Volunteer Opportunities in October
Constable Community Allotment
The volunteer sessions at Constable Community Allotment are continuing into the autumn, and we would be delighted if you could join us on Saturdays from 12 noon onwards. Hot drinks provided, bring a packed lunch if you like.
Over the course of the next few weeks we will be building a compost toilet, which may be of interest and you are also welcome to come and watch. Other autumn tasks will include planting spring bulbs, creating no-dig beds, and harvesting anything remaining of this first year’s produce. More info from Lausanne 07816 141169. Constable Community Allotment is located on Constable St, off Cholmley St, Boulevard, Hull HU3 3DF. https://goo.gl/maps/hC1HMv77x
Down to Earth Herb Garden
Regular Thursday sessions 1-5pm, plus special session Sunday 16 October from 10.30am if you’d like to come along for a look around and find out more about our project to create a medicinal herb garden for the city and/or to help out.
Tasks will include building raised beds, creating barked pathways, sanding and painting furniture, preparing firewood, digging and weeding. Volunteers will need strong boots or wellies and warm clothing; all other equipment will be provided. We can provide hot drinks and light refreshments but bringing a pack-up or lunch money is advised for anyone planning to stay for a few hours. The garden is accessible via the university car-park on Salmon Grove, off Cranbrook Avenue – HU6 7SX. If you have any difficulty locating us feel free to call 07936006452. Andy & Bryony
Oppy Wood litter clearance Wed 19 October
There will be a session to clear litter from Oppy Wood, off Dane Park Lane, between Orchard Park and Cottingham on Wed 19 Oct at 10.00 am.
The session has been organised by Jeannie Webster and volunteers from the Rainbow Garden. The wood contains a tribute to Hull’s war dead, and is named after a First World War battle site where many died. The wood is a wildlife haven and a pleasant place to walk round. Some fruit trees were planted last year and there are plans to install benches at the site. More info from Jeannie on 852081.