Friday, 8 April 2016

Organiclea Buddy Scheme


Organiclea Buddy Scheme needs volunteer gardeners

Organiclea is looking for volunteer support gardeners at Hawkwood Community Plant Nursery to ‘buddy’ other volunteers who have higher support needs.

Now in its fourth year, Organiclea’s Buddy Scheme trains volunteers to support others to participate in gardening at Hawkwood Community Plant Nursery.

Organiclea is growing people as well as plants and are able to welcome a diversity of volunteers because of the support given by volunteer buddies. Buddy gardeners support volunteers with learning and physical difficulties, language barriers and ill mental health.

Through the training session and practical experience, buddy gardeners will explore permaculture, community, how to create an inclusive atmosphere and the therapeutic benefits of working in nature and community.

This year, Organiclea will run the scheme 3 times, each lasting 12 weeks on the following dates;
  • Week Commencing 25th April - w/c 13th July (Training on Weds 20th Apr)
  • Week commencing 27th June - w/c 12th Sept (Training on Weds 22nd June)
  • Week commencing 29th Aug – w/c 14th Nov (Training on Weds 24th Aug)
There is an option to get involved on either Tuesdays (1-5pm) or on Wednesdays (10-5pm with lunch provided) so please specify which day you prefer.

Please note that you must be available to attend training dates specified above before you begin as a Volunteer Buddy.

To join or for more information
Contact Farook , 020 8524 4994 or  

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