The garden has become a beautiful part of our town, because of the amazing volunteers that make it happen.
If you fancy volunteering your time, then there is something to suit everyone! We meet every Sunday 11-1, but someone can often be found pottering about on other days. Please get in touch, if you fancy joining in or want to know more.
This is currently suspended until the current health crisis allows us to meet in groups, please read our blog to keep up to date.
A snapshot of our daily and weekly activities:
Water garden /yard/on days it doesn’t rain May to Oct
Litter pick each morning
Put away cars, dinosaurs etc
Top up bee and animal water containers
Pick beans/peas/tomatoes/courgettes when ready
Liquid feed all plants in garden and patio (each ‘volunteers day’)
Take offshoots off tomato plants
Pull up weeds in garden
Check plants for aphids/eggs and remove
Check book tree: for ongoing book levels and damage
Blooming Old Gardener Blog
As well as the daily/weekly tasks, there is a whole feast of things that need to be done.
Creative: Designing and creating new things to decorate the garden. Each year we have a theme, sometimes several! This allows you to get creative and bring some fun ideas to life.
Practical: From basic woodwork, to wheelbarrow wielding, there is a LOT to do on the practical front.
Friendly: We never underestimate the skills it takes to just talk to people, make a brew and build on our amazing community spirit.
Funding: Funding allows us to create an even more vibrant and creative community, so any bid writing or fundraising skills are appreciated.
Donating: If you or a local business that wants to donate money or materials to help us build a better garden, then let us know.
Social: We do a lot online, from blogging to twittering, so if you have any digital skills, then we can use you.
If you have skills to offer than please do get in touch, but please don't feel you have to be an expert in anything to join in. Volunteering isn't just limited to the Sunday 11-1 slot, we can always work around that, if you have other commitments.