Volunteering

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Meadow Orchard Project welcomes volunteers. Help is always needed to look-after the site, garden, orchard, wildlife habitats and help on building projects. All ages and abilities are welcome. Children and young people under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

We’re open most Saturdays from 12pm to 4pm (and often stay later in summer) but please check on the website for open days. 

Our 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

  • seasonal scything, clearing bramble and pathways, transplanting saplings, dead-hedge laying, cultivating wild flowers, planting trees etc

  • maintaining the site

  • 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

See Site leader’s guidance