Number of people text:
Number of visitors/volunteers can accommodate: 20.
Group visit scheme: yes.
Initially Ecoworks was set up to combine people care and earth care, these ethics have always been at the
heart of the organisation. We have wanted to enable our volunteers (especially mental health service users)
to feel a part of the project and have a say in its site development. This has meant that our design has never
been set in stone, adapting to the needs and abilities of our volunteers. We employ several p.c principles on
We recognise that as we are only there two days a week zoning is important. Our site is a zone two but the
area that gets attention needs to expand and contract depending on the number of volunteers we have.
As the site is zone two/three we grow a lot of perennials and encourage diversity with hedges and ponds
etc and this enables us to guarantee a yield. Fruit is an important element for us so we have a wide range
of trees giving us insurance against late frosts, biennialsim etc.
We cycle waste eg humanure and compost and try and use renewable resources as much as possible. We
are totally off grid so have to heat water on a wood burner. We don‟t have electrical generating capacity
as we have worked out that the embodied energy used would be far more than the energy that we need
on a day to day basis.
As a city project we feel its important to have a wild feel to our site so working with nature is important to us.