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. You must have done 8 hours volunteering with us per course booking.
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 each course.
Volunteer discount: VOL50
Introduction to permaculture courses 50% off
Pruning old fruit trees 50% off
Fruit tree grafting 50% off
Care of fruit trees 50% off
Scything 50% off
Forest gardening 50% off
Other discounts – codes available via the volunteer newsletter
Fruit tree planting workshop FREE
Mushroom cultivation 25% off
Some ecobuild courses 25% off
Permaculture design course
If you have done 16 hours volunteering with us in the last 12 months you can get a 25% discount on our Permaculture design course.
More info on current discount rates
We are very grateful for a donation from the estate of Neil Smith which enabled us to set up our 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 many 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.