Hawick Community Garden Volunteers

  • VO75533


Description

Abundant Borders is creating a network of Community Food Gardens across the Scottish Borders to help those wishing to grow food who do not otherwise have access to growing space.

Our aim is to encourage people to be confident about growing healthy own-grown food for themselves to supplement their diet and reduce food poverty, to feel part of a community and reduce the number of those experiencing isolation.
We will grow food which can be donated to those in immediate need and offer volunteering opportunities to those looking to gain new skills.

If you have a few hours spare and enjoy working with others in encouraging them to develop their skills we would love you to hear from you.
We are looking for volunteers to help and encourage people in the planting and care of fruit and vegetables, to offer the chance for social interaction with others and continue to develop the Community Garden.
Activities cover all aspects of gardening, maintenance tasks like watering and weeding and activities to encourage wildlife and conservation. There are tasks to suit a range of abilities.

Organisation aims and objectives

Abundant Borders was created to help those experiencing food insecurity in The Scottish Borders by creating a network of local food production sites across the region. These sites serve as training bases to teach the skills needed to grow food in small areas; act as hubs for those wishing to grow food who do not otherwise have access to growing space; will produce food which can be donated to those in immediate need; return unused/neglected or under used sites to create a community asset; offer volunteering opportunities to those looking to gain new skills.

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Restrictions

Experience required: All the tools you need are supplied, we can even supply boots and waterproofs if you need them…… and there is always tea and biscuits on hand! No experience required, just enthusiasm! It is friendly, fun and relaxed.
Travel details: Hawick Community Forest Garden, 48 High Street, Hawick.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel Expenses up to a maximum of £15 per return journey.
Taster available: Yes
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

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