Our environmental events aim to work in partnership with your establishment where children and young people already meet, where you have the potential for gardening and growing fruit and vegetables within your grounds.
We can facilitate specific workshops for groups of children and young people with:
- One off events
- Series of workshops
- Specific group of identified children or young people
- A club or community group
- Family fun events
Enjoying training and learning, working on community garden sites in Kendal.
For Volunteers (18+) the opportunity to:
- Mentor young people
- Grow your own veg
- Gain practical skills
- Organise events
- Help the local community
For young people (16-24) the opportunity to:
- Receive work experience
- Create a portfolio of work
- Gain practical skills
- Find out about other training opportunities
- Meet new people
We've got a really exciting project running over at the Westmorland General Hospital, come and have a look!
Year 4 - Sandgate School
The team volunteering here for Sandgate Primary school getting it ready for this year’s growing season.
The team transformed an underdeleloped, disused site from this:
Community Roots Year 3 Updates!
We have created volunteering roles to support the projects in admin, gardening and general maintenance where youth and adults have worked together as a team and individually creating areas for development. Our young people whilst working together have made friends, worked as a team and shared stories and aspirations for the future. By learning and developing new skills the youth and adult volunteers are gaining more knowledge and new interests they have been and inspiration and form and integral part of the Community Roots Project.
The Schools Programme
We have been working in 5 local schools during 2014 developing outside spaces for children and young people to learn more about fruit and vegetables, flowers and wildlife and working together healthily in the outside environment. Our Community Roots Project has begun to develop an outreach programme supporting the schools in the holiday period where a team of local professionals, youth and adult volunteers support the schools within the community sites. There have been art projects with mosaics, willow work, creation of wild flower meadows and pond development. Our core work has involved planning and design of new areas and maintenance and development of sites with fruit cages and allotment beds all enhancing the environment for the local community to enjoy.