Since the start of the CdC project, a great deal of work has been done by people on a voluntary basis. While hosting people from all parts of the world with a vast array of experience, a lot of ideas and skills have been exchanged. It's fair to say that most of participants who were here have left behind an indelible mark, some obvious, some subtle and as such have had an impact on the future of this project. There is a perception that volunteering is simply a means of getting cheap labour although in relation to the CdC project, this is not the case. The project here would have been completed many years ago and at a much reduced cost had things been done in a conventional way, however conventional is not the way we do things here. Ecology, sustainability and organic growth are the things at the core of the project and restoring to nature what was once a builders dumping ground and workshops has been a long, painstaking but worthwhile process.
With much of the infrastructure in place The CdC Project is turning a corner as we make final preparation in readiness for commercial activities. Our target now is to begin generating an income as quickly as possible, making it possible to pay participants who are interested in a longer term involvement. There are still works outstanding to complete Phase 1 requiring all building trades. During the course of these works, the maintenance and development of the gardens and the buildings in general will continue. At the same time we are interested to find someone who can help with admistration and management. While we are still interested to meet people with relevant skills to join us for shorter periods (1-3 months) our main search is for people who would wish to participate in the future of CdC and partner with us for the exciting journey ahead. Pleaser click on the link below to see ther latest information about the opportunities available.