Mud, mud glorious MUD!


By 2020 Tricia Thomas

Mud, mud glorious MUD!

I answered the call for volunteers this week to help with cobbing on the sustainable building going up at Longlands Care Farm at Whitbourne.

Cobbing involves getting a mix of clay, sand and straw onto straw bale walls – its harder than you might think, as messy as you might think but rather therapeutic – and it is great to be involved!

Right on the Herefordshire Worcestershire borders, Longlands Care Farm is a unique place offering an alternative to mainstream education to 11 to 18 year olds. Founder Julia Evans is an inspiration and it is her vision that provides an ecologically based environment of learning, kindness and normality to young people whose lives are often complex and chaotic.

Read Aston’s story as a testament to Longlands’ good work.

Must dash, I’m off for a second day of cobbing!