VOLUNTEER - Community Shepherd

  • Company: Sustainable Sussex CIO
  • Closing Date: 24-12-2021
  • Location: Sompting, West Sussex
  • Contact Email: keith@sustainablesussex.org


We are looking for some keen volunteers to become our Community Shepherds to help us look after our small flock of sheep.  We have NZ Romneys and Portlands; most of them have lambed for the first time this year.  The sheep are here on the developing community farm primarily for land management, and we use their wool for crafts.  We have some conservation grazing areas, otherwise we use a strip grazing method with the aim of increasing biodiversity in the soils and to reduce the need for worming. 

Sustainable Sussex is a small grassroots charity providing experience and education in sustainable living and working to our local community.  We are working in partnership with Sompting Estate to create a community farm, nature trail and community orchard. 

You may some knowledge of sheep husbandry, perhaps you'd like some practical experience and maybe you are local to Sompting?  If so, please do get in touch for more information or come and visit us at the farm.

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