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Meet Denise – our Kitchen Garden Enterprise volunteer

Posted on 28th October 2021

We interviewed Denise to find out what she gets up to at the garden and what volunteering with us means to her. 

How long have you been volunteering with us?

1 year

What jobs do you get up to?

Planting, floristry, watering, making tea and coffee, weeding

What do you love the most?

I love the floristry, and cutting brambles!

What do you enjoy about being at the garden?

Meeting new faces, communicating with other people, eye contact 

What skills have you learned?

planting, floristry, sowing seeds and growing plants, weeding, hosting people, making fine compost 

What plants have you seen grow from seed to harvest?

Beetroot – we have a lot of it now

What is your favourite thing that we grow?

I like the turnips, parsnips and chard

What friends have you made?

Sol, Jo, Alex, Brian, Lisa, Kelly, Mark – loads

If someone was thinking about coming to volunteer here, what would you say to them?

I was a little bit nervous before I came, but everyone is really friendly and it’s really fun.

How does coming to the Kitchen Garden Enterprise affect your mood? 

It improves my mood and I look forward to it. I just really enjoy being here.

What would you like to learn next?

Orders – how to do the paperwork around the veg box dispatch. 

Thanks Denise!

If you would like to volunteer with the Kitchen Garden Enterprise, or know someone who might, please get in touch with us at kge@heartofbs13.org.uk – thanks!