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Volunteering Opportunities at Whitmuir

Last year our volunteers helped us grow 2.2 tonnes of organic veg, which was distributed in the local community. Collectively we helped save the equivalent of 7.74 tonnes CO2 emissions over one year. There are loads of opportunities to get involved at Whitmuir Community Farm with our 2000m² Food For a Better Climate Project.


Runner beans hanging from the plan with leaves behindPlant and Rant

This is a social session and guidance will be offered at the beginning of each session. It’s a great chance to learn new skills, get outdoors and have a natter. Most activities will be directly linked to growing.  Find out more…

Wednesday afternoons & 2nd Saturday of the month

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Planting out lettuce at Whitmuir Organic farm near Peebles. Forth and Borders Area. ©Lorne Gill/SNHWeekend Community Grower

Not got much time or can’t commit to a regular volunteering slot? This opportunity would suit more confident volunteers who are happy picking a task off the blackboard and having a go. Each weekend will be a different activity – you might find yourself digging potatoes, watering, weeding or planting out seedlings. Find out more…

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Catherine the Growing Mentor weeding a bed in the 2000m2 Project poly tunnelWeek Day Community Grower

Let us know your availability and how much time you have to spare and we can make sure you know which tasks we would love you to help with – in good weather we’ll try to get you out on the fields, other times you might be in the poly tunnels. Find out more…

Week day flexi-time arranged individually

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A bee keeper shows a young girl a display bee hive at Whitmuir Community Farm. Photo credit: Jacek Hubner - Zoo Bus 2016

Special Events Volunteer

You could be helping the public learn about ‘Food for a Better Climate’ at one of our cookery workshops, getting your wellies muddy when the RZSS Wild About Scotland Bus comes to visit Whitmuir or even helping us to harvest food for community groups. Find out more…

Ad hoc to provide cover when needed
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Eve and Hope Thomson have fun on the duck and hen walks at Whitmuir The Organic Place at Lamancha in the Scottish Borders. Pic: Graham HamiltonBYO Wellies!

Are you a scout leader, a Church group looking to do an activity together or a team looking for an unusual team building activity? Talk to us about your group’s needs and we can explore the possibilities together. NB. Groups should all be happy putting on a pair of wellies and lending a hand!

By prior arrangement
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Ingredients for cookery class from Whitmuir Farm eggs, red and green lentils and four savoury tarts.Cookery Volunteer 

Improve your cooking skills and help our fantastic cook Pat Tweedie to combat CO2 emissions through changing our food habits. You’ll have the chance to get involved in magical outdoor cooking workshops, storytelling with food and more. 

Dates TBC
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Whitmuir 2000m2 Big Hanna Composter in poly tunnel. Photo credit: Nathalie HolbrookBig Hanna Helpers

For the past few years Whitmuir Community Benefit Society has been running a food waste composting service through the 2000m² project funded by the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund. Local community members have signed up to this service, becoming Community Composters. The aim is now to move away from providing a ‘service’ to empowering the local community to take ownership of the food waste composting activities, moving the Big Hanna machine from Whitmuir Farm to a more central location either in West Linton or Romanno Bridge. Are you interested in this proposal? If so please sign up to our Hanna Helper Group.

1 hour a week
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  • Whitmuir Community Farm
    West Linton, EH46 7BB