Monkton Wyld Court
Monkton Wyld Court is an educational charity run by a resident community with the help of short- and medium-term volunteers. We provide a centre for education in sustainability, through the learning, experience and practice of practical skills. We strive to maximise the productivity and the social benefits of our land and other resources, in a low-impact way. We generate income through a varied programme of educational courses, family activity holidays, other events and B&B. The Court itself is a Victorian rectory with workshops, a strawbale cottage and working farm buildings. The grounds include an organically managed walled kitchen garden, terraced lawns, woods, pasture and a stream.
Volunteers work in our gardens, kitchen, grounds, house, woodshed, woodland and office in return for food, lodging (usually in single rooms) and a taste of communal living. The kitchen is vegetarian; we grow vegetables, fruit and our two-cow organic dairy produces milk, butter and cheese. Vegan and other diets are provided for. Most cooking and heating is wood-fuelled. Volunteers should be aware that some of the work is physically demanding.
Facilities such as a well-stocked library, film projector and even a small “Pub” are available for evenings after work. Please visit our website for further information.