Great News! Stream Walk allotment will soon be under lease agreement from Canterbury City Council to Kent Enterprise Trust to run as a community allotment in partnership with Whitstable Volunteer Centre and Transition Town Whitstable. The paperwork is in our hands and being finalised.
Once we’re in we can start work on making our vision into a reality – a community space to learn about growing food. We will be able to have a place where we can hold events, volunteer sessions and attend/run workshops to improve our skills in all aspects of food growing as well as some other crafts and wildlife gardening.
Free Training to become a GrowCookEat Volunteer Champion Gardener
To help make this project a massive success, it will help if we have a core of people in our community who are really knowledgable in this kind of gardening. If any of you would like to train to become a GrowCookEat Volunteer Champion Gardener, there is free training available on Feb 23rd at the lovely Bore Place organic farm in West Kent, starting at 10.15am. For further details and to arrange booking (and shared transport) please contact Christian Green.
If you are unable to attend this training, but would like to know more about Stream Walk and how to get involved, please come to the Coach and Horses, Whitstable on Thursday Feb 17th at 8pm to meet with the TTW food group at our monthly meeting.
Grow Cook Eat Volunteer Champion Gardener Introduction Day
The day is aimed at providing an opportunity for individuals to meet with current and prospective volunteers and to find out more about the project. We are inviting all who are currently volunteering with our project, in the garden and in the resource centre, and those who are keen to be involved in our outreach Volunteer Champion Gardener scheme.
We are holding our day on Wednesday 23rd February at 10.15am.
The day will begin with coffee and an overview of Commonwork in our beautiful new Middle Yard / Resource Centre. There will then be a guided tour followed by a light lunch where you will have an opportunity to chat to other staff and volunteers. Following lunch, we will focus more specifically on the project and the afternoon will end at 2pm.
Please contact TTW if you would like further information.