We depend entirely on volunteers to keep the garden running.
As well as helping out with work days (see below) we welcome assistance with running events. Would you like to operate the coconut shy, bake pizzas in our wood-fired oven, organise the snail racing, or serve cream teas? And there’s lots of other jobs beside these. Get in touch (email@example.com) and let us know. All offers of help are welcome – you don’t have to be a member.
All garden members must agree to follow the Garden rules when they join, and these specify that “All members are expected to contribute to the communal nature of the Garden, by staffing the weekend rota, helping with maintenance of the communal areas, assisting at fundraising events, etc”. We ask each plotholder to contribute at least 16 hours of volunteer time per year, to include at least three weekend afternoon rota duties and staffing for at least one event.
Volunteer work sessions take place once a month, from 9am to 12.00, unless otherwise specified. All are welcome to join us to help with jobs ranging from weeding to pond maintenance, woodland conservation, and construction tasks. Tools, gloves and training provided – also refreshments, often with home-made cake!
No need to book, just turn up. Work sessions are open to all, not just garden members, but if you are a member, why not take this opportunity to learn about the jobs at the garden, so that you can then carry on with them in your own time when it suits you.
Dates for 2021 are as follows (all dates are contingent on lockdown rules in force at the time):
- Saturday 27th March
- Saturday 1st May
- Sunday 5th June
- Saturday 3rd July
- Saturday 7th August
- Saturday 4th September
- Saturday 9th October
- Saturday 6th November
- Saturday 4th December
New volunteers are very welcome!
Please remember to wear old clothing and stout footwear – gloves and tools are provided.
For further information please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Read our General Advice page for information about safety in the garden.