Covid-19 response and fund

The current Covid-19 situation means that we need to run our programmes differently. We are delivering a coordinated response for BS13.

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The Kitchen Garden Enterprise

Seedlings growing in soil

The Kitchen Garden Enterprise invests back into BS13, creating vocational training and horticulture activities for all ages.

We want to share our passion for locally grown vegetables and flowers with you!  The veg we grow goes into our food and nutrition programmes, which help us address health inequality and food insecurity in BS13.  It’s also available for the local community to buy via our veg box scheme.  We sell our beautiful flower bouquets with free delivery to your door, or via our volunteers through our front door flower markets. We are committed to reducing the carbon footprint of global agriculture by offering sustainable, local, chemical-free produce.

At the Kitchen Garden Enterprise, we have spent the New Year fundraising via our crowdfunder. Our initial target was £20,000 but with the incredible support of local businesses and residents, we have managed to reach our extended target of just over £30,000.

We wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for all of your incredible donations to make our vision a reality. Your donations are already being put to good use and we are underway planning for our new polytunnel and packing shed for the garden so we can grow more food and flowers, feed more people nutritious meals and provide more services to the community of BS13.

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/scalingupthekge

Welcome to our kitchen garden

The Kitchen Garden Enterprise offers gardening and growing workshops to people from BS13. We have a team of dedicated volunteers, mostly from the BS13 area. Volunteers gain employability-skills training as well as specific horticulture knowledge.  We also offer a variety of therapeutic horticultural programmes that are tailored to participants – including school groups, adults referred through our Positive Minds team, and from other statutory or third sector agencies in the area. Volunteers tell us that getting involved with the garden helps to develop personal skills and confidence; improves emotional and physical health; and helps them to feel part of a bigger community.

The Kitchen Garden Enterprise also offers a range of  seasonal workshops  – including bouquet-making, Christmas crafts, pumpkin carving, and corporate team-building away days.

Please contact Sol on 07762092648 or sol.harmsworth@heartofbs13.org.uk  to learn more about the Kitchen Garden Enterprise activities and volunteering opportunities.

Volunteer with us

We will continue to work in the KGE over this third Lockdown, but we are only able to have 5 people spread out across the site on any working day.  We have the following restrictions in place to make us Covid-safe.

Staff and volunteers MUST work 4 meters apart at all times
We are currently restricting numbers of volunteers allowed into the gardens
No food or drinks are to be shared or provided
Any person experiencing symptoms is to self-isolate as per government guidelines
Hand sanitizer is available around the site
Regular cleaning schedules are in place for shared spaces
Working days are Monday – Wednesday, 9-1pm
In order to keep our numbers within these restrictions, we ask anyone who wishes to volunteer at the garden to email us in advance.

Please contact Sol or Jo for more information about volunteering with us.

 

 

Cooking at the KGE

There are lot’s of exciting events coming to the KGE this spring!  Once the weather get’s warmer our nutritionist will be running workshops in the gardens, introducing ideas for delicious recipes that use the produce we grow.  

How-to Cookery Videos and Recipes

As we’re not currently able to run our face-to-face courses, we are bringing you Heart of BS13 TV!
Check out our online cookery videos – offering you ideas for simple, quick, cheap, healthy and delicious dinners that the whole family can enjoy.

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Donate to our Kitchen Garden Enterprise