Each year we run gardening competitions across London and this year we are launching a new Community Garden Competition across all London. We are looking for sponsorship and entrants to the competition.
Whilst sitting on my balcony I realised the potential of all underused and non used balconies for greening, living and creating a little haven for wildlife by looking at my neighbours – most of them are empty, used as storage or rarely used for planting. This is when I started Read more [...]
Stonehill Community Garden provides outdoor learning experiences for diverse groups. We provide a safe space where families, groups and individuals can come to enjoy nature, learn about sustainable gardening and meet new people and socialise. Our aim is to build self confidence and create connections between diverse groups in society, Read more [...]
This project is aimed at raising the health and ecological benefits of apples, we have already had two projects days which included foraging and picking wild applies and holding and Apple day to recruit people in the Breightmet area of Bolton who will receive a free Apple tree in the Read more [...]
An experiment in micro funding, where people come together, pitch ideas, eat soup and vote on the project they think will most benefit the Truro community.
As one of the few areas harbouring natural chalk downland, this project will see an area of scrub and ruderals restored into a wildlife haven of diverse chalk grassland, using seed of local provenance for sowing and growing plug plants. These activities will be undertaken by our volunteers. This will involve scrub Read more [...]
This is a large grassed area, the local council have given it to us provided we can turn it into something wonderful for our community. We have so far made a beautiful top garden, 3 large high planters for wheelchair users, 4 giant tractor tyres for children, these are all Read more [...]
Nexus is a District Special Needs School which educates students aged 2.5 -19 years of age with moderate to complex Learning Difficulties. We also have students with additional complex Physical Disabilities. We moved in September 2017 into new premises in order to double in size. At the new premise we Read more [...]
New Scotland Hill Primary School is very passionate about creating a sensory garden for all of its pupils to enjoy. A sensory garden is a fun educational tool that allows children to explore and learn about their senses and nature, and generally interact with the environment around them. We hope the Read more [...]
Surplus with Purpose collects surplus fruit and veg from allotments, gardens and hedgerows and distributes it to people and places that could use a little help. We build partnerships with community fridge organisers, care homes and homeless shelters.
Our forest garden was started in 2016 after a patch of abandoned allotments, fast turning into a woodland choked by rampant undergrowth, was discovered in the Pevensey area. With the help of grants from Wealden District Council and Pevensey Parish Council, and a small but dedicated band of volunteers, we Read more [...]
Our Families Go Wild programme is funded by Reaching Communities – The Big Lottery. Families get involved in gardening, animal care, healthy cooking, general maintenance, and other related activities at the farm. Sessions run every Saturday from 11.30am – 1pm.
We are a community growing project, part of the Hope Charity and Hope social enterprise, based in Northampton, UK. We grow healthy fruit and veg for use in various food projects also run by Hope in Northampton, supporting people affected by poverty and homelessness: a day centre, food bank and Read more [...]
We are a large primary school in a busy town. We are recreating our own vegetable garden and Eco system. The children will be responsible to grow, cultivate and harvest their own food. This will result in them being able to design and create their own meals within the home Read more [...]
Heeley City Farm is a community farm in Heeley, Sheffield. Founded over 30 years ago, it began with £20 in the bank, donated saplings and flower seeds, a hut and a goat and masses of help from enthusiastic local people. It now employs over 50 people, many who live near Read more [...]
Holt Wood Herbs is a medicinal tree and shrub project based in North Devon. Started by a medical herbalist and her partner, Holt Wood has been transformed from a redundant conifer plantation to a medicinal forest garden.
Through Harmony Woods, our new and evolving community woodland, and associated growing gardens we teach care for and understanding of the natural environment and how our actions impact on it for better and for worse, locally and globally. We provide opportunities for volunteering, learning, training, enjoyment and enhanced well-being. It Read more [...]
To create a new Bog Garden with dipping pools at a neglected area in the park. The site is in a lovely shaded glade surrounded by trees and a bluebell bank. It is on a natural water course with moderately damp and very wet areas. It has a lot of dappled shade and some Read more [...]
Opened in April 2018, the garden is hidden between Hindrey Road and Tolsford road and is run by a volunteer group of local residents. Communal gardening in raised beds and wicking beds. The communal garden boasts raised beds and is a place to meet neighbours and have a chat. There Read more [...]
Volunteer Friday! Come and help us build and grow at the Eco Park in Porthtowan every Friday. Followed by a free lunch. Volunteer Friday is a great opportunity to get out on the land and meet new people in a beautiful cliff top location. We welcome long term volunteers or Read more [...]
An ongoing project to transform an underused community space into a small urban woodland garden that will be used as an outdoor classroom and green community space. Avant-Gardening has developed the project in partnership with Fair Community Housing Services, Tower Bridge Primary School and Snowsfields Primary School. This is part Read more [...]
Your Pint Can is back for it’s second year, with Carling and Wetherspoon teaming up again to support local community projects across the UK. All you need to do is buy a pint of Carling from your local Wetherspoon pub, then nominate a local project before the 31st August and Read more [...]
Off Grid is an ethical, eco-political community festival run by volunteers for social change, and exists to bring people together who want to build community, share information about agriculture and land rights, off grid technology and energy production, environmental issues, governmental structures, and the financial system, and it gives participants Read more [...]
Have you ever made Bunting on the Beach? We are and we want you to join in! On the 24th June we shall be holding a workshop on the beach making a mile of bunting that will be use to line the route the Carnival will take. There will also Read more [...]
