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Volunteering Opportunity: VO63048

  • Gardener
    with Growing Kirkcaldy.

    Created/last updated: 04/08/2020

    About this opportunity:GK's projects include developing the Esplanade's floral appearance and promenade, including new large planters that will have to be planted, and more crocus beds in the grass
     •  A crocus 'fish' bed was planted in the grass opposite Volunteers Green, this needs more bulbs
     •  GK also plans to create a flower bed in Volunteers Green, and Nicol Street has 15 planters that are positioned to screen off a derelict site
     •  These have trees and flowers planted each year and will need more flowers
     •  GK has also planted daffodils in derelict ground at Abbotshall Road
     •  Shrubs are to be planted there and a tiered planter that also requires planting
     •  Further along this road GK has an EATS bed - this will be planted with various vegetables, herbs and edible flowers
     •  The group usually chooses a day to suit those who can plant, so are flexible! GK represents the town in Beautiful Scotland where it has won Gold and wants to continue to succeed in this campaign
     •  The group celebrates together!
    Takes place:
    Minimum age:16
    Maximum age:no upper age limit has been specified
    Training provided:Depending on volunteer's age and experience, if needed, we will provide training - mainly discussion about planting methods, routines, etc.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - GK will pay public transport rates to volunteer each day of volunteering.

    Experience required:Enjoyment of gardening and working with a small group of people. No horticultural qualifications required.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Informal Chat

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsMost of the work is in central Kirkcaldy and on the Esplanade, a short walk from Kirkcaldy bus station.

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.