Join the Growers’ Network

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Let’s grow an abundance together in Hull!

The Hull Growers’ Network is a new and exciting local network which aims to build a dynamic economy around local food in Hull. We are linking professional growers, allotment holders, home gardeners, community gardens, schools and colleges that are involved in growing food across Hull and East Yorkshire. By joining together as a network we can help each other through sharing skills, tools, labour, plants and have lots of fun! The Network will also be helping to coordinate the second Hull Harvest Feastival this October. At this event chefs, community groups, TimeBankers and volunteers will join together again to produce a delicious feast in Hull City centre made with donated, locally grown produce.

We have a number of roles for volunteers to join the Growers’ Network team. For Timebank members, there will be an option of getting paid in timebank credits for all time spent working on the network. These roles are described below.

Social media promotion

Do you have social media expertise? We are looking for someone to help promote the Growers’ Network and community growing projects on social media. This role would be approximately 2 hours per week, spent posting on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Network promotion

We looking for a number of people who would like to spend time out and about promoting the Growers’ Network and the Harvest Feastival. This role will involve contacting and visiting primary schools, secondary schools, colleges and community groups across the city. Training and information will be given for this role so enthusiasm and an enjoyment of talking are the main skills needed! This role would be a minimum of 3 hours per week.

Drivers

Would you like to offer lifts for events? Or maybe drive equipment or surplus crops around to help the network? All fuel costs will be reimbursed to anyone who would like help the network out in this way.

Skillshare organisers

The Growers’ Network currently run one practical skillshare per month at different food growing projects across Hull but we would like to run more. This is a role for people who have existing experience in organising events, or who would like to learn how to do this by helping out at skillshare events.

Graphic artist / illustrator

We are looking for someone to help us create exciting and eye-catching publicity material, posters, banners and colourful artwork. You should be creative and love your work. Computer graphics knowledge would be useful but is certainly not essential. This role is for approximately 3 hours per week

General help

Would you like to offer us help every now and again? We are looking for people who would like to help out occasionally with admin, distributing leaflets, setting up for events and other bits and bobs.

If you are interested in any of these roles or would like to help out in the Growers’ Network in any other way,  please email us at hello@growersnetwork.org.uk or call us on 01482 427647 by the 9th of July.GN_smilesbetter

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