Green fingers wanted!

We are looking for local people with an interest in gardening to be part of a new group helping bring East Ren’s train stations to life. You’ll get to do something you love, share skills and interests while continuing to make East Renfrewshire an increasingly beautiful place to live.

 

The group will design, plan and maintain the green spaces around five local Train Stations- bringing life, colour and even food growing to what are currently stalled growing areas.

There are many different ways to get involved. Perhaps you could grow seedlings in your own greenhouse or you have cuttings suitable for the sites. There are few limits to the opportunities to participate and make new connections in the community.

You will be an equal voice in the group discussing ideas, helping with planting and general gardening maintenance. You can dedicate as much or as little time as you’re able and obviously there will be busier and quieter months as the seasons change. 

 

What’s in it for you?

 

Opportunities are available for all abilities. There are loads of new skills to learns and be part of a movement to enable change in the heart of East Renfrewshire. Gardening and outdoor activities are known to provide therapeutic benefits and increase positive mental health and mindfulness. It’s great place to meet new people, catch up with old friends or make new ones.

 

 

What is the time commitment?

 

There is no time commitment for this – we are happy for you to come along and spend as much or as little time as you’d like.

 

 

What we’d like you to have

 

  • Willing to give up a little bit of your time

  • An interest in gardening and nature

  • An interest in improving the local environment

  • Enjoy outdoor activities

  • Happy to carry out some light practical work

 

Are there age restrictions?

 

There is no minimum age. This is part of Tomorrows Older People and we anticipate the group being made of adults.

 

Where you’d be volunteering

 

Giffnock, Thornliebank, Muirend, Williamwood and Busby Train Stations in East Renfrewshire

 

What you can expect from us?

 

  • Travel expenses

  • Use of waterproof clothing

  • Safety equipment – gloves, safety boots etc

  • Light refreshments

  • Training:  basic manual handling, Scot Rail safety requirements, using tools safely

 

Interested? Get in touch:

 

Maria Hendry

Tomorrows Older People

0141 876 9555

maria.hendry@kinworks.org.uk