By Elly Kinross
It is a lovely time of year to be in our community gardens; celebrate being out of doors with other people, growing food! Volunteering gives you the opportunity to be part of a great team, get some gentle exercise and work with others in your local area. You can learn new growing tips and share your own skills. There are loads of ways of getting involved; we need gardeners, fund raisers, events organisers and management committee. Visit your local garden to join in and spread the word to others who are keen to get outdoors.
Broomhill Community Garden, Burntisland
Help us with: planting and sowing, watering and weeding and get a share of the produce to take away! Broomhill Gardens Community Group (BGCG) looks after the community area of Broomhill Gardens in Burntisland. At present the plot is shared between Fife Diet, Floral Action Burntisland, Aberdour Playgroup and BGCG. There is lots of scope for further developments. BGCG and Fife Diet have volunteer sessions throughout the summer, so keep an eye on the site for announcements.
Broomhill Gardens Kid’s Club
If you want to gain experience working with children outdoors, Fife Diet and BGCG are also looking for volunteers to help with the Kids’ Gardening Club at Broomhill Gardens in Burntisland. The club runs from February until October every Tuesday from 3:30pm until 4:30 pm. The club is a friendly and social group of parents, volunteers and children aged between 1 and 8. A facilitator runs the fun, creative activities and the club is also parent-supervised. This means that volunteers are not responsible for the children at any time.
The Kaleyard, Beveridge Park, Kirkcaldy
The Kaleyard is the result of a collaboration between The Beveridge Park Development Group, Fife Diet and Fife Council. The wildlife garden allows volunteers to learn about habitat creation and the food garden provides the oportunity to learn how to grow your own edibles, all in the beautiful setting of Beveridge Park, Kirkcaldy. Open to all are our volunteer sessions, they will be happening regularly throughout the summer. Notice of the exact time and day will be published in advance.
Unlimited Access for Friends of the Kaleyard
In exchange for your commitment to regular volunteering you can become a Friend of the Kaleyard. Friends of the Kaleyard have unlimited access to the food garden between 9am and 8pm seven days a week. As a Friend of the Kaleyard you can also become a committee member. The committee members support the Kaleyard through management decisions, fundraising and through the facilitating of one 2 hour weekend volunteer session within the garden once every 5 to 6 weeks on a rota system.
If you are travelling to the Kaleyard by car please use the main Beveridge Park Car Park.
Try out our upcoming sessions:
In the first instance for all enquiries get in touch with Elly on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01592 871371