Spend a day on the land getting your hands dirty, meet some lovely people and get some new skills all at the same time.
Due to our Covid-19 precautions we are presently limiting the number of places available on our volunteer days. We however hope to make an announcement very soon about new volunteering opportunities, so lease sign up for the email notifications.
A day out with The Land Army is a great way to get your hands dirty, learn a bit about commercial food growing, and meet like-minded and interesting people. It can be quite a physical day's work, but don't worry we'll look after you and make sure you get lots of breaks!
The Land Army was inspired by the women’s Land Armies of the First and Second World War's, and aims to help small-scale organic growers in Greater Manchester increase their yields and strengthen their businesses. We mainly support new organic growers at the beginning of their journey in establishing viable and productive farms.
Our lovely volunteers come from all walks of life and enjoy being part of The Land Army for many different reasons. You might be thinking about growing your own food at home or on an allotment, want to meet like-minded people, or simply have some spare time on your hands and fancy doing something totally different. Whatever the reason we'd love to hear from you!
If you fancy coming and helping us out on the land make sure you come prepared. You’ll need waterproofs (both jacket and trousers), sturdy footwear such as wellies or boots, and drinking water. It’s a good idea to wear clothes you don’t mind getting a bit mucky! In return for your hard work, we provide a healthy, home-made lunch and plenty of tea and biscuits!
Our Land Army trips usually take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays and run from 9.30am until 5.00pm.
We are committed to making our Land Armies accessible to all and our growing site in Stockport is wheelchair friendly. If you have any concerns or queries around access please do get in touch.
You can join our mailing list by completing the form below to receive regular updates about Land Army trips. Or, you can keep an eye on the top of this page for upcoming dates. And if you want to come along, send us an email or give us a ring.
A day out with the Land army can be so satisfying and enjoyable, but dont just take our word for it.
Here's a lovely post by Sokhema Nara (Development Studies student and Project Officer at Transparency International Cambodia) on her experience with the Land Army. Thanks to Sokhema for letting us share it.
"Volunteering with the Land Army and FarmStart trainees... was an awesome experience! We got to learn about sustainable food and organic farming in the UK. I like the concept of FarmStart as it gives new growers the opportunity to pilot their farming work while reducing the risk, which can help young entrepreneurs kick start their farming businesses! It was a day well spent! Surprisingly, all the volunteers were girls! We had an exhausting, but educational and fun time figuring out how to build the saw table from scratch, cutting woods, putting up a fence, making sign's for selling veggie's and getting to know new friends! Looking forward to the next exciting volunteer journey!"
For more information and to book email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0161 818 8384.