We are MUD
We are Manchester Urban Diggers. MUD is dedicated to finding solutions to problems with our local food systems. This includes; advocating for food sovereignty, providing volunteering opportunities and services and growing fruit, vegetables and herbs to make available to the local community. We always use organic growing methods and improve local biodiversity and soil health wherever we grow.
We are a non profit social enterprise and any money that we make goes towards developing our projects, providing free services and events for the community and creating employment opportunities for our volunteers. We have a range of projects that you can find out about on our projects page and we offer a wide range of services for the public and private sector. We love to collaborate, so please contact us if you'd like to work together.
Aims and Objectives
Improving our Food Sovereignty is the overarching theme of everything we do. MUD promote & develop disused urban areas as a small but important part of the means of production. We do this through creating grassroots, people-led farming projects across Greater Manchester where we can grow food to share or to sell.
Our working model is based on three main aims: improving the environment, improving personal wellbeing and strengthening communities, achieved through the universal right to grow, cook and eat food or simply just spend time in nature.
One of our objectives as a Community Interest Company (CIC) is to become a sustainable business that can provide free services to those who need it most. To achieve this, we have a diverse range of income that includes the sale of produce and services as well as receiving funding from a variety of organisations. We also accept and receive donations; these have included groundworks, donations of materials and tools and money. Eventually we would like to create a business that can support itself, but so far our funders and contributors have been a lifeline and we could not provide the valuable community work we do without them. So a big massive MUD thanks goes out to the following:
We are always looking for donations to help sustain and improve our projects, at the same time re-using and recycling. We'll take kitchen waste and coffee grounds to feed our compost, unwanted seeds and plants, cuttings from your garden or tools you no longer use. We'll even take cold hard cash.
Please contact Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange delivery or collection.