Garden Organic
07 Aug 2017
30 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Volunteer, Gardener

Location: Ryton Organic Gardens, Coventry

What do our volunteer gardeners contribute?

Working as part of a team, our volunteer gardeners contribute to the maintenance and development of our flagship organic gardens at Ryton, which serve to inspire and educate visitors. They also provide a friendly face for visitors to the garden, answering any questions they may have.

What's in it for you?

*Becoming part of a friendly and dedicated team
*Meeting people from all walks of life
*Getting your hands dirty and enjoying the great outdoors
*Developing your own organic gardening knowledge and skills

What's involved?

Tasks can be variable depending on the season, needs of the garden and weather and can include:
*Helping with the general up keep of the gardens including: - Seed sowing, Propagation, nursery work, planting out
- Weeding, deadheading and general care of beds and borders
- Pruning and care of shrubs and trees
- Grass cutting and edging
- Composting

*Maintaining good Health and Safety practices
*Helping to maintain clear signs and labels around the gardens to educate and inform visitors
*Answering questions from visitors
*Giving the gardening team any other assistance that may be needed

This role will suit people who:
*Have some experience and knowledge of organic gardening and a desire to learn more (unfortunately we are unable to support complete novices at present)
*Have good communication and listening skills
*Have a cheerful demeanour and enjoy working as part of a team
*Are reasonably fit and willing to work out of doors in all weathers
*Have a positive, organised and flexible approach to work
*Are looking for experience with a view to pursuing a career in horticulture

Volunteers are asked to wear sturdy boots and bring weather appropriate clothing.

For further information and an application pack please contact Debi Maltby or Eszter Kovacs.