Meadow Orchard is open every Saturday from 12-4pm for volunteering and visitors.

See below for lots of events, regular groups / workshops and seasonal celebrations taking place.

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Regular open days

Create a personal tree of life calendar; a unique art journal inspired by folklore , tree wisdom and observation of the Meadow Orchard. Guide you’re soul through the turning of the year, following the cycle of the Ogham Celtic Tree Of Life Calendar
Make a keepsake, to treasure for years, or to give to a loved one. A year long magical workshop of self discovery and exploration  in a small committed group. We can relax, learn and have fun together; making this a healing part of our lives.
Basic art materials will be provided and books for reference; feel free to bring any favourites of your own. Work in any medium you choose. Add poems or written observations if you wish. Each month we will make loose leaves to  combine at the end of the celtic calendar year.
Handouts will be provided. Also tea and cake for energy!
Start Sunday January 6th. Then every month on the first Sunday 2-4pm. Suggested donation £5 per session.
To book please contact Sharon by email Elfinarts1 [at] gmail [dot] com
Or text 07462 664755

Clay renders workshop. Another exciting day to learn the ancient skill of using cob in our unique round house with Cob in the Community
Are you looking to practice or learn about earth building? We are looking for a small team of people to join us on December 1st 2018 at the Meadow Orchard Project from 10-4pm to help us complete the interior building. This hands on work day offers a unique opportunity to work with clay renders, using London clay sourced from the Meadow Orchard and working with hemp.
This day will give you the opportunity to:

  • learn how to work and build with clay
  • make clay renders
  • work on a live build
  • gain basic plastering experience
  • help complete the inside of our community centre
  • meet other community and environmentally focussed folk
  • option to work at height
  • learn about forthcoming UK qualifications in earth building
  • learn about future build dates

Attendance will be limited to max 9 people. Cost is by suggested donation to cover trainer fees of £20 per person / low waged options open to those willing to assist on the day.

You will be working with Mud Mason Linda from London’s leading earth building community interest company, Cob in the Community. Tools will be provided. Booking and enquiries via or 07971 881229.

Please bring lunch (or lunch to share) and wear suitable outdoor protective clothing (e.g sturdy boots / gloves).


Regular groups

Every Thursday from 9.30am-1pm: Family Forest School for children accompanied by parents/carers: Be part of creating a wonderful fire-cooked meal, connect with nature and learn new skills in a supportive and nurturing environment with experienced forest school leaders and guest teachers. Cost £20 (includes food) adults, over 5s half price, under 5s free. BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Please contact Maggie at micromacrowoods @

Joanna Macy Group
Third Thursday of the month, 1.30pm for 2pm start to finish at 5pm
This group is based on the work of Joanna Macy for people who love planet earth, are willing to feel and share their pain about the environmental crisis we face and are, or want to be, part of the new paradigm for social and environmental justice. This is a confidential group. It is essential to talk to Geraldine before joining: 07821298867 Donations welcome. Bring food to share if you wish.