Like to help your community?
Interested in sharing skills, growing and eating?
Grow Together is a year-long volunteer project for 2019, created to inspire a love of growing food and flowers and an active lifestyle through gardening, in communities across Rutland.
How will Grow Together work?
Grow Together will connect Rutland residents to inspire local people of all ages and abilities to create a community garden-based project and organise events around it. These might be plant swaps, planting events, harvesting, apple pressing, pumpkin celebrations – it really is up to your community to decide! There will also be county-wide events such as the launch event at Oakham Castle and having a presence at the Rutland County Show.
The "Grow Together" project will enable people to get out there in the fresh air, be active, meet new people, have fun and feel confident about 'growing their own' – in 2019 and beyond.
Could you be a Grow Together volunteer gardener?
Our 10 volunteer gardeners will have a keen interest for gardening, the enthusiasm and desire to share their knowledge, and the confidence to bring a community together through communications and events and lead them in gardening.
In return for their time and commitment, each volunteer will benefit from professional horticultural training, project support, and event resources to help them in their role. They will also be part of a thriving group of like-minded volunteers who will get together and support each other throughout the project.
If you would like to take part in the Grow Together Project or would simply like to find out more, please register your email address at firstname.lastname@example.org to hear about news and upcoming events.