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Vegetable Grower

project: Communigrow
  • Park Farm, Bradbourne Lane, Ditton, Aylesford, Kent
  • ME20 6PE
  • 1 - 3
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About the opportunity

Composting, Conservation, Education, Energy, Food, Gardening, Health & Wellbeing, Jobs & Skills, Permaculture, Transition Towns

Participate in full cycle of growing - preparation of soil, weeding and digging, sowing and planting, potting on, watering and maintenance, harvesting, preparing veg boxes, distribution of produce.

Weekly
3
60

Enthusiasm for growing, being part of a community project team, reliable and friendly, energetic and able to work in all weathers. Interest in wild life and conservation.

Weather appropriate clothing and footwear for outdoor work.

About the project

Communigrow is food and farming social enterprise based on land leased from East Malling Research at Ditton, near Maidstone, Kent. It uses ‘Community Supported Agriculture’ (or CSA) to bring people, our community, into all operations and organisation and provides sustainably grown food and otherwise unavailable opportunities to learn and experience growing and farming to anyone living within a 3 mile radius.

Working as a community and with the right support we can build new connections between farm and people, producer and consumer, into a natural form of farming and growing for ourselves. We organise local people, schools and groups through direct contact and encourage all to become involved in all aspects from field to table.
Growing with community groups since 2011 it is this year that we have finalised our charitable purpose through support of the School of Social Entrepreneurs Laurence's start-up fellowship and over 80 local people as friends and customers.
please go to www.communigrow.org.uk  for further information

When

Mon 06 Mar 2017 to Mon 05 Jun 2017
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Volunteering impact

50

Sixth Form students with special educational needs and disabilities on work experience. Other students with disabilities and behavioural problems attend for learning about growing, wildlife and conservation. Being outdoors has a big impact on their well being and behaviour. Home educated children for their project work and social interaction. Adults with learning disabilities and support needs. Scouting groups for support with their badge work. Local residents and volunteers.