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IMG_5290A few weeks ago our goats moved to their new pen and works began to transform their former pen. We’re excited to share that staff and volunteers have been hard at work transforming that former goat enclosure into a fantastic new space for our ducks! As you might imagine, there’s quite a lot of work involved in converting the space including changes to the fencing, the removal of the former goat house, creation of a pond and lots of clearing! Many thanks to all who have helped out!

The works really took off today with a fantastic effort from a large volunteer group from Valero whose many hands certainly made the work lighter! It was all hands on deck as fences were lowered and new fences measured up and installed. Simultaneously, the team set to work clearing, leveling, laying turf, planning planting and putting up the new duck houses! Our ducks will be very happy to move into their new home once it is all finished and we hope our visitors will enjoy seeing them in their fantastic new space too!

Many thanks to team Valero for their help today and to all of our wonderful volunteers and corporate volunteer groups. If you’re looking to strengthen your team by working together outside of the office and help a great cause, why not bring your team for a day of volunteering on the farm. You can find out more about our corporate volunteering programme on our website. Or if you fancy lending a hand as an individual, you can find out more about volunteering at Mudchute here.


Dawn on the big field.

Dawn on the big field.

As we ring in 2015, we’re also excited to start a number of new projects and welcome new volunteers! Are you looking to get more involved with the community this year? Or perhaps you’ve resolved to get outdoors more. If you are an enthusiastic individual who loves Mudchute and is looking to help the community, why not join our team as a volunteer?

Our work would not be possible without our fantastic volunteers, who make contributions across Mudchute. With the help of our new volunteer coordinator, we are excited to be launching several new projects to enhance the park and open spaces and we need your help to make these projects a success.

The Mudchute Shop is being re-launched with new product lines and décor. We would love volunteers to help in the shop during the week and especially at the weekend. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain some valuable experience in a retail environment and a great help.

Horticulture is high on the agenda

Caring for our Trees

Mudchute’s many trees require lots of maintenance and care throughout the year. Learn how to maintain, coppice, prune and even fell trees.

Sustainable Growing

We’ll be looking to grow our own organic vegetables in the allotments, both for sale in the Mudchute Farm Shop as well as for use in Muddy Boots Nursery. We’ll also be growing both annual and perennial flowers, taking cuttings from fruits and ornamental shrubs, and planting a wildflower meadow. Not only will these additions be beautiful all year round, they will also help provide important food sources and habitats for wildlife!

Growing together

Why not join us regularly? We’d like to create horticultural groups for all who would like to learn, participate or share their skills. Whether you would like to learn to basics, increase your knowledge or just get out and about! Volunteering is a great way to develop new skills and chance to meet new people.

Find Out More and Get Involved!

To find out more about volunteering at Mudchute, please visit volunteering page and contact our volunteer coordinator Louise at volunteering@mudchute.org.