We are helping the fantastic volunteers behind East Morton Community Shop to improve the environment around them! Creating a series of “Living Walls” with volunteers. Attracting wildlife and conversation!
Volunteers Yeah – Training online and offline that builds our skills for involving people in the projects and causes we believe in. Facebook | Twitter | Live Online FAQs Involving volunteers? One hour sessions to improve the way we involve volunteers and make our lives easier… What’s your burning question Read more [...]
We’re thrilled to announce a new project, Jacksons Grow, which has been funded by the People’s Postcode Lottery in order to engage local residents within the community and to create environmental change. Jacksons Grow will be a volunteer-led project that will give local residents the opportunity to develop new skills Read more [...]
The UK Youth Climate Coalition are recruiting! Are you looking for an exciting volunteering opportunity? Are you aged between 18 and 29? Do you want to meet great people, develop new skills and be part of the global movement to stop climate change? Who are we? UKYCC is a youth Read more [...]
This project will make the existing school garden area an accessible, fun learning environment. We would like our children to learn the process of growing food, recycling, sustainable living and how to look after both plants and equipment. Our catchment is urban and many children do not have access to Read more [...]
Our aim is to grow fresh and healthy vegetables in our community garden to complement our healthy living project, we will be growing these vegetables, cook in our community kitchen and eat in our community centre, we will also be using this to teach gardening and other skills to our users enabling them Read more [...]
Looking at improving, using and learning from our herb garden. Making scalable items from the herbs produced to fund further community work on the estate. We will train 5 local residents in Food Hygiene Level 2 so they can utilise the herbs being grown to make interesting and unusual products Read more [...]
This project funded through the Greggs Foundation Environmental Grant is working with children from Victoria School, Feltham on the Muddy Footprints Challenge to examine the impact of litter in parks and open spaces on people and wildlife. We plan to audit the rubbish in the parks around the schools to gather Read more [...]
Plot 22 is a Community Allotment and one of the projects provided is Community Sundays. We want to increase the diversity of local people who come to Plot 22. We are offering: a) Two facilitated taster sessions for up to 10 people (and their children), where participants: plant, care for, harvest Read more [...]
Free weekly gardening sessions, with an emphasis on growing and caring for plants using a combination of permaculture and traditional gardening methods. Thursdays 10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm & Saturdays 11am-3pm. No experience necessary. Not suitable for children.
We have created a rooftop garden on one of our buildings on the Newcastle University campus. We will use the space to grow fresh produce and to keep bees. The garden will be managed by student volunteers and we will look to link up with community groups and deliver workshops to Read more [...]
An urban edible garden on the grounds of a primary school in North Colchester.
Were creating the first-ever community eco-hostel in London. The vision is: A hostel in London where people who share values of social change, sustainability and wellbeing can connect and inspire each other. The hostel is a non-profit social enterprise. We plan to reinvest any surplus to offer people who do Read more [...]
We are an allotment society in Shipley, West Yorkshire, currently developing a community garden. We receive a Greggs Foundation Environment Grant which is really helping us to develop the site. Find out more or even apply for a plot at http://northcliffe.btck.co.uk/
Woodcroft Wildspace is an educational wildspace for the benefit of the whole of Enfield. The Downes Court entrance has been closed off for many years resulting in it being overgrown and disused. It was re-opened in January 2018 and has been prepared for this project by the community volunteers installing Read more [...]
Access Dorset is a registered charity organised and ran by disabled people, older people and carers. We have created a vibrant community resource at The Bridge in Bournemouth where we and our partners deliver a combination of diverse activities focused on tackling isolation and exclusion; promote independence and equality; empower people Read more [...]
We are a Residents’ Association covering 400 households, who initiated a project called Blooming Community 6 years ago. We have installed planters on the streets, planted fruit trees in the community, hold regular litter picks and improve links between our community and the council and police. We hold an annual Read more [...]
We are looking to restore and maintain a memorial garden alongside the Leeds/Liverpool canal where our sea cadets unit is based. This memorial garden is to commemorate an ex marine cadet who was killed in action during the Gulf war. In addition to this we are looking at increasing the Read more [...]
We will work with the general community and ASGMA specifically to hold a couple of habitat making days within the park and then install the habitats within Victoria Park, Stretford. We will make 30 bird boxes, 10 bat boxes, 10 bug boxes and repair our bug hotel. We will install new bird feeders in Read more [...]
We have a gardening club we wish to further advertise it to spread it to all the community. We will be using an expert gardener to offer professional advice and tips, we will use him as session worker on a monthly basis to go through giving us tips and advice Read more [...]
Volunteering opportunities for young people, aged 11 to 16 years, to improve the physical environment of Roker Park, through activities including vegetation management and plant propagation. Young people will be taught a range of practical skills, providing them with a wide variety of skills and knowledge. CEED is delivering this Read more [...]
Earth Moves offers educational and transformational experiences and events. We are a cooperative who adhere to cooperative ethics and principles. We advocate holistic, self-empowered and creative ways of engagement, healing, conflict resolution and enhanced understanding. We believe that arts, well-being activities, nature immersion and horticulture are life-enhancing for the individual, Read more [...]
Blue House Yard is a redevelopment of an underused site on River Park Road, a few minutes from Wood Green station. The redevelopment has created private space for rent inside a redeveloped building and in a number of new work-sheds in an old car park. The yard around the work-sheds has Read more [...]
Monmouth Park is very much a blank canvass, an open green space. Although there are some trees in the park, much more can be done to make it more enjoyable and environmentally friendly for park users and local residents. At the moment the park is very much a cut through. Read more [...]