A Typical Day

A Typical Day at Earthworks

Have a look at what a typical day looks like.


What to Expect

Jobs and activities at Earthworks change with the seasons but every day here follows a familiar routine. 

There are lots and lots of different things to do and learn at Earthworks - everything from planting seeds to helping with construction projects. The staff and volunteers are always at hand to help you to enjoy your favourite jobs and to learn new things. We all work together and everyone is supported to take part in a way that is most suitable for them. Although the jobs change, each day follows the same basic routine.

Have a look at the timeline below:


Earthworks Opens

Earthworkers and volunteers arrive at the site ready to start the first work session of the day. Staff members help people to get ready and support the group to start various jobs and activities.

Tea Break

After a busy morning it's time for tea! If the weather is nice we can sit out in the garden, otherwise we can warm up in the cosy Warren building beside the log burning stove. Everyone enjoys a cuppa and a chat together.

Back to Work

The second work session of the day begins as the group return to their activities or start new ones.

Lunch Break

Everyone has no doubt worked up an appetite following a busy morning out in the gardens! Now we can tuck into our packed lunches that we have brought from home, Earthworks will provide another hot drink. This is a nice time to socialise and have a catch-up with our friends too.

Afternoon Work Session

Back to work again! We might have a job to finish or we could start something new.

Home Time

Earthworks closes at 3pm. Earthworks staff help the group to get ready to leave. Some people like to fill out a daily diary sheet to record the jobs that they have worked on during the day then we change out of our muddy boots and make our way home.