Description

We seek assistance in the garden with horticultural activities, tea and coffee making, wood storing/collection, building garden structures and involvement in our various carbon saving projects.

Volunteering at the Peebles CAN community garden has been ongoing for several years, and offers a broad range of opportunities, including:
Planting – sowing seeds, transplanting seedlings, feeding and watering plants
Plant care – variety of activities, such as pruning tomatoes and fruit bushes, earthing up potatoes, cultivating runners
Maintaining the garden – weeding, raking, edging beds, putting up protective netting structures, building a brash hedge, willow weaving, composting, strimming and mowing
Woodwork – building structures for the garden, bordering patches, maintaining the yurt, and building netting frames.
Tea and Coffee is made on the camp stove and is offered during volunteer sessions.
All our tasks are seasonal, so jobs to do in the garden are always changing!

Volunteer sessions at the community garden are delivered on weekdays, please check our website for times.
We can also work with volunteers (such as Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme) who are interested in taking on a larger volunteer “contract” with us. Please get in touch to discuss.
Everyone is encouraged to take a harvest from the garden away with them!

We also offer a range of activities relating to carbon saving such as an Eco Driving Course, Bike Ability Workshop and Zoom Cooking Lessons as part of our Climate Challenge Funded project, ‘The Road to Carbon Reduction.’ The project is active until April 2022

Organisation aims and objectives

Peebles Community Action Network aims to support the community by creating a strong network of volunteers. We are currently running a project funded by The Climate Challenge Fund. Our project ‘The Road to Carbon Reduction’ offers Volunteering opportunities in our community garden and at our market stall selling produce. We host events in the garden like ‘Pick your own Harvest Days’, ‘Skill Share’ and Community Meals. We are also offering Eco Driving School, Bike Ability Workshops and Zoom cooking lessons with all ingredients delivered to you. There is lots to get involved with and we look forward to delivering the project over the next 2 years.

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Restrictions

Experience required: No Skills or experience is required, we are all learning together.
Travel details: Peebles CAN Community Garden

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses are not paid but volunteers are welcome to take produce from the garden.
Taster available: Yes
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 3 months ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.