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Muddy Fork- mental wellbeing through outdoor volunteering


OneFamily Foundation funding will enable Muddy Fork to expand and develop its gardening-based service, supporting local people with mental health challenges to relieve isolation, anxiety and depression, building self-respect and self-confidence through traditional crafts such as bee-keeping and willow-weaving, as well as nature conservation and growing organic food.

Our goals:

  • An outdoor cooking stove will enable participants opportunities to learn how to cook (as well as eat!) the organic fruit and veg they have grown, developing their skills and learning, directly improving their physical health in a safe, social setting.
  • A fruit cage will provide somewhere to grow soft fruit free from the wildlife who inhabit the Nature Reserve where the garden is located, offering participants a greater range of activities, learning opportunities and wonderful produce.
  • A new shed is essential for Muddy Fork's exciting new project for storing tools and equipment -and retreating from the weather!
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How we will achieve our goals

By funding an outdoor cooking stove, a fruit cage and a secure shed in which to safely store equipment, the Community Award will enable Muddy Fork to extend the scope of support for people in our locality with mental health challenges through their programme of social and therapeutic horticulture.

Where the money will go

Muddy Fork directly helps individuals with mental health challenges make progress with self-management, personal relationships, enter education, other volunteering or employment. This supports them personally as well as in the wider community in the longer term. The impact of the Community Award will therefore be far reaching.

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  1. Posted on September 5, 2017

    What a brilliant project! Good luck

  2. Posted on September 5, 2017

    Go for it ;you are doing a great job

  3. Posted on September 5, 2017

    Good luck, I’m a keen gardener myself!

  4. Posted on September 5, 2017

    Thanks for the support! Not far off now…

  5. Posted on September 6, 2017

    A worth while project keep up the good work!! hope you get your funding

  6. Posted on September 6, 2017

    A most worthwhile project that has the potential to help many through a stress free environment where constructive work and conversation help to find a new balance in life. Don’t we all need some of that common sense medicine?

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