Supporting positive relationships with pupils alongside developing a community garden - a climate responsive action and desire to bring generations together across the community. Activities will include establishing the growing area as a sustainable asset.
Role Description :To work with young people from the school in small groups or one-to-one basis if required.
Share interest, enthusiasm and learning around growing plants (both edible and attractive), supporting the development of the school garden project and re-wilding while building positive relationships with the children and young people involved. In time this may also lead to opportunities around recipes and cooking as well as reducing waste / zero waste ambition, supporting the town centre gardening volunteers with flowers grown, a small orchard, tree planting and tackling local food poverty as possible.
Meeting people and spending time with different age groups – sharing experiences and enjoying time together and learning with / from each other.
Some digital connections may be used initially, but this can be worked around.
A community volunteer is also being sought to support intergenerational work involving school pupils as part of a core development group.
Again, some digital connections may be used initially, but this can be worked around.
Note: Some other supporting volunteer roles may be available for the garden project generally – including tree planting, building raised beds for the polytunnel, advice and support to plan planting and practical elements of the project and supporting the care and maintenance of the garden over school holiday times.
Patience and a sense of fun.
Interest in engaging with younger people.
Desirable / Particularly useful – an interest or experience in gardening. Previous experience of a community garden.
Interest / previous experience connected to sustainable growing – “Plant to Plate”.
Interest / experience in cooking fresh ingredients.
Interest in all the above with commitment to reducing waste and negative impacts on the environment.
Previous experience in working with children and/or young people.
Ability to engage in tasks and activities relating to gardening in the polytunnel sited on campus grounds and other places as required according to Covid restrictions.
Training and support will be given around the intergenerational work.