Room to Grow

Volunteer

Room to Grow

Grow vegetables to educate and inspire the next generation.

(c) Katie Greenwood

Garden with a view for a great cause

Volunteering in our community garden inspires over 600 children a year.

The group takes place every Thursday at Bickley hall farm in Malpas. 

Room to Grow is our community gardening project which engages volunteers to grow organic vegetables. In turn this educates and inspires children about wildlife friendly farming and growing, whilst also providing them with knowledge about where their food comes from. Children explore the garden, pick their own fruit and vegetables and are supported in preparing and cooking dishes. Groups have created dishes such as rhubarb crumble, leek and potato soup, and margarita pizza.

With so few children today appreciating where food comes from, there has never been a more important time to get them outside in the garden. Taking part in our food and farming sessions at Bickley Hall Farm is something that couldn't happen without our volunteers.

Volunteer activities

Volunteers are essential to the success of Room to Grow. Our volunteers help us grow tomatoes and pumpkins in the polytunnel, strawberries, sweetcorn, leeks, potatoes, peas and carrots outside. Our weekly volunteer group meets every Thursday to help us maintain the garden. We weed, plant fruit and vegetables, compost, make ponds and grow seeds.

A great way for the children to spend a winters morning. Breaking the ice outside whilst harvesting leeks and potatoes and making something warming for lunch.
Alex Greenwood
Dean Valley Primary school
The visit was fantastic! Lots of information given to the children throughout the day.
Mrs Walker
Vine Tree Primary school

Volunteer enquires

For those interested in 'Room to Grow', we have had a great deal of interest in the project and are in the process of inducting our new volunteers. Currently the group is full however we will be keeping this site updated with all other volunteering opportunities.

Email volunteering@cheshirewt.org.uk

Call 01948 820728

Volunteering at Cheshire Wildlife Trust is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund through our project Natural Futures.