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Volunteer with the farmpreneurs

One of the most direct and meaningful ways to support the local food movement

also happens to be the most fun: come join us as a volunteer at the Sandown Centre!

Volunteers, or farm helpers, work alongside regenerative growers, soil scientists and sheep herders, helping to grow food, rehabilitate soils, or move the flock to their new paddock. Along the way, you'll gain a deep connection to the seasons, the land, forge friendships, and build new muscles! 

Help steward the forest

The native plants and groundcover of the Sandown forest are coming back, thanks to the concerted efforts of volunteers who are helping to remove invasive species and bring back biodiversity. Work independently alongside the birds, or let us know when you'd like to join for a work party!

Grow your own food course

This is a season-long course to teach you all the fundamentals in food production. Sign up as an individual or as a family, get your own plot for the year, and be guided through everything you need to grow your own abundance — from garden planting and planting, right through to seed saving. Shared amenities like irrigation, field processing stations and tools makes it easy for you to show up and get growing! 

Workshops and classes

A range of topics, from active “citizen science” classes, to forest bathing walks, to pruning classes for your budding home orchard. These are announced as they come up, so the best way to learn more is by joining our mailing list (sign up at the bottom of any page)

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