The Edible Estates initiative has been developed to provide a framework for the creation of community growing projects in Council estates. It is a collaborative project of several organisations who work with local area partners and communities across the city.
We have sought to develop models which not only support folk to grow fruit and vegetables, but also have an positive impact upon the communities in which they live, supporting residents to become involved in their community, learn new skills, and improve their health & wellbeing, whilst increasing environmental sustainability, and supporting the development of local community resilience.
We have a variety of projects across the city and we are always looking for keen, enthusiastic people who ideally have some experience of food growing, community food activities or working with children outdoors; can work under their own initiative; enjoy working as part of a team or on their own; and are good with people.
We want to thank you for your interest in volunteering with Edible Estates and we look forward to meeting you.
We work in partnership with The Green Team to deliver outdoor Natural Play sessions from the Murrayburn & Hailesland Neighbourhood Garden. We use the garden as a base and encourage the children to explore and learn about their local natural environment. We make trips to local green spaces, build dens and try to have as much fun as possible letting the children direct their own play.
Step 1 – View our voluntary opportunities to learn more about each role.
Step 2 – Complete our online application form on the right hand side to register your interest.
Step 3 – We will contact you to discuss your application and if successful, induct you as a volunteer.
What we can offer you!
Volunteering with us will give you the opportunity to:
- Learn or try new things and develop new skills.
- Build your confidence working in community environments.
- Gain work experience and add to your CV.
- Meet new people or make new friends.
- Support your local community with locally grown produce.
- Travel expenses paid.
- Healthy fruit & vegetables and participation in Community Food events.