Volunteers needed at Five a Day Garden in Englefield

Five a Day Garden is a horticultural charity situated in the beautiful village of Englefield. The aims of Five a Day are to improve the well-being of everyone in the local community by managing a growing space to provide gardening education, horticultural therapy and access to healthy, naturally grown produce.

Five a Day Market Garden project aims to engage the rural and urban community by:

  • selling affordable, healthy, naturally-grown produce
  • educating children, adults and older people within an outdoor therapeutic environment, with a focus on art, nature and fruit and vegetable production
  • offering a wonderful volunteering experience to people keen to learn more about gardening.

We welcome new recruits to our wonderful team of over 40 volunteers – we think there are volunteering opportunities for everybody!  We offer a wide range of opportunities such as:

  • helping in the garden – you can be new to gardening or have some experience – all welcome.
  • becoming a fundraiser for us.  You (and perhaps your friends) might want to put on a cake sale, run a marathon or shave your hair. We can help with all the practicalities such as sponsorship forms and taking donations online.
  • assisting with our educational work in gardening, conservation and art – no teaching experience is required, just a willingness to get involved and a sense of humour.
  • helping out at our events – open days and fetes in the summer.

“It’s an ideal way to spend a few hours with lovely like minded people in wonderful surroundings, a great tonic, everyone should try it…” Val, gardening volunteer.

“I enjoy working at the market garden because it is a truly nurturing environment, where friendships grow as freely as the plants, and wherepeople thrive.” Debs, teaching and gardening volunteer.

Please get in touch

Please email info@fiveaday.org.uk if you’re interested in volunteering in the garden pr helping with any aspect of our work.

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