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Monthly Friends Working Weekends

Embercombe Friends Working Weekends happen monthly and we gratefully welcome anyone who would like to come along and volunteer their enthusiasm, expertise, or simply just a willing pair of hands, to help in both seasonal and on-going work at Embercombe. Over a weekend of working on the land, cooking, eating and sharing, we create a community of people who nourish the place and each other.

What you will be part of:

  • Purposeful activity that has personal meaning and benefits both you, our community and the mission of our charity
  • A community of like-minded people who are affirming their connection to the land and what it holds for us
  • Sharing skills and knowledge
  • The tasks that supports day to day living 
  • Preparing food: from harvesting, chopping, cooking, eating, enjoying, and the washing up!
  • An opportunity for families to work together, benefiting from all that Embercombe has to offer
  • Sharing of stories around our camp fires
  • Creativity and artistic beauty (Click through for a poem performed at one of our Friends weekends).


Dates for 2010:


  • 15 - 17 January
  • 12 - 14 February (C)
  • 12 - 14 March (Seedy Sunday)
  • 2 - 4 April
  • 30 April - 2 May (C)
  • 11-13 June (Elders ceremony)
  • 2 - 4 July (Country Fair)
  • 23 - 25 July (Family focus)
  • 19 - 22 August: Celebration weekend (C) (Council elections)
  • 10 - 12 September (C)
    8 - 10 October (Apple, pizza and pumpkin day)
  • 19 - 21 November (C)
  • 17 - 19 December (Solstice crafts day)

*C = Embercombe Council sits. All other activity is as normal weekend.


Information and booking:

  • For more information about the weekends (what to expect and what to bring) click here (downloads .pdf), and contact if you have anymore questions.
  • To become a volunteer you will need to register by clicking here (By selecting the 'friends mailings' you will automatically receive updates about forthcoming weekends and be registered as a Friend of Embercombe)
  • Booking is essential: To book a place on the weekends contact or call 01647 252983