Meadow Orchard Project welcomes volunteers. Help is always needed to take-care of the site, garden, orchard, wildlife habitats and other projects. All ages and abilities are welcome. Children under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
There will be a range of tasks to be done – from the easy and light, to the more physical or technical. There will always be a volunteer site leader on hand to ask for guidance. Please go at your own pace and do what you are comfortable with.
We’re open most Saturdays from 12pm to 4pm and often stay later in summer. Plus the second Friday of the month. Please check the events page for open days.
Volunteering activities include:
gardening, growing food and medicinal herbs in our veg beds, perennial beds and polytunnel
caring for the fruit trees and forest garden areas in our community orchard
wildlife activities such as seasonal scything, clearing bramble and pathways, transplanting saplings, dead-hedge laying, cultivating wild flowers, planting trees etc
maintaining and caring for the site and facilities
eco-building and carpentry to finish construction of our cob and straw-bale community round-house, plus other building projects
You can help out with any of these activities or just visit to enjoy being in a relaxing natural setting.