Volunteer in community gardens

Get involved in food growing by volunteering with one of over 70 community gardens and orchards across the city.

Discover the joy of growing fruit and vegetables with other volunteers in a community garden where everyone shares the work and the harvest.

Benefits of volunteering

Volunteering with a community garden is a great activity to do by yourself or with friends and family and a good opportunity to get outdoors,  learn new skills, meet new and like-minded people, keep active, and contribute towards your community and the environment.

What’s involved?

All work is supervised and tasks could include clearing the ground in preparation for food growing, planting and seed sowing, weeding and hoeing, harvesting produce, building raised beds and shifting compost, general site maintenance or occasional help with events. Many gardens share their harvest with volunteers, or cook a shared meal on site during each workday.

Most gardens are pretty flexible so you can drop in to see what it’s like before you commit. Gardens are open to people of all ages and levels of fitness, complete beginners and experienced growers.

Our directory has a list of projects and details of workdays which take place all year round, during the week and at weekends. Or find out about volunteering in parks / conservation projects.

Group volunteering / Corporate challenge days

We can help organise a group volunteering event or a challenge in one of the community gardens across Brighton and Hove. Find out more.

Keep in touch

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