Project Greenshare – “Skill-sharing in Greenwich”
Project Category: Informal community group
UPDATE (10 Feb ) – We have Agreed events in ELTHAM Park South – (April 18) THAMESMEAD (June 6) . ALSO – just planning a BIO BLITZ with LWT on sites around KIDBROOKE VILLAGE -date TBC
See below for other possible sites or suggest one !
The project is run by Volunteers active in garden and orchard projects in Greenwich. We wanted to find a way to share skills and resources with other groups. After a year of “dreaming and scheming” – in February 2020 we were granted funding by the national lottery Community Fund -see more at #CelebrateNationalLottery25
This funding will be spread thin – but will pay a little towards workshop costs (leader fee (if needed), publicity and donation to venue) for six “skillsharing” workshops – during Spring and Summer 2020.
The focus is on practical skills that can support people setting up or managing a variety of ‘green spaces’ . From a neighbourhood flower bed to park, orchard or woodland. Once we have heard from groups and individuals we can decide exactly which skills people may need or want to learn – and we would love to see volunteers of all ages sharing and learning skills.
This is also an opportunity to share skills and resources -where appropriate – amongst established groups that manage – or seek to manage – community and school gardens, estate flower beds, parks, woodlands, forest school sites. (eg seed, donated plants, saplings, mulch)
New to gardening and conservation ?
Where possible we want to offer an introduction to people new to conservation and gardening – and the skillshare workshops could ideally connect them to local sites and volunteering opportunities.
Partnership (February 2020)
Get in touch – if you can help promote the project or bring people along to a workshop.
UPDATE (10 Feb ) – We have Agreed events in ELTHAM Park South – (April 18) THAMESMEAD (June 6) . Just firming up PLUMSTEAD / SHOOTERS HILL @ Woodlands Farm- (July date tbc)
Interest also from Friends of Maryon Park /Community Garden and Mycenae House Garden , Kidbrooke Village
Are you involved in a Park Friends group, Wildlife Action, school and community garden, orchard or Woodland ? We are looking for partners who are interested to host or simply promote a skillsharing workshop on various local sites in Greenwich – in March, May, June, July or September 2020. We will lead (or collaborate if you prefer ) on promoting and running the event. Do get in touch.