Muddy Fork hosts a growing community of conservationists and gardeners, who come here to access horticultural therapy, and benefit from the unique variety of wildlife around them. The produce it sells is cultivated by its volunteers, whose skills range from gardening and beekeeping to willow craft, and who come together share skills and help preserve this unique landscape.
In Muddy Fork you’ll find a community of fellow wildlife enthusiasts. Having access to such communities is particularly important these days because of the isolation we faced during the pandemic. We continue to see increasing pressure on the NHS and increasing demand for mental wellbeing programmes. Muddy Fork continues to address this need by providing a wild and natural place for people to access. Their volunteer positions are available through self-referral, or green prescribing - and it’s through being a part of this community that I was lucky enough to see baby grass snakes for the first time.