‘A Veg Patch from Scratch’

Come and help us develop a new kitchen garden, A Veg Patch from Scratch, at Denmark Farm!

Volunteers will receive hands-on practical training with tutor Malcolm Berry learning how to create an organic vegetable garden.



Alternate Sundays, 10 am to 2.30 pm, from January 29th until July 3rd:

Upcoming dates (places now fully booked):

  • Sunday 22nd May.
  • Sunday 5th June
  • Sunday 19th June (Open Day)
  • Sunday 3rd July


In addition to the regular programme dates above, we can now offer extra sessions on the following dates which are open to all as ‘drop-in’ sessions:

  • Wednesday 1st  June
  • Tuesday 7th June
  • Sunday 12th June
  • Tuesday 14th June
  • Tuesday 28th June

All sessions run from 10 am to 2.30 pm.

Volunteers will have the opportunity to develop the garden from scratch, preparing the ground and choosing crops, then planting seeds and raising seedlings, and finally harvesting your produce. Malcolm will also be able to cover any subjects which are of particular interest to participants such as composting, pest management, natural gardening etc.
The programme is suitable for anyone from complete beginners, to those who have some previous experience / knowledge.

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The tutor:

Malcolm Berry has been in professional horticulture for 16 years, working mostly with fruit and vegetables, including seven years in the double-walled garden at the National Botanic Garden of Wales.
He has delivered courses for the Royal Horticultural Society and ‘Growing the Future/ Tyfu Pobl’, amongst others, including Denmark Farm Conservation Centre.
He has a particular interest in polyculture and the encouragement of biodiversity, having an article published on the subject in the autumn 2015 issue of ‘Natur Cymru’.

What’s provided:
All tools and gloves
Tea/ coffee and cake

What to Bring:
Waterproofs and wellies or boots (we have spares if needed) and a packed lunch.

The Cost
FREE!* But we are requesting a £20 deposit to secure your place. This will be returned at the end of the programme.

How to book

Drop us an email to volunteer@denmarkfarm.org.uk, or call 01570 493358.

Then send your cheque (made payable to Shared Earth Trust) to Denmark Farm Conservation Centre, Bettws Bledrws, Lampeter SA48 8PB, or drop cash/ cheque in at Denmark Farm when you’re passing!

Need more info?
Email: volunteer@denmarkfarm.org.uk
Phone: 01570 493358

*This is part of our ‘Holistic Habitats’ project supported under WCVA’s  ‘Volunteering in Wales’ scheme, funded by the Welsh Government

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You may also be interested in our regular programme of conservation volunteering or our extensive course programme with topics covering natural crafts, ecology, conservation and sustainable living running throughout the year. 

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