The Library of Birmingham is offering the chance for volunteers to help tend the beds on its elevated outdoor garden terraces, growing plants, including fruit, herbs and vegetables. This is an opportunity for someone who is interested in gardening, but has nowhere to grow, and for people keen to volunteer in their local community. The Library of Birmingham will sponsor volunteers to receive training through the University of Birmingham’s Urban Veg scheme – based at Winterbourne House and Garden – so volunteers will have the chance to learn new skills as well as meeting new friends and enjoying the Library’s new spaces.
Winterbourne House and Garden launched Urban Veg in the autumn of 2012, with the remit of supporting local community growing initiatives by providing training on the subjects of urban fruit and vegetable production, organic gardening techniques, and sustainability issues. Urban Veg will provide horticultural training to the Library of Birmingham volunteers both at the library’s roof terraces and at Winterbourne House and Garden.
For more info on of this opportunity (including contact details) visit the Library of Birmingham website: http://www.libraryofbirmingham.com/blog/News/volunteergardeners