The courses below are discounted for volunteers who have done 8 hours work for us over the past year – choose the rate appropriate to your personal circumstances and apply discount codes listed below in appropriate box on the booking form.
Also, just to be clear (we’ve had queries about this in the past), you are not paying to come along and volunteer, these prices are for you to attend the course.
Please note we do not accept offers of future volunteering in exchange – you need to have done the hours before booking a course.
Introduction to permaculture courses 50% off
16-17 November 2019 – discount code: INNOV1950
11 – 12 January 2020 – discount code: INJAN20
8 – 9 Feb 2020- discount code: INFEB20
4 – 5 Apr 2020 – discount code: INAPR20
11 – 12 July 2020 – discount code: INJUL20
Permaculture design course discount code tbc
Fruit tree/gardening courses
Planning and planting a small orchard 50% off
30 November 2019 – discount code: PSO50
Pruning old fruit trees 50% off
18-19 January 2020 – discount code PRU50
Fruit tree grafting 50% off
7 March 2020 – discount code GRA50
Fruit tree planting workshop FREE
2020 date to be confirmed
Mushroom cultivation 25% off
18-19 April 2020 – discount code: MC25
Care of fruit trees 50% off
16 May 2020 – discount code: CFT50
Scything 50% off
23 May 2020 – discount code: 6tpl32zy6
Forest gardening 50% off
4-5 July 2020- discount code: FG50
Building with Straw bales 25 % off
18-20 October 2019 – discount code SB25
Building with Rammed earth & chalk 25% off
2020 date tbc – discount code: BREC25
Building with cob 25% off
9-10 May 2020 – discount code: COB15
Introduction to photovoltaics 25% off
13 June 2020 – discount code: INPV20
Green Architecture Day 50% off
28 March 2020 – discount code: GADVOL
More info on current discount rates
We are very grateful for a donation from the estate of Neil Smith which has enabled us to set up a new bursary fund. Sadly Neil passed away in 2017. He was instrumental in setting up Racehill Community Orchard and this fantastic project would not be what it is today without his hard work. You can read Kirsty Sloman’s celebration of Neil’s life here.
This new fund has enabled us to offer volunteer discounts of 25% or 50% on most of our courses.
The number of volunteer discounts available on each course is limited and the current level of discounts are only available until the Neil Smith bursary fund is depleted; places are on a ‘first come first served’ basis.