We love having people in the garden and have many different ways that you can get involved, whether it be volunteering, doing an internship, visiting the garden, eating at the cafe, hiring out the space for your own party or coming to one of our events.
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We call the Skip Garden the garden of a thousand hands because it was created, grows and gets nourished with the help of countless volunteers. Our experienced gardeners, chefs and carpenters enjoy sharing their knowledge and will always ensure that volunteers learn something new in return for their hard work. From Tuesdays to Fridays we offer volunteering opportunities in the garden and kitchen or you can come on a Wednesday evening to our Twilight Gardening sessions.
We are a small team but do have job opportunities from time to time and regularly have internship opportunities. As an intern you will get a chance to learn through doing and we will help you reflect on your learning as well as provide networking opportunities. We provide internships around horticulture and growing in urban spaces; with the chefs in the kitchen to help cook and run our vegetarian cafe and events; with the youth team to work alongside young people; as well as opportunities to work with the office team to gain experience of running a charity.
We put on pop up dinners, family days and workshops in gardening, cooking and carpentry. We are also doing tours as part of London Festival of Architecture and Open Squares weekend. Have a look here to see what's on. Alternatively you can always pop by the garden to say hello and to eat at our lovely cafe, open Tuesday to Saturday. The Skip Garden is also available to hire for your events. More info about the garden and Kitchen and venue hire here.
There are lots of ways for businesses to get involved. We offer corporate trainings, workshops and away days; volunteering for employees; ways for businesses to get involved in Urban Beekeeping through becoming a member of the Honey Club; help you create and maintain creative growing spaces on your premises; and organise retreats at our campsite on Pertwood Organic Farm. See more about how you can get involved as a business.
We organise visits and workshops for school groups in the garden throughout the week. We also run various youth programmes during out of school hours for 8 - 19 year olds, such as a Youth Leadership Programme, a Junior Chef Club, a Friday Night Out Project and Summer Schools to explore the Story of the Universe. See more about how you can get involved as a young person or a school.
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