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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.  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

  • natural bee-keeping

You can help out with any of these activities or just visit to enjoy being in a relaxing natural setting.

See Meadow Orchard induction leaflet

See Meadow Orchard volunteer policy

See Health & Safety Risk Log for Meadow Orchard site