Volunteer Group: Growing Spaces

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Come and learn how to be a nature friendly gardener & food grower at Denmark Farm.

Volunteers will receive hands-on practical training with our facilitators Angie & Andy Polkey, learn how to grow edible crops, plus care for a wildlife friendly garden and courtyard.

As part of our friendly little team of dedicated volunteers you will ensure that the garden is maintained, productive and attractive to wildlife at all times.

2022 sessions will take place from 10am to 1pm on the following dates:

April: Tuesday 12th

May: Sunday 1st, Tuesday 10th & Saturday 28th

June: Tuesday 14th & Saturday 25th

July: Tuesday 12th & Saturday 30th

August: Tuesday 9th & Saturday 20th

Further sessions, from September 2022 onwards will be confirmed soon.

If you would like to stay on to eat your packed lunch with us after the session please bring a packed lunch. Hot drinks and biscuits will be provided.

The programme is suitable for anyone from complete beginners, to those who already have some previous growing experience / knowledge. We will also be constructing some raised beds to make the garden more practical and accessible. There will be a range of tasks available from sowing, digging, planting, weeding, watering, cutting grass and basic carpentry.

 

Facilitators: 

Led by experienced permaculture, gardening & wildlife educator, Angie Polkey. Angie’s background in ecology and conservation helps her understand – and teach – the natural principles, patterns and processes that underpin sustainable and wildlife friendly gardening. With her husband, she cares for a small acreage in west Wales with several forest gardens, vegetable beds, a polytunnel & greenhouse, wildlife habitats, and hard-working chickens! After a long career with conservation organisations such as the RSPB, Wildlife Trusts, Learning through Landscapes, Denmark Farm Conservation Centre and PONT Cymru, Angie now works as a freelance educator & advisor.

Discovering permaculture in 1995 put Andy Polkey and his wife Angie on a life-long path of learning and growing, 25 years of that path rooted on and in their place in mid Wales. Professionally he has worked in conservation for almost 40 years and finds the “edge” between ecology and permaculture a fruitful and fascinating zone of cross fertilisation and interaction. But he is primarily and passionately a gardener, and since leaving full time work you can now find him spending many of his waking hours practicing gardening as meditation.

 

GreenhouseWhat’s provided: 

  • All tools and equipment (please bring your own gardening gloves if you have these)
  • Tuition and guidance
  • Fresh air and exercise
  • New friends 
  • Hot drinks & biscuits

What to Bring: 

Waterproofs and wellies or boots, gardening gloves and a packed lunch.

The Cost:

FREE!

How to book:

Please drop us an email to info@denmarkfarm.org.uk, or call 01570 493358 to check if there are places and to book.

Need more info?
Email: info@denmarkfarm.org.uk
Phone: 01570 493358

Ornamental gardening

You may also be interested in our regular programme of conservation volunteering or our extensive course programme with topics covering; natural crafts, ecology, conservation and sustainable living running throughout the year. 

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Growing Spaces at Denmark Farm is supporting the community thanks to National Lottery funding.