Planting, harvesting and garden maintenance volunteer

project: Sydenham Garden
  • 35a DeFrene Road Sydenham Lewisham.Located between houses 35 and 37 DeFrene Road
  • SE26 4AB
  • 1 - 10
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About the opportunity

Carbon Reduction, Composting, Conservation, Gardening, Wildlife & Conservation

Volunteer as a garden helper at the De Frene Market Garden, Sydenham, SE London Sydenham Garden is a charity which helps and supports people with mental health issues and promote recovery. We are looking for volunteers to work at the De Frene Market Garden site on Wednesday be-tween 10:30 am and 2:30 pm. This site is approximately a one acre, supporting a large greenhouse, poly tunnels, apple orchard and a number of raised beds. The project is to build a sustainable organic fruit and vegetable garden, aimed to sell the site produce to the local community through our veg box scheme, open days and fairs. The volunteers will be met by warm, friendly and knowledgeable staff that will provide training and instruction as required. The work will cover planting, harvesting and looking after the crops on site, plus helping out in general maintenance and small building projects. You will be able to develop your own skills and technical knowledge in community horticulture as well as bringing your experience and ideas to the project. To get involved please drop an email to [email protected] or call the office on 0208 291 1650


Appropriate outdoor clothing with study shoes and garden gloves if possible.

About the project

Founded in 2002, Sydenham Garden is a registered charity involved in improving the health and well being of residents living in Lewisham, Bromley and south east London. We provide gardening and creative opportunities for our co-workers referred from organisations and health sector agencies.


Mon 01 Jan 2018 to Tue 31 Dec 2019
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Volunteering impact


The work done at the DeFrene Market Garden Site helps support the continuation of therapeutic rehabilitation for co-workers and supply the community with fresh local produce.