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Volunteer Development Scotland Ltd. (also known as Volunteer Scotland).
Charity registered in Scotland SC013740 and a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland, No. SC106743. Our registered Office is Jubilee House, Forthside Way, Stirling. FK8 1QZ

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Gardening Volunteers

To help maintain a Community Garden with the opportunity to harvest organic fruit and vegetables when they are ready to eat. To improve your health and well-being and gain confidence in growing food.

Role Description

Our volunteer work involves weeding and preparing the beds and ground for planting; watering the garden and polytunnel; pruning and propagation of fruit bushes and fruit trees; mowing the grass; planting seedlings and re-potting plants; harvesting fruit and vegetables; filling up the water butts; tidying of sheds/tools; recording harvests; preparation of veg/fruit boxes; harvesting the orchards; topping up compost on beds; rotating the 3 compost beds; helping others in the garden; sharing knowledge and ideas to improve the garden; reporting any damage to the garden; help with fundraising.

Experience required

No skills or experience is required as we will support you to learn how to grow your own fruit/vegetables or those in the Community garden. We will help you gain skills and confidence in growing produce.
If you have any gardening skills/experience in any of the above roles described that will be a great help to run the garden but is not a necessity to volunteer in our community garden.

Travel details

St Ronan's Primary School, St Ronan's Road, Innerleithen, Scottish Borders

Training details

We will orientate you to the Community Garden and where all the tools, etc are kept.
Give guidance on how to grow fruit and vegetables and companion planting, etc. Give instructions on how and when to harvest.

Taster available

Minimum age: 2
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Frequency & commitment
Timings 10am - 7pm