Tasks might include soil preparation, propagation (seed sowing or taking cuttings), planting out, weeding, watering (in summer), mulching, composting, pruning and many more. You may also get the chance to get involved in tasks such as tool maintenance, constructing raised beds or compost bays or helping with community events. You will receive full instructions, demonstrations how to use tools safely and effectively, and work under the supervision of a member of staff or experienced volunteer. In performing these tasks we expect you to: • Help us to create a friendly and welcoming community space, in particular to deal with members of the public, other volunteers and Hoxton Trust staff in a friendly and courteous manner. • Listen to instructions and obey safety advice. • Be prepared to get stuck in. • Work under supervision either alone or as part of a team. • Abide by Hoxton Trust policies and procedures including our equal opportunities, health and safety and safeguarding policies.
Sturdy shoes (old trainers or wellies are fine, sturdy ankle boots of you have them) and clothes that can get messy.
The Hoxton Trust works to build the skills, knowledge and confidence of our local community so that together we can make our area a better place to live. We provide free legal advice and assistance to people who, through lack of means would otherwise be unable to obtain such advice. Alongside our legal advice work, we manage and maintain a community garden for the benefit and enjoyment of local residents and the community as a whole. The garden is widely used for community events and hosts a number of regular groups in addition to general horticultural volunteering opportunities.
Local people who regularly use our community garden space for enjoyment and wellbeing especially members of our regular groups e.g. our weekly older gardeners project, Mud Monsters a weekly family learning group for pre-school age children and their carers and adult learners with learning disabilities.