"Planting Up" community garden volunteers wanted
Planting Up - Milton Keynes
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The Planting Up project (PlantingUp.co.uk) is building a community garden at Westbury Arts Centre (in Shenley Wood) to give MK residents a safe, welcoming and educational place for people to enjoy being outside together, “muck in” with some organic “no-dig” gardening methods and to connect with Art, Nature, Food and each other.
In the long term, we expect local families, schools and groups to visit the house and gardens and join our project to learn more about growing your own food, about permaculture and recycling, to help us create wildlife habitats that encourage biodiversity in the garden, and for us all to benefit from the organic produce we grow.
Our focus on permaculture means that we will be recycling, reusing materials, and keeping to local resources - helping to save money, protect the environment and help to reduce our carbon footprint.
There are two areas that we need volunteer help with:
1.) Gardening to help maintain the gardens
2.) With admin and marketing to help promote the project in MK
Westbury Arts Centre
No skills needed, just a willingness to get involved and learn on the job!
SOCIAL BENEFITS - Gain a new group of friends and a wider community-spirited social network to connect and share skills & food with.
HEALTH BENEFITS - Enjoy the fresh air and good feeling you get from low impact exercise work in the garden and eating fresh, home-grown produce.
WELL-BEING BENEFITS - Achieve that amazing feeling of growing your own (organic) food; sharing in something meaningful with others and taking time out of our busy lives to re-connect with Nature, Art, Food and our neighbours.
LEARNING BENEFITS - Learn how to grow your own food, recycle and generally become more self-sufficient or skilled in whatever you want to focus on, just from getting involved!
18 and over,21 and over
Administration,Community Work,Gardening,Marketing, PR & Media,Practical Work & DIY,Environmental,Outdoors
We welcome and/or have the resources to support: