Project Greenshare – “Skill-sharing in Greenwich”

Project Category: Informal community groupProject Tags: Volunteering, Community, Gardening, Education and Older People

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    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. 





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