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Visit the Orangery Tea Room
Visit the Orangery Tea Room
<p>The Orangery Tea Room is open for Cream Teas and delicious cakes</p>

The Orangery Tea Room is open for Cream Teas and delicious cakes

<p>Stay at Ashburnham Place in our en-suite accommodation</p>

Stay at Ashburnham Place in our en-suite accommodation

<p>Experience and discover Ashburnham Place. Watch the videos.</p>

Experience and discover Ashburnham Place. Watch the videos.

<p>A look at the history of Ashburnham Place</p>

A look at the history of Ashburnham Place

What people say
What people say

Our church weekend was the best we have had for years. The location, the facilities and the staff were outstanding. We can't wait to come back next year.
REVD TONY HARTFORD

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Permaculture Intern (Voluntary position)

  • Great training opportunity
     
  • One year internship, from October 2020
     
  • Learn Foundations for Farming principles
A new and exciting opportunity to train in the Walled Kitchen Garden at Ashburnham Place, Battle, East Sussex. This 150-year-old space is flourishing, producing a wide range of fruit, vegetables, eggs and meat using regenerative agriculture.

All vegetables are grown naturally using our own compost on a double-cropping basis with minimum soil disturbance. We utilise inside and outside growing spaces and extended growing seasons using natural heat from hotbeds. We follow Foundations for Farming Principles of On Time, To Standard, With Little Or No Waste, With Joy and are partnered with A ROCHA UK. We have strong relationships with the chefs we supply and individual customers through our veg box scheme.

You will learn how to sow, plant, tend, weed, grow and harvest naturally whilst deepening your understanding of the soil matrix and the critical role carbon plays.

You will also be involved with rearing, movement, care and husbandry of chickens and lambs and the importance of animals in soil regeneration. We are looking for hard-working individuals who are willing to serve, eager to learn, dependable and keen to take on new challenges who will reap the rewards of being part of our family; a widely experienced small dynamic team, within a larger residential community.

* Internship starts October 2020, running until September 2021
* No previous experience required
* Must be at least 18 years of age at the start of the internship
* Training and tasks undertaken 5 days per week
* Room and all meals provided

The official close date for this internship has now passed and interviews are taking place, but if you feel this might be the right opportunity for you at another time or you'd like to talk to Nick Heasman do email him on nick.heasman@ashburnham.org.uk and share your contact details. He will then get in touch with you.

Visit the Orangery Tea Room
Visit the Orangery Tea Room
<p>The Orangery Tea Room is open for Cream Teas and delicious cakes</p>

The Orangery Tea Room is open for Cream Teas and delicious cakes

<p>Stay at Ashburnham Place in our en-suite accommodation</p>

Stay at Ashburnham Place in our en-suite accommodation

<p>Experience and discover Ashburnham Place. Watch the videos.</p>

Experience and discover Ashburnham Place. Watch the videos.

<p>A look at the history of Ashburnham Place</p>

A look at the history of Ashburnham Place

What people say
What people say

Our church weekend was the best we have had for years. The location, the facilities and the staff were outstanding. We can't wait to come back next year.
REVD TONY HARTFORD