Garden Volunteer-Craigmillar Growers

  • VO84702


Description

Craigmillar Growers is establishing a network of community gardens for local residents to grow vegetables and fruit together. Produce is shared among participants, used for cooking regular community meals, and donated to local community food projects, addressing food insecurity in deprived neighbourhoods. As a volunteer, you would assist with supervising work sessions, delivering gardening workshops and contributing to the development and growth of the project.

Organisation aims and objectives

The Community Alliance Trust is a community-led organisation which exist to benefit the community of the Greater Craigmillar area of Edinburgh fallowing the principles of sustainable development. It does this by: Developing community assets and new social enterprise initiatives in the local community, Taking their lead from the community in planning and implementing their projects.

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4 hours per week during the growing season (March-September)

Restrictions

Experience required: Essential: vegetable gardening; interest in ecology and local/sustainable food; interpersonal and communication skills; awareness of social inclusion issues; organising and delegating practical tasks. Advantageous: knowledge of local area; cooking with seasonal produce; video production; community work
Travel details: We are based at the White House, 70 Niddrie Mains Road, which is on Lothian Bus routes 2, 14 and 30. Our other garden is at Bristo Church, a 5 minute walk away on Peffermill Road. We are planning to start other gardens in the area, which could be accessed by bike or on foot.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: All expenses claims must be agreed in advance with CAT managers. Receipts should be submitted with a covering letter or email. Expenses are paid by bank transfer.
Taster available: Yes
Training details: Prospective volunteers will need to register as participants, sign up to a risk assessment and safer spaces agreement, and attend gardening sessions regularly. Training is provided by the community gardener in the context of gardening sessions and workshops, and after a trial period we can discuss roles and responsibilities as a volunteer. CAT will pay for First Aid training, PVG checks etc if required for volunteers in positions of responsibility.
Support: Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated a month ago

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