Horticulture Volunteer

  • VO68530


Description

There are many tasks within the horticulture team and members are welcome to be involved in as many or as few as they wish. The team meet in Sugar Acre which is a very quiet and beautiful space, with heated polytunnels.
Design Team: We would welcome people who have an interest in planters and basket design and people who have experience in creating wildflower areas and food growing spaces.
Growing & Nurturing Plants: Seeds, bulbs, cutting divisions and plugs; we grow them all and the company is usually good. This is for people who love plants or would like to learn about them. we also have raised beds for those with limited mobility.
Maintenance: Watering, feeding, pruning, etc. We usually wander around the village in a small group in the early evening when it is quiet and have a chat while tending to the plants. It is a very pretty and friendly place to be.

Organisation aims and objectives

Falkland Gardening Group is a registered charity whose aim is to enhance Falkland, and to improve and maintain the environment of Falkland by using various planting themes throughout the year. They also provide allotments and poly-tunnel space where members are able to grow various produce.

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Minimum 2 hours per fortnight with no minimum commitment.

Restrictions

Experience required: No experience is required as the volunteers will be working with other volunteers who can provide training and support as required. People who have a good knowledge of plants are very welcome but it is not essential that they do. A willingness to offer regular input into one or more of the areas is required, and to be reliable.
Travel details: The group meet in Sugar Acre, which is accessed from the Community Hall car park. Falkland is also accessible by bus , the site is a short walk from the bus stops on the Pleasance.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Expenses are reimbursed at anytime provided a receipt is submitted. This is for agreed purchases only.
Training details: The volunteers will be introduced to other team members and be shown how equipment is used safely, where it is stored, first aid, etc. They will be given a list of planned meeting dates and communication details to keep updated to new projects and events they may choose to be involved in. They will be shown how to manage tasks, for e.g. potting on plants. Written instructions are also left in the polytunnel as a reminder as required in busy periods. Any volunteer who requires this will be offered a named mentor to work alongside. The volunteer can choose the activities they are interested in and if training is required this will be planned with each volunteer and they will be offered 1:1 training. All volunteers work within a small group and share the tasks. Volunteers are not left to work alone.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 5 months ago

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