Regular Help

Heritage Hub Community Gardeners

The Gloucestershire Heritage Hub on Clarence Row, Alvin Street has recently developed an attractive, accessible and wildlife friendly community garden. Over the last few weeks borders have been dug and plants planted, and we now need volunteers to keep these areas free of weeds.

What's involved?

We need a few people to come regularly – maybe once a week or once a fortnight to do some basic weeding and tidying that all gardens need to keep them in tip top condition. The boarders are at ground level rather than being raised up, but there is nothing that requires back breaking toil.

 

We can supply the tools that you’ll need and you can come along at a time to suit you during our normal opening hours (Monday-Friday 9-4.30, and the first Saturday of each month.) We hope to put together a small team of volunteers to be our maintenance team, but you can all come at different time, or co-ordinate together if you fancy a chat. We can also provide parking if necessary as well.

 

If you want any more information before committing to this volunteering challenge please email Ally on  ally.mcconnell@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Why get involved?

This is a great opportunity to help maintain the ShrubHub Community garden, the focus of the outdoor space at Gloucestershire Archive’s Heritage Hub. The garden will be a tranquil place to relax, take a break from research or simply to watch wildlife and nature go about its day. And we do hope that there will be lots of wildlife in our garden. Our planting is bee and insect friendly and in turn we hope that will encourage in birds (the site is popular with Blackbirds and we’ve already had one enthusiastic pair raise two broods with us this season) and maybe, just maybe the odd hedgehog.

 

Time spent outdoors and engaged with nature is excellent at boosting mental and emotional health and the weeding should be a good bit of gentle exercise as well. There’ll be a chance to chat with other users of the Archives and with the other garden helpers if you want to co-ordinate with them and of course there are facilities for a refreshing cup of tea afterwards (and Roots café is practically next door if you want that slice of cake as well.)

 

This is a flexible volunteering opportunity as well – you can vary the times and days that you come within our opening hours, so if you’d like a regular volunteering commitment that doesn’t have to have a regular pattern this one is for you.

How to get involved?

  1. Sign into your account or sign up to Volunteer Makers.
  2. Accept the challenge
  3. Wait for a reply from the Gloucestershire Archives.

Ideal Skills

  • Conservation
  • Gardening
  • Maintenance and Repair
  • Project Management
  • Working independently

Ideal Interests

  • Community Work
  • Conservation
  • Creative and Arts

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