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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.

The Manchester Urban Diggers venn. We want a better food system

Our Networks 

We are members of several networks that promote our aims for a better food system and help MUD to reach our objectives. You can read more about them by clicking on the logos.

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Networks

Meet the Diggers

Want to be part of the team? Check out our jobs page.

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Chelsey (she/her)

Finance and Admin Assistant

chelsey@wearemud.org

Dan (he/him)

Volunteer Coordinator

dan@wearemud.org

Jo (she/her)

Director

jo@wearemud.org

Meet the Diggers
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Iman (she/her)

Chef

iman@wearemud.org

Lulu (she/her)

Project Lead + STH Practitioner

lulu@wearemud.org

Mike (he/him)

Director

mike@wearemud.org

Meg (she/her)

Chef

meg@wearemud.org

Sam (he/him)

Director

sam@wearemud.org

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Emily (She/her)

Chef

emily@wearemud.org

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.

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Our Supporters

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:

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Our Supprters
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Donate

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 mike@wearemud.org to arrange delivery or collection.

Donate

You can make a donation to MUD either as a one off donation or join our Patreon and receive exclusive content, merchandise, discounts and early access to tickets. 

Become a Patron today by clicking on the icon>

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Project Map

Contact Us 

For collaborations, Press and any general enquiries please email:

hello@wearemud.org

For events, MUD Kitchen and Platt Fields Market Garden bookings please email:

events@wearemud.org

For grants, sponsorship, funding and donations please email:

fundraising@wearemud.org

For fresh produce and visiting Platt Fields Market Garden please email Mike:

mike@wearemud.org

For specific staff please see above for personal emails.

For volunteering sign up here.

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