Volunteer Fridays

The Down To Earth Foundation, based at the Eco Park, runs volunteering sessions every Friday 9.30am-1pm. It’s a great chance to enjoy the great outdoors whilst meeting new people and sharing skills and knowledge – topped off with a well deserved free lunch in the cafe!

Our location on the north coast of Cornwall is both a World Heritage site and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the once derelict land has been lovingly brought back to life with the development of plenty of rich habitat for local wildlife, from wildflower fields to living willow structures.

During Volunteer Fridays you can expect to be involved in a wide range of activities, from maintaining bird boxes to growing organic vegetables in the community allotment that provides produce for the onsite vegetarian cafe.

What to expect in February –

We’ll be coppicing and pruning trees and shrubs as well as tidying up hedgerows around the Eco Park. We’ll also check on bird boxes before the nesting season starts. At the end of the month we’ll take our first look in the polytunnel and start getting things ready for spring planting.

What to expect in March –

In March we can finally look forwards to spring as well as finishing off any winter gardening tasks.
We will be in the polytunnel every week sewing veg and flower seeds and planting seedlings. We will also be working outside round the Eco Park weeding, pruning and tree planting. Later in the month we will start working on the Cabana Cafe allotment.

All volunteers receive a free delicious lunch for their time. There’s no need to book – just arrive for registration at 9.15am!

For more information email enquiries@mpecopark.co.uk.

Volunteer Fridays poster


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