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Community Allotment volunteer with Brighton and Hove Organic Gardening Group (BHOGG)

Nevill

About this volunteering opportunity


 



On Sundays in the spring, summer and autumn from 11 a.m. to about 1 pm joining a team of volunteers of all ages in cultivating three organic allotments organically. It is in a beautiful location that is described on the website



The volunteer work involves joining in the community project where we share our experience, the cultivation and the crops that are produced with all those who work on the allotments. All the equipment is provided and it is suitable for healthy people from 25 to 85, though some come with young families. 



At the Spring and Autumn equinoxes and at the Summer and winter solstices we organise social events, while during the year more formal training in organic gardening is provided for those who want to know more. Each Sunday there can be from 10 to 30 of us, depending on the weather and time of year, some constant gardeners others dipping in and out on occasion.



Ideally come as often as you can, but you will be welcome to join in on any Sunday.


About this organisation

Brighton and Hove Organic Gardening Group (BHOGG) is run by volunteers that share their knowledge, support the organic cause in the local area and inspire more people to garden organically. We show that it can be easy, fun and rewarding.

We have three community allotments and welcome more people coming and joining in. Try it out by coming and join us on Sundays 11am to 1pm on the Weald Allotment, Hove.

If you enjoy the glorious experience become a member with many benefits £10 and £5 unwaged

Induction, training and support offered with this opportunity


 



Any induction, training and support will be provided onsite at the Weald Allotment site. Additionally, there are opportunities to attend a wide range of events and training on organic gardening organised by the wider Organic Gardeners Group ( BHOGG). There is a wide range of literature that can be shared, while there is a wealth of experience among the gardeners in the Organic Gardening Group.    



                       This is a voluntary community effort so our community allotment about everyone sharing, becoming members and joining in rather expecting some service provision with paid staff.



 


Skills or experience needed for this opportunity


 



The key skills required  are a willingness to join in with others, a desire to share the enjoyable and more challenging elements of gardening and a determination to have fun.



Teamwork is a key element, while we all enjoy each others company and the social side at special events.



It is important to want to garden organically and to garden organically on the allotment site. If you bring skills with you, so much the better, but we are happy to involve novices. We all started organic gardening at some stage. 



After a trial period of a month or so we would then ask you to become a member of the Organic Gardening Group



 



The contact person for this opportunity is Alan Phillips, 07760188013

  • Expenses are NOT paid for this opportunity.
  • This opportunity is NOT fully wheelchair accessible.
  • Assistance with childcare is NOT available for this opportunity.

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