Connect with your community

Started by Alive Feb 7, 2018. 0 Replies

Older people living in care are twice as likely to experience loneliness as those in the community.We are looking for friendly volunteers with an interest in helping others to gardening, to support…Continue

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Can You Help Combat Loneliness?

Started by Alive Nov 29, 2017. 0 Replies

Growing Support are looking for friendly volunteers with interests in gardening and supporting people, to help older people and people with dementia take part in gardening activities.  You will…Continue

Join our volunteers!

Started by Alive Aug 17, 2017. 0 Replies

We're looking for friendly volunteers to join our team working hard to enable people with dementia to stay physically and socially active.Join us and make a valuable contribution to your community,…Continue

Using Gardening to Address Social Isolation

Started by Alive May 3, 2017. 0 Replies

How You Can Help Tackle Social Isolation in Your CommunityRecent research shows up to 50% of older people living in care never go outside and they are twice as likely to experience severe loneliness…Continue

Helen Gillingham
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Wellington, Somerset
Projects I'm involved with:
I’m a member of the Sustainable food group and Transition Town Wellington. We have 9 community spaces that I’m involved in the maintenance and setting up of, including mixes fruit and nut trees, bushes and herbs.
I am a:
Home Grower, Involved in a Community Project
Skills I am seeking:
People to join the group, either as a volunteer helper in the gardening sessions, or to help run or set up projects. TTW do a wide range of projects including social media, a repair cafe and a wildlife group, and could do so much more if we had more volunteers, we are only limited by lack of help, so if anyone can spend any of their free time with us, it’d be much appreciated.
Skills I can offer:
I run talks and practical sessions about gardening. I know a fair amount about wildflowers and growing veg and permaculture.
Tools & Resources I am seeking:
Resources; more volunteers! Grants. People to help with repairs and marshalling at the repair cafe. Help with website and social media. Time to help with community gardening; weeding, pruning etc.
Tools & Resources I can offer: has lots of resources and information including tips on how to live sustainably and detailed notes on how to grow veg, and lots of seasonal recipes! Our community gardens are a source of free food for local residents.

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