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The Kitchen Garden Enterprise

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

We want to share our passion for locally grown produce and flowers with you!  We’re aiming for a circular food system, where the veg and herbs we grow feature in our Real Meal range, making our frozen meals delicious, low-carbon AND a way of addressing health inequality and food insecurity in BS13. We sell our beautiful flower bouquets with free delivery to your door, or via our volunteers through our summer front door flower markets. At Heart of BS13 we’re committed to reducing the carbon footprint of global agriculture by offering sustainable, local, chemical-free produce.

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

Currently, 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 the 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 sanitiser is available around the site
Regular cleaning schedules are in place for shared spaces
Working days are Monday – Wednesday, 9-1 pm
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.

 

 

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