The Mayor’s Weekend – event report June 2018
On Saturday 30th June, we invited friends, family and all in the local community to “Eat Your Way Round the World with Muddy Boots”.
We were in the middle of a glorious heat wave and our event was planned for late afternoon to early evening.
The Mayor’s Community Weekend was funded by the National Lottery and we used the grant they gave us for marketing the event and for buying ingredients for our multi-cultural feast and engaging a professional storyteller.
Talented volunteers prepared food from their home countries- we had the most delicious array of dishes with recipes originating from Korea, Pakistan, Nigeria, the Caribbean, Latvia, Moldova, Ireland, the USA, Poland and even South Africa….
You can see the original Muddy Boots garden gallery here.
Winter Renovations 2017/18
As a very slight hint of Spring emerges, the gallery below features a team of Muddy Booters, intent on restoration and renovation in our garden – ready for a new season.
A big thank you to everyone for their help and support, as always.
Looking back at 2017, looking forward to 2018
…one of the garden founder volunteers and his dad, have professionally dodged the rain and freezing conditions to get the work finished and ready in super-quick time for the up-coming events already planned for this new and exciting year ahead in the Muddy Boots garden…read more here!
Article: Richard Broomfield of Broadway Social Enterprise
Broadway Social Enterprise Project, Muddy Boots, is delighted to announce it has bagged £1000 from Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme.
Read our November 30th Press Release here, for more information on our award.
A big thank you to everyone for their support – The Muddy Boots team.
Muddy Boots Buddies – kind words from absent friends!
Maerisa sent us a message from Malaysia…read more here
Everyone can have ‘muddy boots’!
We meet every Thursday morning 9.30 to 12.00 noon behind MIND, 67 Branston Road, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire.
You can get involved by sending us a short message on-line here, or ring John or Chris on 01283 564035.
We all look forward to welcoming you to our project.
- Come and learn how to grow plants from seed or cuttings.
- Use the gardening skills you already have
- Take part in healthy gardening exercise
- Improve your well-being
- Helps you to make new friends
New release for this month on our ever-growing children’s books page!
A Child’s Garden of Verses
Poems by Robert Louis Stevenson
This classic family text, re-published in 2017, from Otter-Barry has a foreword from Alexander McCall Smith, who begins by saying about Stevenson,” He not only knows what children like, but he likes it along with them.”
McCall Smith tells of Stevenson’s childhood in a family of lighthouse engineers, but he suffered from ill-health and spent much time in his sickbed.
May be that it was here that he dreamed and thought of the world beyond. It was also in the Victorian times, when travel to far away places was possible for those with money to spend.
Books for your setting?
We deliver book baskets of deeply discounted, first quality children’s books. Ideal as library starters for young children or as fund-raisers for PTA’s, schools, childcare settings etc. See more details here.