Volunteering

We’re always delighted to welcome new people to London Road Station gardens, to do routine maintenance, to develop the ornamental garden, to plant up seedlings etc. Members of the partnership can access the garden when they want, but we usually try to meet on a Tuesday or sometimes on a Thursday: our Work Days page above will tell you more.

We’ll also soon be getting going on replanting the Preston Circus planters, and that’s going to need volunteers to plant and water. I’ll be posting soon about meeting times for that project, but do get in touch if you’d like to be involved: pcplanters@hotmail.co.uk

We’ve also found out that there are all kinds of opportunities in Brighton & Hove to get involved in growing projects: two of our favorite organisations, Harvest and Brighton Permaculture Trust, need volunteers. Harvest are looking for people to help with planting and maintainin the inspirational demonstration garden in Preston Park, while Brighton Permaculture Trust and Fork & Dig It both have activities going on at Stamner Park.

I was up in Stamner Park last Tuesday for Brighton Permaculture’s fruit growing course. It’s an oasis of calm and outdoor activity, within walking distance of Brighton (well, just over an hour from London Road Station). We spent an idyllic afternoon wandering around their various orchards up there, and I looked in on Fork & Dig It’s lovely plot: both projects offer wonderful places to work and relax around vegetable growing and other things.

Here are the details:

Harvest: http://www.harvest-bh.org.uk/events, email harvest@bhfood.org.uk or call 01273
431 700. Work will be starting on the Harvest demonstration vegetable garden
in Preston Park and Harvest will be running monthly volunteer days throughout
the growing season. Join us on Friday 25 and/or Monday 28 May (11am-1pm) for some clearingn and planting. Please contact us to let us know if you plan to attend.

Brighton Permaculture Trust There are lots of  opportunities @ BPT for you to get behind the scenes and help with projects and events like Apple Day, Eco Open Houses, and Green Architecture Day, as well as working and learning on BPT’s Permaculture plot and orchards at Stanmer Park. Click here for more.

Fork & Dig It, the organic community growing project up at Stanmer Organics, is looking for volunteers. Help is needed to harvest, weigh and bag produce for their VegShare, and they’re also looking for volunteer organic growers. For VegShare volunteering please contact Emily on 07969 805795 and to volunteer in the garden call Tim on 07766 972915.

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