Would You Like To Volunteer?
Incredible Edible Knowsley is a community project that grows food with the community for the community across Knowsley. We work at different sites based at:
⦁ Huyton Resource Centre on Tarbock Road
⦁ Court Hey Park
⦁ The Craig’s Community Garden, Stockbridge
⦁ King George V
⦁ Planters in Kirkby x 6
The food we grow with the community is free to all. Our aims are to
⦁ Reduce food poverty
⦁ Reduce isolation & loneliness
⦁ Improve health & wellbeing
⦁ Improve the environment
We also work with other service such as Adult Social Care offering support to individuals using a therapeutic horticulture and person-centred approach
What We Are Looking For
Individuals to come and volunteer with us in a number of ways such as:
⦁ Growing side of the project
⦁ Supporting people
This would suit someone but not limited to
⦁ Individuals who would like to work with the community to support their community
⦁ Individuals who are interested in growing food and learning about the growing of food
⦁ Individuals who would like to learn new skills – this project can be for a complete novice or an expert.
⦁ Individuals who have joinery skills and can build raised beds and erect a poly tunnel etc.
⦁ Individuals who would like to maintain a garden
What You Will Get From Incredible Edible Knowsley
⦁ A sense of pride in supporting a community to grow by working together
⦁ New skills in growing food from seedling to harvest
⦁ If you already have the skills the chance to teach others these skills
⦁ To learn the health benefits of fresh food
⦁ Access to good local food
⦁ To take the food that you have grown home to eat
If you would like further information then please contact Karen Mower (details found below)
If you are experienced then you can help to plan in advance for seeding, planting, preparation of growing beds, watering, pruning, organise the work and harvesting the produce and the jobs that need doing with other volunteers as well as passing on those skills to others.
Your input into how to get the best out of small space and how to maximise the yield of fruit, veg and herbs will be much appreciated as this will help to support others into growing food in the future, perhaps even in their own homes.
A genuine interest in growing food as a part of a community is what this project is about. Good communication is needed to keep other volunteers informed about the timetable and jobs that need doing throughout the year.