Community Gardener Application form

Could you be our next community gardener? 

We are looking for people to help us get more people growing on the estate and taking control of their garden.

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Project Details

We are looking for either individual people, charities or organisations quotes to run weekly gardening and outreach workshops from at least April until October 2017 (6 months).but this could be extended if we are successful with our funding bids.

The workshops would average 4 hours a week and generally divided between work in the garden and workshops aimed at encouraging growing and planting on the estate.

If you are interested, please download the brief and application form, complete it and send it back us at deynsford@gmail.com by Friday 31st March 2017 at 5pm.

A full description of the role is available in the Community Gardener Workshop Brief and Application form but below is a summary of what we are looking for.

The main roles of the community gardener are:

  1. To plan and lead weekly after-school gardening activities in the Secret Garden and on the estate.
  2. To run food growing sessions and encourage residents to grow food in their balcony/garden.
  3. Working to develop some green spaces / pocket gardens around the public areas of the estate and involve more residents in this.
  4. Increasing awareness of the benefits of gardening, and getting more people involved in growing food and plants on the estate and in the Secret Garden.
D'Eynsford Secret Garden
Some of the 2016 crop from the Secret Garden.

Key responsibilities would include:

  • Preparing, planning and delivering gardening activities sessions aimed at a wide range of abilities and ages, but probably more focused on families and less experienced gardeners.
  • Working with the Garden Committee to set out monthly plans for the Secret Garden and gardening on the estate. This would include a plan to grow/sow/harvest produce and to develop the potential of Secret Garden
  • Developing green spaces out on the estate, consulting with residents and getting new people involved
  • Promoting and advertising the Secret Garden and growing on the estate workshops, and getting more residents and local people involved.
  • Liaising with the volunteers in the garden who also use the garden but may not come to the weekly workshops. (At present the garden is also open for more serious gardeners on a Sunday. It is important that there is continuity of the growing plan and communication between all volunteers so that the hard work of one group is not dug up in the next session!)
  • Enabling people to develop their gardening skills.

A full list of responsibilities is available on the application form.

Click here to download the brief and application form.

If you are interested, please download the brief and application form, complete it and send it back us at deynsford@gmail.com by Friday 31st March 2017 at 5pm.

If you have any questions at all about the project, or want to come and see the Secret Garden and the estate, please contact:

Kate Traynor (07989 377407) 

Tom Leighton (07939 250935)

or email us (deynsford@gmail.com).

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