Category Archives: Community Gardener
Birchfield Residents Action Group have got a job vacancy for a Project Manager to be based at their Livingstone Road Community Allotment, the advert is below!
Part-time position based at Livingstone Road Community Allotment
Hours per week: 16 hours per week (Initially a fixed term 6 month contract with the possibility of an extension)
Salary: £10.41 per hour (Payroll managed by BVSC)
Birchfield Residents Action Group (BRAG) set up the Livingstone Road Community Allotment Project in 2010. The allotment project aims to involve and connect people of all ages and backgrounds to the natural environment and food growing, and also works with socially isolated people who live in the locality. The project currently receives funding from Birchfield Big Local for work with vulnerable adults at the allotment site and also for work with the wider community on Bloom in Birchfield – part of a national initiative to encourage local residents to take greater pride in their neighbourhoods. More information can be found at – www.livingstoneroadcommunityallotment.wordpress.com/
Livingston Road Community Allotment are having a Spring event on the 2nd April to launch a ‘Friends of Bloom in Birchfield’. The event will run between 1-4pm and they are looking for volunteers to help them run the day! They want everyone who wants to see a cleaner and more beautiful Birchfield to join together under the ‘Bloom in Birchfield’ banner. Get down and get involved with what promises to be a brilliant day.
For more information please e-mail Rob at firstname.lastname@example.org
They now have an Immediate vacancy for a co-ordinator for this years picking.
Please contact Georgia at Northfield Ecocentre, or follow the link here
It has been a while in getting there, Growing Birmingham are please to be able to make available for the first time a map of Birmingham’s Community Gardens, Growing Spaces and Community Orchards.
The map is available here
We know this is by no means complete, and we can add to it all the time, so if your local space is missing and you want it adding then please let us know in a comment below or by e-mail to email@example.com
Some of the spaces on the map already have more information linked to them, web site addresses and the like, we hope to add pictures too soon.
We have an exciting new project, Urban Harvest. It’s the project that finds good use for your surplus fruit, distributing it to people and preventing it going to waste.
It began a couple of years ago, but we need your help to make it sustainable.
If you’re willing to offer support and/or invest £15 (or more) in this great project, please do go to our crowdfunding page here: http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/
We’re offering lots of rewards including fruit trees for your own garden, workshops on pruning and juicing, invitations to special events, plus other rewards throughout the eight weeks of crowd funding — and a special business offer to plant an orchard in your grounds.
Saturday March 16th saw the first ‘Big Dig Day’ in Birmingham. Across the weekend, over 30 grow sites, allotments & community gardens opened their doors to all.
Although the weather forecast was non-too hopeful, groups all around the city put this aside, and welcomed new and existing volunteers to many varied and fun events.
Despite the rain, volunteers soon started to arrive, and with a fire lit, and work underway, I took my leave to visit Park Lane Garden Centre in Aston for the second stop of the day.
Park Lane were beginning their work on a new community garden next door, and as well as welcoming volunteers, Julia took time to show Clare Savage and I the plans and setting for the new garden.
Birmingham Food Growers NEED YOU!
On the 16th March food growing projects across Birmingham will be opening their doors, gates and sheds to locals in order to introduce you to their sites, start the growing year and get help from volunteers to complete a range of activities (tree planting, seed sowing, soil preparation and MORE!). Across the city, 26 sites have signed up so far….more on the way.
If you want to find out what’s happening there are lots of projects signing up http://bigdig.org.uk/
This is a six minute film that features Martineau Gardens and other gardening projects across Birmingham — with contributions from volunteers, visitors and staff. The film gives you an insight into the good stuff that happens in all these places across Birmingham, as well as the wonderful things going on at Martineau Gardens itself.
And if any of the themes covered in the film feel important to you, please consider becoming a member of the Gardens. You can find out more about membership on their website here, or telephone 0121 440 7430.
Located on Soho Hill, Hockley, Richmond Garden was created in the mid-1980’s as Richmond Nature Garden.
One of the delights of Growing Birmingham is hearing about yet another exciting project in the city. And here, thanks to Andy Simon, is news about Bishop Latimer Community Garden.
This is what he says about it: The aim is to transform a once overgrown plot of land behind Bishop Latimer Church, Winson Green, into a community garden with support from local residents, schools & Sure Start Centre, to grow food organically and develop an attractive, wildlife rich space for learning about sustainability.