For many years Kintaline hosted guests on working holidays or vet students.
My fibromyalgia means that I cannot give what is needed to give folks a good welcome and a full learning experience.
It is important that people who give their time to help Kintaline, also got a lot back in the way of hospitality, and experience. This is mostly a wonderful symbiotic relationship, but it IS hard work for both sides. Hosts need hard work on the holding, and “teaching” all the time is inspiring but draining.
If anyone locally would like to join in here for the odd afternoon to get some fresh air, to understand more of what we are doing, and to make a positive difference to the Living Larders I am creating.. there is lots going on that would benefit from more man / woman power.
If you are travelling in a van, there is space to park up, share facilities, space inside : kitchen, hot bath, wifi etc.
- recreating the growing beds close to the house : weeding, sorting the edges, more compost, planting, and mulching
- rescuing and then maintaining the remaining polytunnel
- more clearing of the forest garden area, to re-establish
- mulching saplings in 7 small copses
- weeding around saplings
- chipping prunings to mulch and to compost
- cropping and dropping in food forest areas
- mowing to create mulches
- harvesting, preserving, – there is always something to collect, almost every day… new skills to learn together
- fencing for new hedgerow and copses, and catch up with repairs.
- planting .. planting .. planting .. lots of perennials and herbs to plant
- taking cuttings through the season for more hedgerows and trees and food plants
- dividing up established perennial to spread the love to new areas to increase the diversity, more pollinators and groundcover.
- planning and learning more permaculture, regenerative management,