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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 in our shop, or can be ordered online via our veg box scheme.  We sell our cut flowers to restaurants and businesses in Bristol and we offer a choose-your-own-wedding-flowers package. We are 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.

Therapeutic Horticultural Programmes

The Kitchen Garden Enterprise runs a Gardening and Growing drop-in group, open to BS13 residents every Tuesday from 10am-1pm. This group supports our veg and flower enterprise and is free to attend.

The Healing Garden runs every Wednesday from 10am-1pm at our Roundhouse site. This is a gentle, social gardening group that focuses on wellbeing and environment. It is open to BS13 residents and is free to attend.

If you would like to refer someone or attend either of these groups please contact Sol.

Volunteer with us

Monthly Volunteer Days – Get outdoors, enjoy physical work, meet new people and help improve our community green spaces. Cost: Free, plus delicious lunch included. Book or drop in – all welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Core Volunteers – We are recruiting core volunteers for the BS13 Kitchen Garden Enterprise. If you enjoy gardening, the outdoors, working in a team and are able to commit to regular hours.

Contact Sol for more information.

 

Find out about our upcoming volunteer days