How To Get Involved

Volunteering at Shipley Woodside Community Garden

We have regular volunteers at Shipley Woodside Community Garden and those that volunteer as and when they are able to. You can contact us here if you would like to find out more about volunteering or simply come along to a volunteering session on Saturdays 10 am – 1 pm and Wednesdays 1 pm – 4 pm. Everyone is welcome and will be met with friendly faces!

*COVID-19 UPDATE* unfortunately we have had to put a hold on volunteering at Shipley Woodside Community Garden but will keep this under review, and open up the sessions again as soon as we are able to.

Volunteering with SEAG

In Spring 2019, SEAG spent some time clearing the brambles in Shipley Woodside Community Garden to make way for the English Bluebells, which had been declining as the woods are not managed and Spanish Bluebells are more dominant and taking over. We were not able to do this again in 2020 due to Covid-19 restrictions but we hope to be able to do some further work in 2021 and volunteers will be needed over a couple of sessions.

SEAG have also been responsible for clearing the entrance at Shipley Woods, which over time had been become completely overgrown and seemed to be a dumping ground for litter. Volunteering sessions run throughout the year to keep the entrance clear and we are in the process of designing a planting scheme.

2020 has been a difficult year for us all and SEAG’s activities have been limited but we hope to be able to do more in the community in 2021. Forthcoming events can be found on our events page.

We always welcome new members to the group with a passion for the environment or perhaps you have knowledge and skills in environmental issues, conservation, permaculture or horticulture that you wish to share with the wider community.

Contact us here if you would like to find out more about volunteering with SEAG and/or becoming a member.

Donate Goods

We are completely reliant on donations, fundraising and grants. Check out our current Wish List to see if there is anything you could donate.

We are committed to reusing and recycling before we buy anything new for the garden. We are always in need of specific items and any donations you can make are very much appreciated.

  • Wooden pallets
  • Pea shingle
  • Sand
  • Slate chippings
  • Rockery stone
  • Kitchen scraps for compost
  • Berry bushes, current bushes, herbs
  • Pergolas
  • Pond liner
  • Pond plants
  • Galvanised metal containers
  • Cardboard (tape and staple free)
  • Spades
  • Sturdy wheelbarrows



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