

And you have to allow for misshapes ...

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Hmm £1.56 per hour...but that's OK it's a socialist cooperative. Better than being exploited at £10 per hour by Tesco.

Odd how lefties like to bang on about the minimum wage but obviously not all the time!

If I had the choice I'd probably take seasonal work on a 'normal' farm, for minimum wage, sharing a modern caravan with some hot eastern European girls....

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