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Castlehaven Community Gardening & Maintenance Volunteers

project: Castlehaven Community Gardening
  • Castlehaven Community Association, The Haven, 23 Castlehaven Road, Camden
  • NW1 8RU
  • 5 - 10
See more volunteer opportunities from: Camden

About the opportunity

Composting, Disability, Food, Gardening, Health & Wellbeing, Older People, Parks & Open Spaces, Schools, Wildlife & Conservation, Young People

Get fit. Get active. Get GARDENING. Come and join in every Wednesday from 10:30am to 2:30pm. All are welcome. A variety of gardening, conservation and maintenance tasks are undertaken every week.

Weekly
4
16

Please wear suitable outdoor footwear and clothing. Tools, equipment, refreshments and training will be provided.

About the project

At Castlehaven we have 4 acres of green space just off Camden high street and would love to transform it into a vibrant and loved park space that is rich in biodiversity, that provides opportunities for the community to learn about gardening, food growing and conservation issues.

We run community gardening sessions every Wednesday from 10.30am - 2.30pm, where we focus on gardening and maintenance and encouraging wildlife in and around Castlehaven. 

We are also in the process of developing a new Horticultural Hub, a facility for horticultural education, including a glasshouse, green activities & community volunteering.

Activities:

  • Every Wednesday we have a drop in gardening session from 10.30am - 2.30pm. Come and join in

So far we have:

  • Built raised beds and have been growing fruit, vegetables and herbs.
  • We have been drying herbs for teas and collecting excess fruits for Jam/ jellies.
  • Planted 2 areas with wildflowers
  • Created a woodland edge habitat, we found 6 different bee species
  • We have been propogated plants, taking cuttings and growing from seed

Other activities

  • Walks and talks: Edible plants walk, Tree walk and identification, What is organic gardening? Wildlife walk, Microgardening
  • Gardening with the Camden society
  • Workshops with Ecologists
  • Gardening with the Under 5's drop in
  • Schools environment projects

WE ARE ALSO A ORGANIC VEG BOX PICK UP POINT! - More info @http://vegbox.org.uk/about/

Future projects:

  • Planting an Orchard
  • Wildlife area
  • Green creations- Gardening and arts project with The Camden Society

Castlehaven is a community association that has been working with the most disadvantaged sectors of the community for the last 28 years (e.g. young unemployed, isolated elderly, lone parents etc).

Castlehaven’s mission is to ensure that everybody feels heard, valued & has the opportunity to try &/or learn something new in a positive, supportive environment. We do this by:

- Providing classes, groups and activities for all sections of the community.

- Representing local opinion at local, borough-wide and national forums.

- Exploring and developing innovative and effective ways of promoting social inclusion.

- Developing local solutions to local problems and promoting standards of good practice.

When

Wed 01 Mar 2017 to Wed 17 May 2017
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Volunteering impact

500

We need volunteers to help maintain this important green space in the heart of Camden. The area is used by hundreds of people during the course of the year.