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!
As of Spring 2021 the Community Garden has its very own Facebook page, so you can keep up to date with events, plans and progress as well as connecting with fellow volunteers and supporters of the Garden. Check us out here!
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.
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.
- Kitchen units or cupboards
- Metal pots and pans
- Storage boxes with lids
- Projector screen on roller
- Hand tools such as saws and hammers
- Tool boxes
- Painting easels
- Pea shingle
- Slate chippings
- Rockery stone
- Kitchen scraps for compost
- Berry bushes, current bushes, herbs
- Pond plants
- Galvanised metal containers
- Cardboard (tape and staple free)
- Sturdy wheelbarrows