Polbeth and West Calder Community Garden SCIO

Charity registered in Scotland SC043818

We are a group working to develop a community garden for everyone from Polbeth and West Calder and the surrounding areas in West Lothian.

Our aim is to provide an opportunity for local people, schools and community groups to grow fruit and vegetables and take part in a range of outdoor leisure activities.

1 The organisation is established for charitable purposes only, and in particular, the objects are:
1.1 to advance; environmental protection and improvement by promoting the benefits of and demonstrating a range of good environmental and horticultural practices such as organic growing, forest and wildlife gardening, composting, and through reducing, re-using and recycling of resources.
1.2 to advance; education particularly in horticultural and ecological matters, by encouraging and teaching a range of outdoor skills and pursuits, promoting the benefits of the natural environment and living more sustainably.
1.3 to advance; health and well-being through improved access to an outdoor environment; promoting an active lifestyle through gardening and other outdoor leisure pursuits; promoting the benefits of growing and eating seasonal, nutritious, affordable food; volunteering and social interaction.

Current opportunity

The Assistant Team Leader for Project Grow will be trained in volunteer management and horticulture. This is an excellent opportunity to boost your employability skills, meet new people and contribute to your community. Polbeth and West Calder Community Garden is an award winning community hub. The successful candidate will work alongside an experienced gardener at the community garden with the goal of growing flowers for hanging baskets and planters which will displayed around West Calder and Polbeth. Any specific interests will be encouraged where possible and there are opportunities to be involved in other projects based at the garden such as growing vegetables, education and our workshop. The successful candidate will receive first aid training. They will also learn about horticulture, tool maintenance, risk assessments, volunteer management, and leadership.